List of United States Senators from New York

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Current delegation
since January 25, 2009

Below is a list of U.S. Senators who have represented the State of New York in the United States Senate since 1789. The date of the start of the tenure is either the first day of the legislative term (Senators who were elected regularly before the term began), or the day when they took the seat (U.S. Senators who were elected in special elections to fill vacancies, or after the term began). New York's current U.S. Senators are Democrats Chuck Schumer (serving since 1999, also serving as Senate Minority Leader since 2017) and Kirsten Gillibrand (serving 2009).

List of Senators[edit]

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were elected for only one U.S. Congress in the first elections of 1788/89, and then the seat was contested again for the 2nd, 5th, and every three Congresses (six years) thereafter. The seat in recent years have been contested in 1994, 2000, 2006, 2012, with a special election taking place in 2010. The next election will be in 2018.

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Class 3

Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were elected for the first three United States Congresses in the first elections of 1788/89, and then the seat was contested again for the 4th, 7th, and every three Congresses (six years) thereafter. The seat in recent years have been contested in 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016. The next election will be in 2022.

# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T
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Philip Schuyler
Pro-
Admin.
July 27, 1789 –
March 3, 1791
Elected in 1789.


Lost re-election.
1 1st 1 Elected in 1789. July 25, 1789 –
May 23, 1796
Pro-
Admin.
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Rufus King
1
2 Vanderlyn Burr.jpg
Aaron Burr
Anti-
Admin.
March 4, 1791 –
March 3, 1797
Elected in 1791.

Lost re-election.
2 2nd
3rd
Democratic-
Republican
4th 2 Re-elected in 1795.

Resigned to become U.S. Minister to Great Britain.
Federalist
Vacant May 23, 1796 –
December 8, 1796
Vacant
Elected to finish King's term.
Resigned.
December 8, 1796 –
August 1800
Federalist JohnLaurance.jpg
John Laurance
2
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Philip Schuyler
Federalist March 4, 1797 –
January 3, 1798
Elected in 1797.

Resigned due to ill health.
3 5th
Vacant January 3, 1798 –
January 11, 1798
Vacant
4 JohnSlossHobart.jpg
John Sloss Hobart
Federalist January 11, 1798 –
April 16, 1798
Elected to finish Schuyler's term.

Resigned to become federal judge.
Vacant April 16, 1798 –
May 5, 1798
Vacant
5 WilliamNorth.jpg
William North
Federalist May 5, 1798 –
August 17, 1798
Appointed to continue Hobart's term.

Successor elected.
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James Watson
Federalist August 17, 1798 –
March 19, 1800
Elected to finish Hobart's term.

Resigned to become Naval Officer of the Port of New York.
6th
Vacant March 19, 1800 –
May 3, 1800
Vacant
7 Gouverneur Morris.jpg
Gouverneur Morris
Federalist May 3, 1800 –
March 3, 1803
Elected to finish Watson's term.

Lost re-election.
Vacant August 1800 –
January 8, 1801
Vacant
Elected to finish Laurance's term. January 8, 1801 –
February 5, 1802
Democratic-
Republican
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John Armstrong, Jr.
3
7th 3 Re-elected January 27, 1801.

Resigned.
Vacant February 5, 1802 –
February 23, 1802
Vacant
Elected to finish Armstrong's term.

Resigned; unhappy with living conditions in Washington, DC.
February 23, 1802 –
November 4, 1803
Democratic-
Republican
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DeWitt Clinton
4
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Theodorus Bailey
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1803 –
January 16, 1804
Elected in 1803.

Resigned.
4 8th
Vacant November 4, 1803 –
December 8, 1803
Vacant
Appointed to continue Clinton's term.

Resigned; Elected to the Class 1 seat.
December 8, 1803 –
February 23, 1804
Democratic-
Republican
John Armstrong Jr..jpg
John Armstrong, Jr.
5
Vacant January 16, 1804 –
February 25, 1804
Vacant
Elected to finish Armstrong's term. February 23, 1804 –
March 3, 1813
Democratic-
Republican
John SmithNY.jpg
John Smith
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9 John Armstrong Jr..jpg
John Armstrong, Jr.
Democratic-
Republican
February 25, 1804 –
June 30, 1804
Elected to finish Bailey's term.

