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List of United States Senators from Ohio

The state of Ohio elects one Class 1 and one Class 3 senator. Its current senators are Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Rob Portman.

Class 1

# Senator Years Party Congress Term Electoral history
1 100px John Smith April 1, 1803 –
April 25, 1808
Democratic-
Republican
8 1 Elected in 1803.

Resigned.
9
10
Vacant April 25, 1808 –
December 12, 1808
 
2 100px Return J. Meigs, Jr. December 12, 1808 –
December 8, 1810
Democratic-
Republican
10
(Continued)
Elected to finish Smith's term
11 2 Re-elected in 1809.

Resigned to become Governor of Ohio.
Vacant December 8, 1810 –
December 15, 1810
 
3 100px Thomas Worthington December 15, 1810 –
December 1, 1814
Democratic-
Republican
11
(Continued)
Elected to finish Meigs's term.

Resigned to become Governor of Ohio.
12
13
Vacant December 1, 1814 –
December 10, 1814
 
4 100pxJoseph Kerr December 10, 1814 –
March 4, 1815
Democratic-
Republican
13
(Continued)
Elected to finish Worthington's term.

Retired.
5 100px Benjamin Ruggles March 4, 1815 –
March 4, 1833
Democratic-
Republican
14 3 Elected in 1815
15
16
17 4 Re-elected in 1821
Crawford
Republican
18
Anti-
Jacksonian
19
Adams 20 5 Re-elected in 1827.

Retired.
Anti-
Jacksonian
21
22
6 100px Thomas Morris March 4, 1833 –
March 4, 1839
Democratic 23 6 Elected in 1833.

Retired.
24
25
7 100px Benjamin Tappan March 4, 1839 –
March 4, 1845
Democratic 26 7 Elected in 1838.

Retired.
27
28
8 100px Thomas Corwin March 4, 1845 –
July 20, 1850
Whig 29 8 Elected in 1844.

Resigned.
30
31
9 100px Thomas Ewing July 20, 1850 –
March 4, 1851
Whig 31
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Corwin's term.

Lost re-election.
Vacant March 4, 1851 –
March 15, 1851
  32 9
10 100px Benjamin Wade March 15, 1851 –
March 4, 1869
Whig 32
(Continued)
elected March 15, 1851 on 37th ballot[1]
33
Republican 34
35 10 Re-elected in 1856
36
37
38 11 Re-elected in 1863.

Lost renomination.
39
40
11 100px Allen G. Thurman March 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1881
Democratic 41 12 Elected in 1869
42
43
44 13 Re-elected in 1875.

Lost re-election.
45
46
12 100px John Sherman March 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1897
Republican 47 14 Elected in 1881
48
49
50 15 Re-elected in 1886
51
52
53 16 Re-elected in 1892.

Resigned.
54
55
13 100px Marcus A. Hanna March 5, 1897 –
February 15, 1904
Republican 55
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Sherman's term
Elected to finish Sherman's term
56 17 Re-elected in 1898.

Died.
57
58
Vacant February 15, 1904 –
March 23, 1904
 
14 100px Charles W. F. Dick March 23, 1904 –
March 4, 1911
Republican 58
(Continued)
Elected to finish Hanna's term
59 18 Re-elected in 1905.

Lost re-election.
60
61
15 100px Atlee Pomerene March 4, 1911 –
March 4, 1923
Democratic 62 19 Elected in 1910
63
64
65 20 Re-elected in 1916.

Lost re-election.
66
67
16 100px Simeon D. Fess March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
Republican 68 21 Elected in 1922
69
70
71 22 Re-elected in 1928.

Lost re-election.
72
73
17 100px A. Victor Donahey January 3, 1935 –
January 3, 1941
Democratic 74 23 Elected in 1934.

Retired.
75
76
18 100px Harold H. Burton January 3, 1941 –
September 30, 1945
Republican 77 24 Elected in 1940.

Resigned when appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
78
79
Vacant September 30, 1945 –
October 8, 1945
 
19 100px James W. Huffman October 8, 1945 –
November 5, 1946
Democratic Appointed to continue Burton's term.

Retired when successor elected.
20 100px Kingsley A. Taft November 5, 1946 –
January 3, 1947
Republican 79
(Continued)
Elected to finish Burton's term.

