List of United States senators from New Hampshire

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Current delegation

New Hampshire was admitted to the Union on June 21, 1788. It elects United States senators to Class 2 and Class 3. The state's current senators are Democrats Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan. Senator Shaheen is currently serving her third term (since 2009); Senator Hassan is currently serving her first term (since 2017).

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List of senators

Class 2

Class 2 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 2002, 2008, 2014 and 2020. The next election will be in 2026.

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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.

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Paine Wingate
Anti-
Administration
March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
Josiah Bartlett was at first elected November 12, 1788, but "declined the appointment." [1] Elected in January 1789.

Lost re-election.
1 1st 1 Elected November 11, 1788.March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1801
Pro-
Administration
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John Langdon
1
2nd
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Samuel Livermore
Pro-
Administration
March 4, 1793 –
June 12, 1801
Elected in 1792.2 3rd Anti-
Administration
Federalist 4th 2Re-election year unknown. Democratic-
Republican
5th
Re-elected December 21, 1798.

Resigned.
3 6th
7th 3 Elected June 21, 1800.

Resigned.
March 4, 1801 –
June 14, 1802
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James Sheafe
2
VacantJune 12, 1801 –
June 17, 1801
 
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Simeon Olcott
Federalist June 17, 1801 –
March 3, 1805
Elected in 1801 to finish Livermore's term.
 June 14, 1802 –
June 17, 1802
Vacant
Elected in 1802 to finish Sheafe's term.

Retired.
June 17, 1802 –
March 3, 1807
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William Plumer
3
8th
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Nicholas Gilman
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1805 –
May 2, 1814
Elected November 28, 1804.4 9th
10th 4 Elected in 1807.

Resigned.
March 4, 1807 –
June 1, 1810
Democratic-
Republican
Nahum Parker 4
11th
 June 1, 1810 –
June 21, 1810
Vacant
Elected in 1810 to finish Parker's term.June 21, 1810 –
March 3, 1813
Federalist Charles Cutts 5
Re-elected on June 21, 1810.

Died.
5 12th
13th 5Legislature failed to elect.March 4, 1813 –
April 2, 1813
Vacant
Appointed to continue the term.

Retired when successor elected.
April 2, 1813 –
June 10, 1813
Federalist Charles Cutts
Elected in 1813 to finish Cutts's term.

Resigned.
June 10, 1813 –
June 16, 1817
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Jeremiah Mason
6
VacantMay 2, 1814 –
June 24, 1814
 
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Thomas W. Thompson
Federalist June 24, 1814 –
March 3, 1817
Elected in 1814 to finish Gilman's term.
14th
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David L. Morril
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1823
Elected in 1816.

Retired.
6 15th
 June 16, 1817 –
June 27, 1817
Vacant
Elected in 1817 to finish Mason's term.June 27, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
Democratic-
Republican
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Clement Storer
7
16th 6 Elected in 1818.March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1825
Democratic-
Republican
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John Fabyan Parrott
8
17th
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Samuel Bell
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1835
Elected in 1823.7 18th
Anti-Jacksonian 19th 7 March 3, 1825 –
March 16, 1825
Vacant
Elected in 1825.March 16, 1825 –
March 3, 1831
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Levi Woodbury
9
20th
Re-elected in 1828 or 1829.

Retired.
8 21st
22nd 8 Elected in 1831.

Resigned to become Governor of New Hampshire.
March 4, 1831 –
May 30, 1836
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Isaac Hill
10
23rd
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Henry Hubbard
Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1841
Elected in 1835.

Retired to run for Governor of New Hampshire.
9 24th
 May 30, 1836 –
June 8, 1836
Vacant
Elected in 1836 to finish Hill's term.

Lost re-election.
June 8, 1836 –
March 3, 1837
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John Page
11
Democratic 25th 9 Elected in 1837.

Resigned.
March 4, 1837 –
February 28, 1842
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Franklin Pierce
12
26th
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Levi Woodbury
Democratic March 4, 1841 –
September 20, 1845
Elected in 1841.

Resigned to become a Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
10 27th
Appointed to continue Pierce's term.

Elected in June 1842 to finish Pierce's term.
March 1, 1842 –
March 3, 1843
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Leonard Wilcox
13
28th 10 Elected in 1843.March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
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Charles G. Atherton
14
29th
VacantSeptember 20, 1845 –
December 1, 1845
 
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Benning W. Jenness
Democratic December 1, 1845 –
June 13, 1846
Appointed to continue Woodbury's term.

Lost election to finish Woodbury's term.
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Joseph Cilley
Liberty June 13, 1846 –
March 3, 1847
Elected in 1846 to finish Woodbury's term.

Lost election to next term.
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John P. Hale
Independent Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
Elected in 1846.

