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States in the Senate | Arkansas






John Boozman (R)
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Hometown: Rogers
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141 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-4843

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Tom Cotton (R)
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Hometown: Little Rock
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326 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
(202) 224-2353

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Arkansas became the 25th state to join the Union on June 15, 1836. Arkansas’s first two senators, William Fulton and Ambrose Sevier, took office on September 18, 1836. Arkansas’s longest-serving senators include John McClellan (1943–1977) and J. William Fulbright (1945–1974). Among those who rose to leadership positions are Ambrose Sevier and James P. Clarke, who served as the Senate’s president pro tempore, and Joseph Robinson, who became Democratic floor leader. On January 12, 1932, Hattie Caraway became the first woman elected to the Senate.

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