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List of United States Senators from Tennessee

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Tennessee was admitted to the Union on June 1, 1796. Its United States Senate seats were declared vacant in March 1862 owing to its secession from the Union. They were again filled from July 1866. Tennessee's current Senators are Republicans Lamar Alexander and Marsha Blackburn.

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I'm Mr. Beat The United States has 100 senators. Two for every state. and they each serve a term of six years. The Senate collectively makes up half of Congress, the folks who make laws that apply to the whole country. They represent the states, not the people. The year I was born, the average age of a U.S. Senator was 53. Today, while the average age of all Americans is my age, the average age of a Senator is 61. They're getting older, man. This dude here, is Bernie Sanders, a Senator representing Vermont, and polls say he is the most popular Senator in the country. Polls say that this dude Mitch McConnell, a Senator representing Kentucky, is the least popular Senator in the country. Does that mean Bernie is the best Senator in the country and Mitch is the worst? Absolutely not. I think? But anyway, this got me thinking What about all of American history? Who were the best Senators? Who were the worst Senators? Let’s be negative first, shall we? Based on my research, here are the 10 worst Senators in American history. And remember, of course, that this is just my measly opinion. Also, before we get into this list, I didn’t include the senators like Bernie or Mitch who are currently in office or recently got out of office because of our bias to automatically hate politicians currently in office or who recently got out of office. So, let's get right into it. How about a little corruption to start things off? #10 James Simmons Senator from Rhode Island from 1841 to 1847 and again from 1857 to 1862, Simmons got caught getting a contract for two Rhode Island rifle manufacturers in return for $20,000 in promissory notes. So basically, he was bribed to help these two companies make lots of money from the U.S. government, which needed lots of rifles as it turns out since it was fighting the Confederate forces in the Civil War. The reason why Simmons isn’t higher up on this list is because technically there wasn’t a law saying you couldn’t do this, although Congress promptly passed a law saying "you can't do that!" #9 William Blount Yeah that's how you pronounce his name. Senator from Tennessee from 1796 to 1797, Blount was a Founding Father, and the only Senator on this list to actually sign the U.S. Constitution. Originally from North Carolina, Blount was instrumental in opening up lands west of the Appalachians to settlement. He bought up millions of acres out there himself, but his risky land investments caused him to get a lot of debt. Due to this debt, he conspired with Britain to take over the Spanish-controlled Louisiana to try to raise the prices of his land. Well, he didn’t get away with it. When Congress found out in 1797, he became the first Senator kicked out of the Senate and also the first federal official to get impeached. Blount was arrested, but posted bail and went to Tennessee and never came back. He never showed up to trial, and the feds eventually gave up trying to arrest him again. #8 Joseph Burton Aw man, this dude’s from my home state. Senator from Kansas from 1901 to 1906, uh Burton had a little conflict of interest you could say. He was getting paid for defending a company successfully against the United States government while he was Senator. Eventually, he was found guilty of public corruption, which means he was misusing the power he had as Senator for private gain. Burton became the first member of the Senate to actually be convicted of a crime. Now, does that mean other Senators weren’t doing crap like this before this? Of course not, but he was the first one to get caught. #7 John Mitchell Weird coincidence, Mitchell was Senator the same time as Burton. He represented the state of Oregon from 1901 to 1905 and was all about Big Business and against most of the political reforms of the Populists. The biggest reason why he’s on this list is because of his involvement in the Oregon land fraud scandal. Yep, this was more public corruption. Mitchell abused his power, helping a client get patents to fraudulent land claims. After being found guilty, he was sentenced to six months in prison and a $1,000 fine, but he died soon after getting a tooth pulled. True story, bro. #6 Harrison Williams Senator from New Jersey from 1959 to 1982, Williams was a career politician who actually had quite a few accomplishments in his career. Many of the social programs and public urban transit Americans take for granted today is because of him. However, beginning in the 1980s, things went downhill fast for Williams. He was convicted of bribery and conspiracy after the Abscam scandal, (that is hard to say. say that three times) a FBI-led sting operation that also took out several other politicians. He resigned after the Senate was