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Senators Who Have Died in Office


There have been 300 senators who have died while in office.
SenatorStateCong/SessDate of Death
William Grayson VA 1/2 Mar 12, 1790
Roger Sherman CT 2/2 Jul 23,1793*
Joshua Clayton DE 5/2 Aug 11, 1798*
Henry Tazewell VA 5/3 Jan 24, 1799
John E. Colhoun SC 7/1 Oct 26, 1802*
Stevens T. Mason VA 7/2 May 10, 1803
Samuel J. Potter RI 8/1 Oct 14, 1804*
James Jackson GA 9/1 Mar 19, 1806
Abraham Baldwin GA 9/2 Mar 4, 1807
Uriah Tracy CT 9/2 Jul 19, 1807*
Francis Malbone RI 11/1 Jun 4, 1809
Samuel White DE 11/1 Nov 4, 1809*
Nicholas Gilman NH 13/2 May 2, 1814*
Richard Brent VA 13/3 Dec 30, 1814
William C.C. Claiborne LA 14/2 Nov 23, 1817*
Alexander C. Hanson MD 15/2 Apr 23, 1819*
James Burrill, Jr. RI 16/2 Dec 25, 1820
William A. Trimble OH 17/1 Dec 13, 1821
William Pinkney MD 17/1 Feb 25, 1822
Elijah Boardman CT 17/2 Aug 18, 1823*
John Taylor VA 18/1 Aug 21, 1824*
Nicholas Ware GA 18/1 Sep 7, 1824*
Henry Chambers AL 19/1 Jan 24, 1826
John Gaillard SC 19/1 Feb 26, 1826
Nicholas Van Dyke DE 19/1 May 21, 1826
Joseph McIlvaine NJ 19/1 Aug 19, 1826*
Thomas B. Reed MS 20/2 Nov 26, 1829*
Robert H. Adams MS 21/1 Jul 2, 1830*
John McLean IL 21/1 Oct 14, 1830*
James Noble IN 21/2 Feb 26, 1831
Josiah S. Johnston LA 22/2 May 19, 1833*
Alexander Buckner MO 22/2 Jun 6, 1833*
Nathan Smith CT 23/2 Dec 6, 1835*
Elias K. Kane IL 24/1 Dec 12, 1835
R.H. Goldsborough MD 24/2 Oct 5, 1836*
Joseph Kent MD 25/1 Nov 24, 1837*
Thaddeus Betts CT 26/1 Apr 7, 1840
John S. Spence MD 26/1 Oct 24, 1840*
Felix Grundy TN 26/2 Dec 19, 1840
Nathan F. Dixon RI 27/2 Jan 29, 1842
Samuel L. Southard NJ 27/2 Jun 26, 1842
Samuel McRoberts IL 27/3 Mar 27, 1843*
Lewis F. Linn MO 27/3 Oct 3, 1843*
William S. Fulton AR 28/1 Aug 15, 1844*
Isaac C. Bates MA 28/2 Mar 16, 1845*
Alexander Barrow LA 29/2 Dec 29, 1846
Isaac S. Pennybacker VA 29/2 Jan 12, 1847
Jesse Speight MS 29/2 May 1, 1847*
Jabez W. Huntington CT 29/2 Nov 1, 1847*
John Fairfield ME 30/1 Dec 24, 1847
Chester Ashley AR 30/1 Apr 29, 1848
Dixon H. Lewis AL 30/1 Oct 25, 1848*
John C. Calhoun SC 31/1 Mar 31, 1850
Franklin H. Elmore SC 31/1 May 29, 1850
Henry Clay KY 32/1 Jun 29, 1852
James Whitcomb IN 32/1 Oct 4, 1852*
William Upham VT 32/2 Jan 14, 1853
Charles G. Atherton NH 32/2 Nov 15, 1853*
