List of United States Senators from Kansas

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This is a list of United States Senators from Kansas.

# Senator Party Years Notes/Other offices Term Electoral history
1 James Henry Lane.jpg James H. Lane Republican April 4, 1861 –
July 11, 1866
Lieutenant Governor of Indiana
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana
1 Elected in 1861
2 Re-elected in 1865

Died
Vacant July 11, 1866 –
July 25, 1866
2 Edmund G. Ross - Brady-Handy.jpg Edmund G. Ross Republican July 25, 1866 –
March 4, 1871
Governors of New Mexico Territory Appointed to continue Lane's term
Elected to finish Lane's term

Lost re-election
3 Senator Alexander Caldwell.jpg Alexander Caldwell Republican March 4, 1871 –
March 24, 1873
3 Elected in 1871

Resigned, ahead of a movement to expel him for bribery and corruption
Vacant March 24, 1873 –
November 24, 1873
4 Robert Crozier.jpg Robert Crozier Republican November 24, 1873 –
February 8, 1874
Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court Appointed to continue Caldwell's term

Retired when successor elected
5 James M. Harvey.gif James M. Harvey Republican February 8, 1874 –
March 4, 1877
Governor of Kansas Elected to finish Caldwell's term, who resigned in disgrace (see above)

6 Preston B. Plumb - Brady-Handy.jpg Preston B. Plumb Republican March 4, 1877 –
December 20, 1891
Speaker of the Kansas House of Representatives 4 Elected in 1877
5 Re-elected in 1883
6 Re-elected in 1888

Died
Vacant December 20, 1891 –
January 1, 1892
7 Bishop Perkins.jpg Bishop W. Perkins Republican January 1, 1892 –
March 4, 1893
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Appointed to continue Plumb's term

Retired when successor qualified
8 John Martin of Kansas.jpg John Martin Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1895
Clerk of the Kansas Supreme Court Elected to finish Plumb's term, who died (see above)

9 Lucien Baker.jpg Lucien Baker Republican March 4, 1895 –
March 4, 1901
State Senator 7 Elected in 1894

Lost renomination
10 Joseph Ralph Burton.jpg Joseph R. Burton Republican March 4, 1901 –
June 4, 1906
World's Columbian Exposition Commissioner
Convicted of bribe taking
8 Elected in 1900

Resigned when convicted of Bribery
Vacant June 4, 1906 –
June 11, 1906
11 Alfred Washburn Benson.jpg Alfred W. Benson Republican June 11, 1906 –
January 23, 1907
Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court Appointed to continue Burton's term
Lost election to finish Burton's term
12 Charles Curtis.jpg Charles Curtis Republican January 29, 1907 –
March 4, 1913
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
President pro tempore[1]
Also served in Kansas's class 3 seat
Majority Whip
Majority Leader
Vice President of the United States
Elected to finish Burton's term
9 Elected to full term in 1906

Lost re-election
13 William Howard Thompson.jpg William H. Thompson Democratic March 4, 1913 –
March 4, 1919
10 Elected in 1912

Lost re-election
14 Arthur Capper.png Arthur Capper Republican March 4, 1919 –
January 3, 1949
Governor of Kansas 12 Elected in 1918
13 Re-elected in 1924
14 Re-elected in 1930
15 Re-elected in 1936
16 Re-elected in 1942

Retired
15 Andrew Frank Schoeppel.jpg Andrew F. Schoeppel Republican January 3, 1949 –
January 21, 1962
Governor of Kansas 17 Elected in 1948
18 Re-elected in 1954
19 Re-elected in 1960

Died
Vacant January 21, 1962 –
January 31, 1962
16 James B. Pearson (R-KS).jpg James B. Pearson Republican January 31, 1962 –
December 23, 1978
Appointed to continue Schoeppel's term

Elected to finish Schoeppel's term
20 Elected to full term in 1966
21 Re-elected in 1972

Retired and resigned early to allow successor gain seniority
17 LandonNancy.jpg Nancy Kassebaum Republican December 23, 1978 –
January 3, 1997
Appointed to finish Pearson's term,
having already been elected to the next term
22 Elected to full term in 1978
23 Re-elected in 1984
24 Re-elected in 1990

