List of United States Senators from North Carolina


List of United States Senators from North Carolina

North Carolina ratified the Constitution on November 21, 1789.

Class 2 seat

U.S. Senator row
name=Samuel Johnston
party=Federalist
start=November 27, 1789
end=March 3, 1793
termination=
U.S. Senator row
name=Alexander Martin
party=Democratic-Republican
start=March 4, 1793
end=March 3, 1799
termination=defeated for re-election in legislature
U.S. Senator row
name=Jesse Franklin
party=Democratic-Republican
start=1799
end=1805
termination=
U.S. Senator row
name=James Turner
party=Democratic-Republican
start=1805
end=1816
termination=
U.S. Senator row
name=Montfort Stokes
party=Democratic
start=1816
end=1823
termination=
U.S. Senator row
name=John Branch
party=Democratic
start=1823
end=1829
termination=
U.S. Senator row
name=Bedford Brown
party=Democratic
start=1829
end=1840
termination=
U.S. Senator row
name=Willie P. Mangum
party=Whig
start=1840
end=1853
termination=
U.S. Senator row
name=David S. Reid
party=Democratic
start=1854
end=1859
termination=lost party nomination
U.S. Senator row
name=Thomas Bragg
party=Democratic
start=1859
end=1861
termination=expelled from Senate (Civil War)
U.S. Senator row
name=Vacant
party=
start=1861
end=1868
termination=Civil War/Reconstruction
U.S. Senator row
name=Joseph C. Abbott
party=Republican
start=July 14, 1868
end=March 3, 1871
termination=party lost control of legislature;
Democrats elected Zebulon B. Vance but he was not seated
U.S. Senator row
name=Matt W. Ransom
party=Democratic
start=1872
end=1895
termination=Democrats lost control of state legislature
U.S. Senator row
name=Marion Butler
party=Populist
start=1895
end=1901
termination=expiration of term
(Democrats regained control of state legislature)
U.S. Senator row
name=Furnifold M. Simmons
party=Democratic
start=1901
end=1931
termination=lost primary election
U.S. Senator row
name=Josiah W. Bailey
party=Democratic
start=March 4, 1931
end=December 15, 1946
termination=death
U.S. Senator row
name=William B. Umstead
party=Democratic
start=1946
end=1948
termination=lost primary election
U.S. Senator row
name=Joseph M. Broughton
party=Democratic
start=1948
end=1949
termination=death
U.S. Senator row
name=Frank P. Graham
party=Democratic
start=1949
end=1950
termination=lost primary election
U.S. Senator row
name=Willis Smith
party=Democratic
start=1950
end=1953
termination=death
U.S. Senator row
name=Alton A. Lennon
party=Democratic
start=1953
end=1954
termination=lost primary election
U.S. Senator row
name=William Kerr Scott
party=Democratic
start=1954
end=1958
termination=death
U.S. Senator row
name=B. Everett Jordan
party=Democratic
start=1958
end=1973
termination=lost primary election
U.S. Senator row
name=Jesse Helms
party=Republican
start=1973
end=2003
termination=retired; did not run in 2002
U.S. Senator row
name=Elizabeth Dole
party=Republican
start=2003
end=—
termination=—

Class 3 seat

U.S. Senator row
name=Benjamin Hawkins
party=Federalist, later
Democratic-Republican
start=1789
end=1795
termination=
U.S. Senator row
name=Timothy Bloodworth
party=Democratic-Republican
start=1795
end=1801
termination=
U.S. Senator row
name=David Stone
party=Democratic-Republican
start=1801
end=1807
termination=
U.S. Senator row
name=Jesse Franklin
party=Democratic-Republican
start=1807
end=1813
termination=
U.S. Senator row
name=David Stone
party=Democratic-Republican
start=1813
end=1814
termination=resignation
U.S. Senator row
name=Francis Locke
party=Democratic-Republican
start=1814
end=1815
termination=resignation
U.S. Senator row
name=Nathaniel Macon
party=Democratic
start=1815
end=1828
termination=resignation
U.S. Senator row
name=James Iredell, Jr.
party=Democratic
start=1828
end=1831
termination=
U.S. Senator row
name=Willie P. Mangum
party=Democratic, later
National Republican
start=1831
end=1836
termination=resignation
U.S. Senator row
name=Robert Strange
party=Democratic
start=1836
end=1840
termination=resignation
U.S. Senator row
name=William Alexander Graham
party=Whig
start=1840
end=1843
termination=Party lost control of legislature
U.S. Senator row
name=William H. Haywood, Jr.
party=Democratic
start=1843
end=1846
termination=Resigned when party lost control of legislature
U.S. Senator row
name=George E. Badger
party=Whig
start=November 25, 1846
end=March 3, 1855
termination=expiration of term; party lost control of legislature
U.S. Senator row
name=Asa Biggs
party=Democratic
start=1855
end=1858
termination=
U.S. Senator row
name=Thomas L. Clingman
party=Democratic
start=1858
end=1861| termination=expelled from Senate (Civil War)
U.S. Senator row
name=Vacant
party=
start=1861
end=1868
termination=Civil War/Reconstruction
U.S. Senator row
name=John Pool
party=Republican
start=1868
end=1873
termination=Party lost control of legislature
U.S. Senator row
name=Augustus S. Merrimon
party=Conservative (Democratic)
start=1873
end=1879
termination=Defeated for re-election in legislature
U.S. Senator row
name=Zebulon B. Vance
party=Democratic
start=1879
end=1894
termination=death
U.S. Senator row
name=Thomas J. Jarvis
party=Democratic
start=1894
end=1895
termination=Appointed to seat, served until successor qualified
U.S. Senator row
name=Jeter C. Pritchard
party=Republican
start=1895
end=1903
termination=Defeated for re-election in legislature
U.S. Senator row
name=Lee S. Overman
party=Democratic
start=1903
end=1930
termination=death
U.S. Senator row
name=Cameron A. Morrison
party=Democratic
start=1930
end=1932
termination=Appointed to seat, served until successor qualified
U.S. Senator row
name=Robert R. Reynolds
party=Democratic
start=1932
end=1945
termination=Retired
U.S. Senator row
name=Clyde R. Hoey
party=Democratic
start=1945
end=1954
termination=death
U.S. Senator row
name=Sam J. Ervin, Jr.
party=Democratic
start=1954
end=1974
termination=retired
(but resigned a few days early)
U.S. Senator row
name=Robert B. Morgan
party=Democratic
start=1975
end=1981
termination=lost to East in general election
U.S. Senator row
name=John P. East
party=Republican
start=1981
end=1986
termination=death
U.S. Senator row
name=James T. Broyhill
party=Republican
start=1986
end=1986
termination=Appointed to remainder of term, lost general election, served until successor qualified
U.S. Senator row
name=Terry Sanford
party=Democratic
start=1986
end=1993
termination=lost to Faircloth in general election
U.S. Senator row
name=Lauch Faircloth
party=Republican
start=1993
end=1999
termination=lost to Edwards in general election
U.S. Senator row
name=John Edwards
party=Democratic
start=1999
end=2005
termination=retired; ran for Vice President
U.S. Senator row
name=Richard Burr
party=Republican
start=2005
end=—
termination=—

ee also

United States Congressional Delegations from North Carolina


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