List of United States Senators from Hawaii

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Current delegation
Schatz
Hirono
since January 3, 2013

Hawaii was admitted to the Union on August 21, 1959 and elects U.S. Senators to Classes 1 and 3. Seven people including only one Republican have served as a U.S. Senator from Hawaii. The state's current U.S. Senators are Democrats Brian Schatz and Mazie Hirono. Hawaii's Class 1 seat is the only in the United States that has always been held by an ethnic minority.[citation needed]

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 elections in 1959. The seat in recent years has been contested in 2000, 2006, and 2012. 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 elections in 1959. The seat in recent years has been contested in 2004, 2010, with a special election in 2014, and 2016. The next election for the seat will be in 2022.

# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T
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1 Hiram Fong.jpg
Hiram Fong
Republican August 21, 1959 –
January 3, 1977
Elected in 1959. 1 86th 1 Elected in 1959.

Retired.
August 21, 1959 –
January 3, 1963
Democratic Oren E. Long (PP-75-4-020).jpg
Oren E. Long
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87th
88th 2 Elected in 1962. January 3, 1963 –
December 17, 2012
Democratic Daniel Inouye, official Senate photo portrait, 2008.jpg
Daniel Inouye
2
Re-elected in 1964. 2 89th
90th
91st 3 Re-elected in 1968.
Re-elected in 1970.

Retired.
3 92nd
93rd
94th 4 Re-elected in 1974.
2 Spark Matsunaga.jpg
Spark Matsunaga
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
April 15, 1990
Elected in 1976. 4 95th
96th
97th 5 Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982. 5 98th
99th
100th 6 Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988.

Died.
6 101st
Vacant April 15, 1990 –
May 16, 1990
 
3 Daniel Akaka official photo.jpg
Daniel Akaka
Democratic May 16, 1990 –
January 3, 2013
Appointed to continue Matsunaga's term.

Elected to finish Matsunaga's term.
102nd
103rd 7 Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994. 7 104th
105th
106th 8 Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000. 8 107th
108th
109th 9 Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.

Retired.
9 110th
111th
112th 10 Re-elected in 2010.

Died.
  December 17, 2012 –
December 26, 2012
Vacant
Appointed to continue Inouye's term.

Elected to finish Inouye's term.
December 26, 2012 –
Present
Democratic Brian Schatz, official portrait, 113th Congress 2.jpg
Brian Schatz
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4 Mazie Hirono, official portrait, 113th Congress.jpg
Mazie Hirono
Democratic January 3, 2013 –
Present
Elected in 2012. 10 113th
114th
115th 11 Re-elected in 2016.
To be determined in the 2018 election. 11 116th
117th
118th 12 To be determined in the 2022 election.
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Class 1 Class 3

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

As of October 2016, there is one former U.S. Senator from the U.S. State of Hawaii who is currently living, from Class 1. The most recent senator to die was Daniel Inouye of Class 3 (1963–2012), who died in office on December 17, 2012. The most recent Class 1 senator to die was Hiram Fong (1959–1977) on August 18, 2004. The most recently serving Class 1 senator to die was Spark Matsunaga (1977–1990), who died in office on April 15, 1990.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Daniel Akaka 1990–2013 1 (1924-09-11) September 11, 1924 (age 93)

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