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Connecticut: U.S. Senators

U.S. Senators from Connecticut, 1789-2018 (May be incomplete!)
Oliver Ellsworth 1789-96 William Samuel Johnson 1789-91 Roger Sherman 1791-93 Stephen M. Mitchell 1793-95 Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. 1795-96 James Hillhouse 1796-1810 Uriah Tracy 1796-1807 Chauncey Goodrich 1807-13 Samuel W. Dana 1810-21 David Daggett 1813-19 James Lanman 1819-25 Elijah Boardman 1821-23 Henry W. Edwards 1823-27 Calvin Willey 1825-31 Samuel A. Foot 1827-33 Gideon Tomlinson 1831-37 Nathan Smith 1833-35 John M. Niles 1835-39 Perry Smith 1837-43 Thaddeus Betts 1839-40 Jabez W. Huntington 1840-47 John M. Niles 1843-49 Roger S. Baldwin 1847-51 Truman Smith 1849-54 Isaac Toucey 1852-57 Francis Gillette 1854-55 Lafayette S. Foster 1855-67 James Dixon 1857-69 Orris S. Ferry 1867-75 William A. Buckingham 1869-75 William W. Eaton 1875-81 James E. English 1875-76 William H. Barnum 1876-79 Orville H. Platt 1879-1905 Joseph R. Hawley 1881-1905 Morgan G. Bulkeley 1905-11 Frank B. Brandegee 1905-24 George P. McLean 1911-29 Hiram Bingham 1924-33 Frederic C. Walcott 1929-35 Augustine Lonergan 1933-39 Francis T. Maloney 1935-45 John A. Danaher 1939-45 Brien McMahon 1945-52 Thomas C. Hart 1945-46 Raymond E. Baldwin 1946-49 William Benton 1949-53 William A. Purtell 1952 Prescott S. Bush 1952-63 William A. Purtell 1953-59 Thomas J. Dodd 1959-71 Abraham A. Ribicoff 1963-81 Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. 1971-89 Christopher J. Dodd 1981-2011 Joseph I. Lieberman 1989- Richard Blumenthal 2011-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1793 Jul 23: Roger Sherman, died in office.
  • 1807 Jul 19: Uriah Tracy, died in office.
  • 1823 Aug 18: Elijah Boardman, died in office.
  • 1835 Dec 6: Nathan Smith, died in office.
  • 1840 Apr 7: Thaddeus Betts, died in office.
  • 1847 Nov 1: Jabez W. Huntington, died in office.
  • 1875 Feb 5: William A. Buckingham, died in office.
  • 1875 Nov 21: Orris S. Ferry, died in office.
  • 1905 Apr 21: Orville H. Platt, died in office.
  • 1914 Nov 3: Frank B. Brandegee (Rep), elected; Simeon E. Baldwin (Dem), defeated; Herbert Smith (Progressive), defeated; George Spiess (Socialist), defeated; Frederick G. Platt (Prohibition), defeated; Clarence Warner (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1916 Nov 7: George P. McLean (Rep), elected; Homer S. Cummings (Dem), defeated; Martin F. Plunkett (Socialist), defeated; Wilbur G. Manchester (Prohibition), defeated; Otto Ruckser (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Frank B. Brandegee (Rep), elected; Augustine Lonergan (Dem), defeated; Martin F. Plunkett (Socialist), defeated; Emil L. G. Hohenthal (Prohibition), defeated; Josephine B. Bennett (Farmer-Labor), defeated; Charles J. Backofen (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: George P. McLean (Rep), elected; Thomas J. Spellacy (Dem), defeated; Isadore Polsky (Socialist & Farmer-Labor), defeated; George E. Carey (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1924 Oct 14: Frank B. Brandegee, died in office.
  • 1924 Dec 16: Hiram Bingham (Rep), elected; Hamilton Holt (Dem), defeated; Martin F. Plunkett (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Hiram Bingham (Rep), elected; Rollin U. Tyler (Dem), defeated; Morris Rice (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Frederic C. Walcott (Rep), elected; Augustine Lonergan (Dem), defeated; Martin F. Plunkett (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1932 Nov 8: Augustine Lonergan (Dem), elected; Hiram Bingham (Rep), defeated; Devere Allen (Socialist), defeated; Milton Conover (Independent Republican), defeated; John L. Grennan (Socialist Labor), defeated; William Secker (Communist), defeated.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Francis T. Maloney (Dem), elected; Frederic C. Walcott (Rep), defeated; Devere Allen (Socialist), defeated; Alfred Morley (Independent Citizen), defeated; Ronald H. Loomis (Communist), defeated.
