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List of United States Senators From Washington

Current delegation

Washington was admitted to the Union on November 11, 1889 and elects its United States senators to Class 1 and Class 3. Its current U.S. senators are Democrats Patty Murray (since 1993) and Maria Cantwell (since 2001). Warren Magnuson was Washington's longest-serving senator (1944-1981).

List of senators

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018. The next election will be in 2024.

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Class 3

Class 3 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016. The next election will be in 2022.

# Senator Party Dates in office Electoral history T T Electoral history Dates in office Party Senator #
Vacant November 11, 1889 -
November 20, 1889
Washington elected its first senators after it was admitted to the Union. 1 51st 1 Washington elected its first senators after it was admitted to the Union. November 11, 1889 -
November 20, 1889
Vacant
1 John Beard Allen.jpg
John B. Allen
Republican November 20, 1889 -
March 3, 1893
Elected in 1889.

Legislature failed to re-elect.
Elected in 1889. November 20, 1889 -
March 3, 1897
Republican Watson C Squire.jpg
Watson C. Squire
1
52nd 2 Re-elected in 1891.

Lost re-election.
Vacant March 4, 1893 -
February 19, 1895
The legislature failed to elect a senator for the term beginning March 4, 1893. The governor appointed John Allen to serve until March 20, 1893, but the Senate rejected his credentials. 2 53rd
2 John L. Wilson.jpg
John L. Wilson
Republican February 19, 1895 -
March 3, 1899
Elected February 1, 1895 to finish the vacant term, but took his seat late.

Lost renomination.
54th
55th 3 Elected January 29, 1897.[1]

Lost re-election.[2]
March 4, 1897 -
March 3, 1903
Democratic George Turner (U.S. politician).jpg
George Turner
2
3 Addison Foster.jpg
Addison G. Foster
Republican March 4, 1899 -
March 3, 1905
Elected February 1, 1899.[3]

Retired.
3 56th
57th
58th 4 Elected January 29, 1903.[2]

Lost renomination.
March 4, 1903 -
March 3, 1909
Republican Levi Ankeny.jpg
Levi Ankeny
3
4 Seattle politician Samuel H. Piles, circa 1910.jpg
Samuel H. Piles
Republican March 4, 1905 -
March 3, 1911
Elected January 27, 1905.[4]

Retired.
4 59th
60th
61st 5 Elected January 19, 1909. March 4, 1909 -
November 19, 1932
Republican Wesley Livsey Jones.jpg
Wesley L. Jones
4
5 MilesPoindexter.jpg
Miles Poindexter
Republican March 4, 1911 -
March 3, 1923
Elected in 1911 5 62nd
Progressive 63rd
Republican 64th 6 Re-elected in 1914
Re-elected in 1916.

Lost re-election.
6 65th
66th
67th 7 Re-elected in 1920
6 Clarence Cleveland Dill.jpg
Clarence C. Dill
Democratic March 4, 1923 -
January 3, 1935
Elected in 1922 7 68th
69th
70th 8 Re-elected in 1926.

Died, having already lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1928.

Retired.
8 71st
72nd
  November 19, 1932 -
November 22, 1932
Vacant
Appointed to finish Jones's term.

Retired.
November 22, 1932 -
March 3, 1933
Republican Elijah Grammer.jpg
Elijah S. Grammer
5
73rd 9 Elected in 1932 March 4, 1933 -
November 13, 1944
Democratic Homer Bone.jpg
Homer Bone
6
7 Lbschwellenbach.jpg
Lewis B. Schwellenbach
Democratic January 3, 1935 -
December 16, 1940
Elected in 1934.

Resigned.
9 74th
75th
76th 10 Re-elected in 1938.

Resigned to become Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Vacant December 16, 1940 -
December 19, 1940
 
8 Monrad Charles Wallgren.jpg
Monrad C. Wallgren
Democratic December 19, 1940 -
January 9, 1945
Appointed to finish Schwellenbach's term, having already been elected to the next term.
Elected in 1940.

Resigned.
10 77th
78th
  November 13, 1944 -
December 14, 1944
Vacant
Appointed to finish Bone's term, having already been elected to the next term. December 14, 1944 -
January 3, 1981
Democratic WarrenGMagnuson.jpg
Warren Magnuson
7
79th 11 Elected in 1944.
9 Hugh Mitchell.jpg
Hugh B. Mitchell
Democratic January 10, 1945 -
December 25, 1946
Appointed to finish Wallgren's term.

Lost election to next term and resigned early.
10 HP Cain Senate.jpg
Harry P. Cain
Republican December 26, 1946 -
January 3, 1953
Appointed to finish Mitchell's term, having already been elected to the next term.
Elected in 1946.

