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List of United States Senators from Nevada

 

List of United States Senators from Nevada

Nevada was admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864. Its current senators are Democrat Harry Reid (Class 3) and Republican Dean Heller (Class 1).

Contents

  • Class 1 1
  • Class 3 2
  • See also 3

Class 1

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 William Stewart Republican February 1, 1865 –
March 4, 1875
38 1 Elected in 1865
39
40
41 2 Re-elected in 1869

Retired
42
43
2 William Sharon Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1881
44 3 Elected in 1875

45
46
3 James Graham Fair Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1887
47 3 Elected in 1881

Lost re-election
48
49
4 William Stewart Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 4, 1905
50 4 Elected in 1887
51
52
Silver Republican 53 5 Re-elected in 1893
54
55
56 6 Re-elected in 1899

Retired
Republican 57
58
5 George S. Nixon Republican March 4, 1905 –
June 5, 1912
59 7 Elected in 1905
60
61
62 8 Re-elected in 1910

Died
Vacant June 5, 1912 –
July 1, 1912
6 William A. Massey Republican July 1, 1912 –
January 29, 1913
Appointed to continue Nixon's term

Lost election to finish Nixon's term
7 Key Pittman Democratic January 29, 1913 –
November 10, 1940
62
(Continued)
Elected to finish Nixon's term
63
64
65 9 Elected to full term in 1916
66
67
68 10 Re-elected in 1922
69
70
71 11 Re-elected in 1928
72
73
74 12 Re-elected in 1934

Died, having been elected to the next term
75
76
Vacant November 10, 1940 –
November 27, 1940
8 Berkeley L. Bunker Democratic November 27, 1940 –
December 6, 1942
Appointed to finish Pittman's previous term
77 13 Appointed to start Pittman's next term

Lost nomination to finish Pittman's next term
9 James G. Scrugham Democratic December 7, 1942 –
June 23, 1945
77
(Continued)
Elected to finish Pittman's term

Died
78
79
Vacant June 23, 1945 –
July 24, 1945
10 Edward P. Carville Democratic July 24, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Appointed to finish Scrugham's term

Lost nomination to full term
11 George W. Malone Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
80 15 Elected in 1946
81
82
83 16 Re-elected in 1952

Lost re-election
84
85
12 Howard Cannon Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1983
86 17 Elected in 1958
87
88
89 18 Re-elected in 1964
90
91
92 19 Re-elected in 1970
93
94
95 20 Re-elected in 1976

Lost re-election
96
97
13 Chic Hecht Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1989
98 21 Elected in 1982

Lost re-election
99
100
14 Richard Bryan Democratic January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2001
101 22 Elected in 1988
102
103
104 23 Re-elected in 1994

Retired
105
106
15 John Ensign Republican January 3, 2001 –
May 3, 2011
107 24 Elected in 2000
108
109
110 25 Re-elected in 2006

Resigned
111
112
Vacant May 3, 2011 –
May 9, 2011
16 Dean Heller Republican May 9, 2011 –
Present
Appointed to finish Ensign's term
113 26 Elected to full term in 2012
114
115
# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

Class 3

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 James W. Nye Republican February 1, 1865 –
March 4, 1873
38 1 Elected in 1865
39
40 2 Re-elected in 1867

Lost re-election
41
42
2 John P. Jones Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1903
43 3 Elected in 1873
44
45
46 4 Re-elected in 1879
47
48
49 5 Re-elected in 1885
50
51
52 6 Re-elected in 1891
53
Silver 54
55 7 Re-elected in 1897

Retired
56
Republican 57
3 Francis G. Newlands Democratic March 4, 1903 –
December 24, 1917
58 8 Elected in 1902
59
60
61 9 Re-elected in 1908
62
63
64 10 Re-elected in 1914

Died
65
Vacant December 24, 1917 –
January 12, 1918
4 Charles Henderson Democratic January 12, 1918 –
March 4, 1921
65
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Newlands's term
Elected to finish Newlands's term

Lost election to full term
66
5 Tasker Oddie Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1933
67 11 Elected in 1920
68
69
70 12 Re-elected in 1926

Lost re-election
71
72
6 Pat McCarran Democratic March 4, 1933 –
September 28, 1954
73 13 Elected in 1932
74
75
76 14 Re-elected in 1938
77
78
79 15 Re-elected in 1944
80
81
82 16 Re-elected in 1950

Died
83
Vacant September 28, 1954 –
October 1, 1954
7 Ernest S. Brown Republican October 1, 1954 –
December 1, 1954
Appointed to continue McCarran's term

Lost election to finish McCarran's term
8 Alan Bible Democratic December 2, 1954 –
December 17, 1974
83
(continued)
Elected to finish McCarran's term
84
85 17 Elected to full term in 1956
86
87
88 18 Re-elected in 1962
89
90
91 19 Re-elected in 1968

Retired, then resigned early
to give successor preferential seniority
92
93
9 Paul Laxalt Republican December 18, 1974 –
January 3, 1987
Appointed early to finish Bible's term,
having already been elected to the next term
94 20 Elected in 1974
95
96
97 21 Re-elected in 1980

Retired
98
99
10 Harry Reid Democratic January 3, 1987 –
Present
100 22 Elected in 1986
101
102
103 23 Re-elected in 1992
104
105
106 24 Re-elected in 1998
107
108
109 25 Re-elected in 2004
110
111
112 26 Re-elected in 2010
113
114
# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

See also

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