List of United States Senators from Alabama

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Alabama was admitted as the 22nd state to the United States of America on December 14, 1819. As of 2013, a total of 43 individuals have represented Alabama in the U.S. Senate.

The current members of the U.S. Senate from Alabama are:


Historical senators

The following individuals were elected to the U.S. Senate from Alabama.

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from Alabama
Party Total
     Democratic 31
     Republican 8
     Jacksonian 4
Total Senators 43
Class 2 Senators from Alabama
Senator Years Served Party
William R. King 1819-1844 Republican
Dixon H. Lewis 1844-1848 Democratic
Benjamin Fitzpatrick 1848-1849 Democratic
Jeremiah Clemens 1849-1853 Democratic
Clement Claiborne Clay, Jr. 1853-1861 Democratic
Willard Warner 1868-1871 Republican
George Goldthwaite 1871-1877 Democratic
John T. Morgan 1877-1907 Democratic
John H. Bankhead 1907-1920 Democratic
Braxton B. Comer 1920-1920 Democratic
J. Thomas Heflin 1920-1931 Democratic
John H. Bankhead II 1931-1946 Democratic
George R. Swift 1946-1946 Democratic
John J. Sparkman 1946-1979 Democratic
Howell T. Heflin 1979-1997 Democratic
Jeff Sessions 1997-Present Republican
Class 3 Senators from Alabama
Senator Years Served Party
John W. Walker 1819-1822 Republican
William Kelly 1822-1825 Republican
Henry H. Chambers 1825-1826 Jacksonian
Israel Pickens 1826-1826 Jacksonian
John McKinley 1826-1831 Jacksonian
Gabriel Moore 1831-1837 Jacksonian
John McKinley 1837-1837 Democratic
Clement Comer Clay 1837-1841 Democratic
Arthur P. Bagby 1841-1848 Democratic
William R. King 1848-1852 Democratic
Benjamin Fitzpatrick 1853-1861 Democratic
George E. Spencer 1868-1879 Republican
George S. Houston 1879-1879 Democratic
Luke Pryor 1880-1880 Democratic
James L. Pugh 1880-1897 Democratic
Edmund W. Pettus 1897-1907 Democratic
Joseph F. Johnston 1907-1913 Democratic
Francis S. White 1914-1915 Democratic
Oscar W. Underwood 1915-1927 Democratic
Hugo L. Black 1927-1937 Democratic
Dixie Bibb Graves 1937-1938 Democratic
J. Lister Hill 1938-1969 Democratic
James B. Allen 1969-1978 Democratic
Maryon Pittman Allen 1978-1978 Democratic
Donald W. Stewart 1978-1981 Democratic
Jeremiah A. Denton, Jr. 1981-1987 Republican
Richard Shelby 1987-Present Republican

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