Moses Norris, Jr. NH 33/2 Jan 11, 1855
John M. Clayton DE 34/2 Nov 9, 1856*
Andrew P. Butler SC 34/3 May 25, 1857*
James Bell NH 34/3 May 26, 1857*
Thomas J. Rusk TX 34/3 Jul 29, 1857*
Josiah J. Evans SC 35/1 May 6, 1858
James P. Henderson TX 35/1 Jun 4, 1858
David C. Broderick CA 35/2 Sep 16, 1859*
Stephen A. Douglas IL 36/2 Jun 3, 1861*
Kinsley S. Bingham MI 37/1 Oct 5, 1861*
Edward D. Baker OR 37/1 Oct 21, 1861*
John R. Thomson NJ 37/2 Sep 12, 1862*
James A. Pearce MD 37/3 Dec 20, 1862
Lemuel J. Bowden VA 38/1 Jan 2, 1864
Thomas H. Hicks MD 38/2 Feb 14, 1865
Jacob Collamer VT 38/2 Nov 9, 1865*
Solomon Foot VT 39/1 Mar 28, 1866
James H. Lane KS 39/1 Jul 11, 1866
William Wright NJ 39/1 Nov 1, 1866*
George R. Riddle DE 40/1 Mar 29, 1867
William P. Fessenden ME 41/1 Sep 8, 1869*
Daniel S. Norton MN 41/2 Jul 13, 1870
Garrett Davis KY 42/2 Sep 22, 1872*
Charles Sumner MA 43/1 Mar 11, 1874
William A. Buckingham CT 43/2 Feb 5, 1875
Andrew Johnson TN 43/2 Jul 31, 1875*
Orris S. Ferry CT 43/2 Nov 21, 1875*
Allen T. Caperton WV 44/1 Jul 26, 1876*
Lewis V. Bogy MO 44/2 Sep 20, 1877*
Oliver P. Morton IN 45/1 Nov 1, 1877
Zachariah Chandler MI 46/1 Nov 1, 1879*
George S. Houston AL 46/2 Dec 31, 1879
Matthew H. Carpenter WI 46/3 Feb 24, 1881
Ambrose E. Burnside RI 46/3 Sep 13, 1881*
Benjamin H. Hill GA 47/1 Aug 16, 1882*
Henry B. Anthony RI 48/1 Sep 2, 1884*
John F. Miller CA 49/1 Mar 8, 1886
Austin F. Pike NH 49/1 Oct 8, 1886*
John A. Logan IL 49/2 Dec 26, 1886
James B. Beck KY 51/1 May 3, 1890
Ephraim K. Wilson MD 51/2 Feb 25, 1891
George Hearst CA 51/2 Feb 28, 1891
Preston B. Plumb KS 52/1 Dec 20, 1891
John S. Barbour VA 52/1 May 14, 1892
Randall L. Gibson LA 52/2 Dec 15, 1892
John E. Kenna WV 52/2 Jan 11, 1893
Leland Stanford CA 52/2 Jun 21, 1893*
Alfred H. Colquitt GA 53/2 Mar 26, 1894
Zebulon B. Vance NC 53/2 Apr 14, 1894
Francis B. Stockbridge MI 53/2 Apr 30, 1894
Joseph H. Earle SC 55/1 May 20, 1897
Isham G. Harris TN 55/1 Jul 8, 1897
James Z. George MS 55/1 Aug 14, 1897*
Edward C. Walthall MS 55/2 Apr 21, 1898
Justin S. Morrill VT 55/3 Dec 28, 1898
Monroe L. Hayward NE 56/1 Dec 5, 1899
John H. Gear IA 56/1 Jul 14, 1900*
Cushman K. Davis MN 56/1 Nov 27, 1900*
James H. Kyle SD 57/1 Jul 1, 1901*
William J. Sewell NJ 57/1 Dec 27, 1901
James McMillan MI 57/1 Aug 10, 1902*
Marcus A. Hanna OH 58/2 Feb 15, 1904