Resigned to become U.S. Minister to France.
Vacant June 30, 1804 –
November 23, 1804
Vacant
10 Samuel Latham Mitchill.jpg
Samuel L. Mitchill
Democratic-
Republican
November 23, 1804 –
March 3, 1809
Elected to finish Armstrong's term.

Lost re-election.
9th
10th 4 Re-elected in 1807.

Retired or lost re-election.
11 Obadiah German Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1809 –
March 3, 1815
Elected in 1809.

Retired or lost re-election.
5 11th
12th
13th 5 Elected in 1813.

Legislature failed to elect.
March 4, 1813 –
March 3, 1819
Federalist Rufus King.jpg
Rufus King
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Nathan Sanford
Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1815 –
March 3, 1821
Elected in 1815.

Lost re-election.
6 14th
15th
16th 6 Vacant March 4, 1819 –
January 25, 1820
Vacant
Re-elected late.

Retired due to advanced age.
January 25, 1820 –
March 3, 1825
Federalist Rufus King.jpg
Rufus King
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Martin Van Buren
Democratic-
Republican

/ Bucktails
March 4, 1821 –
December 20, 1828
Elected in 1821. 7 17th
Crawford
Democratic-
Republican
18th Adams-Clay
Federalist
Jacksonian 19th 7 See U.S. Senate election in NY 1825-26 March 4, 1825 –
January 31, 1826
Vacant
Elected late.

Retired.
January 31, 1826 –
March 3, 1831
Anti-
Jacksonian
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Nathan Sanford
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Re-elected in 1827.

Resigned to become N.Y. Governor.
8 20th Adams
Vacant December 20, 1828 –
January 15, 1829
Vacant
14 Charles E. Dudley bioguide.jpg
Charles E. Dudley
Jacksonian January 15, 1829 –
March 3, 1833
Elected to finish Van Buren's term.

Retired or lost re-election.
21st Anti-
Jacksonian
22nd 8 Elected in 1831.

Resigned; elected N.Y. Governor.
March 4, 1831 –
January 1, 1833
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William L. Marcy
9
Vacant January 1, 1833 –
January 14, 1833
Vacant
Elected to finish Marcy's term. January 4, 1833 –
November 26, 1844
Jacksonian SWhightJr.jpg
Silas Wright, Jr.
10
15 Nathaniel P. Tallmadge bioguide.jpg
Nathaniel P. Tallmadge
Jacksonian March 4, 1833 –
March 3, 1839
Elected in 1833.

Legislature failed to re-elect.
9 23rd
24th
Democratic 25th 9 Re-elected in 1837. Democratic
Vacant March 4, 1839 –
January 27, 1840
Vacant 10 26th
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Nathaniel P. Tallmadge
Whig January 27, 1840 –
June 17, 1844
Elected late.

Resigned to become Governor of Wisconsin Territory.
27th
28th 10 Re-elected in 1843.

Resigned when elected N.Y. Governor.
Vacant June 17, 1844 –
December 9, 1844
Vacant
Vacant November 26, 1844 –
November 30, 1844
Vacant
Appointed to continue Wright's term.

Retired or lost election.
November 30, 1844 –
January 27, 1845
Democratic Henry A. Foster (U.S. Senator from New York).jpgHenry A. Foster 11
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Daniel S. Dickinson
Democratic December 9, 1844 –
March 3, 1851
Appointed to continue Tallmadge's term.

Elected to finish Tallmadge's term.
Elected to finish Wright's term.

Lost re-election.
January 27, 1845 –
March 3, 1849
Democratic Younger-JADix2.jpg
John Adams Dix
12
Elected to full term in 1845.

Lost re-election.
11 29th
30th
31st 11 Elected in 1849. March 4, 1849 –
March 3, 1861
Whig WmHSeward.jpg
William H. Seward
13
Vacant March 4, 1851 –
December 1, 1851
Vacant 12 32nd
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Hamilton Fish
Whig December 1, 1851 –
March 3, 1857
Elected late.

Retired.
33rd
34th 12 Re-elected in 1855.[1]

Retired to run for U.S. President
Republican[1]
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Preston King
Republican March 4, 1857 –
March 3, 1863
Elected in 1857.

