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This is a list of United States Senators from Kansas. Kansasmarker was admitted to the Union on January 29, 1861, and its senators belong to Class II and Class III. Kansas's current senators are Sam Brownback and Pat Roberts.

Class II

# Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Notes/Other offices
1 James H. Lane Republican April 4, 1861 July 11, 1866 Died U.S. Representative from Indianamarker (1853–1855)
Lieutenant Governor of Indiana (1849–1853)
2 Edmund G. Ross Republican July 25, 1866 March 4, 1871 Lost re-election
3 Alexander Caldwell Republican March 4, 1871 March 24, 1873 Resigned
4 Robert Crozier Republican November 24, 1873 February 12, 1874 Retired Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Courtmarker
5 James M. Harvey Republican February 2, 1874 March 4, 1877 Governor of Kansas (1868–1872)
6 Preston B. Plumb Republican March 4, 1877 December 20, 1891 Died Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives (1868)
7 Bishop W. Perkins Republican January 1, 1892 March 4, 1893 Successor qualified U.S. Representative (1883–1891)
8 John Martin Democratic March 4, 1893 March 4, 1895 Clerk of the Kansas Supreme Courtmarker
9 Lucien Baker Republican March 4, 1895 March 4, 1901 Lost renomination
10 Joseph R. Burton Republican March 4, 1901 June 4, 1906 Resigned World's Columbian Expositionmarker Commissioner (1893)
Convicted of bribe taking (1906)
11 Alfred W. Benson Republican June 11, 1906 January 23, 1907 Lost special election Justice of the Kansas Supreme Courtmarker (1907–1915)
12 Charles Curtis Republican January 29, 1907 March 4, 1913 Lost re-election Vice President of the United States (1929–1933)

President pro tempore (1911–1913)

Majority Leader (1925–1929)

Majority Whip (1915–1924)

U.S. Representative (1893–1907)
13 William H. Thompson Democratic March 4, 1913 March 4, 1919 Lost re-election
14 Arthur Capper Republican March 4, 1919 January 3, 1949 Retired Governor of Kansas (1915–1919)
15 Andrew F. Schoeppel Republican January 3, 1949 January 21, 1962 Died Governor of Kansas (1943–1947)
16 James B. Pearson Republican January 31, 1962 December 23, 1978 Resigned
17 Nancy Kassebaum Republican December 23, 1978 January 3, 1997 Retired
18 Pat Roberts Republican January 3, 1997 Present Incumbent U.S. Representative (1981–1997)


Class III

# Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Notes/Other offices
1 Samuel C. Pomeroy Republican April 4, 1861 March 4, 1873 Lost re-election
2 John James Ingalls Republican March 4, 1873 March 4, 1891 Lost re-election President pro tempore (1887–1891)
3 William A. Peffer Populist March 4, 1891 March 4, 1897 Lost re-election
4 William A. Harris Populist March 4, 1897 March 4, 1903 Lost re-election U.S. Representative (1893–1895)
5 Chester I. Long Republican March 4, 1903 March 4, 1909 Lost renomination U.S. Representative (1895–1897; 1899–1903)
6 Joseph L. Bristow Republican March 4, 1909 March 4, 1915 Lost renomination
7 Charles Curtis Republican March 4, 1915 March 3, 1929 Resigned Vice President of the United States (1929–1933)

President pro tempore (1911–1913)

Majority Leader (1925–1929)

Majority Whip (1915–1924)

U.S. Representative (1893–1907)
8 Henry Justin Allen Republican April 1, 1929 November 30, 1930 Lost special election Governor of Kansas (1919–1923)
9 George McGill Democratic December 1, 1930 January 3, 1939 Lost re-election Last Democrat to serve in U.S. Senate from Kansas
10 Clyde M. Reed Republican January 3, 1939 November 8, 1949 Died Governor of Kansas (1929–1931)
11 Harry Darby Republican December 2, 1949 November 28, 1950 Retired
12 Frank Carlson Republican November 29, 1950 January 3, 1969 Retired U.S. Representative (1935–1947)

Governor of Kansas (1947–1950)
13 Bob Dole Republican January 3, 1969 June 11, 1996 Resigned Republican Leader (1985–1995)

United States Representative (1961–1969)

Republican nominee for President (1996)

RNC Chairman (1971–1972)

Republican nominee for Vice President (1976)
Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom (1997)
14 Sheila Frahm Republican June 11, 1996 November 6, 1996 Lost special

primary
Lieutenant Governor of Kansas (1995–1996)
15 Sam Brownback Republican November 7, 1996 Present Incumbent U.S. Representative (1995–1996)


Notes

  1. Charles Curtis served as President pro tempore on a rotating basis with Augustus O. Bacon, Jacob H. Gallinger, Frank B. Brandegee, Henry Cabot Lodge.
  2. Pearson had not been a candidate for renomination or re-election, and resigned to allow Nancy Kassebaum to take office early.


See also

United States congressional delegations from Kansas


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