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List of United States Senators from Wisconsin

Wisconsin was admitted to the Union on May 29, 1848.

Class 1

# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history
1 Henry Dodge Democratic June 8, 1848 –
March 4, 1857
1 Elected in 1848
2 Re-elected in 1851

Retired
2 James R. Doolittle Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 4, 1869
3 Elected in 1857
4 Re-elected in 1863

3 Matthew H. Carpenter Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1875
5 Elected in 1869

Lost re-election
4 Angus Cameron Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1881
6 Elected in 1875

Retired
5 Philetus Sawyer Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1893
7 Elected in 1881
8 Re-elected in 1887

Retired
6 John L. Mitchell Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1899
9 Elected in 1893

Retired
7 Joseph V. Quarles Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 4, 1905
10 Elected in 1899

Retired
Vacant March 4, 1905 –
January 2, 1906
11
8 Robert M. La Follette, Sr. Republican January 2, 1906 –
June 18, 1925
11
(Continued)
Elected late in 1905
12 Re-elected in 1910
13 Re-elected in 1916
14 Re-elected in 1922

Died
Vacant June 18, 1925 –
September 30, 1925
9 Robert M. La Follette, Jr. Republican September 30, 1925 –
January 3, 1947
14
(Continued)
Elected 1925
15 Re-elected in 1928
Progressive 16 Re-elected in 1934
Republican 17 Re-elected in 1940

Lost renomination
10 Joseph R. McCarthy Republican January 3, 1947 –
May 2, 1957
18 Elected in 1946
19 Re-elected in 1952

Died
Vacant May 3, 1957 –
August 27, 1957
11 William Proxmire Democratic August 28, 1957 –
January 3, 1989
19
(Continued)
Elected to finish McCarthy's term
20 Re-elected in 1958
21 Re-elected in 1964
22 Re-elected in 1970
23 Re-elected in 1976
24 Re-elected in 1982

Retired
12 Herb Kohl Democratic January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2013
25 Elected in 1988
26 Re-elected in 1994
27 Re-elected in 2000
28 Re-elected in 2006

Retired
13 Tammy Baldwin Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
29 Elected in 2012
# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history

Class 3

# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history
1 Isaac P. Walker Democratic June 8, 1848 –
March 4, 1855
1 Elected in 1848

Retired
2 Charles Durkee Republican March 4, 1855 –
March 4, 1861
2 Elected in 1855

3 Timothy O. Howe Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 4, 1879
3 Elected in 1861
4 Re-elected in 1867
5 Re-elected in 1873

Lost re-election
4 Matthew H. Carpenter Republican March 4, 1879 –
February 24, 1881
6 Elected in 1879

Died
Vacant February 24, 1881 –
March 14, 1881
5 Angus Cameron Republican March 14, 1881 –
March 4, 1885
6
(Continued)


Retired
6 John Coit Spooner Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1891
7 Elected in 1885

Lost re-election
7 William F. Vilas Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1897
8 Elected in 1891

Lost renomination
8 John Coit Spooner Republican March 4, 1897 –
April 30, 1907
9 Elected in 1897
10 Re-elected in 1903

Resigned
Vacant April 30, 1907 –
May 17, 1907
9 Isaac Stephenson Republican May 17, 1907 –
March 4, 1915
10
(Continued)
11 (Re-?)elected in 1909

Retired
10 Paul O. Husting Democratic March 4, 1915 –
October 21, 1917
12 Elected in 1914

Died
Vacant October 21, 1917 –
April 18, 1918
11 Irvine Lenroot Republican April 18, 1918 –
March 4, 1927
12
(Continued)
Elected 1918
13 Re-elected in 1920

Lost renomination
12 John J. Blaine Republican March 4, 1927 –
March 4, 1933
14 Elected in 1926

Lost renomination
13 F. Ryan Duffy Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
15 Elected in 1932

Lost re-election
14 Alexander Wiley Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1963
16 Elected in 1938
17 Re-elected in 1944
18 Re-elected in 1950
19 Re-elected in 1956

Lost re-election
15 Gaylord A. Nelson Democratic January 8, 1963 –
January 3, 1981
20 Elected in 1962
21 Re-elected in 1968
22 Re-elected in 1974

Lost re-election
16 Robert W. Kasten, Jr. Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1993
23 Elected in 1980
24 Re-elected in 1986

Lost re-election
17 Russ Feingold Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2011
25 Elected in 1992
26 Re-elected in 1998
27 Re-elected in 2004

Lost re-election
18 Ron Johnson Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
28 Elected in 2010
# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history

See also


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