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Indianamarker was admitted to the Union on December 11, 1816. Since then, Indiana has been represented in the United States Senate by 44 different men in Class I and Class III; David Turpie served non-consecutive terms in Class I and William Ezra Jenner served in both classes. Until the passage of the 17th amendment in 1913, senators were elected by the Indiana General Assembly; after that they were elected popularly by Indiana citizens. A senatorial term lasts six years beginning on January 3. In case of a vacancy the Governor of Indiana has the duty to appoint a new senator. The longest-serving of any Senator from Indiana is incumbent Republican Richard Lugar.

Class I

Class I U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that was elected for one session of the U.S. Congress in the first election of 1788 and whose seats in recent years were contested in 1994, 2000, and 2006. They will next be contested in 2012.
Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Notes/other offices
James Noble Democratic-

Republican
December 11, 1816 February 26, 1831 Died
National

Republican
Robert Hanna Whig August 19, 1831 January 3, 1832 Successor qualified
John Tipton Democratic January 3, 1832 March 4, 1839 Retired
Albert Smith White Whig March 4, 1839 March 4, 1845 Retired Lieutenant Governor of Indiana (1843–1845)
Jesse D. Bright Democratic March 4, 1845 February 5, 1862 Expelled President pro tempore (1854–1857)
Joseph A. Wright Democratic February 24, 1862 January 14, 1863 Retired Governor of Indiana (1849–1857)

Minister to Prussia (1857–1861; 1865–1867)
David Turpie Democratic January 14, 1863 March 4, 1863 Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives (1874–1875)
Thomas A. Hendricks Democratic March 4, 1863 November 25, 1869 Vice President of the United States (1885)

Governor of Indiana (1873–1877)
Daniel D. Pratt Republican March 4, 1869 March 4, 1875
Joseph E. McDonald Democratic March 4, 1875 March 4, 1881 Lost re-election Indiana Attorney General (1856–1860)
Benjamin Harrison Republican March 4, 1881 March 4, 1887 President of the United States (1889–1893)
David Turpie Democratic March 4, 1887 March 4, 1899 Lost re-election Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives (1874–1875)
Albert J. Beveridge Republican March 4, 1899 March 4, 1911 Lost re-election
John W. Kern Democratic March 4, 1911 March 4, 1917 Lost re-election
Harry Stewart New Republican March 4, 1917 March 4, 1923 U.S. Postmaster General (1923–1929)
Samuel M. Ralston Democratic March 4, 1923 October 14, 1925 Died Governor of Indiana (1913–1917)
Arthur Raymond Robinson Republican October 20, 1925 January 3, 1935 Lost re-election
Sherman Minton Democratic January 3, 1935 January 3, 1941 Majority Whip (1939—1941)

Associate Justice of the U.S.marker
Supreme Courtmarker (1949–1956)
Raymond E. Willis Republican January 3, 1941 January 3, 1947 Retired
William Ezra Jenner Republican January 3, 1947 January 3, 1959 Retired President pro tem. of the Indiana Senate (1939–1941)

Also held Indiana's class III seat
Vance Hartke Democratic January 3, 1959 January 3, 1977 Lost re-election
Richard Lugar Republican January 3, 1977 Incumbent


Class III

Class III U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that was elected for three sessions of the U.S. Congress in the first election of 1788 and whose seats in recent years were contested in 1992, 1998, and 2004. They will next be contested in 2010.
Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Notes/other offices
Waller Taylor Democratic

Republican
December 11, 1816 March 4, 1825
William Hendricks National

Republican
March 4, 1825 March 4, 1837 Lost re-election Governor of Indiana (1822–1825)
Oliver H. Smith Whig March 4, 1837 March 4, 1843 Lost re-election
Edward A. Hannegan Democratic March 4, 1843 March 4, 1849 Lost renomination Minister to Prussia (1849–1950)
James Whitcomb Democratic March 4, 1849 December 4, 1852 Died Governor of Indiana (1843–1849)
Charles W. Cathcart Democratic December 6, 1852 January 18, 1853 Successor qualified
John Pettit Democratic January 18, 1853 March 4, 1855 Lost re-election Indiana Supreme Court Justice (1870–1877)

Chief Justice of the Kansas Territory (1859–1861)
Graham N. Fitch Democratic February 4, 1857 March 4, 1861 Retired
Henry Smith Lane Republican March 4, 1861 March 4, 1867 Governor of Indiana (1861)
Oliver Hazard Perry Morton Republican March 4, 1867 November 1, 1877 Died Governor of Indiana (1861–1867)

Lieutenant Governor of Indiana (1861)
Member of the 1876 Electoral Commission (1877)
Daniel W. Voorhees Democratic November 6, 1877 March 4, 1897 Lost re-election
Charles W. Fairbanks Republican March 4, 1897 March 4, 1905 Resigned Vice President of the United States (1905–1909)
James A. Hemenway Republican March 4, 1905 March 4, 1909 Lost re-election
Benjamin F. Shiveley Democratic March 4, 1909 March 14, 1916 Died
Thomas Taggart Democratic March 20, 1916 November 7, 1916 Lost special election
James Eli Watson Republican November 8, 1916 March 4, 1933 Lost re-election Senate Majority Leader (1929–1933)
Frederick Van Nuys Democratic March 4, 1933 January 25, 1944 Died President pro tem. of the Indiana Senate (1939–1941)
Samuel D. Jackson Democratic January 28, 1944 November 13, 1944 Retired Indiana Attorney General (1940–1941)
William E. Jenner Republican November 14, 1944 January 3, 1945 Retired President pro tem. of the Indiana Senate (1939–1941)

Also held Indiana's class I seat
Homer E. Capehart Republican January 3, 1945 January 3, 1963 Lost re-election
Birch Bayh Democratic January 3, 1963 January 3, 1981 Lost re-election Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives (1959)
Dan Quayle Republican January 3, 1981 January 3, 1989 Resigned Vice President of the United States (1989–1993)
Dan Coats Republican January 3, 1989 January 3, 1999 Retired United States Ambassador to Germany (2001–2005)
Evan Bayh Democratic January 3, 1999 Incumbent Governor of Indiana (1989–1997)


Other high offices held

The following senators also served in the United States House of Representatives:



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