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Vermont: U.S. Senators

U.S. Senators from Vermont, 1791-2020 (May be incomplete!)
Stephen R. Bradley 1791-95 Moses Robinson 1791-96 Elijah Paine 1795-1801 Isaac Tichenor 1796-97 Nathaniel Chipman 1797-1803 Stephen R. Bradley 1801-13 Israel Smith 1803-07 Jonathan Robinson 1807-15 Dudley Chase 1813-19 Isaac Tichenor 1815-21 James Fisk 1817-19 William A. Palmer 1818-25 Horatio Seymour 1821-33 Dudley Chase 1825-31 Samuel Prentiss 1831-42 Benjamin Swift 1833-39 Samuel S. Phelps 1839-51 Samuel C. Crafts 1842-43 William Upham 1843-53 Solomon Foot 1851-66 Samuel S. Phelps 1853-54 Lawrence Brainerd 1854-55 Jacob Collamer 1855-65 George F. Edmunds 1865-91 Luke P. Poland 1865-67 Justin S. Morrill 1867-98 Redfield Proctor 1891-1908 Jonathan Ross 1899-1900 William P. Dillingham 1900-23 John W. Stewart 1908 Carroll S. Page 1908-23 Frank L. Greene 1923-30 Porter H. Dale 1923-33 Frank C. Partridge 1930-31 Warren R. Austin 1931-46 Ernest W. Gibson 1933-40 Ernest William Gibson 1940-41 George D. Aiken 1941-75 Ralph E. Flanders 1946-59 Winston L. Prouty 1959-71 Robert T. Stafford 1971-89 Patrick J. Leahy 1975- James M. Jeffords 1989- Bernie Sanders 2007-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1807 Oct 1: Israel Smith, resigned.
  • 1853 Jan 14: William Upham, died in office.
  • 1865 Nov 9: Jacob Collamer, died in office.
  • 1866 Mar 28: Solomon Foot, died in office.
  • 1898 Dec 28: Justin S. Morrill, died in office.
  • 1908 Mar 4: Redfield Proctor, died in office.
  • 1914 Nov 3: William P. Dillingham (Rep), elected; Charles A. Prouty (Progressive & Dem & Prohibition), defeated; James Canfield (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1916: Charles W. Gates (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Carroll S. Page (Rep), elected; Oscar C. Miller (Rep), defeated; Norman E. Greensler (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: William P. Dillingham (Rep), elected; Howard E. Shaw (Dem), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Frank L. Greene (Rep & Prohibition), elected; William B. Mayo (Dem), defeated.
  • 1923 Jul 12: William P. Dillingham, died in office.
  • 1926 Nov 2: Porter H. Dale (Rep & Prohibition), elected; James E. Kennedy (Dem), defeated.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Frank L. Greene (Rep), elected; Fred C. Martin (Dem), defeated.
  • 1930 Dec 17: Frank L. Greene, died in office.
  • 1933 Oct 6: Porter H. Dale, died in office.
  • 1938 Nov 8: Ernest W. Gibson (Rep), elected; John McGrath (Dem), defeated.
  • 1940 Jun 20: Ernest W. Gibson, died in office.
  • 1940 Nov 5: George D. Aiken (Rep), elected; Herbert B. Comings (Dem), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Warren R. Austin (Rep), elected; Ona S. Searles (Dem), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: George D. Aiken (Rep), elected; Harry W. Witters (Dem), defeated.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Ralph E. Flanders (Rep), elected; Charles P. McDevitt (Dem), defeated.
  • 1950 Nov 7: George D. Aiken (Rep), elected; James E. Bigelow (Dem), defeated.
  • 1958: Lee E. Emerson (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1962 Sep 11: W. Robert Johnson, Sr. (Dem), nominated; William H. Meyer (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1962 Sep 11: George D. Aiken (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 1962 Nov 6: George D. Aiken (Rep), elected; W. Robert Johnson, Sr. (Dem), defeated.
  • 1964: William H. Meyer (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Winston L. Prouty (Rep), elected; Frederick J. Fayette (Dem), defeated.
  • 1968 Nov 5: George D. Aiken (Rep & Dem), elected unopposed.
  • 1970 Nov 3: Winston L. Prouty (Rep), elected; Philip H. Hoff (Dem), defeated; William H. Meyer (Liberty Union), defeated.
  • 1971 Sep 10: Winston L. Prouty, died in office.
  • 1971 Sep 16: Robert T. Stafford, appointed.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Patrick J. Leahy (Dem & Independent Vermonters), elected; Richard W. Mallary (Rep), defeated; Bernie Sanders (Liberty Union), defeated.
  • 1976 Nov 2: Robert T. Stafford (Rep), elected; Thomas P. Salmon (Dem), defeated; Nancy Kaufman (Liberty Union), defeated.
  • 1980 Nov 4: Patrick J. Leahy (Dem), elected; Stewart Ledbetter (Rep), defeated; Anthony N. Doria (Ind), defeated; Earl Gardner (Liberty Union), defeated.
  • 1982 Nov 2: Robert T. Stafford (Rep), elected; James A. Guest (Dem), defeated; Michael Hackett (Ind), defeated; Ion Laskaris (Citizens), defeated; Bo Adlerbert (Libertarian), defeated; Jerry Levy (Liberty Union), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Patrick J. Leahy (Dem), elected; Richard A. Snelling (Rep), defeated; Anthony N. Doria (Conservative), defeated; Jerry Levy (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1988 Nov 8: James M. Jeffords (Rep), elected; William B. Gray (Dem), defeated; Jerry Levy (Liberty Union), defeated; King Milne (Ind), defeated.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Patrick J. Leahy (Dem), elected; Jim Douglas (Rep), defeated; Jerry Levy (Liberty Union), defeated; Michael B. Godeck (Freedom for LaRouche), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: James M. Jeffords (Rep), elected; Jan Backus (Dem), defeated; Gavin T. Mills (Ind), defeated; Matthew S. Mulligan (Ind), defeated; Bob Melamede (Grassroots), defeated; Jerry Levy (Liberty Union), defeated; J. Victor Pardo (Natural Law), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Patrick J. Leahy (Dem), elected; Fred Tuttle (Rep), defeated; Hugh Douglas (Libertarian), defeated; Barry M. Nelson (Ind), defeated; Bob Melamede (Vermont Grassroots), defeated; Jerry Levy (Liberty Union), defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: James M. Jeffords (Rep), elected; Edward Flanagan (Dem), defeated; Charles W. Russell (Constitution), defeated; Rick Hubbard (Ind), defeated; Billy Greer (Vermont Grassroots), defeated; Hugh Douglas (Libertarian), defeated; Jerry Levy (Liberty Union), defeated.
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