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Minnesota: U.S. Senators

U.S. Senators from Minnesota, 1858-2018 (May be incomplete!)
Henry M. Rice 1858-63 James Shields 1858-59 Morton S. Wilkinson 1859-65 Alexander Ramsey 1863-75 Daniel S. Norton 1865-70 William Windom 1870-71 Ozora P. Stearns 1871 William Windom 1871-81 Samuel J. R. McMillan 1875-87 Alonzo J. Edgerton 1881 William Windom 1881-83 Dwight M. Sabin 1883-89 Cushman K. Davis 1887-1900 William D. Washburn 1889-95 Knute Nelson 1895-1923 Charles A. Towne 1900-01 Moses E. Clapp 1901-17 Frank B. Kellogg 1917-23 Henrik Shipstead 1923-47 Magnus Johnson 1923-25 Thomas D. Schall 1925-35 Elmer A. Benson 1935-36 Guy V. Howard 1936-37 Ernest Lundeen 1937-40 Joseph H. Ball 1940-42 Arthur E. Nelson 1942-43 Joseph H. Ball 1943-49 Edward J. Thye 1947-59 Hubert H. Humphrey 1949-64 Eugene J. McCarthy 1959-71 Walter F. Mondale 1964-76 Hubert H. Humphrey 1971-78 Wendell R. Anderson 1976-78 Muriel Buck Humphrey 1978 David F. Durenberger 1978-95 Rudy Boschwitz 1979-91 Paul Wellstone 1991-2002 Rod Grams 1995-2001 Mark Dayton 2001-07 Dean M. Barkley 2002-03 Norm Coleman 2003-09 Amy Klobuchar 2007- Al Franken 2009-18 Tina Smith 2018-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1870 Jul 13: Daniel S. Norton, died in office.
  • 1900 Nov 27: Cushman K. Davis, died in office.
  • 1912 Nov 5: Knute Nelson (Rep), elected; Daniel W. Lawler (Dem), defeated.
  • 1916 Jun 19: Daniel W. Lawler (Dem), nominated; Alfred J. Davis (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1916 Jun 19: Frank B. Kellogg (Rep), nominated; Adolph O. Eberhart (Rep), defeated in primary; Moses E. Clapp (Rep), defeated in primary; Charles A. Lindbergh (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Frank B. Kellogg (Rep), elected; Daniel W. Lawler (Dem), defeated; W. G. Calderwood (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1918 Nov 5: Knute Nelson (Rep), elected; W. G. Calderwood (National), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Henrik Shipstead (Farmer-Labor), elected; Frank B. Kellogg (Rep), defeated; Anna D. Olesen (Dem), defeated.
  • 1923 Apr 28: Knute Nelson, died in office.
  • 1923 Jun 18: James A. Carley (Dem), nominated; Francis C. Cary (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1923 Jun 18: Jacob A. O. Preus (Rep), nominated; Oscar Hallam (Rep), defeated in primary; Thomas D. Schall (Rep), defeated in primary; Sydney Anderson (Rep), defeated in primary; Victor L. Power (Rep), defeated in primary; J. A. A. Burnquist (Rep), defeated in primary; Ernest Lundeen (Rep), defeated in primary; Halvor Steenerson (Rep), defeated in primary; John J. Martin (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1923 Jun 18: Magnus Johnson (Farmer-Labor), nominated; L. A. Fritsche (Farmer-Labor), defeated in primary; Charles A. Lindbergh (Farmer-Labor), defeated in primary.
  • 1923 Jul 16: Magnus Johnson (Farmer-Labor), elected; Jacob A. O. Preus (Rep), defeated; James A. Carley (Dem), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Thomas D. Schall (Rep), elected; Magnus Johnson (Farmer-Labor), defeated; John J. Farrell (Dem), defeated; Merle Birmingham (Beer Wine Independent), defeated; Thomas Keefe (Ind), defeated.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Henrik Shipstead (Farmer-Labor), elected; Arthur E. Nelson (Rep), defeated; Vincent R. Dunne (Workers), defeated.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Thomas D. Schall (Rep), elected; Einar Hoidale (Dem), defeated; Ernest Lundeen (Farmer-Labor), defeated; Charles A. Lund (Ind), defeated; Rudolph Harju (Communist), defeated.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Henrik Shipstead (Farmer-Labor), elected; Einar Hoidale (Dem), defeated; N. J. Holmberg (Rep), defeated; Alfred Tiala (Communist), defeated; Morris Kaplan (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1935 Dec 22: Thomas D. Schall, died in office.
  • 1935 Dec 27: Elmer A. Benson, appointed.
  • 1936 Nov 3: Ernest Lundeen (Farmer-Labor), elected; Theodore Christianson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1936 Nov 3: Guy V. Howard (Rep), elected; N. J. Holmberg (Ind), defeated; Andrew O. Devold (Independent Progressive), defeated; John G. Alexander (Ind), defeated.
