List of United States Senators from New Hampshire

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New Hampshire's current senators are Jeanne Shaheen (D) and Maggie Hassan (D). Senator Shaheen is currently serving her second term, and Senator Hassan is currently serving her first term in the United States Senate.

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.

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Class 3

Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016. The next election will be in 2022.

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Paine Wingate
Anti-
Administration
March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
Elected in 1788.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
1 1st Congress 1 Elected in 1788. March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1801
Pro-
Administration
John langdon.jpg
John Langdon
1
2nd Congress
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Samuel Livermore
Pro-
Administration
March 4, 1793 –
June 12, 1801
Elected in 1792 2 3rd Congress Anti-
Administration
Federalist 4th Congress 2 Re-election year unknown.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Democratic-
Republican
5th Congress
Re-elected in 1798.

Resigned.
3 6th Congress
7th Congress 3 Elected in 1801.

Resigned.
March 4, 1801 –
June 14, 1802
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James Sheafe
2
Vacant June 12, 1801 –
June 17, 1801
 
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Simeon Olcott
Federalist June 17, 1801 –
March 3, 1805
Elected in 1801 to finish Livermore's term.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
  June 14, 1802 –
June 17, 1802
Vacant
Elected in 1802 to finish Sheafe's term.

Retired.
June 17, 1802 –
March 3, 1807
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William Plumer
3
8th Congress
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Nicholas Gilman
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1805 –
May 2, 1814
Elected in 1804 4 9th Congress
10th Congress 4 Elected in 1807.

Resigned.
March 4, 1807 –
June 1, 1810
Democratic-
Republican
Nahum Parker 4
11th Congress
  June 1, 1810 –
June 21, 1810
Vacant
Elected in 1810 to finish Parker's term. June 21, 1810 –
March 3, 1813
Federalist Charles Cutts 5
Re-elected in 1811.

Died.
5 12th Congress
13th Congress 5 Legislature failed to elect. March 3, 1813 –
April 2, 1813
Vacant
Appointed to continue the term.

Retired when successor elected.
April 2, 1813 –
June 10, 1813
Federalist Charles Cutts
Elected in 1813 to finish Cutts's term.

Resigned.
June 10, 1813 –
June 16, 1817
Federalist JeremiahMason.jpg
Jeremiah Mason
6
Vacant May 2, 1814 –
June 24, 1814
 
5 Thomas Weston Thompson.jpg
Thomas W. Thompson
Federalist June 24, 1814 –
March 3, 1817
Elected in 1814 to finish Gilman's term.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
14th Congress
6 David Lawrence Morril.jpg
David L. Morril
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1823
Elected in 1817.

Retired.
6 15th Congress
  June 16, 1817 –
June 27, 1817
Vacant
Elected in 1817 to finish Mason's term.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
June 27, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
Democratic-
Republican
ClementStorer.jpg
Clement Storer
7
16th Congress 6 Elected in 1819.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1825
Democratic-
Republican
JohnParrott.jpg
John Fabyan Parrott
8
17th Congress
7 SamuelBell.jpg
Samuel Bell
Adams
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1835
Elected in 1823 7 18th Congress Adams
Republican
Anti-
Jacksonian
19th Congress 7 [Data unknown/missing. You can help!] March 3, 1825 –
March 16, 1825
Vacant
Elected in 1825.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 16, 1825 –
March 3, 1831
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Levi Woodbury
9
Adams 20th Congress
Anti-
Jacksonian
Re-elected in 1828 or 1829.

Retired.
8 21st Congress
22nd Congress 8 Elected in 1831.

Resigned to become N.H. Governor.
March 4, 1831 –
May 30, 1836
Jacksonian IsaacHill.jpg
Isaac Hill
10
23rd Congress
8 HenryHubbard.jpg
Henry Hubbard
Jacksonian March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1841
Elected in 1835.

Retired to run for Governor.
9 24th Congress
  May 30, 1836 –
June 8, 1836
Vacant
Elected in 1836 to finish Hill's term.

Lost re-election.
June 8, 1836 –
March 3, 1837
Jacksonian John-Page-NH.jpg
John Page
11
Democratic 25th Congress 9 Elected in 1837.