Matthew S. Quay PA 58/2 May 28, 1904*
George F. Hoar MA 58/2 Sep 30, 1904*
William B. Bate TN 58/3 Mar 9, 1905*
Orville H. Platt CT 58/3 Apr 21, 1905*
John H. Mitchell OR 59/1 Dec 8, 1905
Arthur P. Gorman MD 59/1 Jun 4, 1906
Russell A. Alger MI 59/2 Jan 24, 1907
John T. Morgan AL 59/2 Jun 11, 1907*
Edmund W. Pettus AL 59/2 Jul 27, 1907*
Stephen R. Mallory FL 60/1 Dec 23, 1907
Asbury C. Latimer SC 60/1 Feb 20, 1908
Redfield Proctor VT 60/1 Mar 4, 1908
William P. Whyte MD 60/1 Mar 17, 1908
William J. Bryan FL 60/1 Mar 22, 1908
William B. Allison IA 60/1 Aug 4, 1908*
Martin N. Johnson ND 61/1 Oct 21, 1909*
Anselm J. McLaurin MS 61/2 Dec 22, 1909
Samuel D. McEnery LA 61/2 Jun 28, 1910*
John W. Daniel VA 61/2 Jun 29, 1910*
Jonathan P. Dolliver IA 61/2 Oct 15, 1910*
Alexander S. Clay GA 61/2 Nov 13, 1910*
Stephen B. Elkins WV 61/3 Jan 4, 1911
Charles J. Hughes, Jr. CO 61/3 Jan 11, 1911
William P. Frye ME 62/1 Aug 8, 1911
Robert L. Taylor TN 62/2 Mar 31, 1912
George S. Nixon NV 62/2 Jun 5, 1912
Weldon B. Heyburn ID 62/2 Oct 17, 1912*
Isidor Rayner MD 62/2 Nov 25, 1912*
Jeff Davis AR 62/3 Jan 3, 1913
Joseph F. Johnston AL 63/1 Aug 8, 1913
Augustus O. Bacon GA 63/2 Feb 14, 1914
William O. Bradley KY 63/2 May 23, 1914
Benjamin F. Shively IN 64/1 Mar 14, 1916
Edwin C. Burleigh ME 64/1 Jun 16, 1916
James P. Clarke AR 64/1 Oct 1, 1916*
Harry Lane OR 65/1 May 23, 1917
Paul O. Husting WI 65/1 Oct 21, 1917*
Francis G. Newlands NV 65/2 Dec 24, 1917
James H. Brady ID 65/2 Jan 13, 1918
William Hughes NJ 65/2 Jan 30, 1918
Robert F. Broussard LA 65/2 Apr 12, 1918
William J. Stone MO 65/2 Apr 14, 1918
Benjamin R. Tillman SC 65/2 Jul 3, 1918
Jacob H. Gallinger NH 65/2 Aug 17, 1918
Ollie M. James KY 65/2 Aug 28, 1918
Thomas S. Martin VA 66/1 Nov 12, 1919
John H. Bankhead AL 66/2 Mar 1, 1920
Philander C. Knox PA 67/1 Oct 12, 1921
Boies Penrose PA 67/2 Dec 31, 1921
William E. Crow PA 67/2 Aug 2, 1922
Thomas E. Watson GA 67/2 Sep 26, 1922*
Samuel D. Nicholson CO 67/4 Mar 24, 1923*
Knute Nelson MN 67/4 Apr 28, 1923*
William P. Dillingham VT 67/4 Jul 12, 1923*
LeBaron B. Colt RI 68/1 Aug 18, 1924*
Frank B. Brandegee CT 68/1 Oct 14, 1924*
Henry C. Lodge MA 68/1 Nov 8, 1924*
J. Medill McCormick IL 68/2 Feb 25, 1925
Selden P. Spencer MO 68/2 May 16, 1925*
Robert M. La Follette WI 68/2 Jun 18, 1925*
Edwin F. Ladd ND 68/2 Jun 22, 1925*