Retired
18 Pat Roberts official photo.jpg Pat Roberts Republican January 3, 1997 –
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 25 Elected in 1996
26 Re-elected in 2002
27 Re-elected in 2008
# Senator Party Years Notes/Other offices Term Electoral history

Class 3[change | change source]

# Senator Party Years Notes/Other offices Term Electoral history
1 Samuel C. Pomeroy - Brady-Handy.jpg Samuel C. Pomeroy Republican April 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1873
1 Elected in 1861

Lost re-election
2 JJIngalls.jpg John James Ingalls Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 4, 1891
President pro tempore 2 Elected in 1873
3 Re-elected in 1879
4 Re-elected in 1885

Lost re-election
3 William Alfred Peffer.jpg William A. Peffer Populist March 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1897
5 Elected in 1891

Lost re-election
4 William Alexander Harris.jpg William A. Harris Populist March 4, 1897 –
March 4, 1903
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 6 Elected in 1897

Lost re-election
5 Chester Isaiah Long.jpg Chester I. Long Republican March 4, 1903 –
March 4, 1909
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 7 Elected in 1902

Lost renomination
6 JosephLBristow.jpg Joseph L. Bristow Republican March 4, 1909 –
March 4, 1915
8 Elected in 1908

Lost renomination
7 Charles Curtis.jpg Charles Curtis Republican March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1929
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Also served in Kansas's class 2 seat
President pro tempore[1]
Majority Whip
Majority Leader
Vice President of the United States
9 Elected in 1914
10 Re-elected in 1920
11 Reelected in 1926

Resigned to become U.S. Vice President
Vacant March 3, 1929 –
April 1, 1929
8 Henry Justin Allen.jpg Henry Justin Allen Republican April 1, 1929 –
November 30, 1930
Governor of Kansas Appointed to continue Curtis's term

Lost election to finish Curtis's term
9 GeorgeMcGill.jpg George McGill Democratic December 1, 1930 –
January 3, 1939
Last Democratic Senator from Kansas Elected to finish Curtis's term
12 Elected to full term in 1932
Lost re-election
10 ClydeMartinReed.jpg Clyde M. Reed Republican January 3, 1939 –
November 8, 1949
Governor of Kansas 13 Elected in 1938
14 Re-elected in 1944

Died
Vacant November 8, 1949 –
December 2, 1949
11 Harry Darby.jpg Harry Darby Republican December 2, 1949 –
November 28, 1950
Appointed to continue Reed's term

Retired when successor elected
12 Frankcarlson(r-ks).jpg Frank Carlson Republican November 29, 1950 –
January 3, 1969
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
Governor of Kansas
Elected to finish Reed's term and to the next term
15 Elected to full term in 1950
16 Re-elected in 1956
17 Re-elected in 1962

Retired
13 Bob Dole, PCCWW photo portrait.JPG Bob Dole Republican January 3, 1969 –
June 11, 1996
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
RNC Chairman (1971–1972)
Republican nominee for Vice President
(1976)
Republican Leader
Republican nominee for President
(1996)
18 Elected in 1968
19 Re-elected in 1974
20 Re-elected in 1980
21 Re-elected in 1986
22 Re-elected in 1992

Resigned to campaign for U.S. President
14 SenatorFrahm(R-KS).jpg Sheila Frahm Republican June 11, 1996 –
November 6, 1996
Lieutenant Governor of Kansas Appointed to continue Dole's term

Lost nomination to finish Dole's term
15 Sam Brownback official portrait 3.jpg Sam Brownback Republican November 7, 1996 –
January 3, 2011
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives Elected to finish Dole's term
23 Elected to full term in 1998
24 Re-elected in 2004

elected Governor of Kansas
16 Jerry Moran, official Congressional photo portrait.jpg Jerry Moran Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives 25 Elected in 2010
# Senator Party Years Notes/Other offices Term Electoral history

Notes[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Charles Curtis served as President pro tempore on a rotating basis with Augustus O. Bacon, Jacob H. Gallinger, Frank B. Brandegee, Henry Cabot Lodge.