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Massachusetts: U.S. Senators

U.S. Senators from Massachusetts, 1789-2018 (May be incomplete!)
Tristram Dalton 1789-91 Caleb Strong 1789-96 George Cabot 1791-96 Benjamin Goodhue 1796-1800 Theodore Sedgwick 1796-99 Samuel Dexter 1799-1800 Dwight Foster 1800-03 Jonathan Mason 1800-03 John Quincy Adams 1803-08 Timothy Pickering 1803-11 James Lloyd 1808-13 Joseph B. Varnum 1811-17 Christopher Gore 1813-16 Eli Porter Ashmun 1816-18 Harrison Gray Otis 1817-22 Prentiss Mellen 1818-20 Elijah H. Mills 1820-27 James Lloyd 1822-26 Nathaniel Silsbee 1826-35 Daniel Webster 1827-41 John Davis 1835-41 Isaac C. Bates 1841-45 Rufus Choate 1841-45 Daniel Webster 1845-50 John Davis 1845-53 Robert C. Winthrop 1850-51 Robert Rantoul, Jr. 1851 Charles Sumner 1851-74 Edward Everett 1853-54 Julius Rockwell 1854-55 Henry Wilson 1855-73 George S. Boutwell 1873-77 William B. Washburn 1874-75 Henry L. Dawes 1875-93 George F. Hoar 1877-1904 Henry Cabot Lodge 1893-1924 W. Murray Crane 1904-13 John W. Weeks 1913-19 David I. Walsh 1919-25 William M. Butler 1924-26 Frederick H. Gillett 1925-31 David I. Walsh 1926-47 Marcus A. Coolidge 1931-37 Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. 1937-44 Sinclair Weeks 1944 Leverett Saltonstall 1945-67 Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. 1947-53 John F. Kennedy 1953-60 Benjamin A. Smith II 1960-61 Benjamin A. Smith II 1961-62 Edward M. Kennedy 1962-2009 Edward W. Brooke 1967-79 Paul E. Tsongas 1979-85 John F. Kerry 1985-2013 Paul G. Kirk, Jr. 2009-10 Scott Brown 2010-13 Elizabeth Warren 2013- Mo Cowan 2013 Ed Markey 2013-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1803 Mar 2: Dwight Foster, resigned.
  • 1808 Jun 8: John Quincy Adams, resigned.
  • 1818 May 10: Eli Porter Ashmun, resigned.
  • 1845 Mar 16: Isaac C. Bates, died in office.
  • 1874 Mar 11: Charles Sumner, died in office.
  • 1904 Sep 30: George F. Hoar, died in office.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Henry Cabot Lodge (Rep), elected; John F. Fitzgerald (Dem), defeated; William N. McDonald (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1918 Nov 5: David I. Walsh (Dem), elected; John W. Weeks (Rep), defeated; Thomas W. Lawson (Ind), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Henry Cabot Lodge (Rep), elected; William A. Gaston (Dem), defeated; John A. Nicholls (Prohibition & Progressive), defeated; J. Weaver Sherman (Socialist), defeated; Washington Cook (Ind), defeated; William E. Weeks (Progressive), defeated.
  • 1924: Frederick W. Dallinger, defeated for nomination.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Frederick H. Gillett (Rep), elected; David I. Walsh (Dem), defeated; Antoinette F. Konikow (Workers), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 9: Henry Cabot Lodge, died in office.
  • 1926 Nov 2: David I. Walsh (Dem), elected; William M. Butler (Rep), defeated; John J. Ballam (Workers), defeated; Washington Cook (Modification of Volstead Act), defeated; Alfred B. Lewis (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1928 Nov 6: David I. Walsh (Dem), elected; B. Loring Young (Rep), defeated; Alfred B. Lewis (Socialist), defeated; John J. Ballam (Workers), defeated.
  • 1930: Joseph F. O'Connell (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Marcus A. Coolidge (Dem), elected; William M. Butler (Rep), defeated; Sylvester J. McBride (Socialist), defeated; Oscar Kinsalas (Socialist Labor), defeated; Max Lerner (Communist), defeated.
  • 1934: Robert M. Washburn, defeated.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Albert S. Coolidge (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1936 Nov 3: Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (Rep), elected; James M. Curley (Dem), defeated; Thomas C. O'Brien (Union), defeated; Alonzo B. Cook (Townsendite, Prohibition, Economy), defeated; Guy M. Gray (Townsend Social Justice), defeated; Albert S. Coolidge (Socialist), defeated; Moses H. Gulesian (Townsend Plan), defeated; Ernest L. Dodge (Socialist Labor), defeated; Charles Flaherty (Communist), defeated; Wilbur D. Moon (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: David I. Walsh (Dem), elected; Henry Parkman, Jr. (Rep), defeated; George L. Thompson (Prohibition), defeated; Philip Frankfeld (Communist), defeated; George L. Paine (Socialist), defeated; Horace I. Hillis (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1942: Joseph Lee (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (Rep), elected; Joseph E. Casey (Dem), defeated; George L. Paine (Socialist), defeated; Horace I. Hillis (Socialist Labor), defeated; George L. Thompson (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1944 Feb 3: Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., resigned.
