List of United States senators from Washington

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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).

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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.

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VacantNovember 11, 1889 –
November 20, 1889
Washington elected its first senators after it was admitted to the Union.1 51st 1Washington elected its first senators after it was admitted to the Union.November 11, 1889 –
November 20, 1889
Vacant
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John B. Allen
RepublicanNovember 20, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
Elected in 1889.

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

Lost re-election.
VacantMarch 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
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John L. Wilson
RepublicanFebruary 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
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George Turner
2
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Addison G. Foster
RepublicanMarch 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
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Levi Ankeny
3
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Samuel H. Piles
RepublicanMarch 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
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Wesley L. Jones
4
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Miles Poindexter
RepublicanMarch 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
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Clarence C. Dill
DemocraticMarch 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
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Elijah S. Grammer
5
73rd 9 Elected in 1932 March 4, 1933 –
November 13, 1944
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Homer Bone
6
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Lewis B. Schwellenbach
DemocraticJanuary 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.
VacantDecember 16, 1940 –
December 19, 1940
 
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Monrad C. Wallgren
DemocraticDecember 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
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Warren Magnuson
7
79th 11 Elected in 1944.
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Hugh B. Mitchell
DemocraticJanuary 10, 1945 –
December 25, 1946
Appointed to finish Wallgren's term.

Lost election to next term and resigned early.
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Harry P. Cain
RepublicanDecember 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.
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Henry M. Jackson
DemocraticJanuary 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
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Slade Gorton
8
Re-elected in 1982.

Died.
17 98th
VacantSeptember 1, 1983 –
September 8, 1983
 
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Daniel J. Evans
RepublicanSeptember 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
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Brock Adams
9
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Slade Gorton
RepublicanJanuary 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2001
Elected in 1988.18 101st
102nd
103rd 19 Elected in 1992.January 3, 1993 –
Present
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Patty Murray
10
Re-elected in 1994.

Lost re-election.
19 104th
105th
106th 20 Re-elected in 1998.
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Maria Cantwell
DemocraticJanuary 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
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Class 1 Class 3

Living former senators

As of January 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.

SenatorTerm of officeDate of birth (and age)
Daniel J. Evans 1983–1989October 16, 1925 (age 95)

See also

References

  1. "Turner Elected Senator". The New York Times . January 30, 1897. p. 1.
  2. 1 2 "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.