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Kansas: U.S. Senators

U.S. Senators from Kansas, 1861-2019 (May be incomplete!)
James H. Lane 1861-66 Samuel C. Pomeroy 1861-73 Edmund G. Ross 1866-71 Alexander Caldwell 1871-73 John J. Ingalls 1873-91 Robert Crozier 1873-74 James M. Harvey 1874-77 Preston B. Plumb 1877-91 William A. Peffer 1891-97 Bishop W. Perkins 1892-93 John Martin 1893-95 Lucien Baker 1895-1901 William A. Harris 1897-1903 Joseph R. Burton 1901-06 Chester I. Long 1903-09 Alfred W. Benson 1906-07 Charles Curtis 1907-13 Joseph L. Bristow 1909-15 William H. Thompson 1913-19 Charles Curtis 1915-29 Arthur Capper 1919-49 Henry J. Allen 1929-30 George McGill 1930-39 Clyde M. Reed 1939-49 Andrew F. Schoeppel 1949-62 Harry Darby 1949-50 Frank Carlson 1950-69 James B. Pearson 1962-78 Bob Dole 1969-96 Nancy Landon Kassebaum 1978-97 Sheila Frahm 1996 Sam Brownback 1996-2011 Pat Roberts 1997- Jerry Moran 2011-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1866 Jul 11: James H. Lane, died in office.
  • 1873 Mar 24: Alexander Caldwell, resigned.
  • 1891 Dec 20: Preston B. Plumb, died in office.
  • 1906 Jun 4: Joseph R. Burton, resigned.
  • 1912 Nov 5: William H. Thompson (Dem), elected; Walter Roscoe Stubbs (Rep), defeated; Allan W. Ricker (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1914 Nov 3: Charles Curtis (Rep), elected; George A. Neeley (Dem), defeated; Victor Murdock (Progressive), defeated; Christian B. Hoffman (Socialist), defeated; Earle R. Delay (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1918 Nov 5: Arthur Capper (Rep), elected; William H. Thompson (Dem), defeated; Eva Harding (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Charles Curtis (Rep), elected; George H. Hodges (Dem), defeated; Dan Beedy (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Arthur Capper (Rep), elected; James Malone (Dem), defeated; Fred J. Fraley (Ind), defeated; S. O. Coble (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Charles Curtis (Rep), elected; Charles Stephens (Dem), defeated; M. L. Phillips (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Arthur Capper (Rep), elected; Jonathan M. Davis (Dem), defeated.
  • 1930 Nov 4: George McGill (Dem), elected; Henry J. Allen (Rep), defeated; H. M. Perkins (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1932 Nov 8: George McGill (Dem), elected; Ben S. Paulen (Rep), defeated; George A. Brown (Ind), defeated; J. F. Renker (Ind), defeated; E. Haldeman-Julius (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1936 Nov 3: Arthur Capper (Rep), elected; Omar B. Ketchum (Dem), defeated; T. C. Hager (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1938: Gerald B. Winrod (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1938 Nov 8: Clyde M. Reed (Rep), elected; George McGill (Dem), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Arthur Capper (Rep), elected; George McGill (Dem), defeated; C. Floyd Hester (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Clyde M. Reed (Rep), elected; Thurman Hill, Jr. (Dem), defeated; L. B. Dubbs (Prohibition), defeated; Arthur G. Billings (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Andrew F. Schoeppel (Rep), elected; George McGill (Dem), defeated; C. Floyd Hester (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1949 Nov 8: Clyde M. Reed, died in office.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Frank Carlson (Rep), elected; Paul C. Aiken (Dem), defeated; Verne L. Damon (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Frank Carlson (Rep), elected; Paul C. Aiken (Dem), defeated.
  • 1954 Nov 2: Andrew F. Schoeppel (Rep), elected; George McGill (Dem), defeated; David C. White (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1956 Nov 6: Frank Carlson (Rep), elected; George Hart (Dem), defeated; C. Floyd Hester (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1960 Nov 8: Andrew F. Schoeppel (Rep), elected; Frank G. Theis (Dem), defeated; C. E. Cowen (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1962: Edward F. Arn, defeated for nomination.
  • 1962 Jan 21: Andrew F. Schoeppel, died in office.
  • 1962 Nov 6: Frank Carlson (Rep), elected; K. L. Smith (Dem), defeated; George E. Kline (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1962 Nov 6: James B. Pearson (Rep), elected; Paul L. Aylward (Dem), defeated; C. E. Cowen (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1966 Nov 8: James B. Pearson (Rep), elected; J. Floyd Breeding (Dem), defeated; Earl F. Dodge (Prohibition), defeated; George W. Snell (Conservative), defeated; Robert F. Ellsworth, defeated; Arthur Peine (Ind), defeated.
  • 1968: James K. Logan (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1968: William H. Avery (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1968 Nov 5: Bob Dole (Rep), elected; William I. Robinson (Dem), defeated; Fred Hyskell (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1972 Nov 7: James B. Pearson (Rep), elected; Arch O. Tetzlaff (Dem), defeated; Gene F. Miller (Conservative), defeated; Howard Hadin (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Bob Dole (Rep), elected; Bill Roy (Dem), defeated.
  • 1978: Jan Meyers (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Nancy Landon Kassebaum (Rep), elected; Bill Roy (Dem), defeated; James R. Maher (Conservative), defeated; Russell Mikels (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1978 Dec 23: James B. Pearson, resigned; Nancy Landon Kassebaum, appointed.
  • 1980 Nov 4: Bob Dole (Rep), elected; John Simpson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1984 Nov 6: Nancy Landon Kassebaum (Rep), elected; James R. Maher (Dem), defeated; Lucille Bieder (Conservative), defeated; Marion R. Jackson (American), defeated; Douglas N. Merritt (Libertarian), defeated; Freda H. Steele (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Bob Dole (Rep), elected; Guy MacDonald (Dem), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Nancy Landon Kassebaum (Rep), elected; Dick Williams (Dem), defeated.
  • 1992: Fred Phelps (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Bob Dole (Rep), elected; Gloria O'Dell (Dem), defeated; Christina Campbell-Cline (Ind), defeated; Mark B. Kirk (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1996: Sheila Frahm, defeated for nomination.
  • 1996: Joan Finney (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1996 Jun 11: Bob Dole, resigned; Sheila Frahm, appointed.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Pat Roberts (Rep), elected; Sally Thompson (Dem), defeated; Mark Marney (Reform), defeated; Steven A. Rosile (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Sam Brownback (Rep), elected; Jill Docking (Dem), defeated; Donald Klassen (Reform), defeated.
  • 1996 Nov 27: Sheila Frahm, resigned.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Sam Brownback (Rep), elected; Paul Feleciano, Jr. (Dem), defeated; Tom Oyler (Libertarian), defeated; Alvin Bauman (Reform), defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Pat Roberts (Rep), elected; Steven A. Rosile (Libertarian), defeated; George Cook (Reform), defeated.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Sam Brownback (Rep), elected; Lee Jones (Dem), defeated; Steven A. Rosile (Libertarian), defeated; George Cook (Reform), defeated.
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