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Idaho: U.S. Senators

U.S. Senators from Idaho, 1890-2020 (May be incomplete!)
William J. McConnell 1890-91 George L. Shoup 1890-1901 Fred T. Dubois 1891-97 Henry Heitfeld 1897-1903 Fred T. Dubois 1901-07 Weldon B. Heyburn 1903-12 William E. Borah 1907-40 K. I. Perky 1912-13 James H. Brady 1913-18 John F. Nugent 1918-21 Frank R. Gooding 1921-28 John Thomas 1928-33 James P. Pope 1933-39 D. Worth Clark 1939-45 John Thomas 1940-45 Glen H. Taylor 1945-51 Charles C. Gossett 1945-47 Henry C. Dworshak 1946-49 Bert H. Miller 1949 Henry C. Dworshak 1949-62 Herman Welker 1951-57 Frank Church 1957-81 Len B. Jordan 1962-73 James A. McClure 1973-91 Steve Symms 1981-93 Larry Craig 1991-2009 Dirk Kempthorne 1993-99 Michael D. Crapo 1999- James E. Risch 2009-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1912 Oct 17: Weldon B. Heyburn, died in office.
  • 1914: Burton L. French, defeated for nomination.
  • 1914 Nov 3: James H. Brady (Rep), elected; James H. Hawley (Dem), defeated; Paul Clagstone (Elect Progressive), defeated; C. W. Cooper (Socialist), defeated; W. M. Duthie (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1918 Jan 13: James H. Brady, died in office.
  • 1918 Jan 22: John F. Nugent, appointed.
  • 1918 Nov 5: William E. Borah (Rep), elected; Frank L. Moore (Dem), defeated.
  • 1918 Nov 5: John F. Nugent (Dem), elected; Frank R. Gooding (Rep), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Frank R. Gooding (Rep), elected; John F. Nugent (Dem), defeated.
  • 1921 Jan 14: John F. Nugent, resigned.
  • 1924 Nov 4: William E. Borah (Rep), elected; Frank Martin (Dem), defeated; Eugene F. Gary (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Frank R. Gooding (Rep), elected; H. F. Samuels (Progressive), defeated; John F. Nugent (Dem), defeated.
  • 1928 Jun 24: Frank R. Gooding, died in office.
  • 1928 Nov 6: John Thomas (Rep), elected; Chase A. Clark (Dem), defeated; C. J. Lundt (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1930 Nov 4: William E. Borah (Rep), elected; Joseph M. Tyler (Dem), defeated.
  • 1932: John Thomas (Rep), defeated.
  • 1936 Nov 3: William E. Borah (Rep), elected; C. Ben Ross (Dem), defeated.
  • 1938 Nov 8: D. Worth Clark (Dem), elected; Donald A. Callahan (Rep), defeated; V. A. Verhei (Progressive), defeated.
  • 1940 Jan 19: William E. Borah, died in office.
  • 1940 Nov 5: John Thomas (Rep), elected; Glen H. Taylor (Dem), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: John Thomas (Rep), elected; Glen H. Taylor (Dem), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Glen H. Taylor (Dem), elected; C. A. Bottolfsen (Rep), defeated.
  • 1945 Nov 10: John Thomas, died in office.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Henry C. Dworshak (Rep), elected; George E. Donart (Dem), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Bert H. Miller (Dem), elected; Henry C. Dworshak (Rep), defeated; John Derr (Progressive), defeated; Paul Wengert (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1949 Oct 8: Bert H. Miller, died in office.
  • 1950: John C. Sanborn, defeated for nomination.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Henry C. Dworshak (Rep), elected; Claude J. Burtenshaw (Dem), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Herman Welker (Rep), elected; D. Worth Clark (Dem), defeated.
  • 1956: John C. Sanborn, defeated for nomination.
  • 1956 Nov 6: Frank Church (Dem), elected; Herman Welker (Rep), defeated; Glen H. Taylor (Ind), defeated.
  • 1960: Compton Ignatius White, Jr., defeated for nomination.
  • 1962: George V. Hansen (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1962 Jul 23: Henry C. Dworshak, died in office.
  • 1962 Nov 6: Frank Church (Dem), elected; Jack Hawley (Rep), defeated.
  • 1962 Nov 6: Len B. Jordan (Rep), elected; Gracie Pfost (Dem), defeated.
  • 1966 Nov 8: Len B. Jordan (Rep), elected; Ralph R. Harding (Dem), defeated.
  • 1968 Nov 5: Frank Church (Dem), elected; George V. Hansen (Rep), defeated.
  • 1972: George V. Hansen (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1972 Nov 7: James A. McClure (Rep), elected; William E. Davis (Dem), defeated; Jean L. Stoddard (American), defeated.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Frank Church (Dem), elected; Bob Smith (Rep), defeated; John L. Stoddard (American), defeated.
  • 1978 Nov 7: James A. McClure (Rep), elected; Dwight Jensen (Dem), defeated.
  • 1980 Nov 4: Steve Symms (Rep), elected; Frank Church (Dem), defeated; Larry Fullmer (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1984 Nov 6: James A. McClure (Rep), elected; Peter M. Busch (Dem), defeated; Donald B. Billings (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Steve Symms (Rep), elected; John V. Evans (Dem), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Larry Craig (Rep), elected; Ron J. Twilegar (Dem), defeated.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Dirk Kempthorne (Rep), elected; Richard H. Stallings (Dem), defeated.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Larry Craig (Rep), elected; Walt Minnick (Dem), defeated; Mary J. Charbonneau (Ind), defeated; Susan Vegors (Natural Law), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Michael D. Crapo (Rep), elected; Bill Mauk (Dem), defeated; George J. Mansfeld (Natural Law), defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Larry Craig (Rep), elected; Alan Blinken (Dem), defeated; Donovan Bramwell (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Michael D. Crapo (Rep), elected; Scott F. McClure, defeated.
  • 2008 Nov 4: Marvin Thomas Richardson, defeated; Rex Rammell, defeated.
  • 2016 May 17: Marvin Thomas Richardson (Constitution), defeated in primary.
  • 2020 Nov 3: Paulette E. Jordan (Dem), defeated.
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