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List of United States Senators from New Hampshire

Both of New Hampshire's current senators, Jeanne Shaheen (D) and Kelly Ayotte (R), are serving their first terms in the United States Senate.

Class 2

Class 2 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were elected for two sessions of the U.S. Congress in the first elections of 1788 and whose seats in recent years are contested in 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2014.

# Senator Party Years Congress Term Electoral history
1 Paine Wingate Anti-
Administration
March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1793
1 1 Elected in 1789

2
2 Samuel Livermore Pro-
Administration
March 4, 1793 –
June 12, 1801
3 2 Elected in 1792
4
Federalist 5
6 3 Re-elected in 1798

Resigned
7
Vacant June 12, 1801 –
June 17, 1801
3 Simeon Olcott Federalist June 17, 1801 –
March 3, 1805
7
(Continued)
Elected to finish Livermore's term

8
4 Nicholas Gilman Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1805 –
May 2, 1814
9 4 Elected in 1804
10
11
12 5 Re-elected in 1810

Died
13
Vacant May 2, 1814 –
June 24, 1814
5 Thomas W. Thompson Federalist June 24, 1814 –
March 3, 1817
13
(Continued)
Elected to finish Gilman's term

14
6 David L. Morril Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1817 –
March 3, 1823
15 6 Elected in 1817

Retired
16
17
7 Samuel Bell Adams
Republican
March 4, 1823 –
March 3, 1835
18 7 Elected in 1823
Adams 19
20
Anti-
Jacksonian
21 8 Re-elected in 1829
22
23
8 Henry Hubbard Democratic March 4, 1835 –
March 3, 1841
24 9 Elected in 1835

Retired to run for Governor
25
26
9 Levi Woodbury Democratic March 4, 1841 –
November 20, 1845
27 10 Elected in 1841

Resigned to become Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
28
29
Vacant November 20, 1845 –
December 1, 1845
10 Benning W. Jenness Democratic December 1, 1845 –
June 13, 1846
Appointed to continue Woodbury's term

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

Lost election to next term
12 John P. Hale Free Soil March 4, 1847 –
March 3, 1853
30 11 Elected in 1846

Retired to run for U.S. President
31
32
13 Charles G. Atherton Democratic March 4, 1853 –
November 15, 1853
33 12 Elected in 1852

Died
Vacant November 15, 1853 –
November 29, 1853
14 Jared W. Williams Democratic November 29, 1853 –
July 15, 1854
33
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Atherton's term

Vacant July 15, 1854 –
July 30, 1855
34
15 John P. Hale Republican July 30, 1855 –
March 3, 1865
34
(Continued)
Elected to finish Atherton's term
35
36 13 Elected to full term in 1858

37
38
16 Aaron H. Cragin Republican March 4, 1865 –
March 3, 1877
39 14 Elected in 1864
40
41
42 15 Re-elected in 1872

43
44
17 Edward H. Rollins Republican March 4, 1877 –
March 3, 1883
45 16 Elected in 1876

Lost re-election
46
47
18 Austin F. Pike Republican March 4, 1883 –
October 8, 1886
48 17 Elected in 1882

Died
49
Vacant October 8, 1886 –
November 14, 1886
19 Person Colby Cheney Republican November 14, 1886 –
June 14, 1887
49
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Pike's term

Retired when successor qualified
50
20 William E. Chandler Republican June 14, 1887 –
March 3, 1889
Elected to finish Pike's term

Legislature failed to re-elect
21 Gilman Marston Republican March 4, 1889 –
June 18, 1889
51 18 Appointed to start term when legislature failed to elect

22 William E. Chandler Republican June 18, 1889 –
March 3, 1901
51
(Continued)
Elected in 1889 to finish term
52
53
54 19 Re-elected in 1894

Lost renomination
55
56
23 Henry E. Burnham Republican March 4, 1901 –
March 3, 1913
57 20 Elected in 1900
58
59
60 21 Re-elected in 1906

Retired
61
62
24 Henry F. Hollis Democratic March 13, 1913 –
March 3, 1919
63 22 Elected in 1912

Retired
64
65
25 Henry W. Keyes Republican March 4, 1919 –
January 3, 1937
66 23 Elected in 1918
67
68
69 24 Re-elected in 1924
70
71
72 25 Re-elected in 1930

