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

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

Mid-term vacancy appointment processes

Through the 20th century, mid-term vacancies were filled with the governor's appointee, with the appointment expiring at the next biennial state election. In 2004, the Democratic-controlled state legislature changed the vacancy-filling process, mandating that a special election occur, which removed the Governor's appointment power. This statute was enacted over the veto by the Governor, Mitt Romney. The leadership of the Massachusetts legislature at the time was concerned that the Republican governor Mitt Romney would appoint a Republican if Democratic Senator John Kerry were elected President of the United States in the 2004 election. Generally, the law requires a special election within 145 to 160 days from the date of the filing of a Senate resignation. The law contemplates resignations that become effective some period of time after the filing of the resignation, so long as the election occurs after effective date of the resignation.

While terminally ill with brain cancer, Ted Kennedy requested that the Massachusetts legislature change the law to allow an interim appointment. Kennedy died shortly thereafter, and the legislature quickly passed a bill providing for an interim appointment. On September 24, 2009, Governor Patrick signed the bill and appointed Paul G. Kirk, who had previously served as one of Kennedy's congressional aides and as chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Kirk stated he would not run in the special election.

Class I Senators

Class I U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were elected for only one U.S. Congress in the first election of 1788/1789, and then the seat was contested again for the 2nd, 5th, and every three Congresses (six years) thereafter. Those seats in recent years have been contested in 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012.

# Senator Took office Left office Party Residence Background Congress Term

1 Tristram Dalton March 4, 1789

(Elected)
March 3, 1791

(Lost re-election)
Pro-Administration Newburymarker Massachusetts Senate 1 1

2 George Cabot March 4, 1791

(Elected)
June 9, 1796

(Resigned)
Pro-Administration Salemmarker Delegate to the Constitutional Convention 2 2
Federalist 3


4





3 Benjamin Goodhue June 11, 1796

(Elected)
November 8, 1800

(Resigned)
Federalist Salemmarker U.S. Representative
5 3




6





4 Jonathan Mason November 14, 1800

(Elected)
March 3, 1803 Federalist Bostonmarker Massachusetts Senate
7

5 John Quincy Adams March 4, 1803

(Elected)
June 8, 1808

(Resigned)
Federalist Bostonmarker Minister to Prussia 8 4
9




10





6 James Lloyd June 9, 1808

(Elected)


May 1, 1813

(Resigned)



Federalist Bostonmarker Massachusetts Senate
11 5
12


13





7 Christopher Gore May 5, 1813

(Appointed)
May 30, 1816

(Resigned)
Federalist Bostonmarker Governor of Massachusetts
14 6

Vacant June 1, 1816 June 11, 1816

8 Eli P. Ashmun June 12, 1816

(Elected)
May 10, 1818

(Resigned)
Federalist Northamptonmarker Massachusetts Senate
15

9 Prentiss Mellen June 5, 1818

(Elected)
May 15, 1820

(Resigned to become Chief Justice of Mainemarker)
Federalist Portland, Mainemarker Lawyer








16











Vacant May 16, 1820 June 11, 1820

10 Elijah H. Mills June 12, 1820

(Elected)
March 3, 1827

(Lost re-election)
Adams Northamptonmarker Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives
17 7
18
19

Vacant March 4, 1827 December 17, 1827  

20

 
8

11 Daniel Webster December 17, 1827

(Elected)
February 22, 1841

(Resigned)
Adams/Anti-Jackson Bostonmarker U.S. Representative
21
22
23 9
24
Whig 25
 

26

 
10

12 Rufus Choate February 23, 1841

(Elected)
March 3, 1845

(Retired)
Whig Bostonmarker U.S. Representative
27
28

13 Daniel Webster March 4, 1845

(Elected)
July 22, 1850

(Resigned to become Secretary of State)
Whig Bostonmarker U.S. Secretary of State 29 11
30
31

14 Robert Charles Winthrop July 30, 1850

(Appointed)
February 1, 1851

(Lost election)
Whig Bostonmarker Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives

