List of United States senators from Maine

Current delegation

Maine was admitted to the Union on March 15, 1820. The state's U.S. senators belong to Class 1 and Class 2. Republican Susan Collins (first elected in 1996) and Independent Angus King (first elected in 2012) are Maine's current U.S. senators, making Maine one of seven states to have a split United States Senate delegation.

List of senators[edit]

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018. The next election will be in 2024.

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Class 2

Class 2 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 2002, 2008, 2014, and 2020. The next election will be in 2026.

# Senator Party Dates in office Electoral history T T Electoral history Dates in office Party Senator #
1 Senator John Holmes.jpg
John Holmes
Democratic-
Republican
Jun 13, 1820 –
Mar 3, 1827
Elected in 1820. 1 16th 1 Elected in 1820. Jun 14, 1820 –
Mar 3, 1829
Democratic-
Republican
Senator John Chandler.jpg
John Chandler
1
Re-elected in 1821. 2 17th
18th 2 Re-elected in 1823.
Retired.
National
Republican
19th Jacksonian
2 Albion K. Parris.jpg
Albion Parris
Jacksonian Mar 4, 1827 –
Aug 26, 1828
Elected in 1827.
Resigned to become a judge on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
3 20th
Vacant Aug 26, 1828 –
Jan 15, 1829
 
3 Senator John Holmes.jpg
John Holmes
National
Republican
Jan 15, 1829 –
Mar 3, 1833
Elected to finish Parris's term.
Retired.
21st 3 Elected in 1829.
Resigned.
Mar 4, 1829 –
Jan 1, 1835
National
Republican
Peleg Sprague (1793-1880) at the age of 51.jpg
Peleg Sprague
2
22nd
4 Ether Shepley.png
Ether Shepley
Jacksonian Mar 4, 1833 –
Mar 3, 1836
Elected in 1833.
Resigned to become Justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.
4 23rd
  Jan 1, 1835 –
Jan 20, 1835
Vacant
Elected to finish Sprague's term, having already been elected to the next term. Jan 20, 1835 –
Mar 3, 1841
Jacksonian John Ruggles.jpg
John Ruggles
3
24th 4 Elected in 1835.
Lost re-election.
5 Senator Judah Dana.jpg
Judah Dana
Jacksonian Mar 4, 1836 –
Mar 3, 1837
Appointed to continue Shepley's term.
Either lost election to finish the term or retired when elected successor qualified.
6 Senator Reuel Williams.jpg
Reuel Williams
Democratic Mar 4, 1837 –
Feb 15, 1843
Elected to finish Shepley's term. 25th Democratic
Re-elected in 1839.
Resigned.
5 26th
27th 5 Elected in 1840.
Lost re-election.
Mar 4, 1841 –
Mar 3, 1847
Whig Senator George Evans of Maine.jpg
George Evans
4
Vacant Feb 15, 1843 –
Dec 4, 1843
 
28th
7 JohnFairfield (cropped 2).jpg
John Fairfield
Democratic Dec 4, 1843 –
Dec 24, 1847
Elected to finish Williams's term.
Re-elected in 1844 or 1845.
Died.
6 29th
30th 6 Elected in 1846.[1]
Retired.
Mar 4, 1847 –
Mar 3, 1853
Democratic James Bradbury.jpg
James W. Bradbury
5
Vacant Dec 24, 1847 –
Jan 5, 1848
 
8 Senator Wyman Moor.jpg
Wyman B. S. Moor
Democratic Jan 5, 1848 –
June 7, 1848
Appointed to continue Fairfield's term.
Successor elected.
9 Hannibal Hamlin, photo portrait seated, c1860-65.jpg
Hannibal Hamlin
Democratic Jun 8, 1848 –
Jan 7, 1857
Elected to finish Fairfield's term.
31st
Re-elected in 1851.
Changed parties in 1856.
Resigned to become Governor of Maine.
7 32nd
33rd 7 Legislature failed to elect. Mar 4, 1853 –
Feb 10, 1854
Vacant
Elected to finish term. Feb 10, 1854 –
Jul 1, 1864
Whig Hon. Wm. Pitt Fessenden of Maine.png
William P. Fessenden
6
34th
Republican
Vacant Jan 7, 1857 –
Jan 16, 1857
 
