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Indiana: U.S. Senators

U.S. Senators from Indiana, 1816-2018 (May be incomplete!)
James Noble 1816-31 Waller Taylor 1816-25 William Hendricks 1825-37 Robert Hanna 1831-32 John Tipton 1832-39 Oliver H. Smith 1837-43 Albert S. White 1839-45 Edward A. Hannegan 1843-49 Jesse D. Bright 1845-62 James Whitcomb 1849-52 Charles W. Cathcart 1852-53 John Pettit 1853-55 Graham N. Fitch 1857-61 Henry S. Lane 1861-67 Joseph Albert Wright 1862-63 David Turpie 1863 Thomas A. Hendricks 1863-69 Oliver P. Morton 1867-77 Daniel D. Pratt 1869-75 Joseph E. McDonald 1875-81 Daniel W. Voorhees 1877-97 Benjamin Harrison 1881-87 David Turpie 1887-99 Charles W. Fairbanks 1897-1905 Albert J. Beveridge 1899-1911 James A. Hemenway 1905-09 Benjamin F. Shively 1909-16 John W. Kern 1911-17 Thomas Taggart 1916 James E. Watson 1916-33 Harry S. New 1917-23 Samuel M. Ralston 1923-25 Arthur R. Robinson 1925-35 Frederick Van Nuys 1933-44 Sherman Minton 1935-41 Raymond E. Willis 1941-47 Samuel D. Jackson 1944 William E. Jenner 1944-45 Homer E. Capehart 1945-63 William E. Jenner 1947-59 Vance Hartke 1959-77 Birch Bayh 1963-81 Richard G. Lugar 1977- Dan Quayle 1981-89 Dan R. Coats 1988-99 Evan Bayh 1999-2011 Dan R. Coats 2011- Todd C. Young 2017-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1831 Feb 26: James Noble, died in office.
  • 1852 Oct 4: James Whitcomb, died in office.
  • 1877 Nov 1: Oliver P. Morton, died in office.
  • 1905 Mar 3: Charles W. Fairbanks, resigned.
  • 1914 Nov 3: Benjamin F. Shively (Dem), elected; Hugh T. Miller (Rep), defeated; Albert J. Beveridge (Progressive), defeated; Stephen M. Reynolds (Socialist), defeated; Sumner W. Haynes (Prohibition), defeated; James Matthews (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1916 Mar 14: Benjamin F. Shively, died in office.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Harry S. New (Rep), elected; John W. Kern (Dem), defeated; Joseph Zimmerman (Socialist), defeated; Elwood Haynes (Prohibition), defeated; John N. Dyer (Progressive), defeated; Ira J. Decker (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1916 Nov 7: James E. Watson (Rep), elected; Thomas Taggart (Dem), defeated; Edward Henry (Socialist), defeated; William H. Hickman (Prohibition), defeated; John F. Clifford (Progressive), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: James E. Watson (Rep), elected; Thomas Taggart (Dem), defeated; Francis M. Wampler (Socialist), defeated; Francis J. Dillon (Farmer-Labor), defeated; Culla Bayhinger (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Samuel M. Ralston (Dem), elected; Albert J. Beveridge (Rep), defeated.
  • 1925 Oct 14: Samuel M. Ralston, died in office.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Arthur R. Robinson (Rep), elected; Evans Woollen (Dem), defeated; Albert Stanley (Prohibition), defeated; William O. Fogleson (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1926 Nov 2: James E. Watson (Rep), elected; Albert Stump (Dem), defeated; William H. Harris (Prohibition), defeated; Forrest Wallace (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Arthur R. Robinson (Rep), elected; Albert Stump (Dem), defeated; William H. Harris (Prohibition), defeated; Philip K. Reinbold (Socialist), defeated; Charles Ginsberg (Socialist Labor), defeated; William F. Jackson (Workers), defeated; John Zalind (National), defeated.
  • 1932: James E. Watson (Rep), defeated; Lew O'Bannon (Dem), defeated.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Sherman Minton (Dem), elected; Arthur R. Robinson (Rep), defeated; Forrest Wallace (Socialist), defeated; Albert Jackman (Prohibition), defeated; Wenzel Stocker (Communist), defeated.
