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Louisianamarker was admitted to the Union on April 30, 1812, and elects senators to Classes II and Class III. Its current senators are Mary Landrieu and David Vitter.

Class II

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
Jean Noel Destréhan Unknown September 3, 1812 October 1, 1812 Resigned
Thomas Posey Democratic-

Republican
October 8, 1812 February 4, 1813 Lost re-election Governor of Indiana Territory (1813–1816)
Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky (1806–1808)
James Brown Democratic-

Republican
February 5, 1813 March 4, 1817 Lost re-election Minister to France (1823–1829)
Also served in Louisiana's Class III seat
William C. C. Claiborne Democratic-

Republican
March 4, 1817 November 23, 1817 Died Governor of Louisiana (1812–1816)
Governor of Orleans Territory (1804–1812)
Governor of Mississippi Territory
U.S.





Representative from Tennessee (1797–1801)


Henry Johnson Democratic-

Republican
January 12, 1818 May 27, 1824 Resigned Governor of Louisiana (1824–1828)
U.S.

Representative (1834–1839)
Also served in Louisiana's Class III seat

Charles Dominique Joseph Bouligny Adams-Clay

Republican
November 19, 1824 March 4, 1829
Edward Livingston Democratic-

Republican
March 4, 1829 May 24, 1831 Resigned U.S. Secretary of State (1831–1833)
Minister to France (1833–1835)
U.S.



Representative from New York (1795–1801)
U.S.





Representative (1823–1829)
Mayor of New York City (1801–1803)



George A. Waggaman Anti-

Jacksonian
November 15, 1831 March 4, 1835 Secretary of State of Louisiana (1830–1832)
Robert C. Nicholas Jacksonian

Democrat
January 13, 1836 March 4, 1841 Secretary of State of Louisiana (1843–1846)
Democratic
Alexander Barrow Whig March 4, 1841 December 29, 1846 Died
Pierre Soulé Democratic January 21, 1847 March 4, 1847 Also served in Louisiana's Class III seat
Solomon W. Downs Democratic March 4, 1847 March 4, 1853
Judah P. Benjamin Whig March 4, 1853 February 4, 1861 Withdrew Confederate States Secretary of State (1862–1865)
Confederate States Attorney General (1861)
Confederate States Secretary of War (1861–1862)

Democratic


Vacant during the American Civil War and Reconstruction


John S. Harris Republican July 8, 1868 March 4, 1871
Joseph R. West Republican March 4, 1871 March 4, 1877 Retired
William P. Kellogg Republican March 4, 1877 March 4, 1883 Retired Governor of Louisiana (1873–1872)
Chief Justice of the Nebraska Territorial Supreme Courtmarker (1861)
Also served in Louisiana's Class III seat

Randall L. Gibson Democratic March 4, 1883 December 15, 1892 Died U.S. Representative (1875–1883)
Donelson Caffery Democratic December 31, 1892 March 4, 1901 Retired
Murphy J. Foster Democratic March 4, 1901 March 4, 1913 Governor of Louisiana (1892–1900)
President pro tempore of the Louisiana Senate (1888–1900)
Joseph E. Ransdell Democratic March 4, 1913 March 4, 1931 Lost renomination U.S. Representative (1899–1913)
Huey Long Democratic January 25, 1932 September 10, 1935 Died Governor of Louisiana (1928–1932)
Rose McConnell Long Democratic January 31, 1936 January 2, 1937 Retired
Allen J. Ellender Democratic January 3, 1937 July 27, 1972 Died President pro tempore (1972–1971)
Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives (1932–1936)
Elaine S. Edwards Democratic August 1, 1972 November 13, 1972 Resigned First Lady of Louisiana (1972–1980; 1984–1988)
Bennett Johnston, Jr. Democratic November 14, 1972 January 3, 1997 Retired
Mary Landrieu Democratic January 7, 1997 Present Incumbent


Class III

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
Allan B. Magruder Democratic-

Republican
September 3, 1812 March 4, 1813
Eligius Fromentin Democratic-

Republican
March 4, 1813 March 4, 1819
James Brown Adams-Clay

Republican
March 4, 1819 December 10, 1823 Resigned Minister to France (1823–1829)
Also served in Louisiana's Class II seat
Josiah S. Johnston Adams-Clay

Republican
January 15, 1824 May 19, 1833 Died U.S. Representative (1821–1823)
Alexander Porter Whig December 19, 1833 January 5, 1837 Resigned Louisiana Supreme Courtmarker Judge (1821–1823)
Alexander Mouton Democratic January 12, 1837 March 1, 1842 Resigned
Charles Magill Conrad Whig April 14, 1842 March 4, 1843 U.S. Representative (1849–1850)
Henry Johnson Whig February 12, 1844 March 3, 1849 Governor of Louisiana (1824–1828)
U.S.

Representative (1834–1839)
Also served in Louisiana's Class II seat

Pierre Soulé Democratic March 3, 1849 April 11, 1853 Resigned Also served in Louisiana's Class II seat
John Slidell Democratic December 5, 1853 February 4, 1861 Resigned U.S. Representative (1843–1843)


Vacant during the American Civil War and Reconstruction


William P. Kellogg Republican July 9, 1868 November 1, 1872 Resigned Governor of Louisiana (1873–1872)
Chief Justice of the Nebraska Territorial Supreme Courtmarker (1861)
Also served in Louisiana's Class II seat

James B. Eustis Democratic January 12, 1876 March 4, 1879 Lost re-election Ambassador to France (1893–1897)
Benjamin F. Jonas Democratic March 4, 1879 March 4, 1885 Lost re-election
James B. Eustis Democratic March 4, 1885 March 4, 1891 Retired Ambassador to France (1893–1897)
Edward Douglass White Democratic March 4, 1891 March 12, 1894 Resigned Chief Justice of the United States (1910–1921)
U.S.

Supreme Court Justice (1894–1910)
Louisiana Supreme Courtmarker Justice (1879–1880)

Newton C. Blanchard Democratic March 12, 1894 March 4, 1897 Retired Governor of Louisiana (1904–1908)
U.S.

Representative (1881–1894)
Louisiana Supreme Courtmarker Justice (1897–1903)

Samuel D. McEnery Democratic March 4, 1897 June 28, 1910 Died Governor of Louisiana (1881–1888)
Lieutenant Governor of Louisiana (1879–1881)
Louisiana Supreme Courtmarker Justice (1888–1894)

John Thornton Democratic December 7, 1910 March 4, 1915 Retired
Robert F. Broussard Democratic March 4, 1915 April 12, 1918 Died U.S. Representative (1897–1915)
Walter Guion Democratic April 22, 1918 November 5, 1918 Successor elected Louisiana Attorney General (1900–1912)
Edward James Gay Democratic November 6, 1918 March 4, 1921 Retired
Edwin S. Broussard Democratic March 4, 1921 March 4, 1933 Lost renomination
John H. Overton Democratic March 4, 1933 May 14, 1948 Died U.S. Representative (1931–1933)
William C. Feazel Democratic May 18, 1948 December 30, 1948 Retired
Russell B. Long Democratic December 31, 1948 January 3, 1987 Retired Senate Majority Whip (1965–1969)
John Breaux Democratic January 3, 1987 January 3, 2005 Retired U.S. Representative (1972–1987)
David Vitter Republican January 3, 2005 Present Incumbent U.S. Representative (1999–2005)


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