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Tennessee: U.S. Senators

U.S. Senators from Tennessee, 1796-2009 (May be incomplete!)
William Blount 1796-97 William Cocke 1796-97 William Cocke 1797 Joseph Anderson 1797-1815 Andrew Jackson 1797-98 Daniel Smith 1798-99 William Cocke 1799-1805 Daniel Smith 1805-09 Jenkin Whiteside 1809-11 George W. Campbell 1811-14 Jesse Wharton 1814-17 George W. Campbell 1815-18 John Williams 1815-23 John H. Eaton 1818-21 John H. Eaton 1821-29 Andrew Jackson 1823-25 Hugh L. White 1825-40 Felix Grundy 1829-38 Ephraim H. Foster 1837-39 Felix Grundy 1839-40 Alexander Outlaw Anderson 1840-41 A. O. P. Nicholson 1840-42 Ephraim H. Foster 1843-45 Spencer Jarnagin 1843-47 Hopkins Lacy Turney 1845-51 John Bell 1847-59 James C. Jones 1851-57 Andrew Johnson 1857-62 A. O. P. Nicholson 1859-61 Joseph S. Fowler 1866-71 David T. Patterson 1866-69 William G. Brownlow 1869-75 Henry Cooper 1871-77 Andrew Johnson 1875 David McKendree Key 1875-77 James Edmund Bailey 1877-81 Isham G. Harris 1877-97 Howell Edmunds Jackson 1881-86 Washington C. Whitthorne 1886-87 William B. Bate 1887-1905 Thomas B. Turley 1897-1901 Edward W. Carmack 1901-07 James B. Frazier 1905-11 Robert L. Taylor 1907-12 Luke Lea 1911-17 Newell Sanders 1912-13 William Robert Webb 1913 John K. Shields 1913-25 Kenneth D. McKellar 1917-53 Lawrence D. Tyson 1925-29 William E. Brock 1929-31 Cordell Hull 1931-33 Nathan L. Bachman 1933-37 George L. Berry 1937-38 A. Tom Stewart 1939-49 Estes Kefauver 1949-63 Albert Gore 1953-71 Herbert S. Walters 1963-65 Ross Bass 1964-67 Howard H. Baker 1967-85 Bill Brock 1971-77 James R. Sasser 1977-95 Al Gore 1985-93 Harlan Mathews 1993-94 Fred Thompson 1994- Bill Frist 1995- Lamar Alexander 2003- Bob Corker 2007-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1809 Mar 31: Daniel Smith, resigned.
  • 1840 Dec 19: Felix Grundy, died in office.
  • 1875 Jul 31: Andrew Johnson, died in office.
  • 1897 Jul 8: Isham G. Harris, died in office.
  • 1905 Mar 9: William B. Bate, died in office.
  • 1912 Mar 31: Robert L. Taylor, died in office.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Kenneth D. McKellar (Dem), elected; Ben W. Hooper (Rep), defeated; H. H. Mangum (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1918 Nov 5: John K. Shields (Dem), elected; H. Clay Evans (Rep), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Kenneth D. McKellar (Dem), elected; Newell Sanders (Rep), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Lawrence D. Tyson (Dem), elected; Hugh B. Lindsay (Rep), defeated; S. B. Williams, defeated.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Kenneth D. McKellar (Dem), elected; James A. Fowler (Rep), defeated.
  • 1929: Lawrence D. Tyson, died in office.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Cordell Hull (Dem), elected; Paul E. Divine (Rep), defeated; Sherman Bell (Communist), defeated.
  • 1930 Nov 4: William E. Brock (Dem), elected; F. Todd Meacham (Rep), defeated.
  • 1936 Nov 3: Nathan L. Bachman (Dem), elected; Dwayne D. Maddox (Rep), defeated; John R. Neal (Ind), defeated; Howard Kester (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1937 Apr 23: Nathan L. Bachman, died in office.
  • 1938: John R. Mitchell, defeated for nomination.
  • 1938 Nov 8: A. Tom Stewart (Dem), elected; Harley G. Fowler (Rep), defeated; John R. Neal (Ind), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Kenneth D. McKellar (Dem), elected; Howard H. Baker (Rep), defeated; John R. Neal (Ind), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: A. Tom Stewart (Dem), elected; F. Todd Meacham (Rep), defeated; John R. Neal (Ind), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Kenneth D. McKellar (Dem), elected; William B. Ladd (Rep), defeated; John R. Neal (Ind), defeated; Herman H. Ross (Ind), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: B. Carroll Reece (Rep), defeated.