  • 1938 Nov 8: Frederick Van Nuys (Dem), elected; Raymond E. Willis (Rep), defeated; Herman L. Seeger (Prohibition), defeated; Louis E. Roebuck (Socialist), defeated; Miles Blansett (Communist), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Raymond E. Willis (Rep), elected; Sherman Minton (Dem), defeated; Carl W. Thompson (Prohibition), defeated; John H. Kingsbury (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1944 Jan 25: Frederick Van Nuys, died in office.
  • 1944 Jan 28: Samuel D. Jackson, appointed.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Homer E. Capehart (Rep), elected; Henry F. Schricker (Dem), defeated; George W. Holston (Prohibition), defeated; Marid B. Tomish (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: William E. Jenner (Rep), elected; Cornelius O'Brien (Dem), defeated; Carl W. Thompson (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: William E. Jenner (Rep), elected; M. Clifford Townsend (Dem), defeated; Elmer D. Riggs (Prohibition), defeated; John Marion Morris (Socialist Labor), defeated; Elmer G. Johnson (Communist), defeated.
  • 1952: Henry F. Schricker (Dem), defeated.
  • 1952 Nov 4: Carl W. Thompson (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1956 Nov 6: Homer E. Capehart (Rep), elected; Claude R. Wickard (Dem), defeated; Carl W. Thompson (Prohibition), defeated; Gordon A. Long (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Vance Hartke (Dem), elected; Harold W. Handley (Rep), defeated; John Stelle (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1962 Nov 6: Birch Bayh (Dem), elected; Homer E. Capehart (Rep), defeated.
  • 1964: Donald C. Bruce (Rep), defeated in primary; Edgar D. Whitcomb (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Vance Hartke (Dem), elected; D. Russell Bontrager (Rep), defeated; J. Ralston Miller (Prohibition), defeated; Casimer Kanczuzewski (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1968 Nov 5: Birch Bayh (Dem), elected; William D. Ruckelshaus (Rep), defeated; L. Earl Malcom (Prohibition), defeated; Ralph Levitt (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Vance Hartke (Dem), elected; Richard L. Roudebush (Rep), defeated.
  • 1974: Philip Harold Hayes, defeated for nomination.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Birch Bayh (Dem), elected; Richard G. Lugar (Rep), defeated; Don L. Lee (American), defeated.
  • 1976: Edgar D. Whitcomb (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1976 Nov 2: Richard G. Lugar (Rep), elected; Vance Hartke (Dem), defeated; Don L. Lee, defeated; David Lee Hoagland (U.S. Labor), defeated.
  • 1980 Nov 4: Dan Quayle (Rep), elected; Birch Bayh (Dem), defeated.
  • 1982 Nov 2: Richard G. Lugar (Rep), elected; Floyd Fithian (Dem), defeated; Raymond James (American), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Dan Quayle (Rep), elected; Jill L. Long (Dem), defeated; Bradford L. Warren (Libertarian), defeated; Rockland R. Snyder (American), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Richard G. Lugar (Rep), elected; Jack Wickes (Dem), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Dan R. Coats (Rep), elected; Baron P. Hill (Dem), defeated; Stephen W. Dillon (Ind), defeated.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Dan R. Coats (Rep), elected; Joseph H. Hogsett (Dem), defeated; Stephen W. Dillon (Libertarian), defeated; Raymond Tirado (New Alliance), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Richard G. Lugar (Rep), elected; Jim Jontz (Dem), defeated; Barbara Bourland (Libertarian), defeated; Mary Catherine Barton (New Alliance), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Evan Bayh (Dem), elected; Paul Helmke (Rep), defeated; Rebecca Sink-Burris (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Richard G. Lugar (Rep), elected; David L. Johnson (Dem), defeated; Paul Hager (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Evan Bayh (Dem), elected; Marvin B. Scott (Rep), defeated; Albert Barger (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2010: Marlin Stutzman (Rep), defeated in primary; John N. Hostettler (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2016: Marlin Stutzman (Rep), defeated in primary.
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