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This is a chronological listing of the United States Senators from Georgia.

Georgiamarker ratified the Constitution on January 2, 1788. Its Senate seats were declared vacant in March 1861 owing to its secession from the Union. They were again filled from February 1871.

United States Senators are popularly elected, for a six year term, beginning January 3. Elections are held the first Tuesday after November 1st. Before 1914, they were chosen by the Georgia General Assembly, and before 1935, their terms began March 4.

Class II Senators

Class 2 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were elected for two sessions of the U.S. Congress in the first election of 1788 and whose seats in recent years are contested in 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2014.

# Senator Took office Left office Party Residence Background Congress Term
1 William Few March 4, 1789 March 3, 1793 Anti-Administration Augustamarker Delegate to Constitutional Convention 1 1
2
2 James Jackson March 4, 1793 November 16, 1795 Anti-Administration Savannahmarker U.S. Representative At-large 3 2
4
3 George Walton November 16, 1795 February 20, 1796 Federalist Augustamarker Governor of Georgia
4 Josiah Tattnall February 20, 1796 March 3, 1799 Democratic-Republican Savannahmarker Georgia House of Representatives
5
5 Abraham Baldwin March 4, 1799 March 4, 1807 Democratic-Republican Augustamarker U.S. Representative At-large 6 3
7
8
9 4
6 George Jones August 27, 1807 November 7, 1807 Democratic-Republican Savannahmarker Georgia Circuit Court Judge 10
7 William H. Crawford November 7, 1807 March 23, 1813 Democratic-Republican Lexingtonmarker Georgia House of Representatives
11
12 5
13
8 William Bellinger Bulloch April 8, 1813 November 6, 1813 Democratic-Republican Savannahmarker Mayor of Savannah
9 William Wyatt Bibb November 6, 1813 November 9, 1816 Democratic-Republican Petersburgmarker U.S. Representative At-large
14
10 George M. Troup November 13, 1816 September 23, 1818 Democratic-Republican Dublinmarker U.S. Representative At-large
15 6
11 John Forsyth September 23, 1818 February 17, 1819 Democratic-Republican Augustamarker U.S. Representative At-large
12 Freeman Walker November 6, 1819 August 6, 1821 Democratic-Republican Augustamarker Mayor of Augusta 16
17
13 Nicholas Ware November 10, 1821 September 7, 1824 Democratic-Republican Augustamarker Mayor of Augusta
18 7
14 Thomas W. Cobb December 6, 1824 November 7, 1828 Democratic-Republican Greensboromarker U.S. Representative At-large
19
20
15 Oliver H. Prince November 7, 1828 March 3, 1829 Jacksonian Maconmarker Georgia Senate
16 George M. Troup March 4, 1829 November 8, 1833 Jacksonian Dublinmarker Governor of Georgia 21 8
22
23
17 John Pendleton King November 21, 1833 November 1, 1837 Jacksonian Augustamarker Court of Common Pleas Judge
24 9
25
18 Wilson Lumpkin November 22, 1837 March 3, 1841 Democrat Athensmarker Governor of Georgia
26
19 John Macpherson Berrien March 4, 1841 May 28, 1852 Whig Savannahmarker U.S. Attorney General 27 10
28
29
30 11
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32
20 Robert M. Charlton May 31, 1852 March 3, 1853 Democrat Savannahmarker Lawyer and Judge
21 Robert A. Toombs March 4, 1853 February 4, 1861 Democrat Washingtonmarker U.S. Representative 33 12
34
35
36 13
Vacant due to the Civil War and Reconstruction February 1, 1861 February 24, 1871
37
38
39 14
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22 Homer V.M. Miller February 24, 1871 March 3, 1871 Democrat Romemarker Surgeon
Vacant March 4, 1871 December 13, 1871 42 15
23 Thomas M. Norwood December 13, 1871 March 3, 1877 Democrat Savannahmarker Lawyer
43
44
24 Benjamin Harvey Hill March 4, 1877 August 18, 1882 Democrat Atlantamarker U.S. Representative 45 16
46
47
25 Middleton Pope Barrow November 15, 1882 March 3, 1883 Democrat Athensmarker Georgia House of Representatives
26 Alfred H. Colquitt March 4, 1883 March 26, 1894 Democrat Atlantamarker Governor of Georgia 48 17
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51 18
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27 Patrick Walsh April 2, 1894 March 3, 1895 Democrat Augustamarker Newspaper Publisher
28 Augustus Octavius Bacon March 4, 1895 February 14, 1914 Democrat Maconmarker Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives 54 19
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57 20
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60 21
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63 22
29 William S. West March 2, 1914 November 3, 1914 Democrat Valdostamarker Georgia Senate
30 Thomas W. Hardwick November 4, 1914 March 3, 1919 Democrat Sandersvillemarker U.S. Representative
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65
31 William J. Harris March 4, 1919 April 18, 1932 Democrat Cedartownmarker Member of the Federal Trade Commission 66 23
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68
69 24
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71
72 25
32 John S. Cohen April 25, 1932 January 11, 1933 Democrat Atlantamarker Newspaper Publisher
33 Richard B. Russell, Jr. January 12, 1933 January 21, 1971 Democrat Windermarker Governor of Georgia
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75 26
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78 27
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81 28
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84 29
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87 30
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90 31
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34 David H. Gambrell February 1, 1971 November 7, 1972 Democrat Atlantamarker Chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party
35 Sam Nunn November 8, 1972 January 3, 1997 Democrat Perrymarker Georgia House of Representatives
93 32
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96 33
97
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99 34
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102 35
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36 Max Cleland January 7, 1997 January 3, 2003 Democratic Lithoniamarker Secretary of the State of Georgia 105 36
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107
37 Saxby Chambliss January 3, 2003 Incumbent Republican Moultriemarker U.S. Representative 108 37
109
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111 38


