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Wisconsin: U.S. Senators

U.S. Senators from Wisconsin, 1848-2012 (May be incomplete!)
Henry Dodge 1848-57 Isaac P. Walker 1848-55 Charles Durkee 1855-61 James R. Doolittle 1857-69 Timothy O. Howe 1861-79 Matthew H. Carpenter 1869-75 Angus Cameron 1875-81 Matthew H. Carpenter 1879-81 Philetus Sawyer 1881-93 Angus Cameron 1881-85 John C. Spooner 1885-91 William F. Vilas 1891-97 John L. Mitchell 1893-99 John C. Spooner 1897-1907 Joseph Very Quarles 1899-1905 Robert M. LaFollette 1906-25 Isaac Stephenson 1907-15 Paul O. Husting 1915-17 Irvine L. Lenroot 1918-27 Robert M. LaFollette, Jr. 1925-47 John J. Blaine 1927-33 F. Ryan Duffy 1933-39 Alexander Wiley 1939-63 Joseph R. McCarthy 1947-57 William Proxmire 1957-89 Gaylord A. Nelson 1963-81 Robert W. Kasten, Jr. 1981-93 Herbert H. Kohl 1989- Russell D. Feingold 1993-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1881 Feb 24: Matthew H. Carpenter, died in office.
  • 1914 Nov 3: Paul O. Husting (Dem), elected; Francis E. McGovern (Rep), defeated; Emil Seidel (Social Democratic), defeated; Charles L. Hill (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1916 Nov 7: Robert M. LaFollette (Rep), elected; William F. Wolfe (Dem), defeated; Richard Elsner (Socialist), defeated; Charles L. Hill (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1917 Oct 21: Paul O. Husting, died in office.
  • 1918 Apr 2: Irvine L. Lenroot (Rep), elected; Joseph E. Davies (Dem), defeated; Victor L. Berger (Socialist), defeated; A. J. Benjamin (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Irvine L. Lenroot (Rep), elected; James Thompson (Ind), defeated; Paul S. Reinsch (Dem), defeated; Frank J. Weber (Socialist), defeated; Clyde D. Mead (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1922 Nov 7: Robert M. LaFollette (Rep), elected; Jesse Jack Hooper (Independent Democratic), defeated; Adolph R. Bucknam (Prohibition), defeated; Richard Koeppel (Independent Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1925: John M. Work (Socialist), defeated.
  • 1925 Jun 18: Robert M. LaFollette, died in office.
  • 1926 Nov 2: John J. Blaine (Rep), elected; Charles D. Rosa (Independent Progressive Republican), defeated; Thomas M. Kearney (Dem), defeated; Leo Krzycki (Socialist), defeated; J. N. Tittemore (Ind), defeated; Ella Tenney Sanford (Prohibition), defeated; Richard Koeppel (Independent Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Robert M. LaFollette, Jr. (Rep), elected; William H. Markham (Independent Republican), defeated; David W. Emerson (Prohibition), defeated; Richard Koeppel (Independent Socialist Labor), defeated; John Kasun (Workers), defeated.
  • 1932 Sep 20: F. Ryan Duffy (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 1932 Sep 20: John B. Chapple (Rep), nominated; John J. Blaine (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1932 Sep 20: Emil Seidel (Socialist), nominated unopposed.
  • 1932 Sep 20: Harvey A. Knapp (Prohibition), nominated; Henry O. Meisel (Prohibition), defeated in primary.
  • 1932 Nov 8: F. Ryan Duffy (Dem), elected; John B. Chapple (Rep), defeated; Emil Seidel (Socialist), defeated; Harvey A. Knapp (Prohibition), defeated; Ray Hansborough (Communist), defeated.
  • 1938: William H. Stafford (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1938 Nov 8: Alexander Wiley (Rep), elected; Herman L. Ekern (Progressive), defeated; F. Ryan Duffy (Dem), defeated; John B. Chapple (Independent Townsend Republican), defeated; Fred B. Blair (Communist), defeated; Joseph Ehrhardt (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1940 Nov 5: Robert M. LaFollette, Jr. (Progressive), elected; Fred H. Clausen (Rep), defeated; James E. Finnegan (Dem), defeated; Ted Furman (Communist), defeated; Adolf Wiggert (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1944 Nov 7: Alexander Wiley (Rep), elected; Howard J. McMurray (Dem), defeated; Harry Sauthoff (Progressive), defeated; Walter H. Uphoff (Socialist), defeated; Adolf Wiggert (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1946: Robert M. LaFollette, Jr. (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1946 Nov 5: Joseph R. McCarthy (Rep), elected; Howard J. McMurray (Dem), defeated; Edwin W. Knappe (Socialist), defeated; Georgia Cozzini (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1950 Sep 19: Thomas E. Fairchild (Dem), nominated; William E. Sanderson (Dem), defeated in primary; Daniel W. Hoan (Dem), defeated in primary; LaVern R. Dilweg (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1950 Sep 19: Alexander Wiley (Rep), nominated; Edward J. Finan (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1950 Nov 7: Alexander Wiley (Rep), elected; Thomas E. Fairchild (Dem), defeated; Edwin W. Knappe (Socialist), defeated; Perry J. Stearns (Ind), defeated; James E. Boulton (Ind), defeated; Artemio Cozzini (Ind), defeated.
