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

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

Class 1 Senators

Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were elected for one session of the U.S. Congress in the first election of 1788 and whose seats in recent years are contested in 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012.

# Senator Took office Left office Party Residence Background Congress Term
1 William Maclay March 4, 1789 March 3, 1791
(Lost re-election)
Anti-Administration Dauphinmarker Lawyer 1 1

Vacant March 4, 1791 December 1, 1793 2 2










3











2 Albert Gallatin December 2, 1793 February 28, 1794

(Election voided)
Anti-Administration Fayette Countymarker Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Vacant March 1, 1794 April 23, 1794

3 James Ross April 24, 1794 March 3, 1803 Federalist Pittsburghmarker Lawyer
4
5 3
6
7

4 Samuel Maclay March 4, 1803 January 4, 1809 Democratic-Republican Lewisburgmarker Pennsylvania Senate 8 4
9
10

5 Michael Leib January 9, 1809 February 14, 1814 Democratic-Republican Philadelphiamarker Pennsylvania House of Representatives
11 5
12
13

6 Jonathan Roberts February 24, 1814 March 3, 1821 Democratic-Republican Norristownmarker Pennsylvania House of Representatives
14 6
15
16
Vacant March 4, 1821 December 10, 1821 17 7

7 William Findlay December 10, 1821 March 3, 1827 Democratic-Republican Franklintonmarker Governor of Pennsylvania
18
19

8 Isaac D. Barnard March 4, 1827 December 6, 1831 Jacksonian West Chestermarker Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania 20 8
21

9 George Mifflin Dallas December 13, 1831 March 3, 1833 Jacksonian Philadelphiamarker U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
22

10 Samuel McKean March 4, 1833 March 3, 1839 Jacksonian Burlingtonmarker Pennsylvania Senate 23 9
24
25

Vacant March 4, 1839 January 14, 1840 26 10

11 Daniel Sturgeon January 14, 1840 March 3, 1851 Democratic Uniontownmarker Treasurer of Pennsylvania
27
28
29 11
30
31

12 Richard Brodhead March 4, 1851 March 3, 1857 Democratic Eastonmarker U.S. Representative 32 12
33
34

13 Simon Cameron March 4, 1857 March 4, 1861 Republican Harrisburgmarker U.S. Senator 35 13
36
37

14 David Wilmot March 14, 1861 March 3, 1863 Republican Towandamarker U.S. Representative

15 Charles R. Buckalew March 4, 1863 March 3, 1869 Democratic Bloomsburgmarker Minister Resident to Ecuador 38 14
39
40

16 John Scott March 4, 1869 March 3, 1875 Republican Huntingdonmarker Lawyer 41 15
42
43

17 William A. Wallace March 4, 1875 March 3, 1881 Democratic Clearfieldmarker Pennsylvania Senate 44 16
45
46

18 John I. Mitchell March 4, 1881 March 3, 1887 Republican Wellsboromarker U.S. Representative 47 17
48
49

19 Matthew S. Quay March 4, 1887 March 3, 1899 Republican Beavermarker Treasurer of Pennsylvania 50 18
51
52
53 19
54
55

Vacant March 4, 1899 January 16, 1901 56 20

20 Matthew S. Quay January 16, 1901 May 28, 1904 Republican Beavermarker U.S. Senator
57
58

21 Philander C. Knox June 10, 1904 March 4, 1909 Republican Pittsburghmarker U.S. Attorney General
59 21
60
61

22 George T. Oliver March 17, 1909 March 3, 1917 Republican Pittsburghmarker Newspaper Publisher
62 22
63
64

23 Philander C. Knox March 4, 1917 October 12, 1921 Republican Pittsburghmarker U.S. Secretary of State 65 23
66
67

24 William E. Crow October 24, 1921 August 2, 1922 Republican Uniontownmarker Pennsylvania Senate

25 David A. Reed August 8, 1922 January 3, 1935 Republican Pittsburghmarker Lawyer
68 24
69
70
71 25
72
73

26 Joseph F. Guffey January 3, 1935 January 3, 1947 Democratic Pittsburghmarker Businessman 74 26
75
76
77 27
78
79

27 Edward Martin January 3, 1947 January 3, 1959 Republican Washingtonmarker Governor of Pennsylvania 80 28
81
82
83 29
84
85

28 Hugh D. Scott, Jr. January 3, 1959 January 3, 1977 Republican Philadelphiamarker U.S. Representative 86 30
87
88
89 31
90
91
92 32
93
94

29 H. John Heinz III January 3, 1977 April 4, 1991 Republican Pittsburghmarker U.S. Representative 95 33
96
97
98 34
99
100
101 35
102

30 Harris Wofford May 9, 1991 January 3, 1995 Democratic Bryn Mawrmarker Pennsylvania Secretary of Labor and Industry
103

31 Richard J. Santorum January 3, 1995 January 3, 2007 Republican Mount Lebanonmarker/Penn Hillsmarker U.S. Representative 104 36
105
106
107 37
108
109

32 Robert P. Casey, Jr. January 3, 2007 Incumbent Democratic Scrantonmarker Treasurer of Pennsylvania 110 38
111


Class 3 Senators

Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were elected for three sessions of the U.S. Congress in the first election of 1788 and whose seats in recent years are contested in 1998, 2004, and 2010.



