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North Carolina: U.S. Senators

U.S. Senators from North Carolina, 1789-2018 (May be incomplete!)
Benjamin Hawkins 1789-95 Samuel Johnston 1789-93 Alexander Martin 1793-99 Timothy Bloodworth 1795-1801 Jesse Franklin 1799-1805 David Stone 1801-07 James Turner 1805-16 Jesse Franklin 1807-13 David Stone 1813-14 Francis Locke 1814-15 Nathaniel Macon 1815-28 Montfort Stokes 1816-23 John Branch 1823-29 James Iredell 1828-31 Bedford Brown 1829-40 Willie P. Mangum 1831-36 Robert Strange 1836-40 William A. Graham 1840-43 Willie P. Mangum 1840-53 William H. Haywood, Jr. 1843-46 George E. Badger 1846-55 David S. Reid 1854-59 Asa Biggs 1855-58 Thomas L. Clingman 1858-61 Thomas Bragg 1859-61 John Pool 1868-73 Joseph C. Abbott 1868-71 Matt W. Ransom 1872-95 A. S. Merrimon 1873-79 Zebulon B. Vance 1879-94 Thomas J. Jarvis 1894-95 Jeter C. Pritchard 1895-1903 Marion Butler 1895-1901 Furnifold M. Simmons 1901-31 Lee S. Overman 1903-30 Cameron Morrison 1930-32 Josiah W. Bailey 1931-46 Robert R. Reynolds 1932-45 Clyde R. Hoey 1945-54 William B. Umstead 1946-48 J. Melville Broughton 1948-49 Frank P. Graham 1949-50 Willis Smith 1950-53 Alton Asa Lennon 1953-54 Sam J. Ervin, Jr. 1954-74 W. Kerr Scott 1954-58 B. Everett Jordan 1958-73 Jesse Helms 1973-2003 Robert Morgan 1975-81 John P. East 1981-86 James T. Broyhill 1986 Terry Sanford 1986-93 Lauch Faircloth 1993-99 John Edwards 1999-2005 Elizabeth Dole 2003- Kay Hagan 2009-15 Thom Tillis 2015-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1828 Nov 14: Nathaniel Macon, resigned.
  • 1840 Nov 16: Bedford Brown, resigned.
  • 1846 Jul 25: William H. Haywood, Jr., resigned.
  • 1894 Apr 14: Zebulon B. Vance, died in office.
  • 1912: Walter Clark (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1914 Nov 3: Lee S. Overman (Dem), elected; Amidas A. Whitener (Rep), defeated; H. J. Oliver (Ind), defeated.
  • 1918 Nov 5: Furnifold M. Simmons (Dem), elected; John M. Morehead (Rep), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Lee S. Overman (Dem), elected; Alfred E. Holton (Rep), defeated.
  • 1922: Aubrey Lee Brooks (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Furnifold M. Simmons (Dem), elected; Amidas A. Whitener (Rep), defeated.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Lee S. Overman (Dem), elected; Johnson J. Hayes (Rep), defeated.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Josiah W. Bailey (Dem), elected; George M. Pritchard (Rep), defeated.
  • 1930 Dec 12: Lee S. Overman, died in office.
  • 1932 Nov 8: Robert R. Reynolds (Dem), elected; Jake F. Newell (Rep), defeated.
  • 1936 Nov 3: Josiah W. Bailey (Dem), elected; Frank C. Patton (Rep), defeated.
  • 1938: Frank Hancock, Jr., defeated for nomination.
  • 1938 Nov 8: Robert R. Reynolds (Dem), elected; Charles A. Jonas (Rep), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Josiah W. Bailey (Dem), elected; Sam J. Morris (Rep), defeated.
  • 1944 May 27: Clyde R. Hoey (Dem), nominated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Clyde R. Hoey (Dem), elected; A. I. Ferree (Rep), defeated.
  • 1946 Dec 15: Josiah W. Bailey, died in office.
  • 1948 Nov 2: J. Melville Broughton (Dem), elected; John A. Wilkinson (Rep), defeated; William T. Brown (Progressive), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: J. Melville Broughton (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1949 Mar 6: J. Melville Broughton, died in office.
  • 1949 Mar 29: Frank P. Graham, appointed.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Clyde R. Hoey (Dem), elected; Halsey B. Leavitt (Rep), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Willis Smith (Dem), elected; Edwin L. Gavin (Rep), defeated; Frank P. Graham, defeated.
  • 1953 Jun 26: Willis Smith, died in office.
  • 1954 May 12: Clyde R. Hoey, died in office.
  • 1954 Nov 2: W. Kerr Scott (Dem), elected; Paul C. West (Rep), defeated.
  • 1954 Nov 2: W. Kerr Scott (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1954 Nov 2: Sam J. Ervin, Jr. (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1956: Joel A. Johnson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1958: Richard C. Clark, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1958 Apr 16: W. Kerr Scott, died in office.
  • 1960: Kyle Hayes (Rep), defeated.
  • 1966 Nov 8: B. Everett Jordan (Dem), elected; John S. Shallcross (Rep), defeated.
  • 1968 Nov 5: Sam J. Ervin, Jr. (Dem), elected; Robert Vance Somers (Rep), defeated.
  • 1972 Nov 7: Jesse Helms (Rep), elected; Nick Galifianakis (Dem), defeated.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Robert Morgan (Dem), elected; William E. Stevens (Rep), defeated; Rudolph Nesmith (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Jesse Helms (Rep), elected; John R. Ingram (Dem), defeated.
  • 1980 Nov 4: John P. East (Rep), elected; Robert Morgan (Dem), defeated; F. W. Pasotto (Libertarian), defeated; Rebecca Finch (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1984 Nov 6: Jesse Helms (Rep), elected; James B. Hunt, Jr. (Dem), defeated; Bobby Y. Emory (Libertarian), defeated; Kate Daher (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1986 Jun 29: John P. East, died in office.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Terry Sanford (Dem), elected; James T. Broyhill (Rep), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Terry Sanford (Dem), elected; James T. Broyhill (Rep), defeated.
  • 1990: Mike F. Easley (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Jesse Helms (Rep), elected; Harvey B. Gantt (Dem), defeated.
  • 1992: Sue Myrick (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Lauch Faircloth (Rep), elected; Terry Sanford (Dem), defeated; Bobby Y. Emory (Libertarian), defeated; Bruce Kimball (Socialist Workers), defeated; Mary Ann Zakutney (Natural Law), defeated.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Jesse Helms (Rep), elected; Harvey B. Gantt (Dem), defeated; Ray Ubinger (Libertarian), defeated; J. Victor Pardo (Natural Law), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: John Edwards (Dem), elected; Lauch Faircloth (Rep), defeated; Barbara J. Howe (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Elizabeth Dole (Rep), elected; Erskine B. Bowles (Dem), defeated; Sean Haugh (Libertarian), defeated; Paul G. DeLaney, defeated.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Richard M. Burr (Rep), elected; Erskine B. Bowles (Dem), defeated; Tom Bailey (Libertarian), defeated; Walker F. Rucker, defeated.
  • 2014: Kay Hagan (Dem), defeated.
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