Lost renomination.
13 35th
36th
37th 13 Elected in 1861.

Lost re-nomination.
March 4, 1861 –
March 3, 1867
Republican Ira Harris.jpg
Ira Harris
14
19 EDMorgan.jpg
Edwin D. Morgan
Republican March 4, 1863 –
March 3, 1869
Elected in 1863.

Lost re-nomination.
14 38th
39th
40th 14 Elected in 1867. March 4, 1867 –
May 16, 1881
Republican RConkling.jpg
Roscoe Conkling
15
20 Reuben Fenton - Brady-Handy.jpg
Reuben Fenton
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1875
Elected in 1869.

Not an active candidate for renomination in 1875.[2]
15 41st
42nd
43rd 15 Re-elected in 1873.
21 Francis Kernan - Brady-Handy.jpg
Francis Kernan
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
Elected in 1875.

Lost re-election.
16 44th
45th
46th 16 Re-elected in 1879.

Resigned because of a disagreement with the President over federal appointments in New York.
22 Thomas C. Platt - Brady-Handy.jpg
Thomas C. Platt
Republican March 4, 1881 –
May 16, 1881
Elected in 1881.

Resigned because of a disagreement with the President over federal appointments in New York.
17 47th
Vacant May 16, 1881 –
July 27, 1881
Vacant Vacant May 16, 1881 –
July 29, 1881
Vacant
23 Warner Miller bioguide.jpg
Warner Miller
Republican July 27, 1881 –
March 3, 1887
Elected to finish Platt's term.

Lost re-election.
Elected to finish Conkling's term.

Retired.
July 29, 1881 –
March 3, 1885
Republican Elbridge G. Lapham - Brady-Handy.jpg
Elbridge G. Lapham
16
48th
49th 17 Elected in 1885.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1885 –
March 3, 1891
Republican William M. Evarts - Brady-Handy.jpg
William M. Evarts
17
24 Frank Hiscock bioguide.jpg
Frank Hiscock
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1893
Elected in 1887.

Lost re-election.
18 50th
51st
52nd 18 Vacant March 4, 1891 –
January 7, 1892
Vacant
Elected in 1891, but took his seat only after term as N.Y. Governor ended.

Lost re-election.
January 7, 1892 –
March 3, 1897
Democratic DavidBHill.jpg
David B. Hill
18
25 Edward Murphy Jr.jpg
Edward Murphy, Jr.
Democratic March 4, 1893 –
March 3, 1899
Elected in 1893.

Lost re-election.
19 53rd
54th
55th 19 Elected January 20, 1897. March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1909
Republican Thomas C Platt US Sen NY.jpg
Thomas C. Platt
19
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Chauncey Depew
Republican March 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1911
Elected in 1899. 20 56th
57th
58th 20 Re-elected January 20, 1903.

Retired.
Re-elected in 1905.

Lost re-election.
21 59th
60th
61st 21 Elected January 19, 1909.

Retired.
March 4, 1909 –
March 3, 1915
Republican Elihu Root, bw photo portrait, 1902.jpg
Elihu Root
20
Vacant March 3, 1911 –
April 4, 1911
Vacant 22 62nd
27 JamesOGorman.jpg
James A. O'Gorman
Democratic April 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1917
Elected March 31, 1911.

Retired.
63rd
64th 22 Elected in 1914. March 4, 1915 –
March 3, 1927
Republican JWWadsworth.jpg
James W. Wadsworth, Jr.
21
28 William M Calder.jpg
William M. Calder
Republican March 4, 1917 –
March 3, 1923
Elected in 1916.

Lost re-election.
23 65th
66th
67th 23 Re-elected in 1920.

Lost re-election.
29 Copeland.jpg
Royal S. Copeland
Democratic March 4, 1923 –
June 17, 1938
Elected in 1922. 24 68th
69th
70th 24 Elected in 1926. March 4, 1927 –
June 28, 1949
Democratic Robert F Wagner.jpg
Robert F. Wagner
22
Re-elected in 1928. 25 71st
72nd
73rd 25 Re-elected in 1932.
Re-elected in 1934.

Died.
26 74th
75th
Vacant June 17, 1938 –
December 3, 1938
Vacant
30 James Mead.jpg
James M. Mead
Democratic December 3, 1938 –
January 3, 1947
Elected to finish Copeland's term.
76th 26 Re-elected in 1938.
Re-elected in 1940.

