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Ohio: U.S. Senators

U.S. Senators from Ohio, 1803-2016 (May be incomplete!)
John Smith 1803-08 Thomas Worthington 1803-07 Edward Tiffin 1807-09 Return J. Meigs, Jr. 1808-10 Stanley Griswold 1809-11 Alexander Campbell 1809-13 Thomas Worthington 1810-14 Jeremiah Morrow 1813-19 Joseph Kerr 1814-15 Benjamin Ruggles 1815-33 William Allen Trimble 1819-21 Ethan A. Brown 1822-25 William Henry Harrison 1825-28 Jacob Burnet 1828-31 Thomas Ewing 1831-37 Thomas Morris 1833-39 William Allen 1837-49 Benjamin Tappan 1839-45 Thomas Corwin 1845-50 Salmon P. Chase 1849-55 Thomas Ewing 1850-51 Benjamin F. Wade 1851-69 George E. Pugh 1855-61 Salmon P. Chase 1861 John Sherman 1861-77 Allen G. Thurman 1869-81 Stanley Matthews 1877-79 George H. Pendleton 1879-85 John Sherman 1881-97 Henry B. Payne 1885-91 Calvin S. Brice 1891-97 Joseph B. Foraker 1897-1909 Marcus A. Hanna 1897-1904 Charles W. F. Dick 1904-11 Theodore E. Burton 1909-15 Atlee Pomerene 1911-23 Warren G. Harding 1915-21 Frank B. Willis 1921-28 Simeon D. Fess 1923-35 Cyrus Locher 1928 Theodore E. Burton 1928-29 Roscoe C. McCulloch 1929-30 Robert J. Bulkley 1930-39 A. Vic Donahey 1935-41 Robert A. Taft 1939-53 Harold H. Burton 1941-45 James W. Huffman 1945-46 Kingsley A. Taft 1946-47 John W. Bricker 1947-59 Thomas A. Burke 1953-54 George H. Bender 1954-57 Frank J. Lausche 1957-69 Stephen M. Young 1959-71 William B. Saxbe 1969-74 Robert Taft, Jr. 1971-76 Howard M. Metzenbaum 1974 John Glenn 1975-99 Howard M. Metzenbaum 1977-95 Mike DeWine 1995-2007 George V. Voinovich 1999-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1808 Mar 3: Edward Tiffin, resigned.
  • 1808 Apr 25: John Smith, resigned.
  • 1821 Dec 13: William Allen Trimble, died in office.
  • 1853: Ephraim Ralph Eckley, defeated.
  • 1904 Feb 15: Marcus A. Hanna, died in office.
  • 1914 Nov 3: Warren G. Harding (Rep), elected; Timothy S. Hogan (Dem), defeated; Arthur L. Garford (Progressive), defeated; E. K. Hitchens (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Atlee Pomerene (Dem), elected; Myron T. Herrick (Rep), defeated; C. E. Ruthenberg (Socialist), defeated; Aaron S. Watkins (Prohibition), defeated; Jacob S. Coxey, defeated.
  • 1920 Aug 10: W. A. Julian (Dem), nominated; A. F. O'Neil (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1920 Aug 10: Frank B. Willis (Rep), nominated; Walter F. Brown (Rep), defeated in primary; R. M. Wanamaker (Rep), defeated in primary; Macy Walcutt (Rep), defeated in primary; J. P. Walser (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Frank B. Willis (Rep), elected; W. A. Julian (Dem), defeated; Henry B. Strong, defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Simeon D. Fess (Rep), elected; Atlee Pomerene (Dem), defeated; Virginia D. Green (Ind), defeated.
  • 1926 Aug 10: Atlee Pomerene (Dem), nominated; Florence E. Allen (Dem), defeated in primary; Charles E. Wharton (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1926 Aug 10: Frank B. Willis (Rep), nominated; Albert D. Alcorn (Rep), defeated in primary; Alfred J. Fiorini (Rep), defeated in primary; Charles Q. Hildebrant (Rep), defeated in primary; Thomas W. Latham (Rep), defeated in primary; Lloyd A. Price (Rep), defeated in primary; George L. Watson (Rep), defeated in primary; Charles W. F. Dick (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Frank B. Willis (Rep), elected; Atlee Pomerene (Dem), defeated; John D. Goerke (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1928 Mar 30: Frank B. Willis, died in office.