  • 1944 Feb 8: Sinclair Weeks, appointed.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Leverett Saltonstall (Rep), elected; John H. Corcoran (Dem), defeated; Bernard G. Kelly (Socialist Labor), defeated; E. Tallmadge Root (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (Rep), elected; David I. Walsh (Dem), defeated; Henning A. Blomen (Socialist Labor), defeated; Mark R. Shaw (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Leverett Saltonstall (Rep), elected; John I. Fitzgerald (Dem), defeated; Henning A. Blomen (Socialist Labor), defeated; E. Tallmadge Root (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1952: Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., defeated.
  • 1952 Nov 4: Mark R. Shaw (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1954: Mark Dalton (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1954 Nov 2: Leverett Saltonstall (Rep), elected; Foster Furcolo (Dem), defeated; Thelma Ingersoll (Socialist Labor), defeated; Harold J. Ireland (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 4: John F. Kennedy (Dem), elected; Vincent J. Celeste (Rep), defeated; Lawrence Gilfedder (Socialist Labor), defeated; Mark R. Shaw (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1960: Foster Furcolo (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1960: Thomas J. O'Connor, Jr., defeated.
  • 1962: Edward J. McCormack (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1962: H. Stuart Hughes, defeated.
  • 1962 Sep 18: George C. Lodge (Rep), nominated.
  • 1962 Nov 6: George C. Lodge (Rep), defeated.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Edward M. Kennedy (Dem), elected; Howard Whitmore, Jr. (Rep), defeated; Lawrence Gilfedder (Socialist Labor), defeated; Grace Farnsworth Luder (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1966: Thomas B. Adams (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1966 Nov 8: Edward W. Brooke (Rep), elected; Endicott Peabody (Dem), defeated; Lawrence Gilfedder (Socialist Labor), defeated; Mark R. Shaw (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Edward M. Kennedy (Dem), elected; Josiah A. Spaulding (Rep), defeated; Lawrence Gilfedder (Socialist Labor), defeated; Mark R. Shaw (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1972 Nov 7: Edward W. Brooke (Rep), elected; John W. Droney (Dem), defeated; Donald Gurewitz (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1976 Nov 2: Edward M. Kennedy (Dem), elected; Michael S. Robertson (Rep), defeated; Carol Henderson Evans (Socialist Workers), defeated; H. Graham Lowry (U.S. Labor), defeated.
  • 1978: Howard Phillips (Dem), defeated in primary; Kathleen Sullivan Alioto (Dem), defeated in primary; Paul H. Guzzi (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Paul E. Tsongas (Dem), elected; Edward W. Brooke (Rep), defeated.
  • 1982 Nov 2: Edward M. Kennedy (Dem), elected; Raymond Shamie (Rep), defeated; Howard Katz (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1984: James M. Shannon (Dem), defeated in primary; Michael J. Connolly (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1984: Elliot L. Richardson (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1984 Nov 6: John F. Kerry (Dem), elected; Raymond Shamie (Rep), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Edward M. Kennedy (Dem), elected; Joseph D. Malone (Rep), defeated; Mary Fridley (New Alliance), defeated; Freda L. Nason (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: John F. Kerry (Dem), elected; James Rappaport (Rep), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Edward M. Kennedy (Dem), elected; Mitt Romney (Rep), defeated; Lauraleigh Dozier (Libertarian), defeated; William A. Ferguson, Jr. (LaRouche Was Right), defeated.
  • 1996 Nov 5: John F. Kerry (Dem), elected; William F. Weld (Rep), defeated; Susan C. Gallagher (Conservative), defeated; Robert C. Stowe (Natural Law), defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Edward M. Kennedy (Dem), elected; Jack E. Robinson III (Rep), defeated; Carla A. Howell (Libertarian), defeated; Philip F. Lawler (Constitution), defeated; Dale E. Friedgen, defeated; Philip Hyde III (Timesizing Not Downsizing), defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: John F. Kerry (Dem), elected; Michael E. Cloud (Libertarian), defeated; Randall Forsberg, defeated.
  • 2008 Sep 16: John F. Kerry (Dem), nominated; Edward J. O'Reilly (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2008 Sep 16: Jeffrey K. Beatty (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 2008 Nov 4: John F. Kerry (Dem), elected; Jeffrey K. Beatty (Rep), defeated; Robert J. Underwood (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2009 Aug 25: Edward M. Kennedy, died in office.
  • 2009 Sep 24: Paul G. Kirk, Jr., appointed.
  • 2009 Dec 8: Martha Coakley (Dem), nominated; Mike Capuano (Dem), defeated in primary; Alan Klazei (Dem), defeated in primary; Stephen Pagliuca (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2009 Dec 8: Scott Brown (Rep), nominated; Jack E. Robinson III (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2010 Jan 19: Scott Brown (Rep), elected; Martha Coakley (Dem), defeated; Joseph L. Kennedy (Ind), defeated.
  • 2012 Nov 6: Elizabeth Warren (Dem), elected.
  • 2013 Jun 25: Ed Markey (Dem), elected.
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