  • 1940 Aug 31: Ernest Lundeen, died in office.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Henrik Shipstead (Rep), elected; Elmer A. Benson (Farmer-Labor), defeated; John E. Regan (Dem), defeated; Grace Carlson (Trotskyist Anti-War), defeated; Carl Winter, defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Joseph H. Ball (Rep), elected; Elmer A. Benson (Farmer-Labor), defeated; Martin A. Nelson (Ind), defeated; Ed Murphy (Dem), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Arthur E. Nelson (Rep), elected; Al Hansen (Farmer-Labor), defeated; John E. O'Rourke (Dem), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Edward J. Thye (Rep), elected; Theodore Jorgenson (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated; Grace Carlson (Revolutionary Workers), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Hubert H. Humphrey (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected; Joseph H. Ball (Rep), defeated; Vincent R. Dunne (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1952 Nov 4: Edward J. Thye (Rep), elected; William E. Carlson (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated; Marian LeSueur (Progressive), defeated; Vincent R. Dunne (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1954 Nov 2: Hubert H. Humphrey (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected; Val Björnson (Rep), defeated; Francis P. Ryan (Liberal Independent), defeated; Vincent R. Dunne (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Eugene J. McCarthy (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected; Edward J. Thye (Rep), defeated; William M. Curran (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1960 Nov 8: Hubert H. Humphrey (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected; P. Kenneth Peterson (Rep), defeated; Carl Feingold (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Eugene J. McCarthy (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected; Wheelock Whitney (Rep), defeated; William Braatz (Industrial Government), defeated; Everett E. Luoma (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1966 Nov 8: Walter F. Mondale (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected; Robert A. Forsythe (Rep), defeated; Joseph Johnson (Socialist Workers), defeated; William Braatz (Industrial Government), defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Hubert H. Humphrey (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected; Clark MacGregor (Rep), defeated; Nancy Strebe (Socialist Workers), defeated; William Braatz (Industrial Government), defeated.
  • 1972 Nov 7: Walter F. Mondale (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected; Phil Hansen (Rep), defeated; Karl H. Heck (Industrial Government), defeated.
  • 1976 Nov 2: Hubert H. Humphrey (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected; Gerald W. Brekke (Rep), defeated; Paul Helm (American), defeated; William Peterson (Socialist Workers), defeated; Robin E. Miller (Libertarian), defeated; Matt Savola (Communist), defeated.
  • 1978 Jan 13: Hubert H. Humphrey, died in office.
  • 1978 Jan 25: Muriel Buck Humphrey, appointed.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Rudy Boschwitz (Independent Republican), elected; Wendell R. Anderson (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated; Sal Carlone (American), defeated; William Peterson (Socialist Workers), defeated; Brian J. Coyle (Ind), defeated; Jean T. Brust (Workers), defeated; Leonard Richards (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1978 Nov 7: David F. Durenberger (Independent Republican), elected; Robert E. Short (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated; Paul Helm (American), defeated; Christine Frank (Socialist Workers), defeated; Fred G. Hewitt (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1982 Nov 2: David F. Durenberger (Rep), elected; Mark Dayton (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated; William Onasch (Socialist Workers), defeated; Fred G. Hewitt (Libertarian), defeated; Jeffrey M. Miller (New Union), defeated.
  • 1984: James L. Oberstar, defeated for nomination.
  • 1984 Nov 6: Rudy Boschwitz (Independent Republican), elected; Joan A. Grove (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated; Eleanor Garcia (Socialist Workers), defeated; Richard Putnam (Libertarian), defeated; Jeffrey M. Miller (New Union), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: David F. Durenberger (Independent Republican), elected; Skip Humphrey (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated; Polly Mann (Progressive Independent), defeated; Derrick P. Grimmer (Grass Roots), defeated; Arlen Overvig (Libertarian), defeated; Wendy Lyons (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Paul Wellstone (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected; Rudy Boschwitz (Rep), defeated; Russell B. Bentley (Grass Roots), defeated.
  • 1994: Joanell M. Dyrstad (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Rod Grams (Independent Republican), elected; Ann Wynia (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated; Dean M. Barkley (Independence), defeated; Candice E. Sjostrom (Grassroots), defeated; Stephen Johnson (Natural Law), defeated; Marea Himelgrin (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Paul Wellstone (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected; Rudy Boschwitz (Rep), defeated; Dean M. Barkley (Reform), defeated; Tim Davis (Grass Roots), defeated; Roy Ezra Carlton (Libertarian), defeated; Howard B. Hanson (Resource), defeated; Stephen Johnson (Natural Law), defeated; Thomas A. Fiske (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Mark Dayton (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected; Rod Grams (Rep), defeated; James Gibson (Independence), defeated; David Daniels (Grassroots), defeated; Rebecca Ellis (Socialist Workers), defeated; David Swan (Constitution), defeated; Erik D. Pakieser (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2002 Oct 25: Paul Wellstone, died in office.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Norm Coleman (Rep), elected; Walter F. Mondale (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated; Jim Moore (Independence), defeated; Paul Wellstone (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), defeated; Ray Tricomo (Green), defeated; Miro Drago Kovatchevich (Constitution), defeated.
  • 2008: Al Franken (Democratic-Farmer-Labor), elected; Dean M. Barkley (Independence), defeated.
  • 2018 Jan 2: Al Franken, resigned.
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