Retired
73
74
26 Styles Bridges Republican January 3, 1937 –
November 26, 1961
75 26 Elected in 1936
76
77
78 27 Re-elected in 1942
79
80
81 28 Re-elected in 1948
82
83
84 29 Re-elected in 1954
85
86
87 30 Re-elected in 1960

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

Lost nomination to finish Bridges's term
28 Thomas J. McIntyre Democratic November 7, 1962 –
January 3, 1979
87
(Continued)
Elected to finish Bridge's term
88
89
90 31 Elected to full term in 1966
91
92
93 32 Re-elected in 1972

Lost re-election
94
95
29 Gordon J. Humphrey Republican January 3, 1979 –
December 4, 1990
96 33 Elected in 1978
97
98
99 34 Re-elected in 1984

Retired and resigned early
to take his seat in the N.H. Senate
100
101
Vacant December 4, 1990 –
December 7, 1990
30 Bob Smith Republican December 7, 1990 –
January 3, 2003
101
(Continued)
Appointed early to finish Humphrey's term,
having already been elected to the next term
102 35 Elected in 1990
103
104
105 36 Re-elected in 1996

Lost renomination
106
107
31 John E. Sununu Republican January 3, 2003 –
January 3, 2009
108 37 Elected in 2002

Lost re-election
109
110
32 Jeanne Shaheen Democratic January 3, 2009 –
Present
111 38 Elected in 2008
112
113
114 39 Re-elected in 2014

Class 3

Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that were elected for three Congresses of the first elections of 1788 and whose seats in recent years are contested in 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016.

# Senator Years Party Congress Term Electoral history
1 John Langdon Pro-
Administration
March 4, 1789 –
March 3, 1801
1 1 Elected in 1789
2
Anti-
Administration
3
Democratic-
Republican
4 2 Re-elected in 1795

5
6
2 James Sheafe Federalist March 4, 1801 –
June 14, 1802
7 3 Elected in 1801

Resigned
Vacant June 14, 1802 –
June 17, 1802
3 William Plumer Federalist June 17, 1802 –
March 3, 1807
7
(Continued)
Elected to finish Sheafe's term

Retired
8
9
4 Nahum Parker Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1807 –
June 1, 1810
10 4 Elected in 1807

Resigned
11
Vacant June 1, 1810 –
June 21, 1810
5 Charles Cutts Federalist
June 21, 1810 –
March 3, 1813
11
(Continued)
Elected to finish Parker's term
12
Vacant March 3, 1813 –
April 2, 1813
13 5 Legislature failed to elect
Charles Cutts Federalist
April 2, 1813 –
June 10, 1813
Appointed to continue the term
caused by the legislature's failure to elect

Retired when successor elected
6 Jeremiah Mason Federalist June 10, 1813 –
June 16, 1817
13
(Continued)
Elected to finish Cutts's term

Resigned
14
15
Vacant June 16, 1817 –
June 27, 1817
7 Clement Storer Democratic-
Republican
June 27, 1817 –
March 3, 1819
15
(Continued)
Elected to finish Mason's term

8 John Fabyan Parrott Democratic-
Republican
March 4, 1819 –
March 3, 1825
16 6 Elected in 1819

17
Adams
Republican
18
Vacant March 3, 1825 –
March 16, 1825
19 7
9 Levi Woodbury Jacksonian March 16, 1825 –
March 3, 1831
19
(continued)
Elected in 1825

20
21
10 Isaac Hill Jacksonian March 4, 1831 –
May 30, 1836
22 8 Elected in 1831

Resigned to become N.H. Governor
23
24
Vacant May 30, 1836 –
June 8, 1836
11 John Page Jacksonian June 8, 1836 –
March 3, 1837
24
(Continued)
Elected to finish Hill's term

Lost election to full term
12 Franklin Pierce Democratic March 4, 1837 –
February 28, 1842
25 9 Elected in 1837

Resigned
26
27
13 Leonard Wilcox Democratic March 1, 1842 –
March 3, 1843
27
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Pierce's term
Elected to finish Pierce's term

14 Charles G. Atherton Democratic March 4, 1843 –
March 3, 1849
28 10 Elected in 1842

29
30
15 Moses Norris, Jr. Democratic March 4, 1849 –
January 11, 1855
31 11 Elected in 1848