Samuel M. Ralston IN 68/2 Oct 14, 1925*
Albert B. Cummins IA 69/1 Jul 30, 1926*
Bert M. Fernald ME 69/1 Aug 23, 1926*
William B. McKinley IL 69/2 Dec 7, 1926*
Andrieus A. Jones NM 70/1 Dec 20, 1927
Woodbridge N. Ferris MI 70/1 Mar 23, 1928
Frank B. Willis OH 70/1 Mar 30, 1928
Frank R. Gooding ID 70/1 Jun 24, 1928*
Lawrence D. Tyson TN 71/1 Aug 24, 1929*
Theodore E. Burton OH 71/1 Oct 28, 1929
Francis E. Warren WY 71/1 Nov 24, 1929*
Lee S. Overman NC 71/3 Dec 12, 1930
Frank L. Greene VT 71/3 Dec 17, 1930*
Dwight W. Morrow NJ 71/3 Oct 5, 1931*
Thaddeus H. Caraway AR 71/3 Nov 6, 1931*
William J. Harris GA 72/1 Apr 18, 1932
Charles W. Waterman CO 72/1 Aug 27, 1932*
Wesley L. Jones WA 72/1 Nov 19, 1932*
Thomas J. Walsh MT 72/2 Mar 2, 1933
Robert B. Howell NE 73/1 Mar 11, 1933
Porter H. Dale VT 73/1 Oct 6, 1933*
John B. Kendrick WY 73/1 Nov 3, 1933*
Bronson M. Cutting NM 74/1 May 6, 1935
Huey P. Long LA 74/1 Sep 10, 1935*
Thomas D. Schall MN 74/1 Dec 22, 1935*
Park Trammell FL 74/2 May 8, 1936
Duncan U. Fletcher FL 74/2 Jun 17, 1936
Richard L. Murphy IA 74/2 Jul 16, 1936*
James Couzens MI 74/2 Oct 22, 1936*
Peter Norbeck SD 74/2 Dec 20, 1936*
Nathan L. Bachman TN 75/1 Apr 23, 1937
Joseph T. Robinson AR 75/1 Jul 14, 1937
Royal S. Copelad NY 75/3 Jun 17, 1938*
J. Hamilton Lewis IL 76/1 Apr 9, 1939
Marvel M. Logan KY 76/2 Oct 3, 1939
William E. Borah ID 76/3 Jan 19, 1940
Ernest W. Gibson VT 76/3 Jun 20, 1940
Ernest Lundenn MN 76/3 Aug 31, 1940
Key Pittman NV 76/3 Nov 10, 1940
Morris Sheppard TX 77/1 Apr 9, 1941
Pat Harrison MS 77/1 Jun 22, 1941
Andrew J. Houston TX 77/1 Jun 26, 1941
Alva M. Lumpkin SC 77/1 Aug 1, 1941
Alva B. Adams CO 77/1 Dec 1, 1941
W. Warren Barbour NJ 78/1 Nov 22, 1943
Frederick Van Nuys IN 78/2 Jan 25, 1944
Charles L. McNary OR 78/2 Feb 25, 1944
Ellison D. Smith SC 78/2 Nov 17, 1944
Francis Maloney CT 79/1 Jan 16, 1945
John Moses ND 79/1 Mar 3, 1945
James G. Scrugham NV 79/1 Jun 23, 1945
Hiram W. Johnson CA 79/1 Aug 6, 1945
John Thomas ID 79/1 Nov 10, 1945
Carter Glass VA 79/2 May 28, 1946
John H. Bankhead II AL 79/2 Jun 12, 1946
Charles O. Andrews FL 79/2 Sep 18, 1946*
Josiah W. Bailey NC 79/2 Dec 15, 1946*
Theodore G. Bilbo MS 80/1 Aug 21, 1947
John H. Overton LA 80/2 May 14, 1948
Harlan J. Bushfield SD 80/2 Sep 27, 1948
J. Melville Broughton NC 81/1 Mar 6, 1949
Bert H. Miller ID 81/1 Oct 8, 1949
