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Virginia: U.S. Senators

U.S. Senators from Virginia, 1789-2022 (May be incomplete!)
William Grayson 1789-90 Richard Henry Lee 1789-92 John Walker 1790 James Monroe 1790-94 John Taylor of Caroline 1792-94 Stevens Thomson Mason 1794-1803 Henry Tazewell 1794-99 Wilson C. Nicholas 1799-1804 John Taylor of Caroline 1803 Abraham Bedford Venable 1803-04 William B. Giles 1804 Andrew Moore 1804-09 William B. Giles 1805-15 Richard Brent 1809-14 James Barbour 1815-25 Armistead T. Mason 1816-17 John Wayles Eppes 1817-21 James Pleasants 1819-22 John Taylor of Caroline 1822-24 Littleton W. Tazewell 1824-32 John Randolph of Roanoke 1825-27 John Tyler 1827-36 William Cabell Rives 1832-34 Benjamin W. Leigh 1834-36 William Cabell Rives 1836-39 Richard Elliott Parker 1836-37 William H. Roane 1837-41 William Cabell Rives 1841-45 William S. Archer 1841-47 Isaac Samuels Pennybacker 1845-47 James M. Mason 1847-61 Robert M. T. Hunter 1847-61 Waitman T. Willey 1861 John S. Carlile 1861-65 Lemuel Jackson Bowden 1863-64 John W. Johnston 1870-71 John F. Lewis 1870-75 John W. Johnston 1871-83 Robert Enoch Withers 1875-81 William Mahone 1881-87 Harrison H. Riddleberger 1883-89 John W. Daniel 1887-1910 John S. Barbour, Jr. 1889-92 Eppa Hunton 1891-95 Thomas S. Martin 1895-1919 Claude A. Swanson 1910-33 Carter Glass 1920-46 Harry F. Byrd 1933-65 Thomas G. Burch 1946 A. Willis Robertson 1946-67 Harry F. Byrd, Jr. 1965-83 William B. Spong, Jr. 1966-73 William Lloyd Scott 1973-79 John W. Warner 1979- Paul S. Trible, Jr. 1983-89 Chuck Robb 1989-2001 George F. Allen, Jr. 2001-07 Jim Webb 2007-13 Mark Warner 2009- Tim Kaine 2013-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1790 Mar 12: William Grayson, died in office.
  • 1799: Henry Tazewell, died in office.
  • 1803 May 9: Stevens Thomson Mason, died in office.
  • 1814 Dec 30: Richard Brent, died in office.
  • 1824 Aug 21: John Taylor of Caroline, died in office.
  • 1847: Isaac Samuels Pennybacker, died in office.
  • 1864 Jan 2: Lemuel Jackson Bowden, died in office.
  • 1892 May 14: John S. Barbour, Jr., died in office.
  • 1910 Jun 29: John W. Daniel, died in office.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Claude A. Swanson (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1918 Nov 5: Thomas S. Martin (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1919: Thomas S. Martin, died in office.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Carter Glass (Dem), elected; J. R. Pollard (Rep), defeated.
  • 1922 Aug 1: Claude A. Swanson (Dem), nominated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Claude A. Swanson (Dem), elected; J. W. McGavock (Rep), defeated; Matt N. Lewis (Ind), defeated.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Carter Glass (Dem), elected; William N. Doak (Rep), defeated; Carroll L. Riker (Progressive), defeated.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Claude A. Swanson (Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1930 Nov 4: Carter Glass (Dem), elected; J. Cloyd Byars (Ind), defeated; Joe C. Morgan (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1933: Elizabeth Lewis Otey (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1936: Donald Burke (Communist), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Harry F. Byrd (Dem), elected; Hilliard Berstein, defeated; Alice Burke (Communist), defeated.
  • 1942 Nov 3: Carter Glass (Dem), elected; Lawrence S. Wilkes (Socialist), defeated; Alice Burke (Communist), defeated.
  • 1946 May 28: Carter Glass, died in office.
  • 1946 Nov 5: A. Willis Robertson (Dem), elected; Robert Woods (Rep), defeated; Lawrence S. Wilkes (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Harry F. Byrd (Dem), elected; Lester S. Parsons (Rep), defeated; Howard H. Carwile (Ind), defeated; Alice Burke (Communist), defeated; Thomas E. Boorde (Prohibition), defeated; Clarke T. Robb (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1948 Nov 2: Robert H. Woods (Rep), defeated; Howard H. Carwile (Ind), defeated.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Harry F. Byrd (Dem), elected; Richard A. May (Rep), defeated; James W. Respess (Ind), defeated; J. B. Brayman (Ind), defeated; Milton L. Green (Ind), defeated; Robert E. Poole, Jr. (Ind), defeated; Willie T. Wright (Ind), defeated.
  • 1966 Nov 8: William B. Spong, Jr. (Dem), elected; James P. Ould, Jr. (Rep), defeated; F. Lee Hawthorne (Ind), defeated.
  • 1966 Nov 8: Harry F. Byrd, Jr. (Dem), elected; Lawrence M. Traylor (Rep), defeated; John W. Carter (Ind), defeated; J. B. Brayman (Ind), defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Harry F. Byrd, Jr. (Ind), elected; George C. Rawlings, Jr. (Dem), defeated; Ray Garland (Rep), defeated.
  • 1972 Nov 7: William Lloyd Scott (Rep), elected; William B. Spong, Jr. (Dem), defeated; Horace E. Henderson (Ind), defeated.
  • 1976 Nov 2: Harry F. Byrd, Jr. (Ind), elected; Elmo R. Zumwalt, Jr. (Dem), defeated; Martin H. Perper (Ind), defeated.
  • 1978: Richard D. Obenshain (Rep), candidate, but died before the election.
  • 1978: Linwood Holton (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1978 Nov 7: John W. Warner (Rep), elected; Andrew P. Miller (Dem), defeated.
  • 1979 Jan 2: John W. Warner, appointed.
  • 1982: Virgil H. Goode, Jr. (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1982 Nov 2: Paul S. Trible, Jr. (Rep), elected; Richard J. Davis, Jr. (Dem), defeated.
  • 1984 Nov 6: John W. Warner (Rep), elected; Edythe C. Harrison (Dem), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Chuck Robb (Dem), elected; Maurice A. Dawkins (Rep), defeated.
  • 1990 Nov 6: John W. Warner (Rep), elected; Nancy B. Spannaus (Ind), defeated.
  • 1994: Virgil H. Goode, Jr. (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Chuck Robb (Dem), elected; Oliver L. North (Rep), defeated; J. Marshall Coleman (Ind), defeated; L. Douglas Wilder (Ind), defeated.
  • 1996 Nov 5: John W. Warner (Rep), elected; Mark Warner (Dem), defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: George F. Allen, Jr. (Rep), elected; Chuck Robb (Dem), defeated.
  • 2002 Nov 5: John W. Warner (Rep), elected; Nancy B. Spannaus (Ind), defeated; Jacob G. Hornberger, Jr. (Ind), defeated.
  • 2006: George F. Allen, Jr. (Rep), defeated.
  • 2008 Nov 4: Bill Redpath (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2014: Ed Gillespie (Rep), defeated; Robert C. Sarvis (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 2018: Corey Stewart (Rep), defeated.
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