10 Amos Nourse.jpg
Amos Nourse
Republican Jan 16, 1857 –
Mar 3, 1857
Elected to finish Hamlin's term.
11 Hannibal Hamlin, photo portrait seated, c1860-65.jpg
Hannibal Hamlin
Republican Mar 4, 1857 –
Jan 17, 1861
Elected in 1857.
Resigned to become Vice President of the United States.
8 35th Republican
36th 8 Re-elected in 1859.
Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
12 Lot Morrill, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1865-1880.jpg
Lot M. Morrill
Republican Jan 17, 1861 –
Mar 3, 1869
Elected to finish Hamlin's term.
37th
Re-elected in 1863.
Lost re-election.
9 38th
  Jul 1, 1864 –
Oct 27, 1864
Vacant
Appointed to continue Fessenden's term.
Elected in 1865 to finish Fessenden's term.[2]
Retired.
Oct 27, 1864 –
Mar 3, 1865
Republican NAFarwell.jpg
Nathan A. Farwell
7
39th 9 Elected in 1864 or 1865.
Died.
Mar 4, 1865 –
Sep 8, 1869
Republican Hon. Wm. Pitt Fessenden of Maine.png
William P. Fessenden
8
40th
13 Hannibal Hamlin, photo portrait seated, c1860-65.jpg
Hannibal Hamlin
Republican Mar 4, 1869 –
Mar 3, 1881
Elected in 1869. 10 41st
  Sep 8, 1869 –
Oct 30, 1869
Vacant
Appointed to finish Fessenden's term.
Elected in 1870 to finish Fessenden's term.[2]
Oct 30, 1869 –
Jul 7, 1876
Republican Lot Morrill, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1865-1880.jpg
Lot M. Morrill
9
42nd 10 Re-election year unknown.
Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
43rd
Re-elected in 1875.
Retired.
11 44th
  Jul 7, 1876 –
Jul 10, 1876
Vacant
Appointed to finish Morrill's term.
Elected in 1877 to finish Morrill's term.[2]
Jul 10, 1876 –
Mar 5, 1881
Republican James G. Blaine - Brady-Handy.jpg
James G. Blaine
10
45th 11 Elected to full term in 1877.
Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State.
46th
14 Eugene Hale - Brady-Handy.jpg
Eugene Hale
Republican Mar 4, 1881 –
Mar 3, 1911
Elected in 1881. 12 47th
  Mar 5, 1881 –
Mar 18, 1881
Vacant
Elected to finish Blaine's term Mar 18, 1881 –
Aug 8, 1911
Republican William P. Frye - Brady-Handy.jpg
William P. Frye
11
48th 12 Re-elected in 1883.
49th
Re-elected in 1887. 13 50th
51st 13 Re-elected in 1889.
52nd
Re-elected in 1893. 14 53rd
54th 14 Re-elected in 1895.
55th
Re-elected in 1899. 15 56th
57th 15 Re-elected in 1901.
58th
Re-elected in 1905.
Retired.
16 59th
60th 16 Re-elected in 1907.
Died.
61st
15 Charles Fletcher Johnson (Congress Bio).jpg
Charles Fletcher Johnson
Democratic Mar 4, 1911 –
Mar 3, 1917
Elected in 1911.
Lost re-election.
17 62nd
  Aug 8, 1911 –
Sep 23, 1911
Vacant
Appointed to continue Frye's term.
Elected in 1912 to finish Frye's term.[2]
Lost re-election.
Sep 23, 1911 –
Mar 3, 1913
Democratic Obadiah Gardner.jpg
Obadiah Gardner
12
63rd 17 Elected in 1913.
Died.
Mar 4, 1913 –
Jun 16, 1916
Republican Edwin Chick Burleigh.jpg
Edwin C. Burleigh
13
64th
  Jun 16, 1916 –
Sep 12, 1916
Vacant
Elected to finish Burleigh's term. Sep 12, 1916 –
Aug 23, 1926
Republican Bert Manfred Fernald.jpg
Bert M. Fernald
14
16 Frederickhale.jpg
Frederick Hale
Republican Mar 4, 1917 –
Jan 3, 1941
Elected in 1916. 18 65th
66th 18 Re-elected in 1918.
67th
Re-elected in 1922. 19 68th
69th 19 Re-elected in 1924.
Died.
  Aug 23, 1926 –
Nov 30, 1926
Vacant
Elected to finish Fernald's term.
Retired.
Nov 30, 1926 –
Mar 3, 1931
Republican Arthur Robinson Gould.jpg
Arthur R. Gould
15
70th
Re-elected in 1928. 20 71st
72nd 20 Elected in 1930. Mar 4, 1931 –
Jan 3, 1949
Republican WallaceWhiteJr.jpg
Wallace H. White
16
73rd
Re-elected in 1934.
Retired.
21 74th
75th 21 Re-elected in 1936.
76th
17 Owenbrewster.jpg
Owen Brewster
Republican Jan 3, 1941 –
Dec 31, 1952
Elected in 1940. 22 77th
78th 22 Re-elected in 1942.
Retired.
79th
Re-elected in 1946.
Resigned, having already lost renomination.
23 80th
81st 23 Elected in 1948. Jan 3, 1949 –
Jan 3, 1973
Republican Margaret Chase Smith.jpg
Margaret Chase Smith
17
82nd
Vacant Dec 31, 1952 –
Jan 3, 1953
 