going to kick him out anyway, and was sentenced to 3 years in prison, the first time in more than 80 years that a U.S. Senator had spent time in prison by the way. #5 Bob Packwood Sorry Oregon, here’s another one from your state. He represented it from 1969 to 1995. I’ll try not to be too mean because he is still alive, however, he was mean, man. Packwood was another career politician who did accomplish a lot while in Congress. But that whole freaking time, he was consistently abusing his power by committing sexual misconduct. The Senate Ethics Committee, which recommended his expulsion in 1995, reported that he made at least 18 “separate and unwanted and unwelcome sexual advances between 1969 and 1990.” And he even wrote about it in his diary. Packwood resigned before the Senate could kick him out. And of course, after he resigned he promptly became a lobbyist. #4 Pat McCarran Senator from Nevada from 1933 to 1954, McCarran is known as one of the few Democrats who was against Franklin Roosevelt’s New Deal initiatives. Of course he was racist and xenophobic, but he also had anti-Semitic beliefs. Oh, and he was a fan of fascists. He openly admired the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. He also was in bed with the oil industry. Most infamously, he was a big reason the Second Red Scare happened. He hated communism so much that he didn’t even care if he trampled right over civil liberties, sponsoring the paranoia-based Internal Security Act and establishing the Subversive Activities Control Board to start witch hunts targeting communists. He was so bad, that Nevada representatives recently even called for the removal his statue that’s sitting in the National Statuary Hall Collection. Yep, here’s one you have probably heard of... #3 Joseph McCarthy Senator from Wisconsin from 1947 to 1957, McCarthy became the face of the Second Red Scare of the late 1940s and early 1950s. After three years of not doing much in the Senate, McCarthy all of a sudden became a household name in February 1950 when he claimed he had a list of members of communist spies and members of the Communist Party employed within the State Department. Did he ever reveal that list to the public? No. Did he continue to throw out baseless allegations? Absolutely. He stirred up so much communist hatred and paranoia in the United States that today we name it after him. It’s called McCarthyism. Oh yeah, and don’t forget the Lavender Scare he also stirred up, which was another witch hunt that targeted homosexuals, causing them to lose their government jobs throughout the 1950s. And later he helped turn socialism into a dirty word, too. McCarthy is not known for policy or getting sweeping legislation passed. He’s known today for just causing mass hysteria. Even the Senate had had enough of him so much that they censured him in 1954. “Censured” just means they officially said “you did bad, stop it, we disapprove.” And here’s one you probably HAVEN’T heard of. #2 Theodore Bilbo Senator from Mississippi from 1935 to 1947 and poster boy for white supremacy and segregation in the South. While most Senators throughout American history have been at least somewhat racist, Bilbo was a special kind of racist. First of all, he was a member of the KKK, so there’s that. He didn’t just hate African Americans. He hated communists, Jews, unions, and of course immigrants. As governor of Mississippi, he did nothing as mobs lynched African Americans in the streets. Also as governor, he tried to get a bunch of teachers fired and caused his state to almost go bankrupt. Wait a second, why didn’t this dude make my Worst Governors video? Anyway, his ego was ridiculously big and he always liked to be the center of attention, wearing bright, flashy suits and...no joke...always referring to himself in the third person. And finally, after his re-election to the Senate in 1946, a group of African American World War II vets said they and several other blacks were not allowed to vote in the election. But before the Senate could act on the charges, Bilbo died in his mansion. And #1. It's a tie. and if you saw my Worst Governors video, this one may not be much of a surprise. These are all of the Senators who left the Union to join the Confederacy during the Civil War. All of them declared allegiance to the Confederacy in the name of preserving the institution of slavery. Maybe you CAN call them traitors. Regardless, they should have stuck with the Union. So that’s it. The ten worst senators in American history. I know I left a lot of bad senators off this list. And maybe you disagree with this list. Yeah, yeah, go ahead and tell me how wrong I am. Also, I want to get a list going of (dis)honorable mentions. Get it? (Dis)honorable? And I want to gather those and put them in the description of this video and maybe pin a comment. A special shout out to Ian for suggesting the topic of this video. Ian and his mother are long time Patreon supporters. Thank you so much guys. It means the world. Next week, I have another Patreon-requested video coming. Get excited! Thanks for watching. Now how do I get out of here? How did I even get here? Why is it so warm outside? Is this real?

