List of United States Senators from Minnesota

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Current delegation
Klobuchar
Senator Amy Klobuchar
(D)
Smith
Senator Tina Smith
(D)
since January 3, 2018

Minnesota was admitted to the Union on May 11, 1858. As of January 3, 2018, Minnesota has had 44 senators serve in the US Senate. Its current Senators are Democrats Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith.

List of Senators[edit]

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012. The next election will be in 2018.

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Class 2

Class 2 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2014. The next election will be in 2020.

# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T
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1 HenryRice.jpg
Henry Mower Rice
Democratic May 11, 1858 –
March 4, 1863
Elected in 1858.

Retired.
1 35th 1 Elected in 1858.

Lost re-election.
May 11, 1858 –
March 4, 1859
Democratic James Shields - Brady-Handy.jpg
James Shields
1
36th 2 Elected in 1858 or 1859.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1859 –
March 4, 1865
Republican Morton S. Wilkinson - Brady-Handy.jpg
Morton S. Wilkinson
2
37th
2 Alexander Ramsey - Brady-Handy.jpg
Alexander Ramsey
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 4, 1875
Elected in 1863. 2 38th
39th 3 Elected in 1865.

Died.
March 4, 1865 –
July 13, 1870
Republican Daniel S. Norton - Brady-Handy.jpg
Daniel S. Norton
3
40th
Re-elected in 1869.

[Data unknown/missing.].
3 41st
  July 13, 1870 –
July 15, 1870
Vacant
Appointed to continue Norton's term.

Successor qualified.
July 15, 1870 –
January 22, 1871
Republican William Windom, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1870-1880.jpg
William Windom
4
Elected in 1871 to finish Norton's term.

Retired.
January 23, 1871 –
March 4, 1871
Republican OzoraStearns.jpg
Ozora P. Stearns
5
42nd 4 Elected in 1871. March 4, 1871 –
March 7, 1881
Republican William Windom, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1870-1880.jpg
William Windom
6
43rd
3 Samuel J. R. McMillan - Brady-Handy.jpg
Samuel J. R. McMillan
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1887
Elected in 1875. 4 44th
45th 5 Re-elected in 1877.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of the Treasury.


46th
Re-elected in 1881.

Retired.
5 47th
  March 7, 1881 –
March 12, 1881
Vacant
Appointed to continue Windom's term.

Successor qualified.
March 12, 1881 –
October 30, 1881
Republican AlonzoEdgerton.jpg
Alonzo J. Edgerton
7
  October 30, 1881 –
November 15, 1881
Vacant
Elected in 1881 to finish his own term.

Lost election to full term.
November 15, 1881 –
March 4, 1883
Republican William Windom, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1870-1880.jpg
William Windom
8


48th 6 Elected in 1883.

Lost renomination.
March 4, 1883 –
March 4, 1889
Republican DwightSabin.jpg
Dwight M. Sabin
9
49th
4 CushmanDavis.jpg
Cushman Davis
Republican March 4, 1887 –
November 27, 1900
Elected in 1886. 6 50th
51st 7 Elected in 1888.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1889 –
March 4, 1895
Republican WilliamDWashburn.jpg
William D. Washburn
10
52nd
Re-elected in 1892. 7 53rd
54th 8 Elected in 1895. March 4, 1895 –
April 28, 1923
Republican KnuteNelson.jpg
Knute Nelson
11
55th
Re-elected January 18, 1899.[1]

Died.
8 56th
Vacant November 27, 1900 –
December 5, 1900
5 CharlesTowne.jpg
Charles A. Towne
Democratic December 5, 1900 –
January 23, 1901
Appointed to continue Davis's term.

Successor qualified.
6 MosesClapp.jpg
Moses E. Clapp
Republican January 23, 1901 –
March 4, 1917
Elected in 1901 to finish Davis's term
57th 9 Re-elected in 1901.
58th
Re-elected January 18, 1905.[2] 9 59th
60th 10 Re-elected in 1907.
61st
Re-elected January 17, 1911.

Lost renomination.
10 62nd
63rd 11 Re-elected January 21, 1913.
64th
7 FrankKellogg.jpg
Frank B. Kellogg
Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 4, 1923
Elected in 1916.

Lost re-election.
11 65th
66th 12 Re-elected in 1918.

Died.
67th
8 Hshipstead.jpg
Henrik Shipstead
Farmer-Labor March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1947
Elected in 1922. 12 68th
  April 28, 1923 –
July 16, 1923
Vacant
Elected in 1923 to finish Nelson's term.

Lost election to full term.
July 16, 1923 –
March 4, 1925
Farmer-Labor MagnusJohnson.jpg
Magnus Johnson
12
69th 13 Elected in 1924. March 4, 1925 –
December 22, 1935
Republican ThomasDSchall.jpg
Thomas D. Schall
13
70th
Re-elected in 1928. 13 71st
72nd 14 Re-elected in 1930.

Died.
73rd
Re-elected in 1934. 14 74th
  December 22, 1935 –
December 27, 1935
Vacant
Appointed to continue Schall's term.

Retired when successor elected.
December 27, 1935 –
November 3, 1936
Farmer-Labor Elmer Austin Benson.jpg
Elmer A. Benson
14
Elected in 1936 to finish Schall's term.

Retired.
November 4, 1936 –
January 3, 1937
Republican Guy Howard.jpg
Guy V. Howard
15
75th 15 Elected in 1936.

Died.
January 3, 1937 –
August 31, 1940
Farmer-Labor ErnestLundeen.jpg
Ernest Lundeen
16
76th
  August 31, 1940 –
October 14, 1940
Vacant
Appointed to continue Lundeen's term.

