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List of United States senators from Michigan

Current delegation

Michigan was admitted to the Union on January 26, 1837. Its current U.S. senators are Democrats Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters.

List of senatorsEdit

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018. The next election will be in 2024.

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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  
Lucius Lyon
Jacksonian January 26, 1837 –
March 4, 1839
Elected in 1837.

Retired.
1 24th 1 Elected in 1837.

Retired.
January 26, 1837 –
March 4, 1841
Jacksonian  
John Norvell
1
Democratic 25th Democratic
Vacant March 4, 1839 –
January 20, 1840
  2 26th
2  
Augustus S. Porter
Whig January 20, 1840 –
March 4, 1845
Elected late in 1840.

Retired.
27th 2 Elected in 1841.

Retired.
March 4, 1841 –
March 4, 1847
Whig  
William Woodbridge
2
28th
3  
Lewis Cass
Democratic March 4, 1845 –
May 29, 1848
Elected in 1844 or 1845.

Resigned to run for president.
3 29th
30th 3 Elected in 1847.

Retired.
March 4, 1847 –
March 4, 1853
Democratic  
Alpheus Felch
3
Vacant May 29, 1848 –
June 8, 1848
 
4  
Thomas Fitzgerald
Democratic June 8, 1848 –
March 3, 1849
Appointed to continue Cass's term.
5  
Lewis Cass
Democratic March 4, 1849 –
March 4, 1857
Elected in 1849 to finish his own term. 31st
Re-elected in 1850 or 1851.

Unknown if retired or lost re-election.
4 32nd
33rd 4 Elected in 1853.

Retired.
March 4, 1853 –
March 4, 1859
Democratic  
Charles E. Stuart
4
34th
6  
Zachariah Chandler
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 4, 1875
Elected in 1857. 5 35th
36th 5 Elected in 1858.

Died.
March 4, 1859 –
October 5, 1861
Republican  
Kinsley S. Bingham
5
37th
  October 5, 1861 –
January 17, 1862
Vacant
Elected in 1862 to finish Bingham's term. January 17, 1862 –
March 4, 1871
Republican  
Jacob M. Howard
6
Re-elected in 1863. 6 38th
39th 6 Re-elected in 1865.

Unknown if retired or lost re-election.
40th
Re-elected in 1869.

Lost re-election.
7 41st
42nd 7 Elected in 1871. March 4, 1871 –
March 4, 1883
Republican  
Thomas W. Ferry
7
43rd
7  
Isaac P. Christiancy
Republican March 4, 1875 –
February 10, 1879
Elected in 1874.

Resigned due to ill health.
8 44th
45th 8 Re-elected in 1877.

Lost re-election.
Vacant February 10, 1879 –
February 22, 1879
 
8  
Zachariah Chandler
Republican February 22, 1879 –
November 1, 1879
Elected in 1879 to finish Christiancy's term.

Died.
46th
Vacant November 1, 1879 –
November 17, 1879
 
9  
Henry P. Baldwin
Republican November 17, 1879 –
March 4, 1881
Appointed to continue Chandler's term.

Elected January 19, 1881 to finish Chandler's term.

Retired.
10  
Omar D. Conger
Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1887
Elected in 1881.

Lost renomination.
9 47th
48th 9 Election year unknown.

Retired.
March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1889
Republican  
Thomas W. Palmer
8
49th
11  
Francis B. Stockbridge
Republican March 4, 1887 –
April 30, 1894
Elected in 1887. 10 50th
51st 10 Elected in 1889. March 4, 1889 –
August 10, 1902
Republican  
James McMillan
9
52nd
Re-elected in 1893.

Died.
11 53rd
Vacant April 30, 1894 –
May 5, 1894
 
12  
John Patton Jr.
Republican May 5, 1894 –
January 24, 1895
Appointed to continue Stockbridge's term.

Lost election to finish term.
13  
Julius C. Burrows
Republican January 24, 1895 –
March 4, 1911
Elected in 1895 to finish Stockbridge's term.
54th 11 Re-elected in 1895.
55th
Re-elected in 1899. 12 56th
57th 12 Re-elected in 1901.

Died.
  August 10, 1902 –
September 27, 1902
Vacant
Appointed to continue McMillan's term.

Elected January 20, 1903 to finish McMillan's term.[1]

Died.
September 27, 1902 –
January 24, 1907
Republican  
Russell A. Alger
10
58th
Re-elected in 1905.

Lost renomination.
13 59th
  January 24, 1907 –
February 9, 1907
Vacant
Elected February 5, 1907 to finish Alger's term, having already been elected to the next term.[2] February 9, 1907 –
March 4, 1919
Republican  
William A. Smith
11
60th 13 Elected January 15, 1907.[2]
61st
14  
Charles E. Townsend
Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1923
Elected January 17, 1911. 14 62nd
63rd 14 Re-elected January 14, 1913.