Retired to run for President of the United States.
11 30th
Free Soil 31st 11 Elected in 1848 or 1849.

Died.
March 4, 1849 –
January 11, 1855
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Moses Norris, Jr.
15
32nd
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Charles G. Atherton
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
November 15, 1853
Elected in 1852.

Died.
12 33rd
VacantNovember 15, 1853 –
November 29, 1853
 
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Jared W. Williams
Democratic November 29, 1853 –
July 15, 1854
Appointed to continue Atherton's term.

Appointment expired without election.
VacantJuly 15, 1854 –
July 30, 1855
 
 January 11, 1855 –
January 16, 1855
Vacant
Appointed to finish Norris's term.January 16, 1855 –
March 3, 1855
Democratic JSWelles.jpg
John S. Wells
16
34th 12Legislature failed to elect.March 4, 1855 –
July 29, 1855
Vacant
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John P. Hale
Republican July 30, 1855 –
March 3, 1865
Elected in 1855 to finish Atherton's term. Elected late in 1855.

Died.
July 30, 1855 –
May 26, 1857
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James Bell
17
35th
 May 26, 1857 –
June 27, 1857
Vacant
Elected in 1857 to finish Bell's term.June 27, 1857 –
July 27, 1866
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Daniel Clark
18
Re-elected in 1859.13 36th
37th 13 Re-elected in 1861.

Resigned.
38th
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Aaron H. Cragin
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1877
Elected in 1864.14 39th
 July 27, 1866 –
August 31, 1866
Vacant
Appointed to finish Clark's term.

Retired.
August 31, 1866 –
March 3, 1867
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George G. Fogg
19
40th 14 Elected in 1866 or 1867.

Lost renomination.
March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1873
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James W. Patterson
20
41st
Re-elected in 1870.15 42nd
43rd 15 Elected in 1872.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1879
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Bainbridge Wadleigh
21
44th
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Edward H. Rollins
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
Elected in 1876.

Lost re-election.
16 45th
46th 16Legislature failed to elect.March 3, 1879 –
March 18, 1879
Vacant
Appointed to fill vacancy caused by legislature's failure to elect.

Retired.
March 18, 1879 –
June 18, 1879
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Charles H. Bell
22
 June 18, 1879 –
June 20, 1879
Vacant
Elected in 1879 to finish the vacant term.June 20, 1879 –
March 3, 1885
Republican Henry W. Blair - Brady-Handy.jpg
Henry W. Blair
23
47th
VacantMarch 4, 1883 –
August 2, 1883
Legislature failed to elect.17 48th
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Austin F. Pike
Republican August 2, 1883 –
October 8, 1886
Elected late in 1883.

Died.
49th 17Legislature failed to elect.March 3, 1885 –
March 5, 1885
Vacant
Appointed to continue the vacant term.

Elected June 17, 1885 to finish the vacant term.

Lost renomination.
March 5, 1885 –
March 3, 1891
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Henry W. Blair
VacantOctober 8, 1886 –
November 14, 1886
 
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Person Colby Cheney
Republican November 14, 1886 –
June 14, 1887
Appointed to continue Pike's term.

Retired when successor qualified.
50th
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William E. Chandler
Republican June 14, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Elected in 1887 to finish Pike's term.

Legislature failed to elect.
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Gilman Marston
Republican March 4, 1889 –
June 18, 1889
Appointed to start term when legislature failed to elect.18 51st
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William E. Chandler
Republican June 18, 1889 –
March 3, 1901
Elected in 1889 to finish the term.
52nd 18 Elected in 1891.March 4, 1891 –
August 17, 1918
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Jacob Harold Gallinger
24
53rd
Re-elected in 1895.

Lost renomination.
19 54th
55th 19 Re-elected in 1897.
56th
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Henry E. Burnham
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1913
Elected January 15, 1901. [2] 20 57th
58th 20 Re-elected in 1903.
59th
Re-elected January 15, 1907. [3]

Retired.
21 60th
61st 21 Re-elected in 1909.
62nd
VacantMarch 4, 1913 –
March 13, 1913
Legislature elected late.22 63rd
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Henry F. Hollis
Democratic March 13, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
Elected late March 13, 1913.

Retired.
64th 22 Re-elected in 1914.

Died.
65th
 August 17, 1918 –
September 2, 1918
Vacant
Appointed to continue Gallinger's term.

Retired.
September 2, 1918 –
November 5, 1918
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Irving W. Drew
25
Elected in 1918 to finish Gallinger's term.November 6, 1918 –
March 3, 1933
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George H. Moses
26
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Henry W. Keyes
Republican March 4, 1919 –
January 3, 1937
Elected in 1918.23 66th
67th 23 Re-elected in 1920.
68th
Re-elected in 1924.24 69th
70th 24 Re-elected in 1926.