Retired to run for N.Y. Governor.
27 77th
78th
79th 27 Re-elected in 1944.

Resigned due to ill health.
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Irving M. Ives
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
Elected in 1946. 28 80th
81st
Vacant June 28, 1949 –
July 7, 1949
Vacant
Appointed to continue Wagner's term.

Lost election to finish Wagner's term.
July 7, 1949 –
November 8, 1949
Republican JohnFosterDulles.jpeg
John Foster Dulles
23
Elected to finish Wagner's term. November 9, 1949 –
January 3, 1957
Democratic Herbert Lehman.jpg
Herbert H. Lehman
24
82nd 28 Re-elected in 1950.

Retired.
Re-elected in 1952.

Retired.
29 83rd
84th
85th 29 Vacant January 3, 1957 –
January 9, 1957
Vacant
Elected in 1956, but took seat late to prevent the Governor from appointing a rival to be his successor as N.Y. Attorney General January 9, 1957 –
January 3, 1981
Republican Jacob Javits.jpg
Jacob Javits
25
32 Senator Kenneth Keating.jpg
Kenneth Keating
Republican January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1965
Elected in 1958.

Lost re-election.
30 86th
87th
88th 30 Re-elected in 1962.
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Robert F. Kennedy
Democratic January 3, 1965 –
June 6, 1968
Elected in 1964.

Died.
31 89th
90th
Vacant June 6, 1968 –
September 10, 1968
Vacant
34 Goodell.jpg
Charles Goodell
Republican September 10, 1968 –
January 3, 1971
Appointed to finish Kennedy's term.

Lost election to a full term.
91st 31 Re-elected in 1968.
35 JamesLBuckley.jpg
James L. Buckley
Conservative January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1977
Elected in 1970.

Lost re-election.
32 92nd
93rd
94th 32 Re-elected in 1974.

Lost renomination and then lost re-election as a Liberal.
36 DanielPatrickMoynihan.jpg
Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 2001
Elected in 1976. 33 95th
96th
97th 33 Elected in 1980. January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1999
Republican Alfonse D'Amato.jpg
Al D'Amato
26
Re-elected in 1982. 34 98th
99th
100th 34 Re-elected in 1986.
Re-elected in 1988. 35 101st
102nd
103rd 35 Re-elected in 1992.

Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1994.

Retired.
36 104th
105th
106th 36 Elected in 1998. January 3, 1999 –
Present
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Chuck Schumer
27
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Hillary Clinton
Democratic January 3, 2001 –
January 21, 2009
Elected in 2000. 37 107th
108th
109th 37 Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State.
38 110th
111th
Vacant January 21, 2009 –
January 25, 2009
Vacant
38 Kirsten Gillibrand, official portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Kirsten Gillibrand
Democratic January 25, 2009 –
Present
Appointed to continue Clinton's term.

Elected to finish Clinton's term.
112th 38 Re-elected in 2010.
Re-elected in 2012. 39 113th
114th
115th 39 Re-elected in 2016.
To be determined in the 2018 election. 40 116th
117th
118th 40 To be determined in the 2022 election.


# Senator Party Years in office Electoral history T
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Class 1 Class 3

Living former senators[edit]

As of October 2016, three former senators are still alive. The most recent senator to die was Daniel Patrick Moynihan on March 26, 2003, who is also the most recently serving senator to die.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
James L. Buckley January 3, 1971 – January 3, 1977 1 (1923-03-09) March 9, 1923 (age 95)
Al D'Amato January 3, 1981 – January 3, 1999 3 (1937-08-01) August 1, 1937 (age 81)
Hillary Clinton January 3, 2001 – January 21, 2009 1 (1947-10-26) October 26, 1947 (age 70)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b William H. Seward was re-elected in 1855 as a Whig, but became a Republican shortly thereafter.
  2. ^ "Hon. Edwin D. Morgan Nominated by the Republican Caucus for United States Senator". Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. Rochester, NY. January 19, 1875. p. 1. (Subscription required (help)). The caucus proceeded to ballot, with the following result: Morgan, 40; Dix, 13; Wheeler, 2; Fenton, 2; blank, 5.