Resigned.
March 4, 1837 –
February 28, 1842
Democratic Mathew Brady - Franklin Pierce - alternate crop.jpg
Franklin Pierce
12
26th Congress
9 Levi Woodbury.jpg
Levi Woodbury
Democratic March 4, 1841 –
September 20, 1845
Elected in 1841.

Resigned to become Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
10 27th Congress
Appointed to continue Pierce's term.

Elected in June 1842 to finish Pierce's term.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 1, 1842 –
March 3, 1843
Democratic W000458.jpg
Leonard Wilcox
13
28th Congress 10 Elected in 1843.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
Democratic CharlesGAtherton.jpg
Charles G. Atherton
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29th Congress
Vacant September 20, 1845 –
December 1, 1845
 
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Benning W. Jenness
Democratic December 1, 1845 –
June 13, 1846
Appointed to continue Woodbury's term.

Lost election to finish Woodbury's term.
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Joseph Cilley
Liberty June 13, 1846 –
March 3, 1847
Elected in 1846 to finish Woodbury's term.

Lost election to next term.
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John P. Hale
Independent Democratic March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
Elected in 1846.

Retired to run for U.S. President.
11 30th Congress
Free Soil 31st Congress 11 Elected in 1848 or 1849.

Died.
March 4, 1849 –
January 11, 1855
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Moses Norris, Jr.
15
32nd Congress
13 CharlesGAtherton.jpg
Charles G. Atherton
Democratic March 4, 1853 –
November 15, 1853
Elected in 1852.

Died.
12 33rd Congress
Vacant November 15, 1853 –
November 29, 1853
 
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Jared W. Williams
Democratic November 29, 1853 –
July 15, 1854
Appointed to continue Atherton's term.

Appointment expired without election
Vacant July 15, 1854 –
July 30, 1855
 
  January 11, 1855 –
January 16, 1855
Vacant
Appointed to finish Norris's term.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
January 16, 1855 –
March 3, 1855
Democratic JSWelles.jpg
John S. Wells
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34th Congress 12 Legislature failed to elect. March 4, 1855 –
July 29, 1855
Vacant
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John P. Hale
Republican July 30, 1855 –
March 3, 1865
Elected in 1855 to finish Atherton's term Elected late in 1855.

Died.
July 30, 1855 –
May 26, 1857
Republican JasBell.jpg
James Bell
17
35th Congress
  May 26, 1857 –
June 27, 1857
Vacant
Elected in 1857 to finish Bell's term. June 27, 1857 –
July 27, 1866
Republican Daniel Clark 1809-1891 - Brady-Handy.jpg
Daniel Clark
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Re-elected in 1859.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
13 36th Congress
37th Congress 13 Re-elected in 1861.

Resigned.
38th Congress
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Aaron H. Cragin
Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1877
Elected in 1864 14 39th Congress
  July 27, 1866 –
August 31, 1866
Vacant
Appointed to finish Clark's term.

Retired.
August 31, 1866 –
March 3, 1867
Republican GeorgeFogg.jpg
George G. Fogg
19
40th Congress 14 Elected in 1866 or 1867.

Lost renomination
March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1873
Republican James W. Patterson - Brady-Handy.jpg
James W. Patterson
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41st Congress
Re-elected in 1870.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
15 42nd Congress
43rd Congress 15 Elected in 1872.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1879
Republican Bainbridge Wadleigh - Brady-Handy.jpg
Bainbridge Wadleigh
21
44th Congress
17 Edward H. Rollins - Brady-Handy.jpg
Edward H. Rollins
Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
Elected in 1876.

Lost re-election.
16 45th Congress
46th Congress 16 Legislature failed to elect March 3, 1879 –
March 18, 1879
Vacant
Appointed to fill vacancy caused by legislature's failure to elect.