# Senator Took office Left office Party Residence Background Congress Term

1 Robert Morris March 4, 1789 March 3, 1795 Pro-Administration Philadelphiamarker Delegate to the Constitutional Convention 1 1
2
3
2 William Bingham March 4, 1795 March 3, 1801 Federalist Philadelphiamarker Pennsylvania Senate 4 2
5
6

3 J. Peter G. Muhlenberg March 4, 1801 June 30, 1801 Democratic-Republican Montgomery Countymarker U.S. Representative 7 3

4 George Logan July 13, 1801 March 3, 1807 Democratic-Republican Philadelphiamarker Pennsylvania House of Representatives
8
9

5 Andrew Gregg March 4, 1807 March 3, 1813 Democratic-Republican Pennvalley U.S. Representative 10 4
11
12

6 Abner Lacock March 4, 1813 March 3, 1819 Democratic-Republican Beavermarker U.S. Representative 13 5
14
15

7 Walter Lowrie March 4, 1819 March 3, 1825 Democratic-Republican Butlermarker Pennsylvania Senate 16 6
17
18

8 William Marks March 4, 1825 March 3, 1831 National Republican Pittsburghmarker Pennsylvania Senate 19 7
20
21

9 William Wilkins March 4, 1831 June 30, 1834 Jacksonian Pittsburghmarker U.S. Representative 22 8
23

10 James Buchanan December 6, 1834 March 5, 1845 Democratic Lancastermarker Minister to Russia
24
25 9
26
27
28 10
29

11 Simon Cameron March 13, 1845 March 3, 1849 Democratic Middletown Businessman
30

12 James Cooper March 4, 1849 March 3, 1855 Whig Pottsvillemarker Attorney General of Pennsylvania 31 11
32
33

Vacant March 4, 1855 January 14, 1856 34 12

13 William Bigler January 14, 1856 March 3, 1861 Democratic Philadelphiamarker Governor of Pennsylvania
35
36

14 Edgar Cowan March 4, 1861 March 3, 1867 Republican Greensburgmarker Lawyer 37 13
38
39

15 Simon Cameron March 4, 1867 March 12, 1877 Republican Harrisburgmarker Minister to Russia 40 14
41
42
43 15
44
45

16 J. Donald Cameron March 20, 1877 March 3, 1897 Republican Harrisburgmarker U.S. Secretary of War
46 16
47
48
49 17
50
51
52 18
53
54

17 Boies Penrose March 4, 1897 December 31, 1921 Republican Philadelphiamarker Pennsylvania Senate 55 19
56
57
58 20
59
60
61 21
62
63
64 22
65
66
67 23

18 George Wharton Pepper January 9, 1922 March 3, 1927 Republican Philadelphiamarker Lawyer
68
69

19 William S. Vare March 4, 1927 December 6, 1929 Republican Philadelphiamarker U.S. Representative 70 24
71

20 Joseph R. Grundy December 11, 1929 December 1, 1930 Republican Bristolmarker Businessman

21 James J. Davis December 2, 1930 January 3, 1945 Republican Pittsburghmarker U.S. Secretary of Labor
72
73 25
74
75
76 26
77
78

22 Francis J. Myers January 3, 1945 January 3, 1951 Democratic Philadelphiamarker U.S. Representative 79 27
80
81

23 James H. Duff January 3, 1951 January 3, 1957 Republican Carnegiemarker Governor of Pennsylvania 82 28
83
84

24 Joseph S. Clark January 3, 1957 January 3, 1969 Democratic Philadelphiamarker Mayor of Philadelphia 85 29
86
87
88 30
89
90

25 Richard S. Schweiker January 3, 1969 January 3, 1981 Republican Worcestermarker U.S. Representative 91 31
92
93
94 32
95
96

26 Arlen Specter January 3, 1981 Incumbent Republican Philadelphiamarker Lawyer 97 33
98
99
100 34
101
102
103 35
104
105
106 36
107
108
109 37
110
Democratic 111


References

  1. The election of Albert Gallatin was declared void by the Senate on the grounds that he had not met the residency requirements for eligibility to the office.
  2. Refused to be sat by the Senate due to allegations of corruption surrounding his election.


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