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Senators Who Have Died in Office


There have been 301 senators who have died while in office.
SenatorStateCong/SessDate of Death
Grayson, William VA 1/2 Mar 12, 1790
Sherman, Roger CT 2/2 Jul 23,1793*
Clayton, Joshua DE 5/2 Aug 11, 1798*
Tazewell, Henry VA 5/3 Jan 24, 1799
Colhoun, John E. SC 7/1 Oct 26, 1802*
Mason, Stevens T. VA 7/2 May 10, 1803
Potter, Samuel J. RI 8/1 Oct 14, 1804*
Jackson, James GA 9/1 Mar 19, 1806
Baldwin, Abraham GA 9/2 Mar 4, 1807
Tracy, Uriah CT 9/2 Jul 19, 1807*
Malbone, Francis RI 11/1 Jun 4, 1809
White, Samuel DE 11/1 Nov 4, 1809*
Gilman, Nicholas NH 13/2 May 2, 1814*
Brent, Richard VA 13/3 Dec 30, 1814
Claiborne, William C.C. LA 14/2 Nov 23, 1817*
Hanson, Alexander C. MD 15/2 Apr 23, 1819*
Burrill, James, Jr. RI 16/2 Dec 25, 1820
Trimble, William A. OH 17/1 Dec 13, 1821
Pinkney, William MD 17/1 Feb 25, 1822
Boardman, Elijah CT 17/2 Aug 18, 1823*
Taylor, John VA 18/1 Aug 21, 1824*
Ware, Nicholas GA 18/1 Sep 7, 1824*
Chambers, Henry AL 19/1 Jan 24, 1826
Gaillard, John SC 19/1 Feb 26, 1826
Van Dyke, Nicholas DE 19/1 May 21, 1826
McIlvaine, Joseph NJ 19/1 Aug 19, 1826*
Reed, Thomas B. MS 20/2 Nov 26, 1829*
Adams, Robert H. MS 21/1 Jul 2, 1830*
McLean, John IL 21/1 Oct 14, 1830*
Noble, James IN 21/2 Feb 26, 1831
Johnston, Josiah S. LA 22/2 May 19, 1833*
Buckner, Alexander MO 22/2 Jun 6, 1833*
Smith, Nathan CT 23/2 Dec 6, 1835*
Kane, Elias K. IL 24/1 Dec 12, 1835
Goldsborough, R.H. MD 24/2 Oct 5, 1836*
Kent, Joseph MD 25/1 Nov 24, 1837*
Betts, Thaddeus CT 26/1 Apr 7, 1840
Spence, John S. MD 26/1 Oct 24, 1840*
Grundy, Felix TN 26/2 Dec 19, 1840
Dixon, Nathan F. RI 27/2 Jan 29, 1842
Southard, Samuel L. NJ 27/2 Jun 26, 1842
McRoberts, Samuel IL 27/3 Mar 27, 1843*
Linn, Lewis F. MO 27/3 Oct 3, 1843*
Fulton, William S. AR 28/1 Aug 15, 1844*
Bates, Isaac C. MA 28/2 Mar 16, 1845*
Barrow, Alexander LA 29/2 Dec 29, 1846
Pennybacker, Isaac S. VA 29/2 Jan 12, 1847
Speight, Jesse MS 29/2 May 1, 1847*
Huntington, Jabez W. CT 29/2 Nov 1, 1847*
Fairfield, John ME 30/1 Dec 24, 1847
Ashley, Chester AR 30/1 Apr 29, 1848
Lewis, Dixon H. AL 30/1 Oct 25, 1848*
Calhoun, John C. SC 31/1 Mar 31, 1850
Elmore, Franklin H. SC 31/1 May 29, 1850
Clay, Henry KY 32/1 Jun 29, 1852
Whitcomb, James IN 32/1 Oct 4, 1852*
Upham, William VT 32/2 Jan 14, 1853
Atherton, Charles G. NH 32/2 Nov 15, 1853*
