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List of United States Senators from Kansas

This is a list of United States Senators from Kansas. Kansas was admitted to the Union on January 29, 1861, and its senators belong to Class 2 and Class 3. Kansas's current senators are Republicans Pat Roberts and Jerry Moran. 29 of Kansas's senators have been Republicans, 3 have been Democrats, and 2 have been Populists. Kansas last elected a Democrat in 1932; since then all its senators have been Republicans. Notable Kansan senators include Bob Dole and Nancy Kassebaum.

Class 2

# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history
1 75px James H. Lane Republican[1] April 4, 1861 –
July 11, 1866[1]
1 Elected in 1861[1]
2 Re-elected in 1865[1]

Died[1]
Vacant July 11, 1866 –
July 25, 1866
2 75px Edmund G. Ross Republican[2] July 25, 1866 –
March 3, 1871[2]
Appointed to continue Lane's term[2]
Elected to finish Lane's term

Lost re-election[2]
3 75px Alexander Caldwell Republican[3] March 4, 1871 –
March 24, 1873[3]
3 Elected in 1871[3]

Resigned in 1873[3]
Vacant March 24, 1873 –
November 24, 1873
4 75px Robert Crozier Republican November 24, 1873 –
February 8, 1874
Appointed to continue Caldwell's term

Retired when successor elected
5 75px James M. Harvey Republican February 8, 1874 –
March 4, 1877
Elected to finish Caldwell's term

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6 75px Preston B. Plumb Republican March 4, 1877 –
December 20, 1891
4 Elected in 1877
5 Re-elected in 1883
6 Re-elected in 1888

Died
Vacant December 20, 1891 –
January 1, 1892
7 75px Bishop W. Perkins Republican January 1, 1892 –
March 4, 1893
Appointed to continue Plumb's term

Retired when successor qualified
8 75px John Martin Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1895
Elected to finish Plumb's term

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9 75px Lucien Baker Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1901
7 Elected in 1894

Lost renomination
10 75px Joseph R. Burton Republican March 4, 1901 –
June 4, 1906
8 Elected in 1900

Resigned when convicted of Bribery
Vacant June 4, 1906 –
June 11, 1906
11 75px Alfred W. Benson Republican June 11, 1906 –
January 23, 1907
Appointed to continue Burton's term
Lost election to finish Burton's term
12 75px Charles Curtis Republican January 29, 1907 –
March 4, 1913
Elected to finish Burton's term
9 Re-elected in 1906

Lost re-election
13 75px William H. Thompson Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 4, 1919
10 Elected in 1912

Lost re-election
14 75px Arthur Capper Republican March 4, 1919 –
January 3, 1949
12 Elected in 1918
13 Re-elected in 1924
14 Re-elected in 1930
15 Re-elected in 1936
16 Re-elected in 1942

Retired
15 75px Andrew F. Schoeppel Republican January 3, 1949 –
January 21, 1962
17 Elected in 1948
18 Re-elected in 1954
19 Re-elected in 1960

Died
Vacant January 21, 1962 –
January 31, 1962
16 75px James B. Pearson Republican January 31, 1962 –
December 23, 1978
Appointed to continue Schoeppel's term

Elected to finish Schoeppel's term
20 Re-elected in 1966
21 Re-elected in 1972

Retired and resigned early to allow successor gain seniority
17 75px Nancy Kassebaum Republican December 23, 1978 –
January 3, 1997
Appointed to finish Pearson's term,
having already been elected to the next term
22 Elected in 1978
23 Re-elected in 1984
24 Re-elected in 1990

Retired
18 75px Pat Roberts Republican January 3, 1997 –
Present
25 Elected in 1996
26 Re-elected in 2002
27 Re-elected in 2008
28 Re-elected in 2014
# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history

Class 3

# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history
1 75px Samuel C. Pomeroy Republican April 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1873
1 Elected in 1861

Lost re-election
2 75px John James Ingalls Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1891
2 Elected in 1873
3 Re-elected in 1879
4 Re-elected in 1885

Lost re-election
3 75px William A. Peffer Populist March 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1897
5 Elected in 1891

Lost re-election
4 75px William A. Harris Populist March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1903
6 Elected in 1897

Lost re-election
5 75px Chester I. Long Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1909
7 Elected in 1902

Lost renomination
6 75px Joseph L. Bristow Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 4, 1915
8 Elected in 1908

Lost renomination
7 75px Charles Curtis Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1929
9 Elected in 1914
10 Re-elected in 1920
11 Re-elected in 1926

Resigned to become U.S. Vice President
Vacant March 3, 1929 –
April 1, 1929
8 75px Henry Justin Allen Republican April 1, 1929 –
November 30, 1930
Appointed to continue Curtis's term

Lost election to finish Curtis's term
9 75px George McGill Democratic December 1, 1930 –
January 3, 1939
Elected to finish Curtis's term
12 Re-elected in 1932
Lost re-election
10 75px Clyde M. Reed Republican January 3, 1939 –
November 8, 1949
13 Elected in 1938
14 Re-elected in 1944

Died
Vacant November 8, 1949 –
December 2, 1949
11 75px Harry Darby Republican December 2, 1949 –
November 28, 1950
Appointed to continue Reed's term

Retired when successor elected
12 75px Frank Carlson Republican November 29, 1950 –
January 3, 1969
Elected to finish Reed's term and to the next term
15 Re-elected in 1950
16 Re-elected in 1956
17 Re-elected in 1962

Retired
13 75px Bob Dole Republican January 3, 1969 –
June 11, 1996
18 Elected in 1968
19 Re-elected in 1974
20 Re-elected in 1980
21 Re-elected in 1986
22 Re-elected in 1992

Resigned to campaign for U.S. President
14 75px Sheila Frahm Republican June 11, 1996 –
November 6, 1996
Appointed to continue Dole's term

Lost nomination to finish Dole's term
15 75px Sam Brownback Republican November 7, 1996 –
January 3, 2011
Elected in 1996 to finish Dole's term
23 Re-elected in 1998
24 Re-elected in 2004

Retired to run for Governor of Kansas
16 75px Jerry Moran Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
25 Elected in 2010
# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history

Living former U.S. Senators from Kansas

As of April 2015, there are four former U.S. Senators from the U.S. State of Kansas who are currently living at this time, one from Class 2 and three from Class 3.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Bob Dole 1969–1996 3 (1923-07-22) July 22, 1923 (age 92)
Nancy Kassebaum 1978–1997 2 (1932-07-29) July 29, 1932 (age 83)
Sheila Frahm 1996 3 (1945-03-22) March 22, 1945 (age 70)
Sam Brownback 1996–2011 3 (1956-09-12) September 12, 1956 (age 59)

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