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Georgia: U.S. Senators


U.S. Senators from Georgia, 1789-2016 (May be incomplete!)
William Few 1789-93 James Gunn 1789-1801 James Jackson 1793-95 George Walton 1795-96 Josiah Tattnall 1796-99 Abraham Baldwin 1799-1807 James Jackson 1801-06 John Milledge 1806-09 George Jones 1807 William H. Crawford 1807-13 Charles Tait 1809-19 William B. Bulloch 1813 William W. Bibb 1813-16 George M. Troup 1816-18 John Forsyth 1818-19 John Elliott 1819-25 Freeman Walker 1819-21 Nicholas Ware 1821-24 Thomas W. Cobb 1824-28 John M. Berrien 1825-29 Oliver H. Prince 1828-29 George M. Troup 1829-33 John Forsyth 1829-34 John Pendleton King 1833-37 Alfred Cuthbert 1835-43 Wilson Lumpkin 1837-41 John M. Berrien 1841-45 Walter T. Colquitt 1843-48 John M. Berrien 1845-52 Herschel V. Johnson 1848-49 William C. Dawson 1849-55 Robert M. Charlton 1852-53 Robert Toombs 1853-61 Alfred Iverson 1855-61 Joshua Hill 1869-73 Homer V. M. Miller 1871 Thomas M. Norwood 1871-77 John B. Gordon 1873-80 Benjamin H. Hill 1877-82 Joseph E. Brown 1880-91 M. Pope Barrow 1882-83 Alfred H. Colquitt 1883-94 John B. Gordon 1891-97 Patrick Walsh 1894-95 Augustus O. Bacon 1895-1914 Alexander S. Clay 1897-1910 Joseph M. Terrell 1910-11 Hoke Smith 1911-21 William Stanley West 1914 Thomas W. Hardwick 1914-19 William J. Harris 1919-32 Thomas E. Watson 1921-22 Rebecca Latimer Felton 1922 Walter F. George 1922-57 John S. Cohen 1932-33 Richard B. Russell, Jr. 1933-71 Herman E. Talmadge 1957-81 David H. Gambrell 1971-72 Sam Nunn 1972-97 Mack F. Mattingly 1981-87 Wyche Fowler, Jr. 1987-93 Paul Coverdell 1993-2000 Max Cleland 1997-2003 Zell Miller 2000-05 Saxby Chambliss 2003-15 Johnny Isakson 2005- David Perdue 2015-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1806 Mar 19: James Jackson, died in office.
  • 1807 Mar 4: Abraham Baldwin, died in office.
  • 1821 Jun 6: Freeman Walker, resigned.
  • 1824 Sep 7: Nicholas Ware, died in office.
  • 1882 Aug 16: Benjamin H. Hill, died in office.
  • 1894 Mar 26: Alfred H. Colquitt, died in office.
  • 1910 Nov 13: Alexander S. Clay, died in office.
  • 1914 Feb 14: Augustus O. Bacon, died in office.
  • 1914 Nov 3: Hoke Smith (Dem), elected; C. W. McClure (Rep), defeated.
  • 1914 Nov 3: Thomas W. Hardwick (Dem), elected; G. R. Hutchens (Progressive), defeated.
  • 1918 Nov 5: William J. Harris (Dem), elected; G. H. Williams (Rep), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Thomas E. Watson (Dem), elected; Harry S. Edwards (Proleague Independent), defeated.
  • 1922 Sep 26: Thomas E. Watson, died in office.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Walter F. George (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1924 Nov 4: William J. Harris (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Walter F. George (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1930 Nov 4: William J. Harris (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1932 Apr 18: William J. Harris, died in office.
  • 1936 Nov 3: Richard B. Russell, Jr. (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1938: Lawrence S. Camp (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1938 Nov 8: Walter F. George (Dem), elected; Charles A. Jiles (Ind), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Richard B. Russell, Jr. (Dem), elected; LeVert Dwyer Shivers (Ind), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Walter F. George (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Walter F. George (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1956 Nov 6: Herman E. Talmadge (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1962 Nov 6: Herman E. Talmadge (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1966 Nov 8: Richard B. Russell, Jr. (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1968: Maynard H. Jackson (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1968 Nov 5: Herman E. Talmadge (Dem), elected; E. Earl Patton, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1971 Jan 21: Richard B. Russell, Jr., died in office.
  • 1971 Feb 2: David H. Gambrell, appointed.
  • 1972: Hosea Williams (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1972 Nov 7: Sam Nunn (Dem), elected; Fletcher Thompson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Herman E. Talmadge (Dem), elected; Jerry R. Johnson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Sam Nunn (Dem), elected; John W. Stokes (Rep), defeated.
  • 1980: Zell Miller, defeated for nomination.
  • 1980 Nov 4: Mack F. Mattingly (Rep), elected; Herman E. Talmadge (Dem), defeated.
  • 1984 Nov 6: Sam Nunn (Dem), elected; Jon Michael Hicks (Rep), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Wyche Fowler, Jr. (Dem), elected; Mack F. Mattingly (Rep), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Sam Nunn (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1992: Bob Barr (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Wyche Fowler, Jr. (Dem), advanced to runoff; Paul Coverdell (Rep), advanced to runoff; Jim Hudson (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1992 Nov 24: Paul Coverdell (Rep), elected; Wyche Fowler, Jr. (Dem), defeated.
  • 1996: Johnny Isakson (Rep), defeated in primary; Paul C. Broun (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Max Cleland (Dem), elected; Guy W. Millner (Rep), defeated; John Gregory Cashin (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Paul Coverdell (Rep), elected; Michael J. Coles (Dem), defeated; Bert Loftman (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2000 Jul 18: Paul Coverdell, died in office.
  • 2000 Jul 24: Zell Miller, appointed.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Zell Miller (Dem), elected; Mack F. Mattingly, defeated; Paul Robert MacGregor, defeated; Ben Ballenger, defeated; Jeff Gates, defeated; Winnie Walsh, defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Saxby Chambliss (Rep), elected; Max Cleland (Dem), defeated; Claude Thomas (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2004: Mac Collins (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Johnny Isakson (Rep), elected; Denise L. Majette (Dem), defeated; Allen Buckley (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2010 Jul 20: Michael Thurmond (Dem), nominated; R. J. Hadley (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2010 Jul 20: Johnny Isakson (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 2010 Nov 2: Johnny Isakson (Rep), elected; Michael Thurmond (Dem), defeated; Chuck Donovan (Libertarian), defeated; Steve Davis, defeated; Raymond Beckworth, defeated; Brian Russell Brown, defeated.
  • 2014 May 20: Karen Handel (Rep), defeated in primary; Paul C. Broun (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2014 Nov 4: David Perdue (Rep), elected.
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