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List of United States Senators from Nevada

Nevada was admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864. Its current senators are Democrat Harry Reid (Class 3) and Republican Dean Heller (Class 1).

Class 1

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 100px William Stewart Republican February 1, 1865 –
March 4, 1875
38 1 Elected in 1865.
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41 2 Re-elected in 1869.

Retired.
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2 100px William Sharon Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1881
44 3 Elected in 1875.

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3 100px James Graham Fair Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1887
47 3 Elected in 1881.

Lost re-election.
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4 100px William Stewart Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 4, 1905
50 4 Elected in 1887.
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Silver Republican 53 5 Re-elected in 1893.
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56 6 Re-elected in 1899.

Retired.
Republican 57
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5 100px George S. Nixon Republican March 4, 1905 –
June 5, 1912
59 7 Elected in 1905.
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62 8 Re-elected in 1910.

Died.
Vacant June 5, 1912 –
July 1, 1912
6 100px William A. Massey Republican July 1, 1912 –
January 29, 1913
Appointed to continue Nixon's term.

Lost election to finish Nixon's term.
7 100px Key Pittman Democratic January 29, 1913 –
November 10, 1940
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(Continued)
Elected to finish Nixon's term.
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65 9 Elected to full term in 1916.
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68 10 Re-elected in 1922.
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71 11 Re-elected in 1928.
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74 12 Re-elected in 1934.

Died, having been elected to the next term.
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Vacant November 10, 1940 –
November 27, 1940
8 100px Berkeley L. Bunker Democratic November 27, 1940 –
December 6, 1942
Appointed to finish Pittman's previous term.
77 13 Appointed to start Pittman's next term.

Lost nomination to finish Pittman's next term.
9 James G. Scrugham Democratic December 7, 1942 –
June 23, 1945
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(Continued)
Elected to finish Pittman's term.

Died.
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Vacant June 23, 1945 –
July 24, 1945
10 Edward P. Carville Democratic July 24, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Appointed to finish Scrugham's term.

Lost nomination to full term.
11 100px George W. Malone Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
80 15 Elected in 1946.
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83 16 Re-elected in 1952.

Lost re-election.
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12 100px Howard Cannon Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1983
86 17 Elected in 1958.
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89 18 Re-elected in 1964.
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92 19 Re-elected in 1970.
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95 20 Re-elected in 1976.

Lost re-election.
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13 100px Chic Hecht Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1989
98 21 Elected in 1982.

Lost re-election.
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14 100px Richard Bryan Democratic January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2001
101 22 Elected in 1988.
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104 23 Re-elected in 1994.

Retired.
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15 100px John Ensign Republican January 3, 2001 –
May 3, 2011
107 24 Elected in 2000.
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110 25 Re-elected in 2006.

Resigned.
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Vacant May 3, 2011 –
May 9, 2011
16 100px Dean Heller Republican May 9, 2011 –
Present
Appointed to finish Ensign's term.
113 26 Elected to full term in 2012.
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# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

Class 3

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 100px James W. Nye Republican February 1, 1865 –
March 4, 1873
38 1 Elected in 1865.
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40 2 Re-elected in 1867.

Lost re-election.
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2 100px John P. Jones Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1903
43 3 Elected in 1873.
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46 4 Re-elected in 1879.
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49 5 Re-elected in 1885.
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52 6 Re-elected in 1891.
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Silver 54
55 7 Re-elected in 1897.

Retired.
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Republican 57
3 100px Francis G. Newlands Democratic March 4, 1903 –
December 24, 1917
58 8 Elected in 1902.
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61 9 Re-elected in 1908.
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64 10 Re-elected in 1914.

Died.
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Vacant December 24, 1917 –
January 12, 1918
4 100px Charles Henderson Democratic January 12, 1918 –
March 4, 1921
65
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Newlands's term.
Elected to finish Newlands's term.

Lost election to full term.
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5 100px Tasker Oddie Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1933
67 11 Elected in 1920.
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70 12 Re-elected in 1926.

Lost re-election.
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6 Pat McCarran Democratic March 4, 1933 –
September 28, 1954
73 13 Elected in 1932.
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76 14 Re-elected in 1938.
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79 15 Re-elected in 1944.
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82 16 Re-elected in 1950.

Died.
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Vacant September 28, 1954 –
October 1, 1954
7 100px Ernest S. Brown Republican October 1, 1954 –
December 1, 1954
Appointed to continue McCarran's term.

Lost election to finish McCarran's term.
8 100px Alan Bible Democratic December 2, 1954 –
December 17, 1974
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(continued)
Elected to finish McCarran's term.
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85 17 Elected to full term in 1956.
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88 18 Re-elected in 1962.
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91 19 Re-elected in 1968.

Retired, then resigned early
to give successor preferential seniority.
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9 100px Paul Laxalt Republican December 18, 1974 –
January 3, 1987
Appointed early to finish Bible's term,
having already been elected to the next term.
94 20 Elected in 1974.
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97 21 Re-elected in 1980.

Retired.
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10 100px Harry Reid Democratic January 3, 1987 –
Present
100 22 Elected in 1986.
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103 23 Re-elected in 1992.
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106 24 Re-elected in 1998.
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109 25 Re-elected in 2004.
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112 26 Re-elected in 2010.

Will retire in 2016.[citation needed].
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# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

Living former U.S. Senators from Nevada

As of April 2015, there are three former U.S. Senators from the U.S. State of Nevada who are currently living at this time, two from Class 1 and one from Class 3.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Paul Laxalt 1974–1987 3 (1922-08-02) August 2, 1922 (age 93)
Richard Bryan 1989–2001 1 (1937-07-16) July 16, 1937 (age 78)
John Ensign 2001–2011 1 (1958-03-25) March 25, 1958 (age 57)

See also