Contents

List of Senators

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 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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Vacant June 1, 1796 –
August 2, 1796
Tennessee did not elect its Senators until two months after statehood. 1 4th 1 Tennessee did not elect its Senators until two months after statehood. June 1, 1796 –
August 2, 1796
Vacant
1
William Cocke, US Senator.jpg

William Cocke
Democratic-Republican August 2, 1796 –
September 26, 1797
Elected in 1796. Elected in 1796.

Expelled for conspiracy with the Kingdom of Great Britain.
August 2, 1796 –
July 8, 1797
Democratic-Republican
William Blount.jpg

William Blount
1
Appointed to begin the term due to legislature's failure to elect.[1]

Lost re-election.
2 5th
  July 8, 1797 –
September 26, 1797
Vacant
2
Andrew Jackson.jpg

Andrew Jackson
Democratic-Republican September 26, 1797 –
April 1, 1798
Elected to finish Cocke's term.

Resigned.
Elected to finish Blount's term.

Resigned when elected to the Class 1 seat.
September 26, 1797 –
March 3, 1799
Democratic-Republican
JosephAnderson.jpg

Joseph Anderson
2
Vacant April 1, 1798 –
October 6, 1798
 
3 Daniel Smith Democratic-Republican October 6, 1798 –
March 3, 1799
Appointed to finish Jackson's term.

Retired.
4
JosephAnderson.jpg

Joseph Anderson
Democratic-Republican March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1803
Elected December 12, 1798 to finish Jackson's term. 6th 2 Elected December 12, 1798.

Retired or lost re-election.
March 4, 1799 –
March 3, 1805
Democratic-Republican
William Cocke, US Senator.jpg

William Cocke
3
7th
Vacant March 4, 1803 –
September 22, 1803
Anderson's re-election was late. 3 8th
JosephAnderson.jpg

Joseph Anderson
Democratic-Republican September 22, 1803 –
March 3, 1809
Re-elected late September 22, 1803.
9th 3 Elected early September 23, 1803.

Resigned.
March 4, 1805 –
March 31, 1809
Democratic-Republican Daniel Smith 4
10th
March 4, 1809 –
April 11, 1809
Appointed to begin the term due to legislature's failure to elect.[1] 4 11th
  April 1, 1809 –
April 11, 1809
Vacant
April 11, 1809 –
March 3, 1815
Re-elected late in 1809.

Retired.
Elected to finish Smith's term. April 11, 1809 –
October 8, 1811
Democratic-Republican Jenkin Whiteside 5
12th 4 Re-elected early October 28, 1809.

Resigned.
Elected October 1, 1811 to finish Whiteside's term.[2]

Resigned.
October 8, 1811 –
February 11, 1814
Democratic-Republican
GeorgeWCampbell.jpg

George W. Campbell
6
13th
  February 12, 1814 –
March 16, 1814
Vacant
Appointed to continue Campbell's term.

Retired when his successor was elected.
March 17, 1814 –
October 10, 1815
Democratic-Republican Jesse Wharton 7
Vacant March 4, 1815 –
October 10, 1815
5 14th
5
GeorgeWCampbell.jpg

George W. Campbell
Democratic-Republican October 10, 1815 –
April 20, 1818
Elected late in 1815.