15 Robert Rantoul, Jr. February 1, 1851

(Elected only to fill Webster vacancy)
March 3, 1851

(Retired)
Democratic Bostonmarker U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts

Vacant March 3, 1851 April 24, 1851  

32

 
12

16 Charles Sumner April 24, 1851

(Elected)
March 11, 1874

(Died)
Free Soil Bostonmarker Lawyer
33
Opposition 34
Republican 35 13
36
37
38 14
39
40
41 15
42
 

 

 

 

43

 

 

 

 

Vacant March 12, 1874 April 16, 1874

17 William B. Washburn April 17, 1874

(Elected)
March 3, 1875

(Retired)
Republican Greenfieldmarker Governor of Massachusetts

18 Henry L. Dawes March 4, 1875

(Elected)
March 3, 1893

(Retired)
Republican Pittsfieldmarker U.S. Representative 44 16
45
46
47 17
48
49
50 18
51
52

19 Henry Cabot Lodge March 4, 1893

(Elected)
November 9, 1924

(Died)
Republican Nahantmarker U.S. Representative 53 19
54
55
56 20
57
58
59 21
60
61
62 22
63
64
65 23
66
67
68 24

Vacant November 10, 1924 November 12, 1924

20 William M. Butler November 13, 1924

(Appointed)
December 6, 1926

(Lost election)
Republican Bostonmarker Chairman of the Republican National Committee
 

 

69

 

 

21 David I. Walsh December 6, 1926

(Elected)
January 3, 1947

(Lost re-election)
Democratic Fitchburgmarker U.S. Senator
70
71 25
72
73
74 26
75
76
77 27
78
79

22 Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. January 3, 1947

(Elected)
January 3, 1953

(Lost re-election)
Republican Beverlymarker U.S. Senator (class II) 80 28
81
82

23 John F. Kennedy January 3, 1953

(Elected)
December 22, 1960

(Resigned to become President)
Democratic Bostonmarker U.S. Representative 83 29
84
85
86 30

Vacant December 23, 1960 December 26, 1960

24 Benjamin A. Smith II December 27, 1960

(Appointed)
November 7, 1962

(Retired)
Democratic Gloucestermarker Mayor of Gloucestermarker
 

 

87

 

 

25 Ted Kennedy November 7, 1962

(Special election)
August 25, 2009

(Died)
Democratic Bostonmarker/Hyannis Portmarker Lawyer
88
89 31
90
91
92 32
93
94
95 33
96
97
98 34
99
100
101 35
102
103
104 36
105
106
107 37
108
109
110 38
 

 

 

 

111

 

 

 

Vacant August 25, 2009 September 24, 2009  

26 Paul G. Kirk September 24, 2009

(Appointed)
Present Democratic Marstons Millsmarker Attorney; Chairman of the Democratic National Committee

# Senator Took office Left office Party Residence Background Congress Term


Class II Senators

Class II U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were elected for the first two United States 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 Caleb Strong March 4, 1789

(Elected)
June 1, 1796

(Resigned)
Pro-Administration Northamptonmarker Delegate to Constitutional Convention 1 1
2
3 2




4





Vacant June 2, 1796 June 10, 1796

2 Theodore Sedgwick June 11, 1796

(Elected)
March 3, 1799 Federalist Stockbridgemarker U.S. Representative
5

3 Samuel Dexter March 4, 1799

(Elected)
May 30, 1800

(Resigned to become Secretary of War)
Federalist Lunenbergmarker U.S. Representative







6







3

Vacant June 1, 1800 June 5, 1800

4 Dwight Foster June 6, 1800

(Elected)
March 2, 1803

(Resigned)
Federalist Brookfieldmarker U.S. Representative
7

5 Timothy Pickering March 4, 1803

(Elected)
March 3, 1811

(Lost re-election)
Federalist Wenhammarker U.S. Secretary of State 8
9 4
10
11

Vacant March 4, 1811 June 28, 1811 12 5

6 Joseph Bradley Varnum June 29, 1811

(Elected)
March 3, 1817 Democratic-Republican Dracutmarker Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
13
14

