List of United States Senators from Utah

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Current delegation
Hatch
Senator Orrin Hatch
(R)
Lee
Senator Mike Lee
(R)
since January 3, 2011

Utah was admitted to the Union on January 4, 1896, and elects senators to Class 1 and Class 3. Its current senators are Republicans Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch. In office since 1977, Hatch is currently the longest-serving Senator in Utah history, the longest-serving Republican Senator and the second most senior Senator overall, after Vermont's Patrick Leahy. Senator Hatch has also been the President pro tempore of the United States Senate since 2015.

List of Senators[edit]

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 1994, 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 that has recently been contested in 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016. The next election will be in 2022.

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Vacant January 4, 1896 –
January 22, 1896
Utah elected its senators 18 days after statehood. 1 54th Congress 1 Utah elected its senators 18 days after statehood. January 4, 1896 –
January 22, 1896
Vacant
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Frank J. Cannon

Republican
 
January 22, 1896 –
March 3, 1899
Elected in 1896. Elected in 1896.

Retired.
January 22, 1896 –
March 3, 1897
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Arthur Brown
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Silver
Republican
55th Congress 2 Elected in 1897.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
Democratic Joseph Lafayette Rawlins.jpg
Joseph L. Rawlins
2
Vacant March 4, 1899 –
January 23, 1901
Legislature failed to elect. Cannon and Alfred W. McCune were the frontrunners.[1] 2 56th Congress
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Thomas Kearns
Republican January 23, 1901 –
March 3, 1905
Elected late in 1901.

Retired.
57th Congress
58th Congress 3 Elected in 1903. March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1933
Republican Reed Smoot, bw photo portrait, Bain News Service.jpg
Reed Smoot
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George Sutherland
Republican March 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1917
Elected January 18, 1905.[2] 3 59th Congress
60th Congress
61st Congress 4 Re-elected January 19, 1909.
Re-elected January 17, 1911.

Lost re-election.
4 62nd Congress
63rd Congress
64th Congress 5 Re-elected in 1914.
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William H. King
Democratic March 4, 1917 –
January 3, 1941
Elected in 1916. 5 65th Congress
66th Congress
67th Congress 6 Re-elected in 1920.
Re-elected in 1922. 6 68th Congress
69th Congress
70th Congress 7 Re-elected in 1926.

Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1928. 7 71st Congress
72nd Congress
73rd Congress 8 Elected in 1932. March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1951
Democratic Elbert Thomas.jpg
Elbert D. Thomas
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Re-elected in 1934.

Lost renomination.
8 74th Congress
75th Congress
76th Congress 9 Re-elected in 1938.
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Abe Murdock
Democratic January 3, 1941 –
January 3, 1947
Elected in 1940.

Lost re-election.
9 77th Congress
78th Congress
79th Congress 10 Re-elected in 1944.

Lost re-election.
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Arthur V. Watkins
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
Elected in 1946. 10 80th Congress
81st Congress
82nd Congress 11 Elected in 1950. January 3, 1951 –
December 20, 1974
Republican Wallace Bennett.jpg
Wallace F. Bennett
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Re-elected in 1952.

Lost re-election.
11 83rd Congress
84th Congress
85th Congress 12 Re-elected in 1956.
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Frank E. Moss
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1977
Elected in 1958. 12 86th Congress
87th Congress
88th Congress 13 Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964. 13 89th Congress
90th Congress
91st Congress 14 Re-elected in 1968.

Retired, and resigned early to give successor preferential seniority.
Re-elected in 1970.

Lost re-election.
14 92nd Congress
93rd Congress
Appointed to finish Bennett's term, having already been elected to the next term December 21, 1974 –
January 3, 1993
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Jake Garn
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94th Congress 15 Elected in 1974.
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Orrin Hatch
Republican January 3, 1977 –
Present
Elected in 1976. 15 95th Congress
96th Congress
97th Congress 16 Re-elected in 1980.
Re-elected in 1982. 16 98th Congress
99th Congress
100th Congress 17 Re-elected in 1986.

Retired.
Re-elected in 1988. 17 101st Congress
102nd Congress
103rd Congress 18 Elected in 1992. January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2011
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Bob Bennett
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Re-elected in 1994. 18 104th Congress
105th Congress
106th Congress 19 Re-elected in 1998.
Re-elected in 2000. 19 107th Congress
108th Congress
109th Congress 20 Re-elected in 2004.

Lost renomination.
Re-elected in 2006. 20 110th Congress
111th Congress
112th Congress 21 Elected in 2010. January 3, 2011 –
Present
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Mike Lee
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Re-elected in 2012. 21 113th Congress
114th Congress
115th Congress 39 Re-elected in 2016.
To be determined in the 2018 election. 22 116th Congress
117th Congress
118th Congress 23 To be determined in the 2022 election.
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Class 1 Class 3

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

As of October 2016, there is one living former Senator from Class 3. The most recent senator to die was Bob Bennett of Class 3 (1993-2011) on May 4, 2016. The most recent Class 1 senator to die was Frank Moss (1959-1977) on January 29, 2003.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Jake Garn 1974–1993 3 (1932-10-12) October 12, 1932 (age 84)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Utah Fails to Elect Senator". Boston Evening Transcript. March 10, 1899. Retrieved April 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ The World Almanac and Encyclopedia 1906. New York: The Press Publishing Co. New York World. 1905. p. 108. 

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