The Political Graveyard: A Database of American History
Mississippi: U.S. Senators

U.S. Senators from Mississippi, 1817-2018 (May be incomplete!)
Walter Leake 1817-20 Thomas H. Williams 1817-29 David Holmes 1820-25 Powhatan Ellis 1825-26 Thomas Buck Reed 1826-27 Powhatan Ellis 1827-32 Thomas Buck Reed 1829 Robert H. Adams 1830 George Poindexter 1830-35 John Black 1832-33 John Black 1833-38 Robert J. Walker 1835-45 James Fisher Trotter 1838 Thomas Hickman Williams 1838-39 John Henderson 1839-45 Jesse Speight 1845-47 Joseph W. Chalmers 1845-47 Henry S. Foote 1847-52 Jefferson Davis 1847-51 John Jones McRae 1851-52 Walker Brooke 1852-53 Stephen Adams 1852-57 Albert G. Brown 1854-61 Jefferson Davis 1857-61 Adelbert Ames 1870-74 Hiram Rhodes Revels 1870-71 James L. Alcorn 1871-77 Henry Roberts Pease 1874-75 Blanche K. Bruce 1875-81 Lucius Q. C. Lamar 1877-85 James Z. George 1881-97 Edward C. Walthall 1885-94 A. J. McLaurin 1894-95 Edward C. Walthall 1895-98 Hernando D. Money 1897-1911 William V. Sullivan 1898-1901 A. J. McLaurin 1901-09 James Gordon 1909-10 Le Roy Percy 1910-13 John Sharp Williams 1911-23 James K. Vardaman 1913-19 Pat Harrison 1919-41 Hubert D. Stephens 1923-35 Theodore G. Bilbo 1935-47 James O. Eastland 1941 Wall Doxey 1941-43 James O. Eastland 1943-79 John C. Stennis 1947-89 Thad Cochran 1979-2018 Trent Lott 1989-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1829 Nov 26: Thomas Buck Reed, died in office.
  • 1830 Jul 2: Robert H. Adams, died in office.
  • 1838 Jan 22: John Black, resigned.
  • 1845 Mar 5: Robert J. Walker, resigned.
  • 1847 May 1: Jesse Speight, died in office.
  • 1865: Winfield Scott Featherston, defeated.
  • 1897 Aug 14: James Z. George, died in office.
  • 1898 Apr 21: Edward C. Walthall, died in office.
  • 1909 Dec 22: A. J. McLaurin, died in office.
  • 1916 Nov 7: John Sharp Williams (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1918 Nov 5: Pat Harrison (Dem), elected; Sumner W. Rose (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Hubert D. Stephens (Dem), elected; John H. Cook (Rep), defeated; Sumner W. Rose (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Pat Harrison (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Hubert D. Stephens (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Pat Harrison (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1934: Ross A. Collins (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Theodore G. Bilbo (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1936 Nov 3: Pat Harrison (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Theodore G. Bilbo (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1941 Jun 22: Pat Harrison, died in office.
  • 1942 Nov 3: James O. Eastland (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Theodore G. Bilbo (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1947 Aug 21: Theodore G. Bilbo, died in office.
  • 1947 Nov 4: John C. Stennis (Dem), elected; William M. Colmer (Dem), defeated; Forrest B. Jackson (Dem), defeated; Paul B. Johnson, Jr. (Dem), defeated; John E. Rankin (Dem), defeated; Ross A. Collins (Dem), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: James O. Eastland (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1952 Nov 4: John C. Stennis (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1954 Nov 2: James O. Eastland (Dem), elected; James A. White (Rep), defeated.
  • 1958 Nov 4: John C. Stennis (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1960 Nov 8: James O. Eastland (Dem), elected; Joe A. Moore (Rep), defeated.
  • 1964: Fannie Lou Hamer, defeated.
  • 1964 Nov 3: John C. Stennis (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1966 Nov 8: James O. Eastland (Dem), elected; Prentiss Walker (Rep), defeated; Clifton R. Whitley (Ind), defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: John C. Stennis (Dem), elected; William Richard Thompson (Ind), defeated.
  • 1972 Nov 7: James O. Eastland (Dem), elected; Gil Carmichael (Rep), defeated; Prentiss Walker (Ind), defeated; C. L. McKinley (Ind), defeated.
  • 1976 Nov 2: John C. Stennis (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1978: Cliff Finch (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Thad Cochran (Rep), elected; Maurice Dantin (Dem), defeated; Charles Evers (Ind), defeated; Henry J. Kirksey (Ind), defeated.
  • 1982 Nov 2: John C. Stennis (Dem), elected; Haley Barbour (Rep), defeated.
  • 1984 Nov 6: Thad Cochran (Rep), elected; William F. Winter (Dem), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Trent Lott (Rep), elected; Wayne Dowdy (Dem), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Thad Cochran (Rep), elected unopposed.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Trent Lott (Rep), elected; Ken Harper (Dem), defeated.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Thad Cochran (Rep), elected; James W. Hunt (Dem), defeated; Ted C. Weill (Independence), defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Trent Lott (Rep), elected; Troy D. Brown, Sr. (Dem), defeated; Jim Giles (Ind), defeated; Lewis Napper (Libertarian), defeated; Shawn O'Hara (Reform), defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Thad Cochran (Rep), elected; Shawn O'Hara (Reform), defeated.
  • 2018 Apr 1: Thad Cochran, resigned.
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