18 Frederick George Payne.jpg
Frederick G. Payne
Republican Jan 3, 1953 –
Jan 3, 1959
Elected in 1952.
Lost re-election.
24 83rd
84th 24 Re-elected in 1954.
85th
19 Edmund Muskie.jpg
Edmund Muskie
Democratic Jan 3, 1959 –
May 7, 1980
Elected in 1958. 25 86th
87th 25 Re-elected in 1960.
88th
Re-elected in 1964. 26 89th
90th 26 Re-elected in 1966.
Lost re-election.
91st
Re-elected in 1970. 27 92nd
93rd 27 Elected in 1972.
Lost re-election.
Jan 3, 1973 –
Jan 3, 1979
Democratic Wm D Hathaway Senate.jpg
Bill Hathaway
18
94th
Re-elected in 1976.
Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State.
28 95th
96th 28 Elected in 1978. Jan 3, 1979 –
Jan 3, 1997
Republican Senator William Cohen (R-ME).jpg
William Cohen
19
Vacant May 7, 1980 –
May 19, 1980
 
20 George John Mitchell.jpg
George J. Mitchell
Democratic May 19, 1980 –
Jan 3, 1995
Appointed to finish Muskie's term.
97th
Elected to full term in 1982.[3] 29 98th
99th 29 Re-elected in 1984.
100th
Re-elected in 1988.
Retired.
30 101st
102nd 30 Re-elected in 1990.
Retired.
103rd
21 Olympia Snowe, official photo 2.JPG
Olympia Snowe
Republican Jan 3, 1995 –
Jan 3, 2013
Elected in 1994. 31 104th
105th 31 Elected in 1996. Jan 3, 1997 –
Present
Republican Senator Susan Collins 2014 official portrait (cropped).jpg
Susan Collins
20
106th
Re-elected in 2000. 32 107th
108th 32 Re-elected in 2002.
109th
Re-elected in 2006.
Retired.
33 110th
111th 33 Re-elected in 2008.
112th
22 Angus King, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
Angus King
Independent Jan 3, 2013 –
Present
Elected in 2012. 34 113th
114th 34 Re-elected in 2014.
115th
Re-elected in 2018. 35 116th
117th 35 Re-elected in 2020.
118th
To be determined in the 2024 election. 36 119th
120th 36 To be determined in the 2026 election.
# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T   T Electoral history Years in office Party Senator #
Class 1 Class 2

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Online biographies Archived January 13, 2018, at the Wayback Machine, Bradbury, J.W.
  2. ^ a b c d Byrd & Wolff, p. 118
  3. ^ Appointed Senators, senate.gov, section "Art and History".
  • Byrd, Robert C.; Wolff, Wendy (October 1, 1993). The Senate, 1789-1989: Historical Statistics, 1789-1992 (volume 4 Bicentennial ed.). U.S. Government Printing Office.