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Historical U.S. Senators

Name these notable U.S. Senators throughout history, given their state and term year(s)
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State, Political Party, and Term Year(s)
U.S. Senator
New York, Democrat, 2001-2009
Hillary Clinton
Illinois, Democrat, 1847-1861
Stephen Douglas
Mississippi, Republican, 1870-1871
Hiram Rhodes Revels
Hawaii, Democrat, 1963-2012
Daniel Inouye
Virginia, Jacksonian/Anti-Jacksonian, 1827-1836
John Tyler
Massachusetts, Republican, 1893-1924
Henry Cabot Lodge
Alabama, Democratic-Republican/Jacksonian/Democrat, 1819-1844, 1848-1852
William Rufus King
Minnesota, Democratic-Farmer-Labor, 1964-1976
Walter Mondale
Ohio, Republican, 1939-1953 "Mr. Republican"
Robert Taft
Tennessee, Democrat/Unionist/Democrat, 1857-1862, 1875
Andrew Johnson
Arizona, Republican, 1987-2018
John McCain
Pennsylvania, Jacksonian/Democrat, 1834-1845
James Buchanan
New York, Whig/Republican, 1849-1861
William Seward
Virginia, Anti-Administration, 1790-1794
James Monroe
New York, Anti-Administration/Democratic-Republican, 1791-1797
Aaron Burr
California, Democrat, 1993-2017
Barbara Boxer
Massachusetts, Federalist, 1803-1808
John Quincy Adams
New York, Democratic-Republican/Jacksonian, 1821-1828
Martin Van Buren
Pennsylvania, Democrat first term/Republican other terms, 1845-1849, 1857-1861, 1867-1877 (Lincoln's Secretary of War)
Simon Cameron
North Carolina, Republican, 1973-2003
Jesse Helms
Wisconsin, Republican, 1906-1925
Robert La Follette
Massachusetts, Democrat, 1953-1960
John F. Kennedy
Missouri, Democrat, 1935-1945
Harry Truman
Utah, Republican, 1977-2019
Orrin Hatch
Connecticut, Democrat/Independent, 1989-2013
Joe Lieberman
Mississippi, Democrat, 1847-1851
Jefferson Davis
Michigan, Democrat, 1845-1848, 1849-1857
Lewis Cass
West Virginia, Democrat, 1959-2010
Robert Byrd
Wisconsin, Republican, 1947-1957
Joseph McCarthy
Maine, Republican, 1995-2013
Olympia Snowe
New Jersey, Federalist, 1793-1796 (first in large NJ political dynasty)
Frederick Frelinghuysen
Ohio, Democrat, 1974-1999
John Glenn
South Carolina, Nullifier/Democrat, 1832-1843, 1845-1850
John C. Calhoun
Tennessee, Whig/Know Nothing, 1847-1859
John Bell
Colorado, Democrat/Republican since 1995, 1992-2005
Ben Nighthorse Campbell
State, Political Party, and Term Year(s)
U.S. Senator
Indiana, Republican, 1881-1887
Benjamin Harrison
Rhode Island, Republican, 1875-1881
Ambrose Burnside
Tennessee, Democrat, 1985-1993
Al Gore, Jr.
Oklahoma, Democrat, 1949-1963
Robert Kerr
Minnesota, Democratic-Farmer-Labor, 1949-1964, 1971-1978
Hubert Humphrey
Alaska, Republican, 1968-2009
Ted Stevens
Ohio, Whig/Republican, 1851-1869 (leading Radical Republican)
Benjamin Wade
Nevada, Democrat, 1987-2017
Harry Reid
Maine, Democrat first term/Republican afterward, 1848-1857, 1857-1861, 1869-1881
Hannibal Hamlin
Idaho, Republican, 1907-1940
William Borah
New Hampshire, Democrat, 1837-1842
Franklin Pierce
Delaware, Democrat, 1973-2009
Joe Biden
Kansas, Republican, 1969-1996
Bob Dole
Missouri, Democrat, 1821-1851
Thomas Hart Benton
Arizona, Republican, 1953-1965, 1969-1987
Barry Goldwater
Illinois, Democrat, 2005-2008
Barack Obama
South Dakota, Democrat, 1963-1981
George McGovern
Ohio, Anti-Jacksonian, 1825-1828
William Henry Harrison
Minnesota, Democratic-Farmer-Labor, 1959-1971 (1968 anti-war candidate)
Eugene McCarthy
Massachusetts, Democrat, 1962-2009
Ted Kennedy
Ohio, Republican, 1861-1877, 1881-1897
John Sherman
Massachusetts, Anti-Jacksonian/Whig, 1827-1841, 1845-1850
Daniel Webster
Indiana, Republican, 1981-1989
Dan Quayle
New York, Republican, 1867-1881 (Republican political boss of NY)
Roscoe Conkling
Texas, Democrat, 1949-1961
Lyndon Johnson
California, Republican, 1950-1953
Richard Nixon
Kentucky, Democratic-Republican/Anti-Jacksonian/Whig, 1806-1807, 1810-1811, 1831-1842, 1849-1852
Henry Clay
Massachusetts, Democrat, 1985-2013
John Kerry
Texas, Democrat, 1846-1859
Sam Houston
South Carolina, Democrat/then Republican, 1954-1956, 1956-2003
Strom Thurmond
Ohio, Republican, 1915-1921
Warren Harding
Massachusetts, Free Soil/Republican/Liberal Republican, 1851-1874
Charles Sumner
Pennsylvania, Republican for 4 full terms/Democrat in last term, 1981-2011
Arlen Specter
New York, Democrat, 1965-1968
Robert F. Kennedy
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