List of United States Senators from West Virginia

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This is a list of United States Senators from West Virginia. Its senators belong to Classes 1 and 2. West Virginia is currently represented in the U.S. Senate by Jay Rockefeller and Joe Manchin, both Democrats.

Class 1[edit]

#SenatorPartyYearsTermElectoral history
1Peter G. Van Winkle - Brady-Handy.jpg Peter G. Van WinkleRepublicanAugust 4, 1863 –
March 4, 1869
1Elected in 1863
2Arthur I. Boreman - Brady-Handy.jpg Arthur I. BoremanRepublicanMarch 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1875
2Elected in 1869

Retired
3Allen T. Caperton - Brady-Handy.jpg Allen T. CapertonDemocraticMarch 4, 1875 –
July 26, 1876
3Elected in 1874

Died
VacantJuly 26, 1876 –
August 26, 1876
4Samuel Price - Brady-Handy.jpg Samuel PriceDemocraticAugust 26, 1876 –
January 26, 1877
Appointed to continue Caperton's term

Lost special election to finish Caperton's term
5Frank Hereford - Brady-Handy.jpg Frank HerefordDemocraticJanuary 31, 1877 –
March 4, 1881
Elected to finish Caperton's term
6Johnson N. CamdenDemocraticMarch 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1887
4Elected in 1880
7CharlesJFaulkner.jpg Charles J. FaulknerDemocraticMarch 4, 1887 –
March 4, 1899
5Elected in 1886
6Re-elected in 1892

Retired
8NathanBScott.jpg Nathan B. ScottRepublicanMarch 4, 1899 –
March 4, 1911
7Elected in 1898
8Re-elected in 1904

Lost renomination
9William Edwin Chilton.jpg William E. ChiltonDemocraticMarch 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1917
9Elected in 1910

Lost re-election in 1916
10HowardSutherland.jpg Howard SutherlandRepublicanMarch 4, 1917 –
March 4, 1923
10Elected in 1916

Lost re-election in 1922
11Matthewneely.jpg Matthew M. NeelyDemocraticMarch 4, 1923 –
March 4, 1929
11Elected in 1922

Lost re-election in 1928
12Henry Hatfield.jpg Henry D. HatfieldRepublicanMarch 4, 1929 –
January 3, 1935
12Elected in 1928

Lost re-election in 1934
13RushDHolt.jpg Rush D. Holt, Sr.DemocraticJanuary 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
13Elected in 1934

Could not take seat until reaching age 30 on June, 19, 1935

Lost renomination in 1940
14Harley M. Kilgore.jpg Harley M. KilgoreDemocraticJanuary 3, 1941 –
February 28, 1956
14Elected in 1940
15Re-elected in 1946
16Re-elected in 1952

Died
VacantFebruary 28, 1956 –
March 13, 1956
15WilliamRLaird.jpg William R. Laird, IIIDemocraticMarch 13, 1956 –
November 6, 1956
Appointed to continue Kilgore's term

Retired when successor elected
16WilliamCRevercomb.jpg W. Chapman RevercombRepublicanNovember 7, 1956 –
January 3, 1959
Elected to finish Kilgore's term

Lost re-election in 1958
17Robert Byrd official portrait.jpg Robert ByrdDemocraticJanuary 3, 1959 –
June 28, 2010
17Elected in 1958
18Re-elected in 1964
19Re-elected in 1970
20Re-elected in 1976
21Re-elected in 1982
22Re-elected in 1988
23Re-elected in 1994
24Re-elected in 2000
25Re-elected in 2006

Died
VacantJune 28, 2010 –
July 16, 2010
18Carte Goodwin Official Photo.jpg Carte GoodwinDemocraticJuly 16, 2010 –
November 15, 2010
Appointed to continue Byrd's term

Retired when successor elected
19Joe Manchin, Official Senate Portrait.jpg Joe ManchinDemocraticNovember 15, 2010 –
Present
Elected to finish Byrd's term
26Re-elected in 2012

Class 2[edit]

#SenatorPartyYearsTermElectoral history
1Waitman T. Willey - Brady-Handy.jpg Waitman T. WilleyUnionistAugust 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1865
1Elected in 1863
RepublicanMarch 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1871
2Re-elected in 1865
2Henry G. Davis - Brady-Handy.jpg Henry G. DavisDemocraticMarch 4, 1871 –
March 4, 1883
3Elected in 1871 or 1872
4Re-elected in 1877

Retired
3John E. Kenna - Brady-Handy.jpg John E. KennaDemocraticMarch 4, 1883 –
January 11, 1893
5Elected in 1882 or 1883
6Re-elected in 1888/9

Died
VacantJanuary 11, 1893 –
March 4, 1893
4Johnson N. CamdenDemocraticMarch 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1895
Elected to finish Kenna's term
5Stephen Benton Elkins Restore.jpg Stephen B. ElkinsRepublicanMarch 4, 1895 –
January 4, 1911
7Elected in 1894 or 1895
8Re-elected in 1900
9Re-elected in 1906

Died
VacantJanuary 4, 1911 –
January 9, 1911
6DavisElkins.jpg Davis ElkinsRepublicanJanuary 9, 1911 –
January 31, 1911
Appointed to continue his father's term

Successor elected
7CWWfromLOC.jpg Clarence W. WatsonDemocraticFebruary 1, 1911 –
March 4, 1913
Elected to finish Stephen Elkins's term

Lost Election to full term
VacantMarch 4, 1913 –
April 1, 1913
8
8Nathan Goff, Jr. - Brady-Handy.jpg Nathan GoffRepublicanApril 1, 1913 –
March 4, 1919
Chose to take office late

Retired
9DavisElkins.jpg Davis ElkinsRepublicanMarch 4, 1919 –
March 4, 1925
9Elected in 1918

Retired
10Guy Despard Goff.jpg Guy D. GoffRepublicanMarch 4, 1925 –
March 4, 1931
10Elected in 1924

Retired
11Matthewneely.jpg Matthew M. NeelyDemocraticMarch 4, 1931 –
January 12, 1941
11Elected in 1930
12Re-elected in 1936

Resigned
12JosephRosier.jpg Joseph RosierDemocraticJanuary 13, 1941 –
November 17, 1942
Appointed to continue Neely's term

Lost special election to finish Neely's term
13HughIShott.jpg Hugh I. ShottRepublicanNovember 18, 1942 –
January 3, 1943
Elected to finish Neely's term

Retired
14WilliamCRevercomb.jpg W. Chapman RevercombRepublicanJanuary 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
13Elected in 1942

Lost re-election
15Matthewneely.jpg Matthew M. NeelyDemocraticJanuary 3, 1949 –
January 8, 1958
14Elected in 1948
15Re-elected in 1954

Died
VacantJanuary 8, 1958 –
January 25, 1958
16JohnDHoblitzell.jpg John D. Hoblitzell, Jr.RepublicanJanuary 25, 1958 –
November 4, 1958
Appointed to continue Neely's term

Lost special election to finish Neely's term
17Jennings Randolph headshot.jpg Jennings RandolphDemocraticNovember 5, 1958 –
January 3, 1985
Elected to finish Neely's term
16Elected to full term in 1960
17Re-elected in 1966
18Re-elected in 1972
19Re-elected in 1978

Retired
VacantJanuary 3, 1985 –
January 15, 1985
20
18Jay Rockefeller official photo.jpg Jay RockefellerDemocraticJanuary 15, 1985 –
Present
Elected in 1984, but delayed term to finish term as Governor of West Virginia
21Re-elected in 1990
22Re-elected in 1996
23Re-elected in 2002
24Re-elected in 2008

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