U.S. Senate delegation from Tennessee
|Name:||Party:||Position:||Assumed Office:||Term Ends:||Next Election:||Official Website:|
|Bob Corker||U.S. Senate, Tennessee||2007||January 3, 2019||November 2018||Link|
|Lamar Alexander||U.S. Senate, Tennessee||2003||January 3, 2017||Link|
- For more information on the different classes of U.S. Senators, please see: Classes of United States Senators
Senators in Class I were elected to office in the November 2012 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class I terms run from the beginning of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2013, to the end of the 115th Congress on January 3, 2019.
Corker won the election. Corker was seeking re-election in 2012. He defeated Brenda Lenard, Mark Twain Clemens, Fred Anderson, and Zach Poskevich in the August 2, 2012, Republican primary. He faced Mark Clayton (D), Shaun Crowell (L), David Gatchell (I), James Higdon (I), Michel Long (I) and Troy Scoggin (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012..
|U.S. Senate, Tennessee General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Bob Corker Incumbent||64.9%||1,506,443|
|Democratic||Mark E. Clayton||30.4%||705,882|
|Libertarian||Shaun E. Crowell||0.9%||20,936|
|Independent||Michael Joseph Long||0.3%||8,085|
|Independent||Troy Stephen Scoggin||0.3%||8,080|
|Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
On November 7, 2006, Corker won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Harold E. Ford, Jr., Ed Choate, David Gatchell, Emory “Bo” Heyward, Gary Keplinger, Christopher Joseph Lugo, James Anthony Gray, Gloria D. Reagon Price and Mary Taylor Shelby in the general election.
Senators in Class II were elected to office in the November 2008 general election, unless they took their seat through appointment or special election. Class II terms run from the beginning of the 111th Congress on January 3, 2009, to the end of the 113th Congress on January 3, 2015.
On November 4, 2008, Alexander won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Robert D. Tuke, Edward L. Buck, Christopher G. Fenner, Daniel Towers Lewis, Chris Lugo, Ed Lawhorn and David Gatchell in the general election.
On November 5, 2002, Lamar Alexander won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Bob Clement (D), John Jay Hooker (I), Wesley Baker (I), Connie Gammon (I), Karl Stanley Davidson (I), Basil Marceaux (I) and H. Gary Keplinger (I) in the general election.
|Historical Representation to the U.S. Senate by Party from Tennessee|
|Class 1 Senators from Tennessee|
|George W. Campbell||1815-1818||Republican|
|John H. Eaton||1818-1829||Republican|
|Ephraim H. Foster||1838-1839||Whig|
|Alfred O. P. Nicholson||1840-1842||Democratic|
|Ephraim H. Foster||1843-1845||Whig|
|Hopkins L. Turney||1845-1851||Democratic|
|James C. Jones||1851-1857||Whig|
|David T. Patterson||1866-1869||Democratic|
|William G. Brownlow||1869-1875||Republican|
|David M. Key||1875-1877||Democratic|
|James E. Bailey||1877-1881||Democratic|
|Howell E. Jackson||1881-1886||Democratic|
|Washington C. Whitthorne||1886-1887||Democratic|
|William B. Bate||1887-1905||Democratic|
|James B. Frazier||1905-1911||Democratic|
|Kenneth D. McKellar||1917-1953||Democratic|
|Albert A. Gore, Sr.||1953-1971||Democratic|
|William E. Brock III||1971-1977||Republican|
|James R. Sasser||1977-1995||Democratic|
|William H. Frist||1995-2007||Republican|