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List of United States Senators from Texas

Texas was admitted to the United States on December 29, 1845. Its senators are of Class 1 and Class 2. Its senators are Republicans John Cornyn and Ted Cruz.

Class 1

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 75px Thomas Jefferson Rusk Democratic February 21, 1846 –
July 29, 1857
29 1 Elected in 1846
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31
32 2 Re-elected in 1851
33
34
35 3 Re-elected in 1857

Died
Vacant July 29, 1857 –
November 9, 1857
2 75px James Pinckney Henderson Democratic November 9, 1857 –
June 4, 1858
Died
Vacant June 4, 1858 –
September 27, 1858
3 75px Matthias Ward Democratic September 27, 1858 –
December 5, 1859
35
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Henderson's term

Lost nomination to finish Rusk's term
36
4 75px Louis Wigfall Democratic December 5, 1859 –
March 23, 1861
36
(Continued)
Elected to finish Henderson's term

Withdrew
37
Vacant March 23, 1861 –
March 30, 1870
37
(Continued)
U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction
38 4
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40
41 5
5 75px James W. Flanagan Republican March 30, 1870 –
March 3, 1875
41
(Continued)
Elected to finish vacant term

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43
6 75px Samuel B. Maxey Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1887
44 6 Elected in 1875
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46
47 7 Re-elected in 1881

Lost re-election
48
49
7 75px John Henninger Reagan Democratic March 4, 1887 –
June 10, 1891
50 8 Elected in 1887

Resigned to become chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas
51
52
8 75px Horace Chilton Democratic June 10, 1891 –
March 22, 1892
Appointed to continue Reagan's term

Lost election to finish Reagan's term
9 75px Roger Q. Mills Democratic March 23, 1892 –
March 4, 1899
52
(Continued)
Elected to finish Reagan's term
53 9 Re-elected in 1893

Retired
54
55
10 75px Charles Allen Culberson Democratic March 4, 1899 –
March 4, 1923
56 10 Elected in 1899
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58
59 11 Re-elected in 1905
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61
62 12 Re-elected in 1911
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65 13 Re-elected in 1916

Lost re-election
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11 75px Earle B. Mayfield Democratic March 4, 1923 –
March 4, 1929
68 14 Elected in 1922

Lost renomination
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12 75px Tom Connally Democratic March 4, 1929 –
January 3, 1953
71 15 Elected in 1928
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73
74 16 Re-elected in 1934
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77 17 Re-elected in 1940
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80 18 Re-elected in 1946

Retired
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13 75px Price Daniel Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 14, 1957
83 19 Elected in 1952

Resigned
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14 75px William A. Blakley Democratic January 15, 1957 –
April 28, 1957
Appointed to continue Daniel's term

Retired when successor elected
15 75px Ralph Yarborough Democratic April 29, 1957 –
January 3, 1971
85
(Continued)
Elected to finish Daniel's term
86 20 Re-elected in 1958
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89 21 Re-elected in 1964

Lost renomination
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16 75px Lloyd Bentsen Democratic January 3, 1971 –
January 20, 1993
92 22 Elected in 1970
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95 23 Re-elected in 1976
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98 24 Re-elected in 1982
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101 25 Re-elected in 1988

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
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103
Vacant January 20, 1993 –
January 23, 1993
17 75px Bob Krueger Democratic January 23, 1993 –
June 14, 1993
Appointed to continue Bentsen's term

Lost election to finish Bentsen's term
18 75px Kay Bailey Hutchison Republican June 14, 1993 –
January 3, 2013
103
(Continued)
Elected to finish Bentsen's term
104 26 Re-elected in 1994
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106
107 27 Re-elected in 2000
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109
110 28 Re-elected in 2006

Retired
111
112
19 75px Ted Cruz Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
113 29 Elected in 2012
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115
# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

Class 2

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 75px Sam Houston rowspan=7 Template:Party shading/Independent|Independent February 21, 1846 –
March 4, 1859
29 1 Elected in 1846
30 2 Re-elected in 1847
31
32
33 3 Re-elected in 1853

Retired
34
35
2 75px John Hemphill Democratic March 4, 1859 –
July 11, 1861
36 4 Elected in 1859

Expelled following Texas's secession from the Union
37
Vacant July 11, 1861 –
March 31, 1870
37
(Continued)
38 U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction
39 5
40
41
3 75px Morgan C. Hamilton Republican March 31, 1870 –
March 4, 1877
41
(Continued)
Elected to finish vacant term
42 6 Re-elected in 1871

Retired
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44
4 75px Richard Coke Democratic March 4, 1877 –
March 4, 1895
45 7 Elected in 1877
46
47
48 8 Re-elected in 1883
49
50
51 9 Re-elected in 1889

Retired
52
53
5 75px Horace Chilton Democratic March 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1901
54 10 Elected in 1895

Retired
55
56
6 75px Joseph Weldon Bailey Democratic March 4, 1901 –
January 3, 1913
57 11 Elected in 1901
58
59
60 12 Re-elected in 1907

Resigned
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7 75px Rienzi Melville Johnston Democratic January 4, 1913 –
January 29, 1913
Appointed to continue Bailey's term

Retired when successor elected
Vacant January 29, 1913 –
February 3, 1913
8 75px Morris Sheppard Democratic February 3, 1913 –
April 9, 1941
Elected to finish Bailey's term
63 13 Re-elected in 1913
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65
66 14 Re-elected in 1918
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68
69 15 Re-elected in 1924
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71
72 16 Re-elected in 1930
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75 17 Re-elected in 1936

Died
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77
Vacant April 9, 1941 –
April 21, 1941
9 75px Andrew Jackson Houston Democratic April 21, 1941 –
June 26, 1941
Appointed to continue Sheppard's term

Died
Vacant June 26, 1941 –
August 4, 1941
10 75px W. Lee O'Daniel Democratic August 4, 1941 –
January 3, 1949
Elected to finish Sheppard's term
78 18 Re-elected in 1942

Retired
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80
11 75px Lyndon B. Johnson Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 3, 1961
81 19 Elected in 1948
82
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84 20 Re-elected in 1954

Re-elected in 1960,
but resigned at the end of the term to become U.S. Vice President
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12 75px William A. Blakley Democratic January 3, 1961 –
June 14, 1961
87 21 Appointed to begin Johnson's term

Lost election to finish Johnson's term
13 75px John Tower Republican June 15, 1961 –
January 3, 1985
87
(Continued)
Elected to finish Johnson's term
88
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90 22 Re-elected in 1966
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93 23 Re-elected in 1972
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96 24 Re-elected in 1978

Retired
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14 75px Phil Gramm Republican January 3, 1985 –
November 30, 2002
99 25 Elected in 1984
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102 26 Re-elected in 1990
103
104
105 27 Re-elected in 1996

Retired,
and resigned early to give successor preferential seniority
106
107
Vacant November 30, 2002 –
December 2, 2002
15 75px John Cornyn Republican December 2, 2002 –
Present
107
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Gramm's term,
having been elected to the next term
108 28 Elected in 2002
109
110
111 29 Re-elected in 2008
112
113
114 30 Re-elected in 2014
# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history

Living former U.S. Senators from Texas

As of April 2015, there are three former U.S. Senators from the U.S. State of Texas who are currently living at this time, two from Class 1 and one from Class 2.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Phil Gramm 1985–2002 2 (1942-07-09) July 9, 1942 (age 73)
Bob Krueger 1993 1 (1935-09-19) September 19, 1935 (age 80)
Kay Bailey Hutchison 1993–2013 1 (1943-07-22) July 22, 1943 (age 72)

See also