  • 1938 Nov 8: John A. Danaher (Rep), elected; Augustine Lonergan (Dem & Union), defeated; Bellani Trombley (Socialist), defeated; Joseph Mackay (Socialist Labor), defeated; Philip Brainard (Labor), defeated; Michael A. Russo (Communist), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Francis T. Maloney (Dem), elected; Paul L. Cornell (Rep & Union), defeated; Kenneth W. Thurlow (Socialist), defeated; James A. Hutchin (Socialist Labor), defeated; Isadore Wofsy (Communist), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Brien McMahon (Dem), elected; John A. Danaher (Rep), defeated; Spencer Anderson (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1945 Jan 16: Francis T. Maloney, died in office.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Raymond E. Baldwin (Rep), elected; Joseph M. Tone (Dem), defeated; Frederic C. Smedley (Socialist), defeated; John W. Aiken (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Raymond E. Baldwin (Rep), elected; Wilbur L. Cross (Dem), defeated; Frederic C. Smedley (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: William Benton (Dem), elected; Prescott S. Bush (Rep), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Brien McMahon (Dem), elected; Joseph E. Talbot (Rep), defeated.
  • 1952 Jul 28: Brien McMahon, died in office.
  • 1952 Aug 29: William A. Purtell, appointed.
  • 1952 Nov 4: William A. Purtell (Rep), elected; William Benton (Dem), defeated; Vivien Kellems (Independent Republican), defeated; Jasper McLevy (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1952 Nov 4: Prescott S. Bush (Rep), elected; Abraham A. Ribicoff (Dem), defeated; William H. Taft (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1956 Nov 6: Prescott S. Bush (Rep), elected; Thomas J. Dodd (Dem), defeated; Suzanne S. Stevenson (Independent Republican), defeated; Jasper McLevy (Socialist), defeated; Vivien Kellems (Ind), defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Thomas J. Dodd (Dem), elected; William A. Purtell (Rep), defeated; Vivien Kellems (Ind), defeated.
  • 1962: Frank Kowalski (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1962 Nov 6: Abraham A. Ribicoff (Dem), elected; Horace Seely-Brown, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Thomas J. Dodd (Dem), elected; John Davis Lodge (Rep), defeated.
  • 1968 Nov 5: Abraham A. Ribicoff (Dem), elected; Edwin H. May, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1970 Aug 19: Joseph D. Duffey (Dem), nominated; Alphonse Donahue, Jr. (Dem), defeated in primary; Edward L. Marcus (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. (Rep), elected; Joseph D. Duffey (Dem), defeated; Thomas J. Dodd (Dodd Independent), defeated.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Abraham A. Ribicoff (Dem), elected; James H. Brannen, Jr. (Rep), defeated; Arthur F. Capozzi, Jr. (George Wallace), defeated; Norman L. Rochon (American), defeated.
  • 1976 Nov 2: Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. (Rep), elected; Gloria Schaffer (Dem), defeated; Robert Barnabei (George Wallace), defeated.
  • 1980 Nov 4: Christopher J. Dodd (Dem), elected; James L. Buckley (Rep), defeated; Gerard Brennan (Libertarian), defeated; Lou Zemel (Citizens), defeated.
  • 1982 Nov 2: Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. (Rep), elected; Toby Moffett (Dem), defeated; Lucien P. DiFazio (Conservative), defeated; James A. Lewis (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Christopher J. Dodd (Dem), elected; Roger W. Eddy (Rep), defeated; Edward J. McCallum (Ind), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Joseph I. Lieberman (Dem), elected; Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. (Rep), defeated; Howard A. Grayson, Jr. (Libertarian), defeated; Melissa M. Fisher (New Alliance), defeated.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Christopher J. Dodd (Dem & A Connecticut Party), elected; Brook Johnson (Rep), defeated; Richard D. Gregory (Concerned Citizens), defeated; Howard A. Grayson, Jr. (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Joseph I. Lieberman (Dem & A Connecticut Party), elected; Jerry Labriola (Rep), defeated; Gary R. Garneau (Concerned Citizens), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Christopher J. Dodd (Dem), elected; Gary A. Franks (Rep), defeated; William Kozak (Concerned Citizens), defeated; Lois A. Grasso (Term Limits), defeated; Wildey J. Moore (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Joseph I. Lieberman (Dem), elected; Philip A. Giordano (Rep), defeated; William Kozak (Concerned Citizens), defeated; Wildey J. Moore (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Christopher J. Dodd (Dem), elected; Jack C. Orchulli (Rep), defeated; Timothy A. Knibbs (Concerned Citizens), defeated; Leonard H. Rasch (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2006: Ned Lamont (Dem), defeated.
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