Resigned.
Elected to finish Campbell's term.

Legislature failed to elect.
October 10, 1815 –
March 3, 1823
Democratic-Republican
Sen John Williams TN.jpg

John Williams
8
15th 5 Appointed to begin the term.[3]

Elected October 2, 1817 to finish the term.[3]

Lost re-election.
Vacant April 20, 1818 –
September 27, 1818
 
6
John Eaton.jpg

John H. Eaton
Democratic-Republican September 5, 1818 –
March 4, 1821
Appointed to continue Cambell's term.

Elected October 9, 1819 to finish Cambell's term.[1]

Legislature failed to elect.
16th
Vacant March 4, 1821 –
September 27, 1821
  6 17th
John Eaton.jpg

John H. Eaton
Democratic-Republican September 27, 1821 –
March 9, 1829
Re-elected late in 1821.
Jackson Democratic-Republican 18th 6 Elected during the 1822/23 cycle.

Resigned.
March 4, 1823 –
October 14, 1825
Jackson Democratic-Republican
Andrew Jackson.jpg

Andrew Jackson
9
Jacksonian 19th Jacksonian
  October 15, 1825 –
October 27, 1825
Vacant
Elected to finish Jackson's term. October 28, 1825 –
January 13, 1840
Jacksonian
HLWhite.jpg

Hugh Lawson White
10
Re-elected in 1826.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of War.
7 20th
21st 7 Re-elected in 1829.
Vacant March 9, 1829 –
October 19, 1829
 
7
Felix Grundy.jpg

Felix Grundy
Jacksonian October 19, 1829 –
July 4, 1838
Elected to finish Eaton's term.
22nd
Re-elected in 1833.

Resigned to become U.S. Attorney General.
8 23rd
24th 8 Re-elected in 1835.[4]

Resigned because he could not conscientiously obey the instructions of his constituents.
Anti-Jacksonian
Democratic 25th Whig
Vacant July 5, 1838 –
September 16, 1838
 
8
EHFoster.jpg

Ephraim H. Foster
Whig September 17, 1838 –
March 3, 1839
Elected to finish Grundy's term.

Re-elected but resigned to avoid disobeying instructions given him by the state legislature.
Vacant March 3, 1839 –
November 19, 1839
  9 26th
9
Felix Grundy.jpg

Felix Grundy
Democratic November 19, 1839 –
December 19, 1840
Elected late in 1839.

Died.
  January 13, 1840 –
February 25, 1840
Vacant
Elected to finish White's term.

Retired.
February 25, 1840 –
March 3, 1841
Democratic
Alexander O. Anderson (1794 – 1869).jpg

Alexander O. Anderson
11
Vacant December 19, 1840 –
December 25, 1840
 
10
Alfred Osborn Pope Nicholson.jpg

Alfred O. P. Nicholson
Democratic December 25, 1840 –
February 7, 1842
Appointed to continue Grundy's term.

Retired or lost re-election.
27th 9 Legislature failed to elect. March 4, 1841 –
October 17, 1843
Vacant
Vacant February 7, 1842 –
October 17, 1843
 
28th
11
EHFoster.jpg

Ephraim H. Foster
Whig October 17, 1843 –
March 3, 1845
Elected to finish Grundy's term.

Retired or lost re-election.
Elected to finish the vacant term.

Lost re-election.
October 17, 1843 –
March 3, 1847
Whig
JSpencer.jpg

Spencer Jarnagin
12
12
HLTurney.jpg

Hopkins L. Turney
Democratic March 4, 1845 –
March 3, 1851
Elected in 1844.

Retired or lost re-election.
10 29th
30th 10 Legislature failed to elect. March 4, 1847 –
November 21, 1847
Vacant
Elected late in 1847 November 22, 1847 –
March 3, 1859
Whig
JBell.jpg

John Bell
13
31st
13
James Chamberlain Jones Governor of Tennessee.jpg

James C. Jones
Whig March 4, 1851 –
March 3, 1857
Elected in 1851.

