List of United States Senators from Nevada Article

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Current delegation
since January 3, 2017

Nevada was admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864 and has been represented in the United States Senate by 26 people. Its current U.S. Senators are Republican Dean Heller ( Class 1, serving since 2011) and Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto ( Class 3, serving since 2017).

List of Senators

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 1994, 2000, 2006, and 2012. The next election will be in 2018.

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Class 3

Class 3 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 1998, 2004, 2010, and 2016. The next election will be in 2022.

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1 William M. Stewart - Brady-Handy.jpg
William Stewart
Republican February 1, 1865 –
March 3, 1875
Elected in 1865. 1 38th 1 Elected in 1865. February 1, 1865 –
March 3, 1873
Republican James W. Nye - Brady-Handy.jpg
James W. Nye
1
39th
40th 2 Re-elected in 1867.

Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1869.

Retired.
2 41st
42nd
43rd 3 Elected in 1873. March 4, 1873 –
March 3, 1903
Republican JohnPJones.jpg
John P. Jones
2
2 William Sharon - Brady-Handy.jpg
William Sharon
Republican March 4, 1875 –
March 3, 1881
Elected in 1875. [1]

Retired or lost renomination. [2]
3 44th
45th
46th 4 Re-elected in 1879.
3 James Graham Fair - Brady-Handy.jpg
James Graham Fair
Democratic March 4, 1881 –
March 3, 1887
Elected in 1881. [2]

Lost re-election.
3 47th
48th
49th 5 Re-elected in 1885.
4 William M. Stewart - Brady-Handy.jpg
William Stewart
Republican March 4, 1887 –
March 3, 1905
Elected in 1887. 4 50th
51st
52nd 6 Re-elected in 1891.
Silver Re-elected in 1893. 5 53rd
54th Silver
55th 7 Re-elected in 1897.

Retired.
Re-elected in 1899.

Retired.
6 56th
Republican 57th Republican
58th 8 Elected January 27, 1903. March 4, 1903 –
December 24, 1917
Democratic Francis Newlands.jpg
Francis G. Newlands
3
5 George Stuart Nixon.jpg
George S. Nixon
Republican March 4, 1905 –
June 5, 1912
Elected in 1905. 7 59th
60th
61st 9 Re-elected January 26, 1909.
Re-elected in 1911.

Died.
8 62nd
Vacant June 5, 1912 –
July 1, 1912
6 M000229.jpg
William A. Massey
Republican July 1, 1912 –
January 29, 1913
Appointed to continue Nixon's term.

Lost election to finish Nixon's term.
7 Senator and president pro tem Key Pittman (D-NV).jpg
Key Pittman
Democratic January 29, 1913 –
November 10, 1940
Elected in 1913 to finish Nixon's term.
63rd
64th 10 Re-elected in 1914.

Died.
Elected in 1916 to full term. 9 65th
  December 24, 1917 –
January 12, 1918
Vacant
Appointed to continue Newlands's term.

Elected November 6, 1918 to finish Newlands's term. [3]

Lost election to full term.
January 12, 1918 –
March 3, 1921
Democratic Charles B. Henderson.jpg
Charles Henderson
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66th
67th 11 Elected in 1920. March 4, 1921 –
March 3, 1933
Republican Tasker Oddie.jpg
Tasker Oddie
5
Re-elected in 1922. 10 68th
69th
70th 12 Re-elected in 1926.

Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1928. 11 71st
72nd
73rd 13 Elected in 1932. March 4, 1933 –
September 28, 1954
Democratic Pat McCarran (Nevada) (1947).jpg
Pat McCarran
6
Re-elected in 1934.

Died, having been elected to the next term.
12 74th
75th
76th 14 Re-elected in 1938.
Vacant November 10, 1940 –
November 27, 1940
8 BerkeleyBunker.jpg
Berkeley L. Bunker
Democratic November 27, 1940 –
December 6, 1942
Appointed to finish Pittman's previous term.
Appointed to start Pittman's next term.

Lost nomination to finish Pittman's next term.
13 77th
9 James G. Scrugham (Nevada Governor and US Senator).jpg
James G. Scrugham
Democratic December 7, 1942 –
June 23, 1945
Elected in 1942 to finish Pittman's term.