Norris, Moses, Jr. NH 33/2 Jan 11, 1855
Clayton, John M. DE 34/2 Nov 9, 1856*
Butler, Andrew P. SC 34/3 May 25, 1857*
Bell, James NH 34/3 May 26, 1857*
Rusk, Thomas J. TX 34/3 Jul 29, 1857*
Evans, Josiah J. SC 35/1 May 6, 1858
Henderson, James P. TX 35/1 Jun 4, 1858
Broderick, David C. CA 35/2 Sep 16, 1859*
Douglas, Stephen A. IL 36/2 Jun 3, 1861*
Bingham, Kinsley S. MI 37/1 Oct 5, 1861*
Baker, Edward D. OR 37/1 Oct 21, 1861*
Thomson, John R. NJ 37/2 Sep 12, 1862*
Pearce, James A. MD 37/3 Dec 20, 1862
Bowden, Lemuel J. VA 38/1 Jan 2, 1864
Hicks, Thomas H. MD 38/2 Feb 14, 1865
Collamer, Jacob VT 38/2 Nov 9, 1865*
Foot, Solomon VT 39/1 Mar 28, 1866
Lane, James H. KS 39/1 Jul 11, 1866
Wright, William NJ 39/1 Nov 1, 1866*
Riddle, George R. DE 40/1 Mar 29, 1867
Fessenden, William P. ME 41/1 Sep 8, 1869*
Norton, Daniel S. MN 41/2 Jul 13, 1870
Davis, Garrett KY 42/2 Sep 22, 1872*
Sumner, Charles MA 43/1 Mar 11, 1874
Buckingham, William A. CT 43/2 Feb 5, 1875
Johnson, Andrew TN 43/2 Jul 31, 1875*
Ferry, Orris S. CT 43/2 Nov 21, 1875*
Caperton, Allen T. WV 44/1 Jul 26, 1876*
Bogy, Lewis V. MO 44/2 Sep 20, 1877*
Morton, Oliver P. IN 45/1 Nov 1, 1877
Chandler, Zachariah MI 46/1 Nov 1, 1879*
Houston, George S. AL 46/2 Dec 31, 1879
Carpenter, Matthew H. WI 46/3 Feb 24, 1881
Burnside, Ambrose E. RI 46/3 Sep 13, 1881*
Hill, Benjamin H. GA 47/1 Aug 16, 1882*
Anthony, Henry B. RI 48/1 Sep 2, 1884*
Miller, John F. CA 49/1 Mar 8, 1886
Pike, Austin F. NH 49/1 Oct 8, 1886*
Logan, John A. IL 49/2 Dec 26, 1886
Beck, James B. KY 51/1 May 3, 1890
Wilson, Ephraim K. MD 51/2 Feb 25, 1891
Hearst, George CA 51/2 Feb 28, 1891
Plumb, Preston B. KS 52/1 Dec 20, 1891
Barbour, John S. VA 52/1 May 14, 1892
Gibson, Randall L. LA 52/2 Dec 15, 1892
Kenna, John E. WV 52/2 Jan 11, 1893
Stanford, Leland CA 52/2 Jun 21, 1893*
Colquitt, Alfred H. GA 53/2 Mar 26, 1894
Vance, Zebulon B. NC 53/2 Apr 14, 1894
Stockbridge, Francis B. MI 53/2 Apr 30, 1894
Earle, Joseph H. SC 55/1 May 20, 1897
Harris, Isham G. TN 55/1 Jul 8, 1897
George, James Z. MS 55/1 Aug 14, 1897*
Walthall, Edward C. MS 55/2 Apr 21, 1898
Morrill, Justin S. VT 55/3 Dec 28, 1898
Hayward, Monroe L. NE 56/1 Dec 5, 1899
Gear, John H. IA 56/1 Jul 14, 1900*
Davis, Cushman K. MN 56/1 Nov 27, 1900*
Kyle, James H. SD 57/1 Jul 1, 1901*
Sewell, William J. NJ 57/1 Dec 27, 1901
McMillan, James MI 57/1 Aug 10, 1902*