Retired.
11 32nd
33rd 11 Re-elected in 1853.

Retired or lost re-election.
34th
Vacant March 4, 1857 –
October 8, 1857
Legislature failed to elect. 12 35th Know-Nothing
14
Younger Andrew Johnson.jpg

Andrew Johnson
Democratic October 8, 1857 –
March 4, 1862
Elected in 1857 to finish the term.

Resigned to become Military Governor of Tennessee.
36th 12 Elected in 1858.

Withdrew in anticipation of secession.
March 4, 1859 –
March 3, 1861
Democratic
Alfred Osborn Pope Nicholson.jpg

Alfred O. P. Nicholson
14
37th American Civil War March 4, 1861 –
July 24, 1866
Vacant
Vacant March 4, 1862 –
July 24, 1866
American Civil War
13 38th
39th 13
15
Senator David T. Patterson.jpg

David T. Patterson
Unionist July 24, 1866 –
March 3, 1869
Elected to finish the vacant term.

Retired.
Elected to finish the vacant term.

Retired.
July 24, 1866 –
March 3, 1871
Unionist
JSFowler.jpg

Joseph S. Fowler
15
Democratic 40th Republican
16
William Gannaway Brownlow 2.jpg

William G. Brownlow
Republican March 4, 1869 –
March 3, 1875
Elected in 1867 for the term beginning in 1869.

Retired.
14 41st
42nd 14 Elected during the 1870/71 cycle.

Retired.
March 4, 1871 –
March 3, 1877
Democratic
Henry Cooper U.S. Senator - Brady-Handy.jpg

Henry Cooper
16
43rd
17
Andrew Johnson - 3a53290u.png

Andrew Johnson
Democratic March 4, 1875 –
July 31, 1875
Elected in 1875.

Died.
15 44th
18
DMKey-PostmasGener.jpg

David M. Key
Democratic August 18, 1875 –
January 19, 1877
Appointed to continue Johnson's term.

Lost election to finish Johnson's term.
19
James E. Bailey - Brady-Handy.jpg

James E. Bailey
Democratic January 19, 1877 –
March 3, 1881
Elected to finish Johnson's term.

Lost re-election.
45th 15 Elected in 1877. March 4, 1877 –
July 8, 1897
Democratic
Isham Harris.jpg

Isham G. Harris
17
46th
20
Justice Howell Jackson2.jpg

Howell Jackson
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
April 14, 1886
Elected during the 1880/81 cycle.

Resigned to become U.S. Circuit Judge.
16 47th
48th 16 Re-elected in 1883.
49th
Vacant April 14, 1886 –
April 16, 1886
 
21
Washington C. Whitthorne - Brady-Handy.jpg

Washington C. Whitthorne
Democratic April 16, 1886 –
March 3, 1887
Appointed to finish Jackson's term.

Retired or lost re-election.
22
William Bate.jpg

William B. Bate
Democratic March 4, 1887 –
March 9, 1905
Elected in 1887. 17 50th
51st 17 Re-elected in 1889.
52nd
Re-elected in 1893. 18 53rd
54th 18 Re-elected in 1895.

Died.
55th
  July 9, 1897 –
July 19, 1897
Vacant
Appointed to continue Harris's term.

Elected February 2, 1898 to finish Harris's term.[5]

Retired.
July 20, 1897 –
March 3, 1901
Democratic
Thomas B. Turley.jpg

Thomas B. Turley
18
Re-elected in 1899 19 56th
57th 19 Elected January 16, 1901.

Lost renomination.[6]
March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1907
Democratic
Edward Ward Carmack.jpg

Edward W. Carmack
19
58th
Re-elected in 1905.

Died.
20 59th
Vacant March 10, 1905 –
March 20, 1905
 
23
Frazier-james-beriah-bioguide.jpg

James B. Frazier
Democratic March 21, 1905 –
March 3, 1911
Elected to finish Bate's term.