Retired.
21 100px John W. Bricker January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
Republican 80 25 Elected in 1946
81
82
83 26 Re-elected in 1952.

Lost re-election.
84
85
22 100px Stephen M. Young January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1971
Democratic 86 27 Elected in 1958
87
88
89 28 Re-elected in 1964.

Retired.
90
91
23 100px Robert Taft, Jr. January 3, 1971 –
December 28, 1976
Republican 92 29 Elected in 1970.

Lost re-election and resigned early.
93
94
24 100px Howard Metzenbaum December 29, 1976 –
January 3, 1995
Democratic 94
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Taft's term,
having already been elected to the next term
95 30 Elected in 1976
96
97
98 31 Re-elected in 1982
99
100
101 32 Re-elected in 1988.

Retired.
102
103
25 100px Mike DeWine January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2007
Republican 104 33 Elected in 1994
105
106
107 34 Re-elected in 2000.

Lost re-election.
108
109
26 100px Sherrod Brown January 3, 2007 –
Present
Democratic 110 35 Elected in 2006
111
112
113 36 Re-elected in 2012
114
115

Class 3

# Senator Years Party Congress Term Electoral history
1 100px Thomas Worthington April 1, 1803 –
March 4, 1807
Democratic-
Republican
8 1 Elected in 1803.

Retired.
9
2 100px Edward Tiffin March 4, 1807 –
March 3, 1809
Democratic-
Republican
10 2 Elected in 1807.

Resigned.
Vacant March 3, 1809 –
May 18, 1809
  11
3 100pxStanley Griswold May 18, 1809 –
December 11, 1809
Democratic-
Republican
Appointed to finish Tiffin's term.

Retired when successor elected.
4 100px Alexander Campbell December 11, 1809 –
March 4, 1813
Democratic-
Republican
11
(Continued)
Elected to finish Tiffin's term.

Retired.
12
5 100px Jeremiah Morrow March 4, 1813 –
March 4, 1819
Democratic-
Republican
13 3 Elected in 1813.

Retired.
14
15
6 100px William A. Trimble March 4, 1819 –
December 13, 1821
Democratic-
Republican
16 4 Elected in 1819.

Died.
17
Vacant December 13, 1821 –
January 3, 1822
 
7 100px Ethan Allen Brown January 3, 1822 –
March 4, 1825
Democratic-
Republican
17
(Continued)
Elected to finish Trimble's term.

Lost re-election.
Adams-Clay
Republican
18
8 100px William Henry Harrison March 4, 1825 –
May 20, 1828
Anti-
Jacksonian
19 5 Elected in 1824.

Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Colombia.
Adams 20
Vacant May 20, 1828 –
December 10, 1828
 
9 100px Jacob Burnet December 10, 1828 –
March 4, 1831
Adams 20
(Continued)
Elected to finish Harrison's term.

Retired.
Anti-
Jacksonian
21
10 100px Thomas Ewing March 4, 1831 –
March 4, 1837
Anti-
Jacksonian
22 6 Elected in 1830.

Lost re-election.
23
24
11 100px William Allen March 4, 1837 –
March 4, 1849
Democratic 25 7 Elected in 1836
26
27
28 8 Re-elected in 1842.

Lost re-election.
29
30
12 100px Salmon P. Chase March 4, 1849 –
March 4, 1855
Free Soil 31 9 Elected in 1848.

Retired.
32
33
13 100px George E. Pugh March 4, 1855 –
March 4, 1861
Democratic 34 10 Elected in 1854.

Lost re-election.
35
36
14 100px Salmon P. Chase March 4, 1861 –
March 6, 1861
Republican 37 11 Elected in 1860.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
Vacant March 6, 1861 –
March 21, 1861
 
15 100px John Sherman March 21, 1861 –
March 8, 1877
Republican 37
(Continued)
Elected to finish Chase's term
38
39
40 12 Re-elected in 1866
41
42
43 13 Re-elected in 1872.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.
44
45
Vacant March 8, 1877 –
March 21, 1877
 
16 100px Stanley Matthews March 21, 1877 –
March 4, 1879
Republican 45
(Continued)
Elected to finish Sherman's term.

Retired.
17 100px George H. Pendleton March 4, 1879 –
March 4, 1885
Democratic 46 14 Elected in 1878.