Retired.
March 18, 1879 –
June 18, 1879
Republican CharlesBell.jpg
Charles H. Bell
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  June 18, 1879 –
June 20, 1879
Vacant
Elected in 1879 to finish the vacant term. June 20, 1879 –
March 3, 1885
Republican Henry W. Blair - Brady-Handy.jpg
Henry W. Blair
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47th Congress
Vacant March 4, 1883 –
August 2, 1883
Legislature failed to elect. 17 48th Congress
18 Austin F. Pike - Brady-Handy.jpg
Austin F. Pike
Republican August 2, 1883 –
October 8, 1886
Elected late in 1883.

Died.
49th Congress 17 Legislature failed to elect. March 3, 1885 –
March 5, 1885
Vacant
Appointed to continue the vacant term.

Elected June 17, 1885 to finish the vacant term.

Lost renomination.
March 5, 1885 –
March 3, 1891
Republican Henry W. Blair - Brady-Handy.jpg
Henry W. Blair
Vacant October 8, 1886 –
November 14, 1886
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Person Colby Cheney
Republican November 14, 1886 –
June 14, 1887
Appointed to continue Pike's term.

Retired when successor qualified.
50th Congress
20 William E. Chandler - Brady-Handy.jpg
William E. Chandler
Republican June 14, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Elected in 1887 to finish Pike's term.

Legislature failed to elect.
21 Gilman Marston - Brady-Handy.jpg
Gilman Marston
Republican March 4, 1889 –
June 18, 1889
Appointed to start term when legislature failed to elect.

[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
18 51st Congress
22 William E. Chandler - Brady-Handy.jpg
William E. Chandler
Republican June 18, 1889 –
March 3, 1901
Elected in 1889 to finish the term.
52nd Congress 18 Elected in 1891. March 4, 1891 –
August 17, 1918
Republican Jacob Harold Gallinger.jpg
Jacob Harold Gallinger
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53rd Congress
Re-elected in 1895.

Lost renomination.
19 54th Congress
55th Congress 19 Re-elected in 1897.
56th Congress
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Henry E. Burnham
Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1913
Elected January 15, 1901.[1] 20 57th Congress
58th Congress 20 Re-elected in 1903.
59th Congress
Re-elected January 15, 1907.[2]

Retired.
21 60th Congress
61st Congress 21 Re-elected in 1909.
62nd Congress
Vacant March 4, 1913 –
March 13, 1913
Legislature elected late. 22 63rd Congress
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Henry F. Hollis
Democratic March 13, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
Elected late March 13, 1913.

Retired.
64th Congress 22 Re-elected in 1914.

Died.
65th Congress
  August 17, 1918 –
September 2, 1918
Vacant
Appointed to continue Gallinger's term.

Retired.
September 2, 1918 –
November 5, 1918
Republican IrvingDrew.jpg
Irving W. Drew
25
Elected in 1918 to finish Gallinger's term. November 6, 1918 –
March 3, 1933
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George H. Moses
26
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Henry W. Keyes
Republican March 4, 1919 –
January 3, 1937
Elected in 1918. 23 66th Congress
67th Congress 23 Re-elected in 1920.
68th Congress
Re-elected in 1924. 24 69th Congress
70th Congress 24 Re-elected in 1926.

Lost re-election.
71st Congress
Re-elected in 1930.

Retired.
25 72nd Congress
73rd Congress 25 Elected in 1932.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
Democratic GFHBrown.jpg
Fred H. Brown
27
74th Congress
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Styles Bridges
Republican January 3, 1937 –
November 26, 1961
Elected in 1936. 26 75th Congress
76th Congress 26 Elected in 1938. January 3, 1939 –
July 24, 1953
Republican Charles Tobey.jpg
Charles W. Tobey
28
77th Congress
Re-elected in 1942. 27 78th Congress
79th Congress 27 Re-elected in 1944.
80th Congress
Re-elected in 1948. 28 81st Congress
82nd Congress 28 Re-elected in 1950.

Died.
83rd Congress
  July 24, 1953 –
August 14, 1953
Vacant
Appointed to continue Tobey's term.

Lost nomination to finish Tobey's term.
August 14, 1953 –
November 7, 1954
Republican RobertUpton.jpg
Robert W. Upton
29
Elected in 1954 to finish Tobey's term. November 8, 1954 –
December 31, 1974
Republican Norris Cotton.jpg
Norris Cotton
30
Re-elected in 1954. 29 84th Congress
85th Congress 29 Re-elected in 1956.
86th Congress
Re-elected in 1960.

