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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.

Historical Representation to the US Senate by Party from Illinois
Party Total
     Democratic 23
     Republican 25
     Jacksonian 3
     CRR 1
     Independent 1
Total Senators 53
Class 2 Senators from Illinois
Senator Years Served Party
Jesse B. Thomas Republican 1818-1829
John McLean Jacksonian 1829-1830
David J. Baker Democratic 1830-1830
John M. Robinson Democratic 1830-1841
Samuel McRoberts Democratic 1841-1843
James Semple Democratic 1843-1847
Stephen A. Douglas Democratic 1847-1861
Orville H. Browning Republican 1861-1863
William A. Richardson Democratic 1863-1865
Richard Yates Republican 1865-1871
John A. Logan Republican 1871-1877
David Davis Independent 1877-1883
Shelby M. Cullom Republican 1883-1913
James Hamilton Lewis Democratic 1913-1919
J. Medill McCormick Republican 1919-1925
Charles S. Deneen Republican 1925-1931
James Hamilton Lewis Democratic 1931-1939
James M. Slattery Democratic 1939-1940
C. Wayland Brooks Republican 1940-1949
Paul H. Douglas Democratic 1949-1967
Charles H. Percy Republican 1967-1985
Paul M. Simon Democratic 1985-1997
Richard Durbin Democratic 1997-Present
Class 3 Senators from Illinois
Senator Years Served Party
Ninian Edwards Republican 1818-1824
John McLean CRR 1824-1825
Elias K. Kane Jacksonian 1825-1835
William Lee D. Ewing Jacksonian 1835-1837
Richard M. Young Democratic 1837-1843
Sidney Breese Democratic 1843-1849
James Shields Democratic 1849-1855
Lyman Trumbull Republican 1855-1873
Richard J. Oglesby Republican 1873-1879
John A. Logan Republican 1879-1886
Charles B. Farwell Republican 1887-1891
John McAuley Palmer Democratic 1891-1897
William E. Mason Republican 1897-1903
Albert J. Hopkins Republican 1903-1909
William Lorimer Republican 1909-1912
Lawrence Y. Sherman Republican 1913-1921
William B. McKinley Republican 1921-1926
Frank L. Smith Republican 1926-1928
Otis F. Glenn Republican 1928-1933
William H. Dieterich Democratic 1933-1939
Scott W. Lucas Democratic 1939-1951
Everett McKinley Dirksen Republican 1951-1969
Ralph Tyler Smith Republican 1969-1970
Adlai E. Stevenson III Democratic 1970-1981
Alan J. Dixon Democratic 1981-1993
Carol Moseley-Braun Democratic 1993-1999
Peter G. Fitzgerald Republican 1999-2005
Barack Obama Democratic 2005-2008
Roland W. Burris Democratic 2009-2010
Mark Kirk Republican 2010-Present

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