List of United States Senators from Wisconsin

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

Class 1

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

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

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3 Matthew H. Carpenter - Brady-Handy.jpg Matthew H. Carpenter Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 4, 1875
5 Elected in 1869

Lost re-election
4 Angus Cameron - Brady-Handy.jpg Angus Cameron Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 4, 1881
6 Elected in 1875

Retired
5 Philetus Sawyer - Brady-Handy.jpg Philetus Sawyer Republican March 4, 1881 –
March 4, 1893
7 Elected in 1881
8 Re-elected in 1887

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

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

Retired
Vacant March 4, 1905 –
January 2, 1906
11
8 Robert M. La Follette, Sr.jpg 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 RMLaFolletteJr.jpg 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 Joseph McCarthy.jpg 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 Senator William Proxmire.jpg 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 Herbert Kohl, official photo.jpg 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 Tammy Baldwin, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg 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 Isaac P. Walker.jpg Isaac P. Walker Democratic June 8, 1848 –
March 4, 1855
1 Elected in 1848

Retired
2 Charles Durkee.jpg Charles Durkee Republican March 4, 1855 –
March 4, 1861
2 Elected in 1855

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3 Timothy O. Howe - Brady-Handy.jpg 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 Matthew H. Carpenter - Brady-Handy.jpg Matthew H. Carpenter Republican March 4, 1879 –
February 24, 1881
6 Elected in 1879

Died
Vacant February 24, 1881 –
March 14, 1881
5 Angus Cameron - Brady-Handy.jpg 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 Isaac Stephenson.jpg Isaac Stephenson Republican May 17, 1907 –
March 4, 1915
10
(Continued)
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11 (Re-?)elected in 1909

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

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

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

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

Lost re-election
14 Alexander Wiley.jpg 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 GaylordNelson.jpg 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 SenatorKasten.jpg Robert W. Kasten, Jr. Republican January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1993
23 Elected in 1980
24 Re-elected in 1986

Lost re-election
17 Russ Feingold Official Portrait 3.jpg 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 Ron Johnson, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg 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 3.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Bob Kasten 1981–1993 3 (1942-06-19) June 19, 1942 (age 76)
Herb Kohl 1989–2013 1 (1935-02-07) February 7, 1935 (age 83)
Russ Feingold 1993–2011 3 (1953-03-02) March 2, 1953 (age 65)

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