Died.
30 87th Congress
Vacant November 26, 1961 –
January 10, 1962
 
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Maurice J. Murphy, Jr.
Republican January 10, 1962 –
November 6, 1962
Appointed to continue Bridges's term.

Lost nomination to finish Bridges's term.
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Thomas J. McIntyre
Democratic November 7, 1962 –
January 3, 1979
Elected in 1962 to finish Bridge's term.
88th Congress 30 Re-elected in 1962.
89th Congress
Re-elected in 1966. 31 90th Congress
91st Congress 31 Re-elected in 1968.

Retired, then resigned early.
92nd Congress
Re-elected in 1972.

Lost re-election.
32 93rd Congress
Appointed to finish Cotton's term. December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
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Louis C. Wyman
31
94th Congress 32 Contested election between Louis C. Wyman and John A. Durkin. January 3, 1975 –
August 8, 1975
Vacant
Appointed to continue term after contested election. August 8, 1975 –
September 18, 1975
Republican Norris Cotton.jpg
Norris H. Cotton
32
Elected to finish contested term.

Lost re-election, and resigned early.
September 18, 1975 –
December 29, 1980
Democratic John A. Durkin.jpg
John A. Durkin
33
95th Congress
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Gordon J. Humphrey
Republican January 3, 1979 –
December 4, 1990
Elected in 1978. 33 96th Congress
Appointed to finish Durkin's term, having been elected to the next term. December 29, 1980 –
January 3, 1993
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Warren Rudman
34
97th Congress 33 Elected in 1980.
98th Congress
Re-elected in 1984.

Retired and resigned early to take his seat in the New Hampshire Senate.
34 99th Congress
100th Congress 34 Re-elected in 1986.

Retired.
101st Congress
Vacant December 4, 1990 –
December 7, 1990
 
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Bob Smith
Republican December 7, 1990 –
January 3, 2003
Appointed early to finish Humphrey's term, having already been elected to the next term.
Elected in 1990. 35 102nd Congress
103rd Congress 35 Elected in 1992. January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2011
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Judd Gregg
35
104th Congress
Re-elected in 1996.

Lost renomination.
36 105th Congress
106th Congress 36 Re-elected in 1998.
107th Congress
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John E. Sununu
Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2009
Elected in 2002.

Lost re-election.
37 108th Congress
109th Congress 37 Re-elected in 2004.

Retired.
110th Congress
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Jeanne Shaheen
Democratic January 3, 2009 –
Present
Elected in 2008. 38 111th Congress
112th Congress 38 Elected in 2010.

Lost re-election.
January 3, 2011 –
January 3, 2017
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Kelly Ayotte
36
113th Congress
Re-elected in 2014. 39 114th Congress
115th Congress 39 Elected in 2016. January 3, 2017 –
Present
Democratic Maggie Hassan, official portrait, 115th Congress.jpg
Maggie Hassan
37
116th Congress
To be decided in the 2020 election. 40 117th Congress
118th Congress 40 To be decided in the 2022 election.
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Class 2 Class 3

Living former U.S. senators from New Hampshire[edit]

As of January 2017, there are five former senators who are living, three from Class 2 and two from Class 3. The most recent senator to die was Warren Rudman of Class 3 (1980-1993) on November 19, 2012. The most recent Class 2 senator to die was Maurice J. Murphy Jr. (1961-1962) on October 27, 2002. The most recently serving Class 2 senator to die was Thomas J. McIntyre (1962-1979) on August 8, 1992.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Gordon J. Humphrey 1979–1990 2 (1940-10-09) October 9, 1940 (age 76)
Bob Smith 1990–2003 2 (1941-03-30) March 30, 1941 (age 76)
Judd Gregg 1993–2011 3 (1947-02-14) February 14, 1947 (age 70)
John E. Sununu 2003–2009 2 (1964-09-10) September 10, 1964 (age 53)
Kelly Ayotte 2011–2017 3 (1968-06-27) June 27, 1968 (age 49)

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