Hanna, Marcus A. OH 58/2 Feb 15, 1904
Quay, Matthew S. PA 58/2 May 28, 1904*
Hoar, George F. MA 58/2 Sep 30, 1904*
Bate, William B. TN 58/3 Mar 9, 1905*
Platt, Orville H. CT 58/3 Apr 21, 1905*
Mitchell, John H. OR 59/1 Dec 8, 1905
Gorman, Arthur P. MD 59/1 Jun 4, 1906
Alger, Russell A. MI 59/2 Jan 24, 1907
Morgan, John T. AL 59/2 Jun 11, 1907*
Pettus, Edmund W. AL 59/2 Jul 27, 1907*
Mallory, Stephen R. FL 60/1 Dec 23, 1907
Latimer, Asbury C. SC 60/1 Feb 20, 1908
Proctor, Redfield VT 60/1 Mar 4, 1908
Whyte, William P. MD 60/1 Mar 17, 1908
Bryan, William J. FL 60/1 Mar 22, 1908
Allison, William B. IA 60/1 Aug 4, 1908*
Johnson, Martin N. ND 61/1 Oct 21, 1909*
McLaurin, Anselm J. MS 61/2 Dec 22, 1909
McEnery, Samuel D. LA 61/2 Jun 28, 1910*
Daniel, John W. VA 61/2 Jun 29, 1910*
Dolliver, Jonathan P. IA 61/2 Oct 15, 1910*
Clay, Alexander S. GA 61/2 Nov 13, 1910*
Elkins, Stephen B. WV 61/3 Jan 4, 1911
Hughes, Charles J., Jr. CO 61/3 Jan 11, 1911
Frye, William P. ME 62/1 Aug 8, 1911
Taylor, Robert L. TN 62/2 Mar 31, 1912
Nixon, George S. NV 62/2 Jun 5, 1912
Heyburn, Weldon B. ID 62/2 Oct 17, 1912*
Rayner, Isidor MD 62/2 Nov 25, 1912*
Davis, Jeff AR 62/3 Jan 3, 1913
Johnston, Joseph F. AL 63/1 Aug 8, 1913
Bacon, Augustus O. GA 63/2 Feb 14, 1914
Bradley, William O. KY 63/2 May 23, 1914
Shively, Benjamin F. IN 64/1 Mar 14, 1916
Burleigh, Edwin C. ME 64/1 Jun 16, 1916
Clarke, James P. AR 64/1 Oct 1, 1916*
Lane, Harry OR 65/1 May 23, 1917
Husting, Paul O. WI 65/1 Oct 21, 1917*
Newlands, Francis G. NV 65/2 Dec 24, 1917
Brady, James H. ID 65/2 Jan 13, 1918
Hughes, William NJ 65/2 Jan 30, 1918
Broussard, Robert F. LA 65/2 Apr 12, 1918
Stone, William J. MO 65/2 Apr 14, 1918
Tillman, Benjamin R. SC 65/2 Jul 3, 1918
Gallinger, Jacob H. NH 65/2 Aug 17, 1918
James, Ollie M. KY 65/2 Aug 28, 1918
Martin, Thomas S. VA 66/1 Nov 12, 1919
Bankhead, John H. AL 66/2 Mar 1, 1920
Knox, Philander C. PA 67/1 Oct 12, 1921
Penrose, Boies PA 67/2 Dec 31, 1921
Crow, William E. PA 67/2 Aug 2, 1922
Watson, Thomas E. GA 67/2 Sep 26, 1922*
Nicholson, Samuel D. CO 67/4 Mar 24, 1923*
Nelson, Knute MN 67/4 Apr 28, 1923*
Dillingham, William P. VT 67/4 Jul 12, 1923*
Colt, LeBaron B. RI 68/1 Aug 18, 1924*
Brandegee, Frank B. CT 68/1 Oct 14, 1924*
Lodge, Henry C. MA 68/1 Nov 8, 1924*
McCormick, J. Medill IL 68/2 Feb 25, 1925
Spencer, Selden P. MO 68/2 May 16, 1925*
La Follette, Robert M. WI 68/2 Jun 18, 1925*
