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Texasmarker was admitted to the Union on December 29, 1845. Its senators are of Class I and Class II. Its current senators are Kay Bailey Hutchison and John Cornyn, both of whom are members of the Republican Party.

Class I

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
Thomas Jefferson Rusk Democratic February 21, 1846 July 29, 1857 Died President pro tempore (1857)
James Pinckney Henderson Democratic November 9, 1857 June 4, 1858 Died Governor of Texas (1846–1847)
Secretary of State of the Republic of Texas (1837)
Attorney General of the Republic of Texas (1836)

Matthias Ward Democratic September 27, 1858 December 5, 1859 Successor elected
Louis Wigfall Democratic December 5, 1859 March 23, 1861 Expelled following Texas's secession from the Union Confederate States Senator (1862–1865)
James W. Flanagan Republican March 30, 1870 March 3, 1875 Lieutenant Governor of Texas (1869–1870)
Samuel B. Maxey Democratic March 4, 1875 March 4, 1887 Successor elected
John Henninger Reagan Democratic March 4, 1887 June 10, 1891 Resigned U.S. Representative (1857–1861; 1875–1887)
Confederate States Secretary of the Treasury (1865)
Confederate States Postmaster General (1861–1865)

Horace Chilton Democratic June 10, 1891 March 22, 1892 Successor elected Also served in Texas's Class II seat
Roger Q. Mills Democratic March 23, 1892 March 4, 1899 Retired U.S. Representative (1873–1892)
Charles Allen Culberson Democratic March 4, 1899 March 4, 1923 Lost re-election Governor of Texas (1895–1899)
Texas Attorney General (1890–1894)
Earle Bradford Mayfield Democratic March 4, 1923 March 4, 1929 Lost renomination
Tom Connally Democratic March 4, 1929 January 3, 1953 Retired U.S. Representative (1917–1929)
Price Daniel Democratic January 3, 1953 January 14, 1957 Resigned Governor of Texas (1957–1963)
Texas Attorney General (1946–1953)
Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives (1943)
Justice of the Texas Supreme Courtmarker (1971–1978)


William A. Blakley Democratic January 15, 1957 April 28, 1957 Retired Also served in Texas's Class II seat
Ralph Yarborough Democratic April 29, 1957 January 3, 1971 Lost renomination
Lloyd Bentsen Democratic January 3, 1971 January 20, 1993 Resigned United States Secretary of the Treasury (1993–1994)
Democratic vice-presidential nominee (1988)
U.S.



Representative (1948–1955)

Bob Krueger Democratic January 23, 1993 June 14, 1993 Lost re-election United States Ambassador to Botswana (1996–1999)
United States Ambassador to Burundi (1994–1995)
U.S.



Representative (1975–1979)

Kay Bailey Hutchison Republican June 14, 1993 Present Incumbent Texas State Treasurer (1991–1993)


Class II

Senator Party Took office Left office Reason Other offices/Notes
Sam Houston Democratic February 21, 1846 March 4, 1859 President of the Republic of Texas (1836–1841; 1841–1844)
Governor of Texas (1859–1861)
Governor of Tennessee (1827–1829)

John Hemphill Democratic March 4, 1859 1861 Expelled following Texas's secession from the Union Chief Justice of the Republic of Texas Supreme Court (1840–1845)

Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Courtmarker (1846–1858)
Morgan C. Hamilton Republican March 31, 1870 March 4, 1877 Retired
Richard Coke Democratic March 4, 1877 March 4, 1895 Retired Governor of Texas (1874–1876)
Justice of the Texas Supreme Courtmarker (1866–1867)
Horace Chilton Democratic March 4, 1895 March 4, 1901 Retired Also served in Texas's Class I seat
Joseph Weldon Bailey Democratic March 4, 1901 January 3, 1913 Resigned U.S. Representative (1981–1901)
Rienzi Melville Johnston Democratic January 4, 1913 January 29, 1913 Successor elected and qualified
Morris Sheppard Democratic February 3, 1913 April 9, 1941 Died U.S. Representative (1901–1913)
Andrew Jackson Houston Democratic April 21, 1941 June 26, 1941 Died
W. Lee O'Daniel Democratic August 4, 1941 January 3, 1949 Retired Governor of Texas (1939–1941)
Lyndon B. Johnson Democratic January 3, 1949 January 3, 1961 Resigned President of the United States (1963–1969)
Vice President of the United States (1961–1963)
Senate Democratic Leader (1953–1961)
Senate Democratic Whip (1951–1953)
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Representative (1937–1949)



William A. Blakley Democratic January 3, 1961 June 14, 1961 Lost re-election Also served in Texas's Class I seat
John Tower Republican June 15, 1961 January 3, 1985 Retired Chair of the Tower Commission (1986–1987)
Phil Gramm Republican January 3, 1985 November 30, 2002 Retired U.S. Representative (1979–1985)
John Cornyn Republican December 2, 2002 Present Incumbent Texas Attorney General (1992–2002)


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