List of United States Senators from West Virginia

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West Virginia was admitted as the 35th state to the United States of America on June 20, 1863. As of 2011, a total of 37 individuals have represented West Virginia in the U.S. Senate.

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

Historical senators

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

Historical Representation to the U.S. Senate by Party from West Virginia
Party Total
     Democratic 22
     Republican 15
Total Senators 37
Class 1 Senators from West Virginia
Senator Years Served Party
Peter G. Van Winkle 1863-1869 Republican
Arthur I. Boreman 1869-1875 Republican
Allen T. Caperton 1875-1876 Democratic
Samuel Price 1876-1877 Democratic
Frank Hereford 1877-1881 Democratic
Johnson N. Camden 1881-1887 Democratic
Charles J. Faulkner 1887-1899 Democratic
Nathan B. Scott 1899-1911 Republican
William E. Chilton 1911-1917 Democratic
Howard Sutherland 1917-1923 Republican
Matthew M. Neely 1923-1929 Democratic
Henry D. Hatfield 1929-1935 Republican
Rush D. Holt 1935-1941 Democratic
Harley M. Kilgore 1941-1956 Democratic
William R. Laird III 1956-1956 Democratic
W. Chapman Revercomb 1956-1959 Republican
Robert C. Byrd 1959-2010 Democratic
Carte Goodwin 2010-2010 Democratic
Joe Manchin III 2010-Present. Democratic
Class 2 Senators from West Virginia
Senator Years Served Party
Waitman T. Willey 1863-1871 Republican
Henry Gassaway Davis 1871-1883 Democratic
John E. Kenna 1883-1893 Democratic
Johnson N. Camden 1893-1895 Democratic
Stephen B. Elkins 1895-1911 Republican
Davis Elkins 1911-1911 Republican
Clarence W. Watson 1911-1913 Democratic
Nathan Goff 1913-1919 Republican
Davis Elkins 1919-1925 Republican
Guy D. Goff 1925-1931 Republican
Matthew M. Neely 1931-1941 Democratic
Joseph Rosier 1941-1942 Democratic
Hugh Ike Shott 1942-1943 Republican
W. Chapman Revercomb 1943-1949 Republican
Matthew M. Neely 1949-1958 Democratic
John D. Hoblitzell, Jr. 1958-1958 Republican
Jennings Randolph 1958-1985 Democratic
John D. Rockefeller IV 1985-Present Democratic

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