Lost re-election.
11 80th
81st
82nd 12 Re-elected in 1950.
11 HenryJackson.jpg
Henry M. Jackson
Democratic January 3, 1953 -
September 1, 1983
Elected in 1952. 12 83rd
84th
85th 13 Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958. 13 86th
87th
88th 14 Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964. 14 89th
90th
91st 15 Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970. 15 92nd
93rd
94th 16 Re-elected in 1974.

Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1976. 16 95th
96th
97th 17 Elected in 1980.

Lost re-election.
January 3, 1981 -
January 3, 1987
Republican Slade Gorton, official Senate photo portrait.jpg
Slade Gorton
8
Re-elected in 1982.

Died.
17 98th
Vacant September 1, 1983 -
September 8, 1983
 
12 DanielJEvans.jpg
Daniel J. Evans
Republican September 8, 1983 -
January 3, 1989
Appointed to continue Jackson's term.

Elected to finish Jackson's term.

Retired.
99th
100th 18 Elected in 1986.

Retired.
January 3, 1987 -
January 3, 1993
Democratic Brockman Adams (cropped).jpg
Brock Adams
9
13 Slade Gorton, official Senate photo portrait.jpg
Slade Gorton
Republican January 3, 1989 -
January 3, 2001
Elected in 1988. 18 101st
102nd
103rd 19 Elected in 1992. January 3, 1993 -
Present
Democratic Patty Murray, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
Patty Murray
10
Re-elected in 1994.

Lost re-election.
19 104th
105th
106th 20 Re-elected in 1998.
14 Maria Cantwell, official portrait, 110th Congress.jpg
Maria Cantwell
Democratic January 3, 2001 -
Present
Elected in 2000. 20 107th
108th
109th 21 Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006. 21 110th
111th
112th 22 Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012. 22 113th
114th
115th 23 Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018. 23 116th
117th
118th 24 To be determined in the 2022 election.
To be determined in the 2024 election. 24 119th
# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T   T Electoral history Years in office Party Senator #
Class 1 Class 3

Living former senators

As of September 2021, there is one living former U.S. senator from Washington. The most recent and most recently serving senator to die was Slade Gorton (served 1981-1987 and 1989-2001) on August 19, 2020.

Senator Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Daniel J. Evans 1983-1989 (1925-10-16) October 16, 1925 (age 95)

Superlatives

Longest service

Senator First served Last served Length of service
Warren Magnuson December 14, 1944 January 3, 1981 36 years, 20 days
(13,169 days)
Henry M. Jackson January 3, 1953 September 1, 1983 30 years, 241 days
(11,198 days)
Patty Murray January 3, 1993 Present 28 years, 265 days
(10,492 days)
Wesley Livsey Jones March 4, 1909 November 19, 1932 23 years, 260 days
(8,661 days)
Maria Cantwell January 3, 2001 Present 20 years, 265 days
(7,570 days)

Shortest service

Senator First served Last served Length of service
Elijah S. Grammer November 22, 1932 March 3, 1933 3 months, 1 week and 2 days
(101 days)
Hugh Mitchell January 10, 1945 December 25, 1946 1 year, 11 months, 2 weeks and 1 day
(714 days)
John B. Allen November 20, 1889 March 3, 1893 3 years, 3 months, 1 week and 4 days
(1,199 days)
John L. Wilson February 19, 1895 March 3, 1899 4 years, 1 week and 5 days
(1,473 days)
Monrad Wallgren December 19, 1940 January 9, 1945 4 years and 3 weeks
(1,482 days)

Youngest at beginning of service

Senator Date of birth First served Age
Hugh Mitchell March 22, 1907 January 10, 1945 37 years, 9 months and 19 days
Clarence Dill September 21, 1884 March 4, 1923 38 years, 5 months and 11 days
Warren Magnuson April 12, 1905 December 14, 1944 39 years, 8 months and 2 days
Lewis B. Schwellenbach September 20, 1894 January 3, 1935 40 years, 3 months and 14 days
Henry M. Jackson May 31, 1912 January 3, 1953 40 years, 7 months and 3 days

Oldest at end of service

Senator Date of birth Last served Age
Warren Magnuson April 12, 1905 January 3, 1981 75 years, 8 months and 22 days
Slade Gorton January 8, 1928 January 3, 2001 72 years, 11 months and 26 days
Henry M. Jackson May 31, 1912 September 1, 1983 71 years, 3 months and 1 day
Patty Murray October 11, 1950 Present 70 years, 11 months and 14 days
Wesley Livsey Jones October 9, 1863 November 19, 1932 69 years, 1 month and 10 days

See also

References

  1. ^ "Turner Elected Senator". The New York Times. January 30, 1897. p. 1.
  2. ^ a b "Ankeny Elected in Washington". The New York Times. January 30, 1903. p. 1.
  3. ^ "An Election in Washington". The New York Times. February 2, 1899. p. 2.
  4. ^ The World Almanac and Encyclopedia 1906. New York: The Press Publishing Co. New York World. 1905. p. 108.

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