Retired when successor elected, but elected to next full term.
October 14, 1940 –
November 3, 1942
Republican JosephBall.jpg
Joseph H. Ball
17
Republican Re-elected in 1940.

Lost renomination.
15 77th
  November 3, 1942 –
November 18, 1942
Vacant
Elected in 1942 to finish Lundeen's term.

Retired.
November 18, 1942 –
January 3, 1943
Republican ArthurNelson.jpg
Arthur E. Nelson
18
78th 16 Elected in 1942.

Lost re-election.
January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
Republican JosephBall.jpg
Joseph H. Ball
19
79th
9 EdwardThye.jpg
Edward John Thye
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
Elected in 1946. 16 80th
81st 17 Elected in 1948. January 3, 1949 –
December 29, 1964
Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
Senator Humphrey.jpg
Hubert Humphrey
20
82nd
Re-elected in 1952.

Lost re-election.
17 83rd
84th 18 Re-elected in 1954.
85th
10 EugeneMcCarthy.jpg
Eugene McCarthy
Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1971
Elected in 1958. 18 86th
87th 19 Re-elected in 1960.

Resigned to become U.S. Vice President.
88th
Appointed to finish Humphrey's term December 30, 1964 –
December 30, 1976
Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
WalterMondale.png
Walter Mondale
21
Re-elected in 1964.

Retired.
19 89th
90th 20 Elected to full term in 1966
91st
11 H Humphrey.jpg
Hubert Humphrey
Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
January 3, 1971 –
January 13, 1978
Elected in 1970. 20 92nd
93rd 21 Re-elected in 1972.

Resigned to become U.S. Vice President.
94th
Appointed to finish Mondale's term.

Lost election to next term.

Resigned early to give successor preferential seniority.
December 30, 1976 –
December 29, 1978
Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
Wendell Anderson.jpg
Wendell Anderson
22
Re-elected in 1976.

Died.
21 95th
Vacant January 13, 1978 –
January 25, 1978
12 Senator Muriel Humphrey (D-MN).jpg
Muriel Humphrey
Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
January 25, 1978 –
November 7, 1978
Appointed to continue her husband's term.

Successor qualified.
13 DavidDurenberger.jpg
David Durenberger
Republican November 7, 1978 –
January 3, 1995
Elected in 1978 to finish Humphrey's term
Appointed early to finish Anderson's term, having already been elected to the next term December 30, 1978 –
January 3, 1991
Republican RudyBoschwitz.jpg
Rudy Boschwitz
23
96th 22 Elected in 1978.
97th
Re-elected in 1982. 22 98th
99th 23 Re-elected in 1984.

Lost re-election.
100th
Re-elected in 1988.

Retired.
23 101st
102nd 24 Elected in 1990. January 3, 1991 –
October 25, 2002
Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
Paul Wellstone, official Senate photo portrait.jpg
Paul Wellstone
24
103rd
14 Rgrams.gif
Rod Grams
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2001
Elected in 1994.

Lost re-election.
24 104th
105th 25 Re-elected in 1996.

Ran for re-election, but died.
106th
15 Mark Dayton official photo.jpg
Mark Dayton
Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
January 3, 2001 –
January 3, 2007
Elected in 2000.

Retired.
25 107th
  October 25, 2002 –
November 4, 2002
Vacant
Appointed to finish Wellstone's term November 4, 2002 –
January 3, 2003
Independence Dean Barkley.jpg
Dean Barkley
25
108th 26 Elected in 2002.

Lost re-election.
January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2009
Republican Norm Coleman official portrait-2.jpg
Norm Coleman
26
109th
16 Amy Klobuchar.jpg
Amy Klobuchar
Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
January 3, 2007 –
Present
Elected in 2006. 26 110th
111th 27 Election disputed. January 3, 2009 –
July 7, 2009
Vacant
Elected in 2008. July 7, 2009 –
January 2, 2018
Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
Al Franken, official portrait, 114th Congress.jpg
Al Franken
27
112th
Re-elected in 2012. 27 113th
114th 28 Re-elected in 2014.

Resigned.
115th
Appointed to continue Franken's term. January 3, 2018 – Present Democratic-
Farmer-Labor
Senator Smith official photo (cropped).jpg
Tina Smith
28
To be determined in the 2018 special election.
To be determined in the 2018 election. 28 116th
117th 29 To be determined in the 2020 election.
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Living former Senators[edit]

As of January 2018, there are seven living former Senators from Minnesota. The most recent former senator to die was Wendell R. Anderson on July 17, 2016. The most recently serving senator to die was Paul Wellstone, who died in office on October 25, 2002.

Senator Class Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Walter Mondale 2 December 30, 1964 – December 30, 1976 (1928-01-05) January 5, 1928 (age 90)
Rudy Boschwitz 2 December 30, 1978 – January 3, 1991 (1930-11-07) November 7, 1930 (age 87)
David Durenberger 1 November 7, 1978 – January 3, 1995 (1934-08-19) August 19, 1934 (age 84)
Mark Dayton 1 January 3, 2001 – January 3, 2007 (1947-01-26) January 26, 1947 (age 71)
Dean Barkley 2 November 4, 2002 – January 3, 2003 (1950-08-31) August 31, 1950 (age 67)
Norm Coleman 2 January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2009 (1949-08-17) August 17, 1949 (age 69)
Al Franken 2 July 7, 2009 – January 2, 2018 (1951-05-21) May 21, 1951 (age 67)

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