Ladd, Edwin F. ND 68/2 Jun 22, 1925*
Ralston, Samuel M. IN 68/2 Oct 14, 1925*
Cummins, Albert B. IA 69/1 Jul 30, 1926*
Fernald, Bert M. ME 69/1 Aug 23, 1926*
McKinley, William B. IL 69/2 Dec 7, 1926*
Jones, Andrieus A. NM 70/1 Dec 20, 1927
Ferris, Woodbridge N. MI 70/1 Mar 23, 1928
Willis, Frank B. OH 70/1 Mar 30, 1928
Gooding, Frank R. ID 70/1 Jun 24, 1928*
Tyson, Lawrence D. TN 71/1 Aug 24, 1929*
Burton, Theodore E. OH 71/1 Oct 28, 1929
Warren, Francis E. WY 71/1 Nov 24, 1929*
Overman, Lee S. NC 71/3 Dec 12, 1930
Greene, Frank L. VT 71/3 Dec 17, 1930*
Morrow, Dwight W. NJ 71/3 Oct 5, 1931*
Caraway, Thaddeus H. AR 71/3 Nov 6, 1931*
Harris, William J. GA 72/1 Apr 18, 1932
Waterman, Charles W. CO 72/1 Aug 27, 1932*
Jones, Wesley L. WA 72/1 Nov 19, 1932*
Walsh, Thomas J. MT 72/2 Mar 2, 1933
Howell, Robert B. NE 73/1 Mar 11, 1933
Dale, Porter H. VT 73/1 Oct 6, 1933*
Kendrick, John B. WY 73/1 Nov 3, 1933*
Cutting, Bronson M. NM 74/1 May 6, 1935
Long, Huey P. LA 74/1 Sep 10, 1935*
Schall, Thomas D. MN 74/1 Dec 22, 1935*
Trammell, Park FL 74/2 May 8, 1936
Fletcher, Duncan U. FL 74/2 Jun 17, 1936
Richard L. Murphy IA 74/2 Jul 16, 1936*
Couzens, James MI 74/2 Oct 22, 1936*
Norbeck, Peter SD 74/2 Dec 20, 1936*
Bachman, Nathan L. TN 75/1 Apr 23, 1937
Robinson, Joseph T. AR 75/1 Jul 14, 1937
Copelad, Royal S. NY 75/3 Jun 17, 1938*
Lewis, J. Hamilton IL 76/1 Apr 9, 1939
Logan, Marvel M. KY 76/2 Oct 3, 1939
Borah, William E. ID 76/3 Jan 19, 1940
Gibson, Ernest W. VT 76/3 Jun 20, 1940
Lundenn, Ernest MN 76/3 Aug 31, 1940
Pittman, Key NV 76/3 Nov 10, 1940
Sheppard, Morris TX 77/1 Apr 9, 1941
Harrison, Pat MS 77/1 Jun 22, 1941
Houston, Andrew J. TX 77/1 Jun 26, 1941
Lumpkin, Alva M. SC 77/1 Aug 1, 1941
Adams, Alva B. CO 77/1 Dec 1, 1941
Barbour, W. Warren NJ 78/1 Nov 22, 1943
Van Nuys, Frederick IN 78/2 Jan 25, 1944
McNary, Charles L. OR 78/2 Feb 25, 1944
Smith, Ellison D. SC 78/2 Nov 17, 1944
Maloney, Francis CT 79/1 Jan 16, 1945
Moses, John ND 79/1 Mar 3, 1945
Scrugham, James G. NV 79/1 Jun 23, 1945
Johnson, Hiram W. CA 79/1 Aug 6, 1945
Thomas, John ID 79/1 Nov 10, 1945
Glass, Carter VA 79/2 May 28, 1946
Bankhead, John H., II AL 79/2 Jun 12, 1946
Andrews, Charles O. FL 79/2 Sep 18, 1946*
Bailey, Josiah W. NC 79/2 Dec 15, 1946*
Bilbo, Theodore G. MS 80/1 Aug 21, 1947
Overton, John H. LA 80/2 May 14, 1948
Bushfield, Harlan J. SD 80/2 Sep 27, 1948
