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List of United States Senators from Delaware

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Delaware was admitted as the 1st state to the United States of America on December 7, 1787. As of 2011, a total of 58 individuals have represented Delaware in the U.S. Senate.

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


Historical senators

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

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from Delaware
Party Total
     Democratic 19
     Republican 15
     Adams 3
     Pro-Admin 2
     Federalist 7
     Adams-Clay Federalist 1
     Jacksonian 2
     Anti-Jacksonian 2
     Whig 5
     Opposition 2
Total Senators 58
Class 1 Senators from Delaware
Senator Years Served Party
George Read Pro-Admin 1789-1793
Henry Latimer Federalist 1795-1801
Samuel White Federalist 1801-1809
Outerbridge Horsey Federalist 1810-1821
Caesar A. Rodney Republican 1822-1823
Thomas Clayton Adams-Clay Federalist, Adams 1824-1827
Louis McLane Jacksonian 1827-1829
Arnold Naudain Anti-Jacksonian 1830-1836
Richard H. Bayard Anti-Jacksonian, Whig 1836-1839, 1841-1845
John M. Clayton Whig 1845-1849
John Wales Whig 1849-1851
James Asheton Bayard, Jr. Democratic 1851-1864
George Read Riddle Democratic 1864-1867
James Asheton Bayard, Jr. Democratic 1867-1869
Thomas F. Bayard, Sr. Democratic 1869-1885
George Gray Democratic 1885-1899
L. Heisler Ball Republican 1903-1905
Henry A. du Pont Republican 1906-1917
Josiah O. Wolcott Democratic 1917-1921
T. Coleman du Pont Republican 1921-1922
Thomas F. Bayard, Jr. Democratic 1922-1929
John G. Townsend, Jr. Republican 1929-1941
James M. Tunnell Democratic 1941-1947
John J. Williams Republican 1947-1970
William V. Roth, Jr. Republican 1971-2001
Tom Carper Democratic 2001-Present
Class 2 Senators from Delaware
Senator Years Served Party
Richard Bassett Anti-Admin, Pro-Admin 1789-1793
John Vining Pro-Admin, Federalist 1793-1798
Joshua Clayton Federalist 1798-1798
William Hill Wells Federalist 1799-1804
James Asheton Bayard, Sr. Federalist 1804-1813
William Hill Wells Federalist 1813-1817
Nicholas Van Dyke Federalist Adams Clay Federalist, Adams 1817-1826
Daniel Rodney Adams 1826-1827
Henry M. Ridgely Jacksonian 1827-1829
John M. Clayton Anti-Jacksonian 1829-1836
Thomas Clayton Anti-Jacksonian, Whig 1837-1847
Presley Spruance Whig 1847-1853
John M. Clayton Whig, Opposition 1853-1856
Joseph P. Comegys Opposition 1856-1857
Martin W. Bates Democratic 1857-1859
Willard Saulsbury, Sr. Democratic 1859-1871
Eli Saulsbury Democratic 1871-1889
Anthony Higgins Republican 1889-1895
Richard R. Kenney Democratic 1897-1901
James F. Allee Republican 1903-1907
Harry A. Richardson Republican 1907-1913
Willard Saulsbury, Jr. Democratic 1913-1919
L. Heisler Ball Republican 1919-1925
T. Coleman du Pont Republican 1925-1928
Daniel O. Hastings Republican 1928-1937
James H. Hughes Democratic 1937-1943
C. Douglass Buck Republican 1943-1949
J. Allen Frear, Jr. Democratic 1949-1961
J. Caleb Boggs Republican 1961-1973
Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Democratic 1973-2009
Edward E. Kaufman Democratic 2009-2010
Chris Coons Democratic 2010-Present

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