Lost re-election.
60th 20 Elected in January 15, 1907.[6]

Died.
March 4, 1907 –
March 31, 1912
Democratic
Robert Love Taylor - Brady-Handy.jpg

Robert Love Taylor
20
61st
24
Luke Lea TN Senator.jpg

Luke Lea
Democratic March 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1917
Elected January 23, 1911.

Lost renomination.
21 62nd
  April 1, 1912 –
April 10, 1912
Vacant
Appointed to continue Taylor's term.

Retired when his successor was elected.
April 11, 1912 –
January 24, 1913
Republican
Newell Sanders.jpg

Newell Sanders
21
Elected to finish Taylor's term.

Retired.
January 24, 1913 –
March 3, 1913
Democratic
William R. Webb.jpg

William R. Webb
22
63rd 21 Elected in January 23, 1913. March 4, 1913 –
March 3, 1925
Democratic
John Knight Shields.jpg

John K. Shields
23
64th
25
McKellarKenneth.jpg

Kenneth McKellar
Democratic March 4, 1917 –
January 3, 1953
Elected in 1916. 22 65th
66th 22 Re-elected in 1918.

Lost renomination.
67th
Re-elected in 1922. 23 68th
69th 23 Elected in 1924.

Died.
March 4, 1925 –
August 24, 1929
Democratic
Lawrence-tyson-1911.jpg

Lawrence D. Tyson
24
70th
Re-elected in 1928. 24 71st
  August 25, 1929 –
September 1, 1929
Vacant
Appointed to continue Tyson's term.

Elected November 4, 1930 to finish Tyson's term.[5]

Retired.
September 2, 1929 –
March 3, 1931
Democratic
William E. Brock I.jpg

William E. Brock
25
72nd 24 Elected in 1930.

Resigned to become U.S. Secretary of State.
March 4, 1931 –
March 3, 1933
Democratic
Hull-Cordell-LOC.jpg

Cordell Hull
26
73rd Appointed to continue Hull's term.

Elected November 7, 1934 to finish Hull's term.[5]
March 4, 1933 –
April 23, 1937
Democratic
Nathan L. Bachman.jpg

Nathan L. Bachman
27
Re-elected in 1934. 25 74th
75th 25 Re-elected in 1936.

Died.
  April 24, 1937 –
May 5, 1937
Vacant
Appointed to continue Bachman's term.

Retired when his successor was elected.
May 6, 1937 –
November 8, 1938
Democratic
BerrySenatorD-TN.jpg

George L. Berry
28
Elected to finish Bachman's term.

Although eligible and elected, did not take his seat as he preferred to remain as District Attorney General. Nevertheless, service begins when eligible and elected, not upon the taking of an oath.
November 9, 1938 –
January 3, 1949
Democratic
Arthur Thomas Stewart (1892–1972) - S000901.jpg

Tom Stewart
29
76th
Re-elected in 1940. 26 77th
78th 26 Re-elected in 1942.

Lost renomination.
79th
Re-elected in 1946.

Lost renomination.
27 80th
81st 27 Elected in 1948. January 3, 1949 –
August 10, 1963
Democratic
SenatorKefauver(D-TN).jpg

Estes Kefauver
30
82nd
26
Albert Gore Sr..jpg

Albert Gore Sr.
Democratic January 3, 1953 –
January 3, 1971
Elected in 1952. 28 83rd
84th 28 Re-elected in 1954.
85th
Re-elected in 1958. 29 86th
87th 29 Re-elected in 1960.

Died.
88th
  August 10, 1963 –
August 20, 1963
Vacant
Appointed to continue Kefauver's term
Retired
August 20, 1963 –
November 3, 1964
Democratic
Herbert S. Walters.jpg

Herbert S. Walters
31
Elected to finish Kefauver's term.