Died
32
33
Vacant January 11, 1855 –
January 16, 1855
16 John S. Wells Democratic January 16, 1855 –
March 3, 1855
33
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Norris's term
Vacant March 4, 1855 –
July 29, 1855
34 12
17 James Bell Republican July 30, 1855 –
May 26, 1857
Elected late in 1855

Died
35
Vacant May 26, 1857 –
June 27, 1857
18 Daniel Clark Republican June 27, 1857 –
July 27, 1866
35
(Continued)
Elected to finish Bell's term
36
37 13 Elected to full term in 1861

Resigned
38
39
Vacant July 27, 1866 –
August 31, 1866
19 George G. Fogg Republican August 31, 1866 –
March 3, 1867
39
(Continued)
Appointed to finish Clark's term

Retired
20 James W. Patterson Republican March 4, 1867 –
March 3, 1873
40 14 Elected in 1867

41
42
21 Bainbridge Wadleigh Republican March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1879
43 15 Elected in 1872

Lost re-election
44
45
Vacant March 3, 1879 –
March 18, 1879
46 16 Legislature failed to elect
22 Charles H. Bell Republican March 18, 1879 –
June 18, 1879
Appointed to fill vacancy caused by legislature's failure to elect

Retired
Vacant June 18, 1879 –
June 20, 1879
23 Henry W. Blair Republican June 20, 1879 –
March 3, 1891
46
(Continued)
Elected in 1879 to fill vacancy caused by legislature's failure to elect
47
48
49 17 Re-elected in 1885

Lost renomination
50
51
24 Jacob Harold Gallinger Republican March 4, 1891 –
August 17, 1918
52 18 Elected in 1891
53
54
55 19 Re-elected in 1897
56
57
58 20 Re-elected in 1903
59
60
61 21 Re-elected in 1909
62
63
64 22 Re-elected in 1914

Died
65
Vacant August 17, 1918 –
September 2, 1918
25 Irving W. Drew Republican September 2, 1918 –
November 5, 1918
Appointed to continue Gallinger's term

Retired
26 George H. Moses Republican November 6, 1918 –
March 3, 1933
65
(continued)
Elected to finish Gallinger's term
66
67 23 Re-elected in 1920
68
69
70 24 Re-elected in 1926

Lost re-election
71
72
27 Fred H. Brown Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1939
73 25 Elected in 1932

Lost re-election
74
75
28 Charles W. Tobey Republican January 3, 1939 –
July 24, 1953
76 26 Elected in 1938
77
78
79 27 Re-elected in 1944
80
81
82 28 Re-elected in 1950

Died
83
Vacant July 24, 1953 –
August 14, 1953
83
(continued)
29 Robert W. Upton Republican August 14, 1953 –
November 7, 1954
83
(continued)
Appointed to continue Tobey's term

Lost nomination to finish Tobey's term
30 Norris Cotton Republican November 8, 1954 –
December 31, 1974
83
(continued)
Elected to finish Tobey's term
84
85 29 Re-elected in 1956
86
87
88 30 Re-elected in 1962
89
90
91 31 Re-elected in 1968

Retired, then resigned early
92
93
31 Louis C. Wyman Republican December 31, 1974 –
January 3, 1975
Appointed to finish Cotton's term
Vacant January 3, 1975 –
August 8, 1975
94 32 Contested election between Louis C. Wyman and John A. Durkin
32 Norris H. Cotton Republican August 8, 1975 –
September 18, 1975
Appointed to continue term
after contested election
33 John A. Durkin Democratic September 18, 1975 –
December 29, 1980
94
(Continued)
Won election contest

Lost re-election, and resigned early
95
96
34 Warren Rudman Republican December 29, 1980 –
January 3, 1993
Appointed to finish Durkin's term,
having been elected to the next term
97 33 Elected in 1980
98
99
100 34 Re-elected in 1986

Retired
101
102
35 Judd Gregg Republican January 3, 1993 –
January 3, 2011
103 35 Elected in 1992
104
105
106 36 Re-elected in 1998
107
108
109 37 Re-elected in 2004

Retired
110
111
36 Kelly Ayotte Republican January 3, 2011 –
Present
112 38 Elected in 2010
113
114

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