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List of United States Senators from Washington

Washington was admitted to the Union on November 11, 1889, and elects its United States Senators to Class 1 and Class 3. Its current senators are Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell.

Class 1

# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history
1 John B. Allen Republican November 20, 1889 –
March 4, 1893
1 Elected in 1889

Legislature failed to re-elect
Vacant March 4, 1893 –
February 19, 1895
2 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 John L. Wilson Republican February 19, 1895 –
March 4, 1899
2

Lost re-election
3 Addison G. Foster Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 4, 1905
3 Elected in 1898

Retired
4 Samuel H. Piles Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 4, 1911
4 Elected in 1904

Retired
5 Miles Poindexter Republican March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1923
5 Elected in 1910
6 Re-elected in 1916

Lost re-election
6 Clarence C. Dill Democratic March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
7 Elected in 1922
8 Re-elected in 1928

Retired
7 Lewis B. Schwellenbach Democratic January 3, 1935 –
December 16, 1940
9 Elected in 1934

Resigned
Vacant December 16, 1940 –
December 19, 1940
9
8 Monrad C. Wallgren Democratic December 19, 1940 –
January 9, 1945
9
10

Resigned
9 Hugh B. Mitchell Democratic January 10, 1945 –
December 25, 1946
10 Appointed to finish Wallgren's term

Lost election to next term and resigned early
10 Harry P. Cain Republican December 26, 1946 –
January 3, 1953
10
11 Elected in 1946

Lost re-election
11 Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson Democratic January 3, 1953 –
September 1, 1983
12 Elected in 1952
13 Re-elected in 1958
14 Re-elected in 1964
15 Re-elected in 1970
16 Re-elected in 1976
17 Re-elected in 1982

Died
Vacant September 1, 1983 –
September 8, 1983
17
12 Daniel J. Evans Republican September 8, 1983 –
January 3, 1989
17 Appointed to continue Jackson's term
Elected to finish Jackson's term
Retired
13 Slade Gorton Republican January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2001
18 Elected in 1988
19 Re-elected in 1994

Lost re-election
14 Maria Cantwell Democratic January 3, 2001 –
Present
20 Elected in 2000
21 Re-elected in 2006
22 Re-elected in 2012

Class 3

# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history
1 Watson C. Squire Republican November 20, 1889 –
March 4, 1897
1 Elected in 1889
2 Re-elected in 1891

Lost re-election
2 George Turner Democratic March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1903
3 Elected in 1897

Retired
3 Levi Ankeny Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1909
4 Elected in 1902

Lost renomination
4 Wesley L. Jones Republican March 4, 1909 –
November 19, 1932
5 Elected in 1908
6 Re-elected in 1914
7 Re-elected in 1920
8 Re-elected in 1926

Died, having already lost re-election
Vacant November 19, 1932 –
November 22, 1932
8
5 Elijah S. Grammer Republican November 22, 1932 –
March 4, 1933
8 Appointed to finish Jones's term

Retired
6 Homer T. Bone Democratic March 4, 1933 –
November 13, 1944
9 Elected in 1932
10 Re-elected in 1938

Resigned
Vacant November 13, 1944 –
December 14, 1944
10
7 Warren G. Magnuson Democratic December 14, 1944 –
January 3, 1981
10 Appointed to finish Bone's term, having already been elected to the next term
11 Elected in 1944
12 Re-elected in 1950
13 Re-elected in 1956
14 Re-elected in 1962
15 Re-elected in 1968
16 Re-elected in 1974

Lost re-election
8 Slade Gorton Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1987
17 Elected in 1980

Lost re-election
9 Brock Adams Democratic January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1993
18 Elected in 1986

Retired
10 Patty Murray Democratic January 3, 1993 –
Present
19 Elected in 1992
20 Re-elected in 1998
21 Re-elected in 2004
22 Re-elected in 2010

See also

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