  • 1954 Aug 5: Estes Kefauver (Dem), nominated; James Patton Sutton (Dem), defeated in primary; E. L. 'Ed' Brown (Dem), defeated in primary; John R. Neal (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1954 Nov 2: Estes Kefauver (Dem), elected; Thomas P. Wall, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1958 Aug 7: Albert Gore (Dem), nominated; Prentice Cooper (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1958 Nov 4: Albert Gore (Dem), elected; Hobart F. Atkins (Rep), defeated; Thomas Gouge, Jr., defeated.
  • 1963 Aug 10: Estes Kefauver, died in office.
  • 1963 Aug 20: Herbert S. Walters, appointed.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Albert Gore (Dem), elected; Dan H. Kuykendall (Rep), defeated.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Ross Bass (Dem), elected; Howard H. Baker (Rep), defeated; Melvin Babcock Morgan (Ind), defeated.
  • 1966 Nov 8: Howard H. Baker (Rep), elected; Frank G. Clement (Dem), defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Bill Brock (Rep), elected; Albert Gore (Dem), defeated; Cecil Pitard (American Independent), defeated; Dan R. East (Ind), defeated.
  • 1972 Nov 7: Howard H. Baker (Rep), elected; Ray Blanton (Dem), defeated; Dan R. East (Ind), defeated.
  • 1976 Nov 2: James R. Sasser (Dem), elected; Bill Brock (Rep), defeated; Mark Clark Bates (Ind), defeated; Willie C. Jacox (Ind), defeated; Arnold J. Zandie (Ind), defeated.
  • 1978 Nov 7: Howard H. Baker (Rep), elected; Jane G. Eskind (Dem), defeated; Thomas J. Anderson (Ind), defeated; Fern L. Keasler (Ind), defeated.
  • 1982 Nov 2: James R. Sasser (Dem), elected; Robin L. Beard, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 1984: Hubert D. Patty (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1984 Nov 6: Al Gore (Dem), elected; Victor Ashe (Rep), defeated; Ed McAteer (Ind), defeated; Khalil-Ullah Al-Muhaymin (Ind), defeated.
  • 1988: Hubert D. Patty (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1988 Nov 8: James R. Sasser (Dem), elected; William Andersen (Rep), defeated; Khalil-Ullah Al-Muhaymin (Ind), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: Al Gore (Dem), elected; William R. Hawkins (Rep), defeated; William Jacox (Ind), defeated; Charles G. Vick (Ind), defeated.
  • 1993 Jan 5: Harlan Mathews, appointed.
  • 1994: Bob Corker (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Bill Frist (Rep), elected; James R. Sasser (Dem), defeated; John Jay Hooker (Ind), defeated; Charles F. Johnson (Ind), defeated; Philip L. Kienlen (Ind), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Fred Thompson (Rep), elected; Jim Cooper (Dem), defeated; Charles N. Hancock (Ind), defeated; Charles M. Moore (Ind), defeated; Terry L. Lytle (Ind), defeated; Kerry Martin (Ind), defeated; Jon Walls (Ind), defeated; Hobart Lumpkin (Ind), defeated; Don Schneller (Ind), defeated.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Fred Thompson (Rep), elected; Houston Gordon (Dem), defeated; John Jay Hooker (Ind), defeated; Bruce Gold (Ind), defeated; Robert O. Watson (Ind), defeated; Greg Samples (Ind), defeated; Philip L. Kienlen (Ind), defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Bill Frist (Rep), elected; Jeff Clark (Dem), defeated; Tom Burrell (Green), defeated; Charles F. Johnson (Ind), defeated; Robert O. Watson (Ind), defeated; David Jarrod Ownby (Ind), defeated; Joel Kinstle (Ind), defeated.
  • 2002: Ed Bryant (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 2002 Nov 5: Lamar Alexander (Rep), elected; Robert N. Clement (Dem), defeated; John Jay Hooker (Ind), defeated; Wesley M. Baker (Ind), defeated; Connie Gammon (Ind), defeated; Karl Stanley Davidson (Ind), defeated; Basil J. Marceaux (Ind), defeated; H. Gary Keplinger (Ind), defeated.
  • 2006: Bob Corker (Rep), elected.
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