Retired.
64th
Re-elected in 1916.

Lost re-election.
15 65th
66th 15 Elected in 1918.

Resigned when convicted of election "irregularities".
March 4, 1919 –
November 18, 1922
Republican  
Truman H. Newberry
12
67th
  November 18, 1922 –
November 29, 1922
Vacant
Appointed to continue Newberry's term.

Elected November 4, 1924 to finish Newberry's term.
November 29, 1922 –
October 22, 1936
Republican  
James J. Couzens
13
15  
Woodbridge N. Ferris
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 23, 1928
Elected in 1922.

Died.
16 68th
69th 16 Re-elected in 1924.
70th
Vacant March 23, 1928 –
March 31, 1928
 
16  
Arthur H. Vandenberg
Republican March 31, 1928 –
April 18, 1951
Appointed to continue Ferris's term.

Elected November 6, 1928 to finish Ferris's term.
Elected in 1928. 17 71st
72nd 17 Re-elected in 1930.

Died.
73rd
Re-elected in 1934. 18 74th
  October 22, 1936 –
November 19, 1936
Vacant
Appointed to finish Couzens's term, having already been elected to the next term. November 19, 1936 –
January 3, 1943
Democratic  
Prentiss M. Brown
14
75th 18 Elected in 1936.

Lost re-election.
76th
Re-elected in 1940. 19 77th
78th 19 Elected in 1942. January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1955
Republican  
Homer S. Ferguson
15
79th
Re-elected in 1946.

Died.
20 80th
81st 20 Re-elected in 1948.

Lost re-election.
82nd
Vacant April 18, 1951 –
April 23, 1951
 
17  
Blair Moody
Democratic April 23, 1951 –
November 4, 1952
Appointed to continue Vandenberg's term.

Lost election to finish term.
18  
Charles E. Potter
Republican November 5, 1952 –
January 3, 1959
Elected in 1952 to finish Vandenberg's term.
Elected to full term in 1952.

Lost re-election.
21 83rd
84th 21 Elected in 1954. January 3, 1955 –
April 30, 1966
Democratic  
Patrick V. McNamara
16
85th
19  
Philip Hart
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
December 26, 1976
Elected in 1958. 22 86th
87th 22 Re-elected in 1960.

Died.
88th
Re-elected in 1964. 23 89th
  April 30, 1966 –
May 11, 1966
Vacant
Appointed to finish McNamara's term. May 11, 1966 –
January 3, 1979
Republican  
Robert P. Griffin
17
90th 23 Elected to full term in 1966
91st
Re-elected in 1970.

Died, having already planned to retire.
24 92nd
93rd 24 Re-elected in 1972.

Lost re-election.
94th
Vacant December 26, 1976 –
December 30, 1976
 
20  
Donald Riegle
Democratic December 30, 1976 –
January 3, 1995
Appointed early to finish Hart's term, having already been elected to the next term.
Elected in 1976 25 95th
96th 25 Elected in 1978. January 3, 1979 –
January 3, 2015
Democratic  
Carl Levin
18
97th
Re-elected in 1982. 26 98th
99th 26 Re-elected in 1984.
100th
Re-elected in 1988.

Retired.
27 101st
102nd 27 Re-elected in 1990.
103rd
21  
Spencer Abraham
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2001
Elected in 1994.

Lost re-election.
28 104th
105th 28 Re-elected in 1996.
106th
22  
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic January 3, 2001 –
Present
Elected in 2000. 29 107th
108th 29 Re-elected in 2002.
109th
Re-elected in 2006. 30 110th
111th 30 Re-elected in 2008.

Retired.
112th
Re-elected in 2012. 31 113th
114th 31 Elected in 2014. January 3, 2015 –
Present
Democratic  
Gary Peters
19
115th
Re-elected in 2018. 32 116th
117th 32 To be determined in the 2020 election.
118th
To be determined in the 2024 election. 33 119th
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Living former U.S. senators from MichiganEdit

As of October 2019, there are three former U.S. senators from Michigan who are currently living, two from Class 1 and one from Class 2. The most recent senator to die was Robert P. Griffin (served 1966–1979) on April 17, 2015, who is also the most recently serving Senator to die.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Donald Riegle 1976–1995 1 (1938-02-04) February 4, 1938 (age 81)
Carl Levin 1979–2015 2 (1934-06-28) June 28, 1934 (age 85)
Spencer Abraham 1995–2001 1 (1952-06-12) June 12, 1952 (age 67)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "United States senators elected". The New York Times. January 21, 1903. p. 3.
  2. ^ a b The Tribune Almanac and Political Register 1908. New York: The Tribune Association. 1908. p. 259.