Clyde M. Reed KS 81/1 Nov 8, 1949*
Virgil M. Chapman KY 82/1 Mar 8, 1951
Arthur H. Vandenberg MI 82/1 Apr 18, 1951
Kenneth S. Wherry NE 82/1 Nov 29, 1951*
Brien McMahon CT 82/2 Jul 28, 1952*
Willis Smith NC 83/1 Jun 26, 1953
Charles W. Tobey NH 83/1 Jul 24, 1953
Robert A. Taft OH 83/1 Jul 31, 1953
Dwight Griswold NE 83/2 Apr 12, 1954
Clyde R. Hoey NC 83/2 May 12, 1954
Lester C. Hunt WY 83/2 Jun 19, 1954
Hugh Butler NE 83/2 Jul 1, 1954
Burnet R. Maybank SC 83/2 Sep 1, 1954
Pat McCarran NV 83/2 Sep 28, 1954
Harley M. Kilgore SC 84/2 Feb 28, 1956
Alben W. Barkley KY 84/2 Apr 30, 1956
Joseph R. McCarthy WI 85/1 May 2, 1957
Matthew M. Neely WV 85/2 Jan 18, 1958
W. Kerr Scott NC 85/2 Apr 16, 1958
William Langer ND 86/1 Nov 8, 1959*
Richard L. Neuberger OR 86/2 Mar 9, 1960
Thomas C. Hennings, Jr. MO 86/2 Sep 13, 1960*
Henry Styles Bridges NH 87/1 Nov 26, 1961*
Andrew F. Schoeppel KS 87/2 Jan 21, 1962
Francis Case SD 87/2 Jun 22, 1962
Henry Dworshak ID 87/2 Jun 22, 1962
Dennis Chavez NM 87/2 Nov 18, 1962*
Robert S. Kerr OK 87/2 Jan 1, 1963*
Estes Kefauver TB 88/1 Aug 10, 1963
Clair Engle CA 88/2 Jul 30, 1964
Olin D. Johnston SC 89/1 Apr 18, 1965
Patrick V. McNamara MI 89/2 Apr 30, 1966
Robert F. Kennedy NY 90/2 Jun 6, 1968
E.L. Bartlett AK 90/2 Dec 11, 1968*
Everett M. Dirksen IL 91/1 Sep 7, 1969
Richard B. Russell GA 92/1 Jan 21, 1971
Winston L. Prouty VT 92/1 Sep 10, 1971
Allen J. Ellender LA 92/2 Jul 27, 1972
Philip A. Hart MI 94/2 Dec 26, 1976
John L. McClellan AR 95/1 Nov 28, 1977
Lee W. Metcalf MT 95/2 Jan 12, 1978
Hubert H. Humphrey MN 95/2 Jan 13, 1978
James B. Allen AL 95/2 Jun 1, 1978
Henry M. Jackson WA 98/1 Sep 1, 1983
John P. East NC 99/2 Jun 29, 1986
Edward Zorinsky NE 100/1 Mar 6, 1987
Spark Matsunaga HI 101/2 Apr 15, 1990
John Heinz PA 102/1 Apr 4, 1991
Quentin N. Burdick ND 102/2 Sep 8, 1992
John H. Chafee RI 106/1 Oct 24, 1999
Paul D. Coverdell GA 106/2 Jul 18, 2000
Paul D. Wellstone MN 107/2 Oct 25, 2002
Craig L. Thomas WY 110/1 Jun 4, 2007
Edward Kennedy MA 111/1 Aug 25, 2009
Robert C. Byrd WV 111/2 Jun 28, 2010
Daniel K. Inouye HI 112/2 Dec 17, 2012
Frank R. Lautenberg NJ 113/1 Jun 3, 2013

*The date of death followed the sine die adjournment of the Congress.

Sources: U.S., Congress, Senate, A Necrology of United States Senators (Washington, D.C., 1975); Senate Historical Office.