Lost re-election.
71st
Re-elected in 1930.

Retired.
25 72nd
73rd 25 Elected in 1932.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
Democratic GFHBrown.jpg
Fred H. Brown
27
74th
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Styles Bridges
Republican January 3, 1937 –
November 26, 1961
Elected in 1936.26 75th
76th 26 Elected in 1938.January 3, 1939 –
July 24, 1953
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Charles W. Tobey
28
77th
Re-elected in 1942.27 78th
79th 27 Re-elected in 1944.
80th
Re-elected in 1948.28 81st
82nd 28 Re-elected in 1950.

Died.
83rd
 July 24, 1953 –
August 14, 1953
Vacant
Appointed to continue Tobey's term.

Lost nomination to finish Tobey's term.
August 14, 1953 –
November 7, 1954
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Robert W. Upton
29
Elected in 1954 to finish Tobey's term.November 8, 1954 –
December 31, 1974
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Norris Cotton
30
Re-elected in 1954.29 84th
85th 29 Re-elected in 1956.
86th
Re-elected in 1960.

Died.
30 87th
VacantNovember 26, 1961 –
January 10, 1962
 
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Maurice J. Murphy, Jr.
Republican January 10, 1962 –
November 6, 1962
Appointed to continue Bridges's term.

Lost nomination to finish Bridges's term.
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Thomas J. McIntyre
Democratic November 7, 1962 –
January 3, 1979
Elected in 1962 to finish Bridge's term.
88th 30 Re-elected in 1962.
89th
Re-elected in 1966.31 90th
91st 31 Re-elected in 1968.

Retired, then resigned early.
92nd
Re-elected in 1972.

Lost re-election.
32 93rd
Appointed to finish Cotton's term.December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
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Louis C. Wyman
31
94th 32 Contested election between Louis C. Wyman and John A. Durkin.January 3, 1975 –
August 8, 1975
Vacant
Appointed to continue term after contested election.August 8, 1975 –
September 18, 1975
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Norris H. Cotton
32
Elected to finish contested term.

Lost re-election and resigned early.
September 18, 1975 –
December 29, 1980
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John A. Durkin
33
95th
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Gordon J. Humphrey
Republican January 3, 1979 –
December 4, 1990
Elected in 1978.33 96th
Appointed to finish Durkin's term, having been elected to the next term.December 29, 1980 –
January 3, 1993
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Warren Rudman
34
97th 33 Elected in 1980.
98th
Re-elected in 1984.

Retired and resigned early to take his seat in the New Hampshire Senate.
34 99th
100th 34 Re-elected in 1986.

Retired.
101st
VacantDecember 4, 1990 –
December 7, 1990
 
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Bob Smith
Republican December 7, 1990 –
January 3, 2003
Appointed early to finish Humphrey's term, having already been elected to the next term.
Elected in 1990.35 102nd
103rd 35 Elected in 1992.January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2011
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Judd Gregg
35
104th
Re-elected in 1996.

Lost renomination.
36 105th
106th 36 Re-elected in 1998.
107th
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John E. Sununu
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2009
Elected in 2002.

Lost re-election.
37 108th
109th 37 Re-elected in 2004.

Retired.
110th
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Jeanne Shaheen
Democratic January 3, 2009 –
Present
Elected in 2008.38 111th
112th 38 Elected in 2010.

Lost re-election.
January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2017
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Kelly Ayotte
36
113th
Re-elected in 2014.39 114th
115th 39 Elected in 2016.January 3, 2017 –
Present
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Maggie Hassan
37
116th
Re-elected in 2020.40 117th
118th 40To be decided in the 2022 election.
119th
To be determined in the 2026 election.41 120th
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Class 2 Class 3

Living former senators

As of January 2021, there are five former living senators from New Hampshire. The most recent and most recently serving senator to die was Warren Rudman (served 1980–1993) on November 19, 2012.

SenatorTerm of officeDate of birth (and age)
Gordon J. Humphrey 1979–1990October 9, 1940 (age 80)
Bob Smith 1990–2003March 30, 1941 (age 79)
Judd Gregg 1993–2011February 14, 1947 (age 73)
John E. Sununu 2003–2009September 10, 1964 (age 56)
Kelly Ayotte 2011–2017June 27, 1968 (age 52)

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References

  1. "A New Nation Votes". elections.lib.tufts.edu. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  2. "Burnham Is New Hampshire's Choice". The New York Times . January 16, 1901. p. 3.
  3. The Tribune Almanac and Political Register 1908. New York: The Tribune Association. 1908. p. 259.