Alaska was admitted to the Union on January 3, 1959. Alaska's United States Senate seats belong to Class 2 and Class 3. The state's current senators are Republicans Lisa Murkowski (serving since 2002) and Dan Sullivan (serving since 2015). A total of eight people have represented Alaska in the U.S. Senate.
Class 2 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle that were first elected in 1958 for only one Congress (the 86th Congress), and then the seat was contested again for the 87th Congress, 90th Congress, and every three Congresses (six years) thereafter. The seat in recent years has been contested in 2002, 2008, 2014, and the next election will be in 2020.
Class 3 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle that were first elected in 1958 for two Congresses (the 86th Congress and 87th Congress), and then the seat was contested again for the 88th Congress, 91st Congress, and every three Congresses (six years) thereafter. The seat in recent years has been contested in 2004, 2010, and 2016, and the next election will be in 2022.
|#||Senator||Party||Dates in office||Electoral history||T||T||Electoral history||Dates in office||Party||Senator||#|
|Democratic||January 3, 1959 -
December 11, 1968
|Elected in 1958.||1||86th||1||Elected in 1958.||January 3, 1959 -
January 3, 1969
|Re-elected in 1960.||2||87th|
|88th||2||Re-elected in 1962.|
|Re-elected in 1966.
|Vacant||December 11, 1968 -
December 24, 1968
|Republican||December 24, 1968 -
January 3, 2009
|Appointed to continue Bartlett's term.|
Elected in 1970 to finish Bartlett's term.
|91st||3||Elected in 1968.||January 3, 1969 -
January 3, 1981
|Re-elected in 1972.||4||93rd|
|94th||4||Re-elected in 1974.|
|Re-elected in 1978.||5||96th|
|97th||5||Elected in 1980.||January 3, 1981 -
December 2, 2002
|Re-elected in 1984.||6||99th|
|100th||6||Re-elected in 1986.|
|Re-elected in 1990.||7||102nd|
|103rd||7||Re-elected in 1992.|
|Re-elected in 1996.||8||105th|
|106th||8||Re-elected in 1998.|
Resigned to become Governor of Alaska.
|December 2, 2002 -
December 20, 2002
|Appointed to finish her father's term.||December 20, 2002 -
|Re-elected in 2002.
|109th||9||Elected to full term in 2004.|
|Democratic||January 3, 2009 -
January 3, 2015
|Elected in 2008.
|112th||10||Lost renomination, but re-elected as a write-in candidate in 2010.|
|Republican||January 3, 2015 -
|Elected in 2014.||11||114th|
|115th||11||Re-elected in 2016.|
|To be determined in the 2020 election.||12||117th|
|118th||12||To be determined in the 2022 election.|
|#||Senator||Party||Years in office||Electoral history||T
|Electoral history||Years in office||Party||Senator||#|
|Class 2||Class 3|
As of October 2019Ted Stevens (December 24, 1968 - January 3, 2009) on August 9, 2010, who is also the most recently serving Senator to die., there are three living former senators from Alaska. The most recent to die was
|Senator||Term of office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Mike Gravel||January 3, 1969 - January 3, 1981||May 13, 1930|
|Frank Murkowski||January 3, 1981 - December 2, 2002||March 28, 1933|
|Mark Begich||January 3, 2009 - January 3, 2015||March 30, 1962|