Lost renomination.
November 4, 1964 –
January 2, 1967
Democratic
Ross Bass (1918-1993).jpg

Ross Bass
32
Re-elected in 1964.

Lost re-election.
30 89th
90th 30 Elected in 1966. January 3, 1967 –
January 3, 1985
Republican
Howard Baker photo.jpg

Howard Baker
33
91st
27
Bill brock.jpg

Bill Brock
Republican January 3, 1971 –
January 3, 1977
Elected in 1970.

Lost re-election.
31 92nd
93rd 31 Re-elected in 1972.
94th
28
Jim sasser.jpg

Jim Sasser
Democratic January 3, 1977 –
January 3, 1995
Elected in 1976. 32 95th
96th 32 Re-elected in 1978.

Retired.
97th
Re-elected in 1982. 33 98th
99th 33 Elected in 1984. January 3, 1985 –
January 2, 1993
Democratic
Sengore.jpg

Al Gore Jr.
34
100th
Re-elected in 1988.

Lost re-election.
34 101st
102nd 34 Re-elected in 1990.

Resigned to become Vice President of the United States.
  January 2, 1993 –
January 5, 1993
Vacant
103rd
Appointed to continue Gore's term.

Retired when his successor was elected.
January 5, 1993 –
December 2, 1994
Democratic
Senator Harlan Mathews (D-TN).jpg

Harlan Mathews
35
Elected to finish Gore's term. December 2, 1994 –
January 3, 2003
Republican
Fred Thompson.jpg

Fred Thompson
36
29
Bill Frist official photo.jpg

Bill Frist
Republican January 3, 1995 –
January 3, 2007
Elected in 1994. 35 104th
105th 35 Re-elected in 1996.

Retired.
106th
Re-elected in 2000.

Retired.
36 107th
108th 36 Elected in 2002. January 3, 2003 –
Present
Republican
Lamar Alexander official portrait.jpg

Lamar Alexander
37
109th
30
Bob Corker, official Senate photo, 09-21-07.jpg

Bob Corker
Republican January 3, 2007 –
January 3, 2019
Elected in 2006. 37 110th
111th 37 Re-elected in 2008.
112th
Re-elected in 2012.

Retired.
38 113th
114th 38 Re-elected in 2014.

Retiring.
115th
31
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) official headshot - 116th Congress.jpg

Marsha Blackburn
Republican January 3, 2019 –
Present
Elected in 2018. 39 116th
117th 39 To be determined in the 2020 election.
118th
To be determined in the 2024 election. 40 119th
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Living former U.S. Senators from Tennessee

As of January 2019, there are five living former U.S. Senators from Tennessee; three from Class 1 and one from Class 2. The most recent Senator to die was Fred Thompson (1994–2003) on November 1, 2015, who is also the most recently serving Senator to die.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Bill Brock 1971–1977 1 (1930-11-23) November 23, 1930 (age 88)
Jim Sasser 1977–1995 1 (1936-09-30) September 30, 1936 (age 82)
Al Gore 1985–1993 2 (1948-03-31) March 31, 1948 (age 71)
Bill Frist 1995–2007 1 (1952-02-22) February 22, 1952 (age 67)
Bob Corker 2007–2019 1 (1952-08-24) August 24, 1952 (age 66)

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Byrd, p. 169.
  2. ^ "Tennessee 1811 U.S. Senate, Special". Tufts Digital Collations and Archives. A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns 1787–1825. Tufts University. Retrieved January 29, 2018., citing Wilson's Knoxville Gazette (Knoxville, TN). October 7, 1811.
  3. ^ a b Byrd, p. 170.
  4. ^ "WHITE, Hugh Lawson, (1773–1840)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. U.S. Congress. Retrieved June 23, 2011.
  5. ^ a b c Byrd, p. 171.
  6. ^ a b The Tribune Almanac and Political Register 1908. New York: The Tribune Association. 1908. p. 260.

References

See also

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