List of United States Senators from Arizona

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Current delegation
since January 3, 2013

Arizona was admitted to the Union on February 14, 1912. The state's U.S. Senators belong to class 1 and class 3. U.S. Senators are popularly elected for a six-year term beginning January 3. Elections are held the first Tuesday after November 1. Arizona's current Senators are Republicans John McCain (serving since 1987) and Jeff Flake (serving since 2013). Eleven people have represented Arizona in the United States Senate.

List of Senators[edit]

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle who were elected for three Congresses in the state's first election of 1912. The seat in recent years has been contested in 2000, 2006 and 2012, and the next election will be in 2018.

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Class 3

Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle who were elected for two Congresses in the state's first election of 1912. The seat in recent years has been contested in 2004, 2010 and 2016, and the next election will be in 2022.

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1 Henry Fountain Ashurst.jpg
Henry F. Ashurst
Democratic March 27, 1912 –
January 3, 1941
Elected in 1912. 1 62nd 1 Elected in 1912. March 27, 1912 –
March 3, 1921
Democratic Marcus Aurelius Smith.jpg
Marcus A. Smith
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63rd
64th 2 Re-elected in 1914.

Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1916. 2 65th
66th
67th 3 Elected in 1920.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1927
Republican Senator Ralph Cameron.jpg
Ralph H. Cameron
2
Re-elected in 1922. 3 68th
69th
70th 4 First elected in 1926. March 4, 1927 –
January 3, 1969
Democratic CarlHayden.jpg
Carl Hayden
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Re-elected in 1928. 4 71st
72nd
73rd 5 Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.

Lost renomination.
5 74th
75th
76th 6 Re-elected in 1938.
2 Mcfarland ernest.jpg
Ernest McFarland
Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1953
Elected in 1940. 6 77th
78th
79th 7 Re-elected in 1944.
Re-elected in 1946.

Lost re-election.
7 80th
81st
82nd 8 Re-elected in 1950.
3 Barry Goldwater photo1962.jpg
Barry Goldwater
Republican January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1965
First elected in 1952. 8 83rd
84th
85th 9 Re-elected in 1956.
Re-elected in 1958.

Retired to run for U.S. President.
9 86th
87th
88th 10 Re-elected in 1962.

Retired.
4 Paul Fannin.jpg
Paul Fannin
Republican January 3, 1965 –
January 3, 1977
First elected in 1964. 10 89th
90th
91st 11 Elected again in 1968. January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1987
Republican Barry Goldwater.jpg
Barry Goldwater
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Re-elected in 1970.

Retired.
11 92nd
93rd
94th 12 Re-elected in 1974.
5 Dennis DeConcini.jpg
Dennis DeConcini
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1995
First elected in 1976. 12 95th
96th
97th 13 Re-elected in 1980.

Retired.
Re-elected in 1982. 13 98th
99th
100th 14 Elected in 1986. January 3, 1987 –
Present
Republican John McCain official portrait 2009.jpg
John McCain
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Re-elected in 1988.

Retired.
14 101st
102nd
103rd 15 Re-elected in 1992.
6 Jon Kyl, official 109th Congress photo.jpg
Jon Kyl
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2013
Elected in 1994. 15 104th
105th
106th 16 Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000. 16 107th
108th
109th 17 Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.

Retired.
17 110th
111th
112th 18 Re-elected in 2010.
7 Jeff Flake, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
Jeff Flake
Republican January 3, 2013 –
Present
Elected in 2012.

Retiring.
18 113th
114th
115th 19 Re-elected in 2016.
To be determined in the 2018 election. 19 116th
117th
118th 20 To be determined in the 2022 election.
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Class 1 Class 3

Living former U.S. Senators from Arizona[edit]

As of February 2018, there are two living former U.S. Senators from Arizona. The most recent Senator to die was Paul Fannin (January 3, 1965 – January 3, 1977) on January 13, 2002. The most recently serving Senator to die was Barry Goldwater (1953–1965, 1969–1987) on May 29, 1998.

Senator Class Term of office Date of birth (and age)
Dennis DeConcini 1 January 3, 1977 – January 3, 1995 (1937-05-08) May 8, 1937 (age 81)
Jon Kyl 1 January 3, 1995 – January 3, 2013 (1942-04-25) April 25, 1942 (age 76)

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