List of United States senators from Oklahoma

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Current delegation

Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on November 16, 1907 and elects United States senators to Class 2 and Class 3. The state's current U.S. senators are Republicans James Inhofe (serving since 1994) and James Lankford (serving since 2015).

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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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VacantNovember 16, 1907 –
December 11, 1907
Oklahoma did not elect its Senators until one month after statehood.1 60th 1Oklahoma did not elect its Senators until one month after statehood.November 16, 1907 –
December 11, 1907
Vacant
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Robert L. Owen
DemocraticDecember 11, 1907 –
March 4, 1925
Elected December 10, 1907. Elected December 10, 1907.December 11, 1907 –
March 4, 1921
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Thomas Gore
1
61st 2 Re-elected January 19, 1909.
62nd
Re-elected January 21, 1913.2 63rd
64th 3 Re-elected in 1914.

Lost renomination.
65th
Re-elected in 1918.

Retired.
3 66th
67th 4 Elected in 1920.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1927
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John W. Harreld
2
68th
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William B. Pine
RepublicanMarch 4, 1925 –
March 4, 1931
Elected in 1924.

Lost re-election.
4 69th
70th 5 Elected in 1926.March 4, 1927 –
January 3, 1951
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Elmer Thomas
3
71st
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Thomas Gore
DemocraticMarch 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1937
Elected in 1930.

Lost renomination.
5 72nd
73rd 6 Re-elected in 1932.
74th
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Joshua B. Lee
DemocraticJanuary 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
Elected in 1936.

Lost re-election.
6 75th
76th 7 Re-elected in 1938.
77th
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Edward H. Moore
RepublicanJanuary 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
Elected in 1942.

Retired.
7 78th
79th 8 Re-elected in 1944.

Lost renomination.
80th
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Robert S. Kerr
DemocraticJanuary 3, 1949 –
January 1, 1963
Elected in 1948.8 81st
82nd 9 Elected in 1950.January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1969
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A. S. Mike Monroney
4
83rd
Re-elected in 1954.9 84th
85th 10 Re-elected in 1956.
86th
Re-elected in 1960.

Died.
10 87th
VacantJanuary 1, 1963 –
January 7, 1963
 
88th 11 Re-elected in 1962.

Lost re-election.
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J. Howard Edmondson
DemocraticJanuary 7, 1963 –
November 3, 1964
Appointed to continue Kerr's term

Lost nomination to finish Kerr's term.
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Fred R. Harris
DemocraticNovember 3, 1964 –
January 3, 1973
Elected to finish Kerr's term.
89th
Re-elected in 1966.

Retired.
11 90th
91st 12 Elected in 1968.January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1981
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Henry Bellmon
5
92nd
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Dewey F. Bartlett
RepublicanJanuary 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1979
Elected in 1972.

Retired.
12 93rd
94th 13 Re-elected in 1974.

Retired.
95th
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David Boren
DemocraticJanuary 3, 1979 –
November 15, 1994
Elected in 1978.13 96th
97th 14 Elected in 1980.January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 2005
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Don Nickles
6
98th
Re-elected in 1984.14 99th
100th 15 Re-elected in 1986.
101st
Re-elected in 1990.

Resigned to become President of the University of Oklahoma.
15 102nd
103rd 16 Re-elected in 1992.
VacantNovember 15, 1994 –
November 17, 1994
 
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Jim Inhofe
RepublicanNovember 17, 1994 –
Present
Elected to finish Boren's term.
104th
Re-elected in 1996.16 105th
106th 17 Re-elected in 1998.

Retired.
107th
Re-elected in 2002.17 108th
109th 18 Elected in 2004.January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2015
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Tom Coburn
7
110th
Re-elected in 2008.18 111th
112th 19 Re-elected in 2010.

Resigned.
113th
Re-elected in 2014.19 114th Elected to finish Coburn's term.January 3, 2015 –
Present
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James Lankford
8
115th 20 Re-elected in 2016.
116th
Re-elected in 2020.20 117th
118th 21To be decided in the 2022 election.
119th
To be determined in the 2026 election.21 120th
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Class 2 Class 3

Living former senators

As of January 2021, there are three former living U.S. Senators from Oklahoma. The most recent and most recently serving senator to die was Tom Coburn (served 2005–2015) on March 28, 2020.

SenatorTerm of officeDate of birth (and age)
Fred R. Harris 1964–1973November 13, 1930 (age 90)
David L. Boren 1979–1994April 21, 1941 (age 79)
Don Nickles 1981–2005December 6, 1948 (age 72)

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