Died.
78th
79th 15 Re-elected in 1944.
Vacant June 23, 1945 –
July 24, 1945
10 Edward P. Carville (Nevada Governor and U.S. Senator).jpg
Edward P. Carville
Democratic July 24, 1945 –
January 3, 1947
Appointed to finish Scrugham's term.

Lost nomination to full term.
11 George malone.jpg
George W. Malone
Republican January 3, 1947 –
January 3, 1959
Elected in 1946. 15 80th
81st
82nd 16 Re-elected in 1950.

Died.
Re-elected in 1952.

Lost re-election.
16 83rd
  September 28, 1954 –
October 1, 1954
Vacant
Appointed to continue McCarran's term.

Lost election to finish McCarran's term.
October 1, 1954 –
December 1, 1954
Republican ErnestSBrown.jpg
Ernest S. Brown
7
Elected in 1954 to finish McCarran's term. December 2, 1954 –
December 17, 1974
Democratic Alan Harvey Bible.jpg
Alan Bible
8
84th
85th 17 Elected in 1956 to full term.
12 Howard Cannon.jpg
Howard Cannon
Democratic January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1983
Elected in 1958. 17 86th
87th
88th 18 Re-elected in 1962.
Re-elected in 1964. 18 89th
90th
91st 19 Re-elected in 1968.

Retired, then resigned early
to give successor preferential seniority.
Re-elected in 1970. 19 92nd
93rd
Appointed early to finish Bible's term, having already been elected to the next term. December 18, 1974 –
January 3, 1987
Republican Paul Laxalt (colorized).jpg
Paul Laxalt
9
94th 20 Elected in 1974.
Re-elected in 1976.

Lost re-election.
20 95th
96th
97th 21 Re-elected in 1980.

Retired.
13 Chic Hecht.JPG
Chic Hecht
Republican January 3, 1983 –
January 3, 1989
Elected in 1982.

Lost re-election.
21 98th
99th
100th 22 Elected in 1986. January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 2017
Democratic Harry Reid official portrait 2009 crop.jpg
Harry Reid
10
14 Richard Bryan (colorized).jpg
Richard Bryan
Democratic January 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2001
Elected in 1988. 22 101st
102nd
103rd 23 Re-elected in 1992.
Re-elected in 1994.

Retired.
23 104th
105th
106th 24 Re-elected in 1998.
15 Sen John Ensign official(2).jpg
John Ensign
Republican January 3, 2001 –
May 3, 2011
Elected in 2000. 24 107th
108th
109th 25 Re-elected in 2004.
Re-elected in 2006.

Resigned.
25 110th
111th
112th 26 Re-elected in 2010.

Retired. [4]
Vacant May 3, 2011 –
May 9, 2011
16 Dean Heller, Official Senate Portrait, 112th Congress.jpg
Dean Heller
Republican May 9, 2011 –
Present
Appointed to finish Ensign's term.
Elected in 2012 to full term. 26 113th
114th
115th 27 Elected in 2016. January 3, 2017 –
Present
Democratic Catherine Cortez Masto official portrait.jpg
Catherine Cortez Masto
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To be determined in the 2018 election. 40 116th
117th
118th 40 To be determined in the 2022 election.
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Class 1 Class 3

Living former U.S. Senators from Nevada

As of August 2018, there are three living former Senators from Nevada, two from Class 1 and one from Class 3. The most recent Senator to die was Chic Hecht of Class 1 (1983–1989) on May 15, 2006. The most recent Class 3 Senator to die was Paul Laxalt (1974–1987) on August 6, 2018.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Richard Bryan 1989–2001 1 (1937-07-16) July 16, 1937 (age 81)
John Ensign 2001–2011 1 (1958-03-25) March 25, 1958 (age 60)
Harry Reid 1987-2017 3 (1939-12-02) December 2, 1939 (age 78)

See also

References

  1. ^ "William Sharon was chosen U.S. Senator last Tuesday by the legislature of Nevada". Arizona Weekly Citizen. Tucson, AZ. January 16, 1875. p. 2. (Subscription required (help)).
  2. ^ a b The Journal of the Assembly of the Tenth Session of the Legislature of the State of Nevada. Carson City, NV: State Printing Office. 1881. p. 30.
  3. ^ Byrd, p. 137.
  4. ^ "REID RETIRING". POLITICO. Retrieved March 28, 2016.