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List of United States Senators from Oklahoma

Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on November 16, 1907, and elects senators to Class 2 and Class 3. Its current senators are Republicans James Inhofe and James Lankford.

Class 2

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 75px Robert L. Owen Democratic December 11, 1907 –
March 4, 1925
60 1 Elected in 1907
61
62
63 2 Re-elected in 1912
64
65
66 3 Re-elected in 1918

Retired
67
68
2 75px William B. Pine Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 4, 1931
69 4 Elected in 1924

Lost re-election
70
71
3 75px Thomas Gore Democratic March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1937
72 5 Elected in 1930

Lost renomination
73
74
4 75px Joshua B. Lee Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
75 6 Elected in 1936

Lost re-election
76
77
5 75px Edward H. Moore Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
78 7 Elected in 1942

Retired
79
80
6 75px Robert S. Kerr Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 1, 1963
81 8 Elected in 1948
82
83
84 9 Re-elected in 1954
85
86
87 10 Re-elected in 1960

Died
88
Vacant January 1, 1963 –
January 7, 1963
7 75px J. Howard Edmondson Democratic January 7, 1963 –
November 3, 1964
Appointed to continue Kerr's term

Lost nomination to finish Kerr's term
8 75px Fred R. Harris Democratic November 3, 1964 –
January 3, 1973
Elected to finish Kerr's term
89
90 11 Re-elected in 1966

Retired
91
92
9 75px Dewey F. Bartlett Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1979
93 12 Elected in 1972

Retired
94
95
10 75px David L. Boren Democratic January 3, 1979 –
November 15, 1994
96 13 Elected in 1978
97
98
99 14 Re-elected in 1984
100
101
102 15 Re-elected in 1990

Resigned to become President of the University of Oklahoma
103
Vacant November 15, 1994 –
November 17, 1994
11 75px Jim Inhofe Republican November 17, 1994 –
Present
Elected in 1994 to finish Boren's term
104
105 16 Re-elected in 1996
106
107
108 17 Re-elected in 2002
109
110
111 18 Re-elected in 2008
112
113
114 19 Re-elected in 2014

Class 3

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 75px Thomas Gore Democratic December 11, 1907 –
March 4, 1921
60 1 Elected in 1907
61 2 Re-elected in 1908
62
63
64 3 Re-elected in 1914.
Lost renomination
65
66
2 75px John W. Harreld Republican March 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1927
67 4 Elected in 1920.
Lost re-election
68
69
3 75px Elmer Thomas Democratic March 4, 1927 –
January 3, 1951
70 5 Elected in 1926
71
72
73 6 Re-elected in 1932
74
75
76 7 Re-elected in 1938
77
78
79 8 Re-elected in 1944.
Lost renomination
80
81
4 75px A. S. Mike Monroney Democratic January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1969
82 9 Elected in 1950
83
84
85 10 Re-elected in 1956
86
87
88 11 Re-elected in 1962.
Lost re-election
89
90
5 75px Henry Bellmon Republican January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1981
91 12 Elected in 1968
92
93
94 13 Re-elected in 1974.
Retired
95
96
6 75px Don Nickles Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 2005
97 14 Elected in 1980
98
99
100 15 Re-elected in 1986
101
102
103 16 Re-elected in 1992
104
105
106 17 Re-elected in 1998.
Retired
107
108
7 75px Tom Coburn Republican January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2015
109 18 Elected in 2004
110
111
112 19 Re-elected in 2010.
Resigned
113
8 75px James Lankford Republican January 3, 2015 –
114 Elected to finish Coburn's term

Living former U.S. Senators from Oklahoma

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

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
David L. Boren 1979–1994 2 (1941-04-21) April 21, 1941 (age 74)
Don Nickles 1981–2005 3 (1948-12-06) December 6, 1948 (age 67)
Tom Coburn 2005–2015 3 (1948-03-14) March 14, 1948 (age 67)

See also