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Current delegation
since January 3, 2013

Maine was admitted to the Union on March 15, 1820. The state's U.S. Senators belong to Class 1 and Class 2. Republican Susan Collins, first elected in 1996, and Independent Angus King, first elected in 2012, are Maine's current U.S. Senators.

List of Senators[edit]

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012. The next election will be in 2018.

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Class 2

Class 2 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2014. The next election will be in 2020.

# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T
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1 Senator John Holmes.jpg
John Holmes
Democratic-Republican June 13, 1820 –
March 3, 1827
Elected in 1820. 1 16th 1 Elected in 1820. June 14, 1820 –
March 3, 1829
Democratic-Republican Senator John Chandler.jpg
John Chandler
1
Re-elected in 1821. 2 17th
Crawford
Democratic-Republican
18th 2 Re-elected in 1823.

Retired.
Crawford
Democratic-Republican
Anti-
Jacksonian
19th Jacksonian
2 Albion K. Parris.jpg
Albion Parris
Jacksonian March 4, 1827 –
August 26, 1828
Elected in 1827.

Resigned to become a judge on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
3 20th
Vacant August 26, 1828 –
January 15, 1829
3 Senator John Holmes.jpg
John Holmes
Anti-
Jacksonian
January 15, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
Elected to finish Parris' term.
21st 3 Elected in 1829.

Resigned.
March 4, 1829 –
January 1, 1835
Anti-
Jacksonian
Peleg Sprague (1793-1880) at the age of 51.jpg
Peleg Sprague
2
22nd
4 Ether Shepley.png
Ether Shepley
Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1836
Elected during the 1832/33 cycle.

Resigned to become Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
4 23rd
  January 1, 1835 –
January 20, 1835
Vacant
Elected to finish Sprague's term. January 20, 1835 –
March 3, 1841
Jacksonian John Ruggles.jpg
John Ruggles
3
24th 4 Re-elected in 1835.

Lost re-election.
5 Senator Judah Dana.jpg
Judah Dana
Jacksonian March 4, 1836 –
March 3, 1837
Appointed to continue Shepley's term.

Either lost election to finish the term or retired when elected successor qualified.
6 Senator Reuel Williams.jpg
Reuel Williams
Democratic March 4, 1837 –
February 15, 1843
Elected to finish Shepley's term. 25th Democratic
Re-elected in 1839.

Resigned.
5 26th
27th 5 Elected in 1840.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1841 –
March 3, 1847
Whig Senator George Evans of Maine.jpg
George Evans
4
Vacant February 15, 1843 –
December 4, 1843
 
28th
7 JohnFairfield (cropped).jpg
John Fairfield
Democratic December 4, 1843 –
December 24, 1847
Elected to finish Williams' term.
Re-elected in 1844 or 1845.

Died.
6 29th
30th 6 Elected in 1846.[1]

Retired.
March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
Democratic James Bradbury.jpg
James W. Bradbury
5
Vacant December 24, 1847 –
January 5, 1848
8 Senator Wyman Moor.jpg
Wyman B. S. Moor
Democratic January 5, 1848 –
June 7, 1848
Appointed to continue Fairfield's term.

Successor elected.
9 Hannibal Hamlin, photo portrait seated, c1860-65.jpg
Hannibal Hamlin
Democratic June 8, 1848 –
January 7, 1857
Elected to finish Fairfield's term.
31st
Re-elected in 1851.

Resigned to become Governor of Maine.
7 32nd
33rd 7 Legislature failed to elect March 4, 1853 –
February 10, 1854
Vacant
Elected to finish term. February 10, 1854 –
July 1, 1864
Whig Hon. Wm. Pitt Fessenden of Maine.png
William P. Fessenden
6
34th
Vacant January 7, 1857 –
January 16, 1857
10 Amos Nourse.jpg
Amos Nourse
Republican January 16, 1857 –
March 3, 1857
Elected to finish Hamlin's term.
11 Hannibal Hamlin, photo portrait seated, c1860-65.jpg
Hannibal Hamlin
Republican March 4, 1857 –
January 17, 1861
Elected in 1857.

Resigned to become Vice President of the United States.
8 35th Republican
36th 8 Re-elected in 1859.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
12 Lot Morrill, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1865-1880.jpg
Lot M. Morrill
Republican January 17, 1861 –
March 3, 1869
Elected to finish Hamlin's term
37th
Re-elected in 1863.

Lost re-election.
9 38th
  July 1, 1864 –
October 27, 1864
Vacant
Appointed to continue Fessenden's term.

Elected January 11, 1865 to finish Fessenden's term.[2]

Retired.
October 27, 1864 –
March 3, 1865
Republican NAFarwell.jpg
Nathan A. Farwell
7
39th 9 Elected in 1864 or 1865.

Died.
March 4, 1865 –
September 8, 1869
Republican Hon. Wm. Pitt Fessenden of Maine.png
William P. Fessenden
8
40th
13 Hannibal Hamlin, photo portrait seated, c1860-65.jpg
Hannibal Hamlin
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1881
Elected in 1869. 10 41st
  September 8, 1869 –
October 30, 1869
Vacant
Appointed to finish Fessenden's term.

Elected January 19, 1870 to finish Fessenden's term.[2]
October 30, 1869 –
July 7, 1876
Republican Lot Morrill, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1865-1880.jpg
Lot M. Morrill
9
42nd 10 Re-election year unknown.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
43rd
Re-elected in 1875.

Retired.
11 44th
  July 7, 1876 –
July 10, 1876
Vacant
Appointed to finish Morrill's term.

