The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Florida: U.S. Senators

U.S. Senators from Florida, 1845-2016 (May be incomplete!)
James D. Westcott, Jr. 1845-49 David Levy Yulee 1845-51 Jackson Morton 1849-55 Stephen R. Mallory 1851-61 David Levy Yulee 1855-61 Thomas Ward Osborn 1868-73 Adonijah S. Welch 1868-69 Abijah Gilbert 1869-75 Simon Barclay Conover 1873-79 Charles W. Jones 1875-87 Wilkinson Call 1879-97 Samuel Pasco 1887-99 Stephen R. Mallory, Jr. 1897-1907 James P. Taliaferro 1899-1911 William J. Bryan 1907-08 William H. Milton 1908-09 Duncan U. Fletcher 1909-36 Nathan P. Bryan 1911-17 Park Trammell 1917-36 Scott Marion Loftin 1936 William Luther Hill 1936 Charles O. Andrews 1936-46 Claude Pepper 1936-51 Spessard L. Holland 1946-71 George A. Smathers 1951-69 Edward J. Gurney 1969-74 Lawton Chiles 1971-89 Richard Stone 1975-80 Paula Hawkins 1981-87 Bob Graham 1987-2005 Connie Mack 1989-2001 Bill Nelson 2001- Mel Martinez 2005-09 George S. LeMieux 2009-11 Marco Rubio 2011-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1907 Dec 23: Stephen R. Mallory, Jr., died in office.
  • 1908 Mar 22: William J. Bryan, died in office.
  • 1914 Nov 3: Duncan U. Fletcher (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1916: Albert W. Gilchrist (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Park Trammell (Dem), elected; W. R. O'Neal (Rep), defeated; R. L. Goodwin (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Duncan U. Fletcher (Dem), elected; John M. Cheney (Rep), defeated; M. J. Martin (Socialist), defeated; G. A. Klock (White Republican), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Park Trammell (Dem), elected; William C. Lawson (Independent Republican), defeated.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Duncan U. Fletcher (Dem), elected; John M. Lindsay (Rep), defeated; W. R. O'Neal (Rep), defeated.
  • 1928: John W. Martin (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Park Trammell (Dem), elected; Barclay H. Warburton (Rep), defeated.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Park Trammell (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1936 May 8: Park Trammell, died in office.
  • 1936 Jun 17: Duncan U. Fletcher, died in office.
  • 1936 Jul 1: William Luther Hill, appointed.
  • 1936 Nov 3: Claude Pepper (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1936 Nov 3: Charles O. Andrews (Dem), elected; Howard C. Babcock (Rep), defeated.
  • 1938 Nov 8: Claude Pepper (Dem), elected; Thomas E. Swanson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Charles O. Andrews (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Claude Pepper (Dem), elected; Miles H. Draper (Rep), defeated.
  • 1946 Sep 18: Charles O. Andrews, died in office.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Spessard L. Holland (Dem), elected; J. Harry Schad (Rep), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: George A. Smathers (Dem), elected; John P. Booth (Rep), defeated.
  • 1956 Nov 6: George A. Smathers (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Spessard L. Holland (Dem), elected; Leland Hyzer (Rep), defeated.
  • 1962 Nov 6: George A. Smathers (Dem), elected; Emerson Rupert (Rep), defeated.
  • 1964: Brailey Odham (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Spessard L. Holland (Dem), elected; Claude R. Kirk, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1968 May 7: Earl Faircloth (Dem), advanced to runoff.
  • 1968 May 28: Earl Faircloth (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1968 Nov 5: Edward J. Gurney (Rep), elected; LeRoy Collins (Dem), defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Lawton Chiles (Dem), elected; William C. Cramer (Rep), defeated.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Richard Stone (Dem), elected; Jack Eckerd (Rep), defeated; John Grady (American), defeated.
  • 1976 Nov 2: Lawton Chiles (Dem), elected; John Grady (Rep), defeated.
  • 1980: Louis Frey, Jr. (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1980 Nov 4: Paula Hawkins (Rep), elected; William D. Gunter, Jr. (Dem), defeated.
  • 1980 Dec 31: Richard Stone, resigned.
  • 1982 Nov 2: Lawton Chiles (Dem), elected; Van B. Poole (Rep), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Bob Graham (Dem), elected; Paula Hawkins (Rep), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Connie Mack (Rep), elected; Buddy Mackay, Jr. (Dem), defeated.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Bob Graham (Dem), elected; Bill Grant (Rep), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Connie Mack (Rep), elected; Hugh E. Rodham (Dem), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Bob Graham (Dem), elected; Charlie Crist (Rep), defeated.
  • 2000: Kathy Castor (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Bill Nelson (Dem), elected; Bill McCollum (Rep), defeated; Willie F. Logan (Ind), defeated; Joe Simonetta (Natural Law), defeated; Darrell L. McCormick (Ind), defeated; Joel Deckard (Reform), defeated; Andy Martin (Ind), defeated.
  • 2004: Peter R. Deutsch (Dem), defeated in primary; Alex Penelas (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Mel Martinez (Rep), elected; Betty Castor (Dem), defeated; Dennis F. Bradley (Veterans), defeated; Mark Stufft, defeated.
  • 2006: Katherine Harris (Rep), defeated.
  • 2006 Nov 7: Brian P. Moore, defeated.
  • 2009 Sep 9: Mel Martinez, resigned; George S. LeMieux, appointed.
  • 2016: Alan Grayson (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2016: Rocky de la Fuente (Rep), defeated in primary.
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