Class III Senators

Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were elected for three sessions of the U.S. Congress in the first election of 1788 and whose seats in recent years are contested in 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016.

# Senator Took office Left office Party Residence Background Congress Term
1 James Gunn March 4, 1789 March 3, 1801 Anti-Administration Savannahmarker Lawyer and Soldier 1 1
2
3
4 2
Federalist 5
6
2 James Jackson March 4, 1801 March 19, 1806 Democratic-Republican Savannahmarker Governor of Georgia 7 3
8
9
3 John Milledge June 19, 1806 November 14, 1809 Democratic-Republican Augustamarker Governor of Georgia
10 4
11
4 Charles Tait November 27, 1809 March 3, 1819 Democratic-Republican Elbertmarker Georgia Circuit Court Judge
12
13 5
14
15
5 John Elliott March 4, 1819 March 3, 1825 Democratic-Republican Sunburymarker Lawyer 16 6
17
18
6 John Macpherson Berrien March 4, 1825 March 9, 1829 Jacksonian Savannahmarker Georgia Senate 19 7
20
21
7 John Forsyth November 9, 1829 June 27, 1834 Jacksonian Augustamarker Governor of Georgia
22 8
23
8 Alfred Cuthbert January 12, 1835 March 3, 1843 Democrat Monticellomarker U.S. Representative At-large
24
25 9
26
27
9 Walter T. Colquitt March 4, 1843 February 4, 1848 Democrat Columbusmarker U.S. Representative At-large 28 10
29
30
10 Herschel Vespasian Johnson February 4, 1848 March 3, 1849 Democrat Milledgevillemarker Lawyer
11 William Crosby Dawson March 4, 1849 March 3, 1855 Whig Greensboromarker U.S. Representative At-large 31 11
32
33
12 Alfred Iverson, Sr. March 4, 1855 January 28, 1861 Democrat Columbusmarker Judge of the Georgia Superior Court 34 12
35
36
Vacant due to the Civil War and Reconstruction January 28, 1861 February 1, 1871
37 13
38
39
40 14
41
13 Joshua Hill February 1, 1871 March 3, 1873 Republican Madisonmarker U.S. Representative
42
14 John Brown Gordon March 4, 1873 May 26, 1880 Democrat Atlantamarker Lawyer and Confederate Army General 43 15
44
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46 16
15 Joseph E. Brown May 26, 1880 March 3, 1891 Democrat Atlantamarker Governor of Georgia
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48
49 17
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51
16 John Brown Gordon March 4, 1891 March 3, 1897 Democrat Atlantamarker Governor of Georgia 52 18
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17 Alexander S. Clay March 4, 1897 November 13, 1910 Democrat Mariettamarker Governor of Georgia 55 19
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58 20
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61 21
18 Joseph M. Terrell November 17, 1910 July 14, 1911 Democrat Greenvillemarker Governor of Georgia
62
19 M. Hoke Smith November 16, 1911 March 3, 1921 Democrat Atlantamarker Governor of Georgia
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64 22
65
66
20 Thomas E. Watson March 4, 1921 September 26, 1922 Democrat Thomsonmarker U.S. Representative 67 23
21 Rebecca Latimer Felton November 21, 1922 November 22, 1922 Democrat Cartersvillemarker Political Activist
22 Walter F. George November 22, 1922 January 2, 1957 Democrat Viennamarker Associate Justice of the Georgia Supreme Court
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70 24
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73 25
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76 26
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79 27
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82 28
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23 Herman E. Talmadge January 3, 1957 January 3, 1981 Democrat Lovejoymarker Governor of Georgia 85 29
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88 30
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91 31
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94 32
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24 Mack Mattingly January 3, 1981 January 3, 1987 Republican St. Simons Islandmarker Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party 97 33
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25 Wyche Fowler January 3, 1987 January 3, 1993 Democrat Atlantamarker U.S. Representative 100 34
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102
26 Paul Coverdell January 3, 1993 July 18, 2000 Republican Atlantamarker Director of the Peace Corps 103 35
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106 36
27 Zell Miller July 27, 2000 January 3, 2005 Democrat Young Harrismarker Governor of Georgia
107
108
28 Johnny Isakson January 3, 2005 Incumbent Republican Mariettamarker U.S. Representative 109 37
110
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References

  1. Berrien resigned in May 1845 to accept an appointment to the Georgia Supreme Court, but was subsequently elected to fill the vacancy caused by his own resignation, assuming his seat again on November 13, 1845.
  2. Foster Blodgett presented credentials as Senator-elect, but the Senate declared him not elected


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