Broughton, J. Melville NC 81/1 Mar 6, 1949
Miller, Bert H. ID 81/1 Oct 8, 1949
Reed, Clyde M. KS 81/1 Nov 8, 1949*
Chapman, Virgil M. KY 82/1 Mar 8, 1951
Vandenberg, Arthur H. MI 82/1 Apr 18, 1951
Wherry, Kenneth S. NE 82/1 Nov 29, 1951*
McMahon, Brien CT 82/2 Jul 28, 1952*
Smith, Willis NC 83/1 Jun 26, 1953
Tobey, Charles W. NH 83/1 Jul 24, 1953
Taft, Robert A. OH 83/1 Jul 31, 1953
Griswold, Dwight NE 83/2 Apr 12, 1954
Hoey, Clyde R. NC 83/2 May 12, 1954
Hunt, Lester C. WY 83/2 Jun 19, 1954
Butler, Hugh NE 83/2 Jul 1, 1954
Maybank, Burnet R. SC 83/2 Sep 1, 1954
McCarran, Pat NV 83/2 Sep 28, 1954
Kilgore, Harley M. SC 84/2 Feb 28, 1956
Barkley, Alben W. KY 84/2 Apr 30, 1956
McCarthy, Joseph R. WI 85/1 May 2, 1957
Neely, Matthew M. WV 85/2 Jan 18, 1958
Scott, W. Kerr NC 85/2 Apr 16, 1958
Langer, William ND 86/1 Nov 8, 1959*
Neuberger, Richard L. OR 86/2 Mar 9, 1960
Hennings, Thomas C., Jr. MO 86/2 Sep 13, 1960*
Bridges, Henry Styles NH 87/1 Nov 26, 1961*
Schoeppel, Andrew F. KS 87/2 Jan 21, 1962
Case, Francis SD 87/2 Jun 22, 1962
Dworshak, Henry ID 87/2 Jun 22, 1962
Chavez, Dennis NM 87/2 Nov 18, 1962*
Kerr, Robert S. OK 87/2 Jan 1, 1963*
Kefauver, Estes TB 88/1 Aug 10, 1963
Engle, Clair CA 88/2 Jul 30, 1964
Johnston, Olin D. SC 89/1 Apr 18, 1965
McNamara, Patrick V. MI 89/2 Apr 30, 1966
Kennedy, Robert F. NY 90/2 Jun 6, 1968
Bartlett, E.L. AK 90/2 Dec 11, 1968*
Dirksen, Everett M. IL 91/1 Sep 7, 1969
Russell, Richard B. GA 92/1 Jan 21, 1971
Prouty, Winston L. VT 92/1 Sep 10, 1971
Ellender, Allen J. LA 92/2 Jul 27, 1972
Hart, Philip A. MI 94/2 Dec 26, 1976
McClellan, John L. AR 95/1 Nov 28, 1977
Metcalf, Lee W. MT 95/2 Jan 12, 1978
Humphrey, Hubert H. MN 95/2 Jan 13, 1978
Allen, James B. AL 95/2 Jun 1, 1978
Jackson, Henry M. WA 98/1 Sep 1, 1983
East, John P. NC 99/2 Jun 29, 1986
Zorinsky, Edward NE 100/1 Mar 6, 1987
Matsunaga, Spark HI 101/2 Apr 15, 1990
Heinz, John PA 102/1 Apr 4, 1991
Burdick, Quentin N. ND 102/2 Sep 8, 1992
Chafee, John H. RI 106/1 Oct 24, 1999
Coverdell, Paul D. GA 106/2 Jul 18, 2000
Wellstone, Paul D. MN 107/2 Oct 25, 2002
Thomas, Craig L. WY 110/1 Jun 4, 2007
Kennedy, Edward MA 111/1 Aug 25, 2009
Byrd, Robert C. WV 111/2 Jun 28, 2010
Inouye, Daniel K. HI 112/2 Dec 17, 2012
Lautenberg, Frank R. NJ 113/1 Jun 3, 2013
McCain, John AZ 115/2 Aug 25, 2018

*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.