  • 1952: John A. Gronouski, Jr. (Dem), defeated; Thomas E. Fairchild (Dem), defeated.
  • 1956 Sep 11: Henry W. Maier (Dem), nominated; Elliot N. Walstead (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1956 Sep 11: Alexander Wiley (Rep), nominated; Glenn R. Davis (Rep), defeated in primary; Howard H. Boyle, Jr. (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1956 Nov 6: Alexander Wiley (Rep), elected; Henry W. Maier (Dem), defeated; Walter E. Semrau (Ind), defeated.
  • 1957 May 2: Joseph R. McCarthy, died in office.
  • 1957 Jul 30: William Proxmire (Dem), nominated; Clement J. Zablocki (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1957 Jul 30: Walter J. Kohler, Jr. (Rep), nominated; Glenn R. Davis (Rep), defeated in primary; Alvin E. O'Konski (Rep), defeated in primary; Warren P. Knowles (Rep), defeated in primary; Henry P. Hughes (Rep), defeated in primary; Gerald D. Lorge (Rep), defeated in primary; John C. Schafer (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1957 Aug 27: William Proxmire (Dem), elected; Walter J. Kohler, Jr. (Rep), defeated; Howard J. Boyle (Ind), defeated; Douglas J. Wheaton (Ind), defeated; Georgia Cozzini (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1964 Nov 3: William Proxmire (Dem), elected; Wilbur N. Renk (Rep), defeated; Kenneth F. Klinkerk (Ind), defeated; Wayne Leverenz (Ind), defeated.
  • 1968 Nov 5: Gaylord A. Nelson (Dem), elected; Jerris Leonard (Rep), defeated.
  • 1970 Nov 3: William Proxmire (Dem), elected; John E. Erickson (Rep), defeated; Edmond E. Hou-Seye (American Independent), defeated; Elizabeth Boardman (Ind), defeated; Martha M. Quinn (Socialist Workers), defeated; Adolf Wiggert (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1974 Nov 5: Gaylord A. Nelson (Dem), elected; Thomas E. Petri (Rep), defeated; Gerald L. McFarren (American), defeated; Roman R. Blenski (Ind), defeated.
  • 1976 Nov 2: William Proxmire (Dem), elected; Stanley York (Rep), defeated; William O. Hart (Democratic Socialist), defeated; Robert Schwartz (Socialist Workers), defeated; Michael A. MacLaurin (U.S. Labor), defeated; Robert E. Nordlander (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1980 Nov 4: Robert W. Kasten, Jr. (Rep), elected; Gaylord A. Nelson (Dem), defeated; James P. Wickstrom (Conservative), defeated; Bervin J. Larson (Libertarian), defeated; Susan Hagen (Socialist Workers), defeated.
  • 1982 Nov 2: William Proxmire (Dem), elected; Scott McCallum (Rep), defeated; William O. Hart (Ind), defeated; George Liljenfeldt (Libertarian), defeated; Sanford G. Knapp (Constitution), defeated.
  • 1986 Nov 4: Robert W. Kasten, Jr. (Rep), elected; Edward R. Garvey (Dem), defeated; Peter Y. Taylor (Ind), defeated; Margo Storsteen (Socialist Workers), defeated; Eugene A. Hem (Third Party), defeated.
  • 1988 Sep 13: Herbert H. Kohl (Dem), nominated; Anthony S. Earl (Dem), defeated in primary; Edward R. Garvey (Dem), defeated in primary; Douglas J. LaFollette (Dem), defeated in primary; Edmond E. Hou-Seye (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1988 Nov 8: Herbert H. Kohl (Dem), elected; Susan Engeleiter (Rep), defeated; George W. Zaehringer (Independent Voters of Wisconsin), defeated; Patricia Grogan (Socialist Workers), defeated; Arlyn F. Wollenburg (Ind), defeated.
  • 1992 Nov 3: Russell D. Feingold (Dem), elected; Robert W. Kasten, Jr. (Rep), defeated; Patrick W. Johnson (Ind), defeated; William Bittner (Libertarian), defeated; Mervin A. Hanson (Ind), defeated; Robert L. Kundert (Ind), defeated; Joseph Selliken (Ind), defeated.
  • 1994 Nov 8: Herbert H. Kohl (Dem), elected; Robert T. Welch (Rep), defeated; James Dean (Libertarian), defeated.
  • 1998 Nov 3: Russell D. Feingold (Dem), elected; Mark W. Neumann (Rep), defeated; Robert R. Raymond (U.S. Taxpayers), defeated; Tom Ender (Libertarian), defeated; Eugene A. Hem (Ind), defeated.
  • 2000 Nov 7: Herbert H. Kohl (Dem), elected; John Gillespie (Rep), defeated; Tim Peterson (Libertarian), defeated; Eugene A. Hem (Ind), defeated; Robert R. Raymond (Constitution), defeated.
  • 2012: Tommy G. Thompson (Rep), defeated.
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