Lost renominiation.
47
48
18 100px Henry B. Payne March 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1891
Democratic 49 15 Elected in 1884.

Retired.
50
51
19 100px Calvin S. Brice March 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1897
Democratic 52 16 Elected in 1890.

Lost re-election.[2]
53
54
20 100px Joseph B. Foraker March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1909
Republican 55 17 Elected in 1896
56
57
58 18 Re-elected in 1902.

Lost re-election.
59
60
21 100px Theodore E. Burton March 4, 1909 –
March 4, 1915
Republican 61 19 Elected in 1908.

Retired.
62
63
22 100px Warren G. Harding March 4, 1915 –
January 13, 1921
Republican 64 20 Elected in 1914.

Resigned to assume the Presidency.
65
66
23 100px Frank B. Willis January 14, 1921 –
March 30, 1928
Republican 66
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Harding's term,
having already been elected to the next term
67 21 Elected in 1920
68
69
70 22 Re-elected in 1926.

Died.
Vacant March 30, 1928 –
April 5, 1928
 
24 100px Cyrus Locher April 5, 1928 –
December 14, 1928
Democratic Appointed to continue Willis's term.

Lost nomination to finish Willis's term.
25 100px Theodore E. Burton December 15, 1928 –
October 28, 1929
Republican 70
(Continued)
Elected to finish Willis's term.

Died.
71
Vacant October 28, 1929 –
November 5, 1929
 
26 100px Roscoe C. McCulloch November 5, 1929 –
November 30, 1930
Republican Appointed to continue Burton's term.

Lost election to finish Burton's term.
27 100px Robert J. Bulkley December 1, 1930 –
January 3, 1939
Democratic 71
(Continued)
Elected to finish Burton's term
72
73 23 Re-elected in 1932.

Lost re-election.
74
75
28 100px Robert A. Taft January 3, 1939 –
July 31, 1953
Republican 76 24 Elected in 1938
77
78
79 25 Re-elected in 1944
80
81
82 26 Re-elected in 1950.

Died.
83
Vacant July 31, 1953 –
November 10, 1953
 
29 100px Thomas A. Burke November 10, 1953 –
December 2, 1954
Democratic Appointed to continue Taft's term.

Lost election to finish Taft's term.
Vacant December 2, 1954 –
December 16, 1954
 
30 100px George H. Bender December 16, 1954 –
January 3, 1957
Republican Elected to finish Taft's term.

Lost re-election.
84
31 100px Frank J. Lausche January 3, 1957 –
January 3, 1969
Democratic 85 27 Elected in 1956
86
87
88 28 Re-elected in 1962.

Lost renomination.
89
90
32 100px William B. Saxbe January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1974
Republican 91 29 Elected in 1968.

Resigned to become U.S. Attorney General.
92
93
33 100px Howard Metzenbaum January 4, 1974 –
December 23, 1974
Democratic Appointed to finish Saxbe's term.

Lost renomination and resigned early.
34 100px John Glenn December 24, 1974 –
January 3, 1999
Democratic 93
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Metzenbaum's term,
having been elected to the next term
94 30 Elected in 1974
95
96
97 31 Re-elected in 1980
98
99
100 32 Re-elected in 1986
101
102
103 33 Re-elected in 1992.

Retired.
104
105
35 100px George Voinovich January 3, 1999 –
January 3, 2011
Republican 106 34 Elected in 1998
107
108
109 35 Re-elected in 2004.

Retired.
110
111
36 100px Rob Portman January 3, 2011 –
Present
Republican 112 36 Elected in 2010
113
114

Living former U.S. Senators from Ohio

As of April 2015, there are three former U.S. Senators from the U.S. State of Ohio 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)
John Glenn 1974–1999 3 (1921-07-18) July 18, 1921 (age 94)
Mike DeWine 1995–2007 1 (1947-01-05) January 5, 1947 (age 69)
George Voinovich 1999–2011 3 (1936-07-15) July 15, 1936 (age 79)

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 ... State of Ohio. p. 240. 
  2. ^ "Foraker will succeed Brice: Ohio's Republican Legislators Vote Solidly for the Ex-Governor" (PDF). New York Times. January 14, 1896.