Elected January 17, 1877 to finish Morrill's term.[2]
July 10, 1876 –
March 5, 1881
Republican James G. Blaine - Brady-Handy.jpg
James G. Blaine
10
45th 11 Elected to full term in 1877.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State.
46th
14 Eugene Hale - Brady-Handy.jpg
Eugene Hale
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1911
Elected in 1881. 12 47th
  March 5, 1881 –
March 18, 1881
Vacant
Elected to finish Blaine's term March 18, 1881 –
August 8, 1911
Republican William P. Frye - Brady-Handy.jpg
William P. Frye
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48th 12 Re-elected in 1883.
49th
Re-elected in 1887. 13 50th
51st 13 Re-elected in 1889.
52nd
Re-elected in 1893. 14 53rd
54th 14 Re-elected in 1895.
55th
Re-elected in 1899. 15 56th
57th 15 Re-elected in 1901.
58th
Re-elected in 1905.

Retired.
16 59th
60th 16 Re-elected in 1907.

Died.
61st
15 Charles Fletcher Johnson (Congress Bio).jpg
Charles Fletcher Johnson
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1917
Elected January 17, 1911.

Lost re-election.
17 62nd
  August 8, 1911 –
September 23, 1911
Vacant
Appointed to continue Frye's term.

Elected April 2, 1912 to finish Frye's term.[2]

Lost re-election.
September 23, 1911 –
March 3, 1913
Democratic Obadiah Gardner.jpg
Obadiah Gardner
12
63rd 17 Elected January 15, 1913.

Died.
March 4, 1913 –
June 16, 1916
Republican Edwin Chick Burleigh.jpg
Edwin C. Burleigh
13
64th
  June 16, 1916 –
September 12, 1916
Vacant
Elected to finish Burleigh's term. September 12, 1916 –
August 23, 1926
Republican Bert Manfred Fernald.jpg
Bert M. Fernald
14
16 Frederickhale.jpg
Frederick Hale
Republican March 4, 1917 –
January 3, 1941
Elected in 1916. 18 65th
66th 18 Re-elected in 1918.
67th
Re-elected in 1922. 19 68th
69th 19 Re-elected in 1924.

Died.
  August 23, 1926 –
November 30, 1926
Vacant
Elected to finish Fernald's term.

Retired.
November 30, 1926 –
March 3, 1931
Republican Arthur Robinson Gould.jpg
Arthur R. Gould
15
70th
Re-elected in 1928. 20 71st
72nd 20 Elected in 1930. March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1949
Republican WallaceWhiteJr.jpg
Wallace H. White, Jr.
16
73rd
Re-elected in 1934.

Retired.
21 74th
75th 21 Re-elected in 1936.
76th
17 Owenbrewster.jpg
Ralph Brewster
Republican January 3, 1941 –
December 31, 1952
Elected in 1940. 22 77th
78th 22 Re-elected in 1942.

Retired.
79th
Re-elected in 1946.

Resigned, having already lost the renomination.
23 80th
81st 23 Elected in 1948. January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1973
Republican Margaret Chase Smith.jpg
Margaret Chase Smith
17
82nd
Vacant December 31, 1952 –
January 3, 1953
 
18 Frederick George Payne.jpg
Frederick G. Payne
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1959
Elected in 1952.

Lost re-election.
24 83rd
84th 24 Re-elected in 1954.
85th
19 Edmund Muskie.jpg
Edmund Muskie
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
May 7, 1980
Elected in 1958. 25 86th
87th 25 Re-elected in 1960.
88th
Re-elected in 1964. 26 89th
90th 26 Re-elected in 1966.

Lost re-election.
91st
Re-elected in 1970. 27 92nd
93rd 27 Elected in 1972.

Lost re-election.
January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1979
Democratic William Dodd Hathaway.jpg
William Hathaway
18
94th
Re-elected in 1976.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State.
28 95th
96th 28 Elected in 1978. January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 1997
Republican William Cohen, official portrait.jpg
William Cohen
19
Vacant May 7, 1980 –
May 19, 1980
 
20 George John Mitchell.jpg
George J. Mitchell
Democratic May 19, 1980 –
January 3, 1995
Appointed to finish Muskie's term
97th
Elected to full term in 1982.[3] 29 98th
99th 29 Re-elected in 1984.
100th
Re-elected in 1988.

Retired.
30 101st
102nd 30 Re-elected in 1990.

Retired.
103rd
21 Olympia Snowe, official photo 2.JPG
Olympia Snowe
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2013
Elected in 1994. 31 104th
105th 31 Elected in 1996. January 3, 1997 –
Present
Republican Susan Collins official Senate photo (cropped).jpg
Susan Collins
20
106th
Re-elected in 2000. 32 107th
108th 32 Re-elected in 2002.
109th
Re-elected in 2006.

Retired.
33 110th
111th 33 Re-elected in 2008.
112th
22 Angus King, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
Angus King
Independent January 3, 2013 –
Present
Elected in 2012. 34 113th
114th 34 Re-elected in 2014.
115th
To be determined in the 2018 election. 35 116th
117th 35 To be determined in the 2020 election.
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Class 1 Class 2

Living former U.S. Senators from Maine[edit]

As of October 2016, there are three living former U.S. Senators from Maine, two from Class 1 and one from Class 2. The most recent senator to die was William Hathaway of Class 2 (1973–1979) on June 24, 2013. The most recent Class 1 senator to die was Edmund Muskie (1959–1980) on March 26, 1996.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
William Cohen 1979–1997 2 (1940-08-28) August 28, 1940 (age 77)
George J. Mitchell 1980–1995 1 (1933-08-20) August 20, 1933 (age 84)
Olympia Snowe 1995–2013 1 (1947-02-21) February 21, 1947 (age 71)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Online biographies, Bradbury, J.W.
  2. ^ a b c d Byrd & Wolff, p. 118
  3. ^ Appointed Senators, senate.gov, section "Art and History".

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