  • 1928 Aug 14: George White (Dem), defeated in primary; Charles V. Truax (Dem), nominated; Frank F. Gentsch (Dem), defeated in primary; Charles E. Wharton (Dem), defeated in primary; Thomas S. Wright (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1928 Aug 14: Graham P. Hunt (Dem), nominated; Cyrus Locher (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1928 Aug 14: Simeon D. Fess (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1928 Aug 14: Theodore E. Burton (Rep), nominated; Jacob S. Coxey (Rep), defeated in primary; H. D. Cook (Rep), defeated in primary; Charles W. F. Dick (Rep), defeated in primary; Carrington T. Marshall (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Simeon D. Fess (Rep), elected; Charles V. Truax (Dem), defeated; Joseph Willnecker (Workers Communist), defeated; James Goward (Socialist Labor), defeated; J. Wetherell Hutton (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Theodore E. Burton (Rep), elected; Graham P. Hunt (Dem), defeated; Israel Amter (Workers Communist), defeated; Anna K. Storck (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1929 Oct 28: Theodore E. Burton, died in office.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Robert J. Bulkley (Dem), elected; Roscoe C. McCulloch (Rep), defeated.
  • 1932: Jacob S. Coxey (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1932: Gilbert Bettman (Rep), defeated.
  • 1934: Charles West, defeated for nomination.
  • 1934: Jacob S. Coxey (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1938 Aug 9: Robert J. Bulkley (Dem), nominated; George White (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1938 Aug 9: Robert A. Taft (Rep), nominated; Arthur H. Day (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1938 Nov 8: Robert A. Taft (Rep), elected; Robert J. Bulkley (Dem), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Harold H. Burton (Rep), elected; John McSweeney (Dem), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Robert A. Taft (Rep), elected; William G. Pickrel (Dem), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Kingsley A. Taft (Rep), elected; Henry P. Webber (Dem), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: John W. Bricker (Rep), elected; James W. Huffman (Dem), defeated; William Farkas (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Robert A. Taft (Rep), elected; Joseph T. Ferguson (Dem), defeated.
  • 1953 Jul 31: Robert A. Taft, died in office.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Stephen M. Young (Dem), elected; Robert Taft, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1968 Nov 5: William B. Saxbe (Rep), elected; John J. Gilligan (Dem), defeated.
  • 1970 May 5: James A. Rhodes (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Robert Taft, Jr. (Rep), elected; Howard M. Metzenbaum (Dem), defeated; Richard B. Kay (American Independent), defeated; John O'Neill (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1974 Nov 5: John Glenn (Dem), elected; Ralph J. Perk (Rep), defeated; K. G. Harroff (Ind), defeated; Richard B. Kay (Ind), defeated.
  • 1976: James Vincent Stanton (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1976 Nov 2: Howard M. Metzenbaum (Dem), elected; Robert Taft, Jr. (Rep), defeated; John O'Neill (Ind), defeated; Donald E. Babcock (American), defeated; Emma Lila Fundaburk (Ind), defeated; Melissa Singler (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1980 Nov 4: John Glenn (Dem), elected; James E. Betts (Rep), defeated; John E. Powers (Ind), defeated; Rich Nagin (Ind), defeated.
  • 1982 Nov 2: Howard M. Metzenbaum (Dem), elected; Paul E. Pfeifer (Rep), defeated; Alicia Merel (Ind), defeated; Philip Herzing (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: John Glenn (Dem), elected; Thomas N. Kindness (Rep), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Howard M. Metzenbaum (Dem), elected; George V. Voinovich (Rep), defeated.
  • 1992 Nov 3: John Glenn (Dem), elected; Mike DeWine (Rep), defeated; Martha Grevatt (Ind), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Mike DeWine (Rep), elected; Joel Hyatt (Dem), defeated; Joseph J. Slovenec (Ind), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: George V. Voinovich (Rep), elected; Mary O. Boyle (Dem), defeated.
  • 2000: Richard Cordray (Dem), defeated in primary; Marvin A. McMickle (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2000 Mar 7: Daniel I. Radakovich (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Mike DeWine (Rep), elected; Ted Celeste (Dem), defeated; John R. McAlister (Libertarian), defeated; John A. Eastman (Natural Law), defeated.
  • 2004 Nov 2: George V. Voinovich (Rep), elected; Eric Fingerhut (Dem), defeated; Helen Meyers, defeated.
  • 2006 Nov 7: Richard A. Duncan, defeated.
  • 2016 Nov 8: Ted Strickland (Dem), defeated.
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