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List of United States Senators from Illinois

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Illinois was admitted as the 21st state to the United States of America on December 3, 1818. As of 2011, a total of 53 individuals have represented Illinois in the U.S. Senate.

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

Historical senators

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

Class 2

  • Republican Party Jesse B. Thomas, serving from 1818-1829
  • John McLean (J), serving from 1829-1830
  • Democratic Party David J. Baker, serving from 1830-1830
  • Democratic Party John M. Robinson, serving from 1830-1841
  • Democratic Party Samuel McRoberts, serving from 1841-1843
  • Democratic Party James Semple, serving from 1843-1847
  • Democratic Party Stephen A. Douglas, serving from 1847-1861
  • Republican Party Orville H. Browning, serving from 1861-1863
  • Democratic Party William A. Richardson, serving from 1863-1865
  • Republican Party Richard Yates, serving from 1865-1871
  • Republican Party John A. Logan, serving from 1871-1877
  • Independent David Davis, serving from 1877-1883
  • Republican Party Shelby M. Cullom, serving from 1883-1913
  • Democratic Party James Hamilton Lewis, serving from 1913-1919
  • Republican Party J. Medill McCormick, serving from 1919-1925
  • Republican Party Charles S. Deneen, serving from 1925-1931
  • Democratic Party James Hamilton Lewis, serving from 1931-1939
  • Democratic Party James M. Slattery, serving from 1939-1940
  • Republican Party C. Wayland Brooks, serving from 1940-1949
  • Democratic Party Paul H. Douglas, serving from 1949-1967
  • Republican Party Charles H. Percy, serving from 1967-1985
  • Democratic Party Paul M. Simon, serving from 1985-1997
  • Democratic Party Richard Durbin, serving from 1997-Present

Class 3

  • Republican Party Ninian Edwards, serving from 1818-1824
  • John McLean (CRR), serving from 1824-1825
  • Elias K. Kane (J), serving from 1825-1835
  • William Lee D. Ewing (J), serving from 1835-1837
  • Democratic Party Richard M. Young, serving from 1837-1843
  • Democratic Party Sidney Breese, serving from 1843-1849
  • Democratic Party James Shields, serving from 1849-1855
  • Republican Party Lyman Trumbull, serving from 1855-1873
  • Republican Party Richard J. Oglesby, serving from 1873-1879
  • Republican Party John A. Logan, serving from 1879-1886
  • Republican Party Charles B. Farwell, serving from 1887-1891
  • Democratic Party John McAuley Palmer, serving from 1891-1897
  • Republican Party William E. Mason, serving from 1897-1903
  • Republican Party Albert J. Hopkins, serving from 1903-1909
  • Republican Party William Lorimer, serving from 1909-1912
  • Republican Party Lawrence Y. Sherman, serving from 1913-1921
  • Republican Party William B. McKinley, serving from 1921-1926
  • Republican Party Frank L. Smith, serving from 1926-1928
  • Republican Party Otis F. Glenn, serving from 1928-1933
  • Democratic Party William H. Dieterich, serving from 1933-1939
  • Democratic Party Scott W. Lucas, serving from 1939-1951
  • Republican Party Everett McKinley Dirksen, serving from 1951-1969
  • Republican Party Ralph Tyler Smith, serving from 1969-1970
  • Democratic Party Adlai E. Stevenson III, serving from 1970-1981
  • Democratic Party Alan J. Dixon, serving from 1981-1993
  • Democratic Party Carol Moseley-Braun, serving from 1993-1999
  • Republican Party Peter G. Fitzgerald, serving from 1999-2005
  • Democratic Party Barack Obama, serving from 2005-2008
  • Democratic Party Roland W. Burris, serving from 2009-2010
  • Republican Party Mark Kirk, serving from 2010-Present

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