7 Harrison Gray Otis March 4, 1817

(Elected)
May 30, 1822

(Resigned)
Federalist Bostonmarker Massachusetts Senate 15 6
16




17





8 James Lloyd June 5, 1822 May 23, 1826 Federalist Bostonmarker U.S. Senator
18 7
Adams  

19

 

9 Nathaniel Silsbee May 31, 1826 March 3, 1835 Adams/

Anti-Jackson
Salemmarker U.S. Representative
20
21 8
22
23

10 John Davis March 4, 1835

(Elected)
January 5, 1841 Anti-Jackson Worcestermarker Governor of Massachusetts 24 9
Whig 25
26

11 Isaac C. Bates January 13, 1841 March 16, 1845 Whig Northamptonmarker U.S. Representative
27 10
28
29

12 John Davis March 24, 1845 March 3, 1853 Whig Worcestermarker Governor of Massachusetts
30 11
31
32

13 Edward Everett March 4, 1853

(Elected)
June 1, 1854 (resigned) Whig Bostonmarker U.S. Secretary of State 33 12

14 Julius Rockwell June 3, 1854

(Appointed)
January 31, 1855

(Resigned)
Whig Pittsfieldmarker U.S. Representative

15 Henry Wilson January 31, 1855

(Elected)
March 3, 1873

(Resigned to become Vice President)
Free Soil Natickmarker Newspaper Publisher
Know-nothing 34
Opposition
Republican 35
36 13
37
38
39 14
40
41
42 15

16 George S. Boutwell March 17, 1873 March 3, 1877 Republican Grotonmarker U.S. Secretary of the Treasury 43
44

17 George Frisbie Hoar March 4, 1877

(Elected)
September 30, 1904

(Died)
Republican Worcestermarker U.S. Representative 45 16
46
47
48 17
49
50
51 18
52
53
54 19
55
56
57 20
58

18 Winthrop Murray Crane October 12, 1904 March 3, 1913 Republican Daltonmarker Governor of Massachusetts
59
60 21
61
62

19 John W. Weeks March 4, 1913

(Elected)
March 3, 1919 Republican West Newtonmarker U.S. Representative 63 22
64
65

20 David I. Walsh March 4, 1919

(Elected)
March 3, 1925 Democratic Fitchburgmarker Governor of Massachusetts 66 23
67
68

21 Frederick H. Gillett March 4, 1925

(Elected)
March 3, 1931 Republican Springfieldmarker Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives 69 24
70
71

22 Marcus A. Coolidge March 4, 1931

(Elected)
January 3, 1937

(Retired)
Democratic Fitchburgmarker Businessman 72 25
73
74

23 Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. January 3, 1937

(Elected)
February 3, 1944

(Resigned)
Republican Beverlymarker Massachusetts House of Representatives 75 26
76
77
78 27

Vacant February 4, 1944 February 7, 1945

24 Sinclair Weeks February 8, 1944

(Appointed)
December 19, 1944

(Retired)
Republican West Newtonmarker Treasurer of the Republican National Committee

Vacant December 20, 1944 January 3, 1945 Sinclair Weeks retired early and his replacement was already elected.

25 Leverett Saltonstall January 3, 1945

(Won special election)
January 3, 1967

(Retired)
Republican Dovermarker Governor of Massachusetts 79
80
81 28
82
83
84 29
85
86
87 30
88
89

26 Edward Brooke January 3, 1967

(Elected)
January 3, 1979

(Lost re-election)
Republican Newton Centre Attorney General of Massachusetts 90 31
91
92
93 32
94
95

27 Paul Tsongas January 3, 1979

(Elected)
January 2, 1985

(Retired & resigned 1 day early to give successor preferential seniority)
Democratic Lowellmarker U.S. Representative 96 33
97
 

 

98

 

 

 

28 John Kerry January 2, 1985

(Elected, but took seat early due to appointment)
Incumbent Democratic Bostonmarker Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts
99 34
100
101
102 35
103
104
105 36
106
107
108 37
109
110
111 38

# Senator Took office Left office Party Residence Background Congress Term


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