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Nevada: U.S. Senators

U.S. Senators from Nevada, 1864-2016 (May be incomplete!)
William M. Stewart 1864-75 James W. Nye 1864-73 John P. Jones 1873-1903 William Sharon 1875-81 James G. Fair 1881-87 William M. Stewart 1887-1905 Francis G. Newlands 1903-17 George S. Nixon 1905-12 William Alexander Massey 1912-13 Key Pittman 1913-40 Charles B. Henderson 1918-21 Tasker L. Oddie 1921-33 Patrick A. McCarran 1933-54 Berkeley L. Bunker 1940-42 James G. Scrugham 1942-45 Edward P. Carville 1945-47 George W. Malone 1947-59 Ernest S. Brown 1954 Alan Bible 1954-74 Howard W. Cannon 1959-83 Paul Laxalt 1974-87 Chic Hecht 1983-89 Harry Reid 1987- Richard H. Bryan 1989-2001 John E. Ensign 2001-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1908 Nov 3: Francis G. Newlands (Dem), elected; Patrick L. Flanigan (Rep), defeated; T. C. Lutz (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1910 Nov 8: George S. Nixon (Rep), elected; Key Pittman (Dem), defeated; Jud Harris (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1912 Jun 5: George S. Nixon, died in office.
  • 1912 Nov 5: Key Pittman (Dem), elected; William Alexander Massey (Rep), defeated; G. A. Steele (Socialist), defeated; S. Summerfield (Progressive), defeated.
  • 1914 Nov 3: Francis G. Newlands (Dem), elected; Sam Platt (Rep), defeated; A. Grant Miller (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Key Pittman (Dem), elected; Sam Platt (Rep), defeated; A. Grant Miller (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1917 Dec 24: Francis G. Newlands, died in office.
  • 1918 Jan 12: Charles B. Henderson, appointed.
  • 1918 Nov 5: Charles B. Henderson (Dem), elected; Edwin E. Roberts (Rep), defeated; Anne Martin (Ind), defeated; Martin J. Scanlan (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Tasker L. Oddie (Rep), elected; Charles B. Henderson (Dem), defeated; Anne Martin (Ind), defeated; James Jepson (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1922 Sep 5: Charles S. Chandler (Rep), nominated; Samuel S. Arentz (Rep), defeated in primary; Sam Platt (Rep), defeated in primary; Peter Buol (Rep), defeated in primary; Lydia Adams-Williams (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Key Pittman (Dem), elected; Charles S. Chandler (Rep), defeated.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Tasker L. Oddie (Rep), elected; Raymond T. Baker (Dem), defeated; George A. Bice (Ind), defeated.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Key Pittman (Dem), elected; Sam Platt (Rep), defeated.
  • 1932 Nov 8: Patrick A. McCarran (Dem), elected; Tasker L. Oddie (Rep), defeated.
  • 1934 Nov 6: Key Pittman (Dem), elected; George W. Malone (Rep), defeated; John P. Reynolds (Ind), defeated.
  • 1938 Nov 8: Patrick A. McCarran (Dem), elected; Tasker L. Oddie (Rep), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Key Pittman (Dem), elected; Sam Platt (Rep), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 10: Key Pittman, died in office.
  • 1942: Berkeley L. Bunker (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1942 Nov 3: James G. Scrugham (Dem), elected; Cecil W. Creel (Rep), defeated.
  • 1944: Vail Pittman (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Patrick A. McCarran (Dem), elected; George W. Malone (Rep), defeated.
  • 1945 Jun 23: James G. Scrugham, died in office.
  • 1946 Nov 5: George W. Malone (Rep), elected; Berkeley L. Bunker (Dem), defeated.
  • 1954 Sep 28: Patrick A. McCarran, died in office.
  • 1956: Harvey Dickerson, defeated.
  • 1964: Harry E. Claiborne (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Howard W. Cannon (Dem), elected; Paul Laxalt (Rep), defeated.
  • 1968 Nov 5: Alan Bible (Dem), elected; Ed Fike (Rep), defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Howard W. Cannon (Dem), elected; William J. Raggio (Rep), defeated; Harold G. DeSellem (American Independent), defeated.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Paul Laxalt (Rep), elected; Harry Reid (Dem), defeated; Jack C. Doyle (Independent American), defeated.
  • 1976 Nov 2: Howard W. Cannon (Dem), elected; David Towell (Rep), defeated; Byron D. Young (Independent American), defeated; Dan Becan (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1980 Nov 4: Paul Laxalt (Rep), elected; Mary Gojack (Dem), defeated; A. Allen Hacker (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1982 Nov 2: Chic Hecht (Rep), elected; Howard W. Cannon (Dem), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Harry Reid (Dem), elected; Jim Santini (Rep), defeated; H. Kent Cromwell (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Richard H. Bryan (Dem), elected; Chic Hecht (Rep), defeated; James Frye (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Harry Reid (Dem), elected; Demar Dahl (Rep), defeated; Joe S. Garcia, Jr. (Independent American), defeated; Lois Avery (Natural Law), defeated; H. Kent Cromwell (Libertarian), defeated; Harry Tootle (Populist), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Richard H. Bryan (Dem), elected; Hal Furman (Rep), defeated; Anna Nevenich (Ind), defeated; Bob Days (Libertarian), defeated; Neal A. Grasteit (Independent American), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Harry Reid (Dem), elected; John E. Ensign (Rep), defeated; Michael Cloud (Libertarian), defeated; Michael E. Williams (Natural Law), defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: John E. Ensign (Rep), elected; Ed Bernstein (Dem), defeated; Kathryn Rusco (Green), defeated; J. J. Johnson (Libertarian), defeated; Ernie Berghof (Independent American), defeated; Bill Grutzmacher (Citizens First), defeated.
  • 2004 Nov 2: Harry Reid (Dem), elected; Richard Ziser (Rep), defeated; Thomas L. Hurst (Libertarian), defeated; David K. Schumann (Independent American), defeated; Gary Marinch (Natural Law), defeated.
  • 2006 Aug 15: Jack Carter (Dem), nominated; Ruby Jee Tun (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2006 Aug 15: John E. Ensign (Rep), nominated; Edward Hamilton (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2006 Nov 7: John E. Ensign (Rep), elected; Jack Carter (Dem), defeated; David K. Schumann (Independent American), defeated; Brendan J. Trainor (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2016: Joe Heck (Rep), defeated.
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