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Montana: U.S. Senators

U.S. Senators from Montana, 1890-2015 (May be incomplete!)
Wilbur F. Sanders 1890-93 Thomas C. Power 1890-95 Lee Mantle 1895-99 Thomas H. Carter 1895-1901 William A. Clark 1899-1900 William A. Clark 1901-07 Paris Gibson 1901-05 Thomas H. Carter 1905-11 Joseph M. Dixon 1907-13 Henry L. Myers 1911-23 Thomas J. Walsh 1913-33 Burton K. Wheeler 1923-47 John E. Erickson 1933-34 James E. Murray 1934-61 Zales N. Ecton 1947-53 Mike Mansfield 1953-77 Lee Metcalf 1961-78 John Melcher 1977-89 Paul G. Hatfield 1978 Max Baucus 1978- Conrad R. Burns 1989-2007 Jon Tester 2007- John E. Walsh 2014-15

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1900 May 15: William A. Clark, resigned.
  • 1912 Nov 5: Thomas J. Walsh (Dem), elected; Joseph M. Dixon (Progressive), defeated; Henry C. Smith (Rep), defeated.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Henry L. Myers (Dem), elected; Charles N. Pray (Rep), defeated; Henri La Beau (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1918 Nov 5: Thomas J. Walsh (Dem), elected; Oscar M. Lanstrum (Rep), defeated; Jeannette Rankin (National), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Burton K. Wheeler (Dem), elected; Carl W. Riddick (Rep), defeated; George H. Ambrose (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Thomas J. Walsh (Dem), elected; Frank Linderman (Rep), defeated; J. W. Anderson (Farmer-Labor), defeated; Charles F. Juttner (Socialist), defeated; Sam W. Teagarden (Independent Party of Montana), defeated.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Burton K. Wheeler (Dem), elected; Joseph M. Dixon (Rep), defeated.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Thomas J. Walsh (Dem), elected; Albert J. Galen (Rep), defeated; Charles E. Taylor (Farmer-Labor), defeated; John F. McKay (Socialist), defeated; Willis L. Wright (Communist), defeated.
  • 1933 Mar 2: Thomas J. Walsh, died in office.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Burton K. Wheeler (Dem), elected; George M. Bourquin (Rep), defeated; William F. Held (Socialist), defeated; Raymond F. Gray (Communist), defeated.
  • 1934 Nov 6: James E. Murray (Dem), elected; Scott Leavitt (Rep), defeated; John F. Duffy (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1936 Nov 3: James E. Murray (Dem), elected; T. O. Larson (Rep), defeated; Joseph P. Monaghan (Ind), defeated.
  • 1940 Jul 16: Burton K. Wheeler (Dem), nominated; Harrison J. Freebourn (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1940 Jul 16: E. K. Cheadle, Jr. (Rep), nominated; L. Ray Carroll (Rep), defeated in primary; Floyd Fluent (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Burton K. Wheeler (Dem), elected; E. K. Cheadle, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: James E. Murray (Dem), elected; Wellington D. Rankin (Rep), defeated; Charles R. Miller (Prohibition), defeated; E. H. Helterbran (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Zales N. Ecton (Rep), elected; Leif Erickson (Dem), defeated; Floyd P. Jones (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1954 Nov 2: James E. Murray (Dem), elected; Wesley A. D'Ewart (Rep), defeated.
  • 1960 Jun 7: Lee Metcalf (Dem), nominated; John W. Bonner (Dem), defeated in primary; LeRoy H. Anderson (Dem), defeated in primary; John W. Mahan (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1960 Jun 7: Orvin B. Fjare (Rep), nominated; Sumner Gerard (Rep), defeated in primary; Wayne Montgomery (Rep), defeated in primary; James H. Morrow (Rep), defeated in primary; Fred J. Martin (Rep), defeated in primary; L. A. Wilson (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1960 Nov 8: Lee Metcalf (Dem), elected; Orvin B. Fjare (Rep), defeated.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Mike Mansfield (Dem), elected; Alex Blewett (Rep), defeated.
  • 1966 Nov 8: Lee Metcalf (Dem), elected; Tim M. Babcock (Rep), defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Mike Mansfield (Dem), elected; Harold E. Wallace (Rep), defeated.
  • 1972 Jun 6: Lee Metcalf (Dem), nominated; Jerome Peters (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1972 Jun 6: Henry S. Hibbard (Rep), nominated; Harold E. Wallace (Rep), defeated in primary; Norman C. Wheeler (Rep), defeated in primary; Merrill K. Riddick (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1972 Nov 7: Lee Metcalf (Dem), elected; Henry S. Hibbard (Rep), defeated.
  • 1976 Nov 2: John Melcher (Dem), elected; Stanley C. Burger (Rep), defeated.
  • 1978 Jan 12: Lee Metcalf, died in office.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Max Baucus (Dem), elected; Larry Williams (Rep), defeated.
  • 1982 Nov 2: John Melcher (Dem), elected; Larry Williams (Rep), defeated; Larry Dodge (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1984 Nov 6: Max Baucus (Dem), elected; Chuck Cozzens (Rep), defeated; Neil Halprin (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Conrad R. Burns (Rep), elected; John Melcher (Dem), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Max Baucus (Dem), elected; Allen C. Kolstad (Rep), defeated; Westley F. Deitchler (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Conrad R. Burns (Rep), elected; Jack Mudd (Dem), defeated.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Max Baucus (Dem), elected; Dennis R. Rehberg (Rep), defeated; Becky Shaw (Reform), defeated; Stephen Heaton (Natural Law), defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Conrad R. Burns (Rep), elected; Brian Schweitzer (Dem), defeated; Gary Lee (Reform), defeated.
  • 2002 Jun 4: Brad Johnson (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Max Baucus (Dem), elected; Mike Taylor (Rep), defeated; Stan Jones (Libertarian), defeated; Bob Kelleher (Green), defeated.
  • 2006: Stan Jones (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2008 Jun 3: Patty L. Lovaas (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2014 Feb 9: John E. Walsh, appointed.
  • 2014 Nov 4: Roger Roots (Libertarian), defeated.
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