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Mainemarker was admitted to the Union on March 15, 1820. The state's senators belong to Class I and Class II. Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins are Maine's current senators.

Class I

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/notes
John Holmes Democratic-Republican/
Crawford
Republican

June 13, 1820 March 4, 1827
Albion K. Parris Jackson March 4, 1827 August 26, 1828 Resigned Governor of Maine (1822–1827)
John Holmes Anti-Jackson January 15, 1829 March 4, 1833
Ether Shepley Jackson March 4, 1833 March 3, 1836 Resigned Chief Justice, Maine Supreme Judicial Courtmarker
Judah Dana Jackson March 4, 1836 March 3, 1837 Successor qualified
Reuel Williams Democratic March 4, 1837 February 15, 1843 Resigned
John Fairfield Democratic December 4, 1843 December 24, 1847 Died Governor of Maine (1839–1843)
Wyman B. S. Moor Democratic January 5, 1848 June 7, 1848 Maine Attorney General (1844–1848)
Hannibal Hamlin Democratic June 8, 1848 January 7, 1857 Resigned Vice President of the United States (1861–1865)

Governor of Maine (1857)

Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives (1837; 1839–1840)
Amos Nourse Republican January 16, 1857 March 4, 1857
Hannibal Hamlin Republican March 4, 1857 January 17, 1861 Resigned Vice President of the United States (1861–1865)

Governor of Maine (1857)

Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives (1837; 1839–1840)
Lot M. Morrill Republican January 17, 1861 March 4, 1869 Governor of Maine (1858–1860)

President of the Maine Senate (1856)

Also served in Maine's Class II seat
Hannibal Hamlin Republican March 4, 1869 March 4, 1881 Retired Vice President of the United States (1861–1865)

Governor of Maine (1857)

Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives (1837; 1839–1840)
Eugene Hale Republican March 4, 1881 March 4, 1911 Retired
Charles F. Johnson Democratic March 4, 1911 March 4, 1917 Lost re-election Judge, 1st Circuit Court of Appeals (1917–1929)
Frederick Hale Republican March 4, 1917 January 3, 1941 Retired
Ralph Brewster Republican January 3, 1941 December 31, 1952 Resigned Governor of Maine (1925–1929)
Frederick G. Payne Republican January 3, 1953 January 3, 1959 Lost re-election Governor of Maine (1949–1953)
Edmund Muskie Democratic January 3, 1959 May 7, 1980 Resigned U.S. Secretary of State (1980–1981)

Governor of Maine (1955–1959)
George J. Mitchell Democratic May 19, 1980 January 3, 1995 Retired Senate Majority Leader (1989–1995)
Olympia Snowe Republican January 3, 1995


Class II

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/notes
John Chandler Democratic-Republican/
Crawford D-R
June 14, 1820 March 4, 1829 Retired
Jackson
Peleg Sprague Anti-Jackson March 4, 1829 January 1, 1835 Resigned
John Ruggles Democratic January 20, 1835 March 4, 1841 Lost re-election Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives (1825–1829; 1831)
George Evans Whig March 4, 1841 March 4, 1847 Lost re-election Maine Attorney General (1850–1858)
James W. Bradbury Democratic March 4, 1847 March 4, 1853 Retired
William P. Fessenden Whig February 10, 1854 July 1, 1864 Resigned Secretary of the Treasury (1864–1865)
Republican
Nathan A. Farwell Republican October 27, 1864 March 4, 1865 Retired President of the Maine Senate
William P. Fessenden Republican March 4, 1865 September 8, 1869 Died Secretary of the Treasury (1864–1865)
Lot M. Morrill Republican October 30, 1869 July 7, 1876 Resigned Governor of Maine (1858–1860)

President of the Maine Senate (1856)

Also served in Maine's Class I seat
James G. Blaine Republican July 10, 1876 March 5, 1881 Resigned U.S. Secretary of State (1881; 1889–1892)

Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1869–1875)

Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives (1861–1862)
William P. Frye Republican March 18, 1881 August 8, 1911 Died U.S. Senate President pro temp. (1896–1911)

Maine Attorney General (1867–1869)
Obadiah Gardner Democratic September 23, 1911 March 4, 1913 Lost re-election
Edwin C. Burleigh Republican March 4, 1913 June 16, 1916 Died
Bert M. Fernald Republican September 12, 1916 August 23, 1926 Died Governor of Maine (1909-1911)
Arthur R. Gould Republican November 30, 1926 March 4, 1931 Retired
Wallace H. White, Jr. Republican March 4, 1931 January 3, 1949 Retired Senate Republican Leader (1945–1949)
Margaret Chase Smith Republican January 3, 1949 January 3, 1973 Lost re-election
William Hathaway Democratic January 3, 1973 January 3, 1979 Lost re-election
William Cohen Republican January 3, 1979 January 3, 1997 Retired Secretary of Defense (1997–2001)
Susan Collins Republican January 3, 1997


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