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List of United States Senators from Wisconsin

Wisconsin was admitted to the Union on May 29, 1848.

Class 1

# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history
1 75px Henry Dodge Democratic June 8, 1848 –
March 4, 1857
1 Elected in 1848
2 Re-elected in 1851

Retired
2 75px James R. Doolittle Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 4, 1869
3 Elected in 1857
4 Re-elected in 1863

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3 75px Matthew H. Carpenter Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1875
5 Elected in 1869

Lost re-election
4 75px Angus Cameron Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1881
6 Elected in 1875

Retired
5 75px Philetus Sawyer Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1893
7 Elected in 1881
8 Re-elected in 1887

Retired
6 75px John L. Mitchell Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1899
9 Elected in 1893

Retired
7 75px Joseph V. Quarles Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 4, 1905
10 Elected in 1899

Retired
Vacant March 4, 1905 –
January 2, 1906
11
8 75px Robert M. La Follette, Sr. Republican January 2, 1906 –
June 18, 1925
11
(Continued)
Elected late in 1905
12 Re-elected in 1910
13 Re-elected in 1916
14 Re-elected in 1922

Died
Vacant June 18, 1925 –
September 30, 1925
9 75px Robert M. La Follette, Jr. Republican September 30, 1925 –
January 3, 1947
14
(Continued)
Elected 1925
15 Re-elected in 1928
Progressive 16 Re-elected in 1934
Republican 17 Re-elected in 1940

Lost renomination
10 75px Joseph R. McCarthy Republican January 3, 1947 –
May 2, 1957
18 Elected in 1946
19 Re-elected in 1952

Died
Vacant May 3, 1957 –
August 27, 1957
11 75px William Proxmire Democratic August 28, 1957 –
January 3, 1989
19
(Continued)
Elected to finish McCarthy's term
20 Re-elected in 1958
21 Re-elected in 1964
22 Re-elected in 1970
23 Re-elected in 1976
24 Re-elected in 1982

Retired
12 75px Herb Kohl Democratic January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2013
25 Elected in 1988
26 Re-elected in 1994
27 Re-elected in 2000
28 Re-elected in 2006

Retired
13 75px Tammy Baldwin Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
29 Elected in 2012
# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history

Class 3

# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history
1 75px Isaac P. Walker Democratic June 8, 1848 –
March 4, 1855
1 Elected in 1848

Retired
2 75px Charles Durkee Republican March 4, 1855 –
March 4, 1861
2 Elected in 1855

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3 75px Timothy O. Howe Republican March 4, 1861 –
March 4, 1879
3 Elected in 1861
4 Re-elected in 1867
5 Re-elected in 1873

Lost re-election
4 75px Matthew H. Carpenter Republican March 4, 1879 –
February 24, 1881
6 Elected in 1879

Died
Vacant February 24, 1881 –
March 14, 1881
5 75px Angus Cameron Republican March 14, 1881 –
March 4, 1885
6
(Continued)
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Retired
6 75px John Coit Spooner Republican March 4, 1885 –
March 4, 1891
7 Elected in 1885

Lost re-election
7 75px William F. Vilas Democratic March 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1897
8 Elected in 1891

Lost renomination
8 75px John Coit Spooner Republican March 4, 1897 –
April 30, 1907
9 Elected in 1897
10 Re-elected in 1903

Resigned
Vacant April 30, 1907 –
May 17, 1907
9 75px Isaac Stephenson Republican May 17, 1907 –
March 4, 1915
10
(Continued)
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11 (Re-?)elected in 1909

Retired
10 75px Paul O. Husting Democratic March 4, 1915 –
October 21, 1917
12 Elected in 1914

Died
Vacant October 21, 1917 –
April 18, 1918
11 75px Irvine Lenroot Republican April 18, 1918 –
March 4, 1927
12
(Continued)
Elected 1918
13 Re-elected in 1920

Lost renomination
12 75px John J. Blaine Republican March 4, 1927 –
March 4, 1933
14 Elected in 1926

Lost renomination
13 75px F. Ryan Duffy Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
15 Elected in 1932

Lost re-election
14 75px Alexander Wiley Republican January 3, 1939 –
January 3, 1963
16 Elected in 1938
17 Re-elected in 1944
18 Re-elected in 1950
19 Re-elected in 1956

Lost re-election
15 75px Gaylord A. Nelson Democratic January 8, 1963 –
January 3, 1981
20 Elected in 1962
21 Re-elected in 1968
22 Re-elected in 1974

Lost re-election
16 75px Robert W. Kasten, Jr. Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1993
23 Elected in 1980
24 Re-elected in 1986

Lost re-election
17 75px Russ Feingold Democratic January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2011
25 Elected in 1992
26 Re-elected in 1998
27 Re-elected in 2004

Lost re-election
18 75px Ron Johnson Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
28 Elected in 2010
# Senator Party Years Term Electoral history

Living former U.S. Senators from Wisconsin

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

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Bob Kasten 1981–1993 2 (1942-06-19) June 19, 1942 (age 73)
Herb Kohl 1989–2013 1 (1935-02-07) February 7, 1935 (age 81)
Russ Feingold 1993–2011 2 (1953-03-02) March 2, 1953 (age 62)

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