List of United States Senators from Oklahoma Article

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Current delegation

Oklahoma was admitted to the Union on November 16, 1907, and elects senators to Class 2 and Class 3. Its current senators are Republicans James Inhofe and James Lankford.

List of Senators

Class 2

Class 2 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 1996, 2002, 2008, and 2014. The next election will be in 2020.

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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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Vacant November 16, 1907 –
December 11, 1907
Oklahoma did not elect its Senators until one month after statehood. 1 60th 1 Oklahoma did not elect its Senators until one month after statehood. November 16, 1907 –
December 11, 1907
Vacant
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Robert L. Owen
Democratic December 11, 1907 –
March 4, 1925
Elected December 10, 1907. Elected December 10, 1907. December 11, 1907 –
March 4, 1921
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Thomas Gore
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61st 2 Re-elected January 19, 1909.
62nd
Re-elected January 21, 1913. 2 63rd
64th 3 Re-elected in 1914.

Lost renomination.
65th
Re-elected in 1918.

Retired.
3 66th
67th 4 Elected in 1920.

Lost re-election.
March 4, 1921 –
March 4, 1927
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John W. Harreld
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68th
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William B. Pine
Republican March 4, 1925 –
March 4, 1931
Elected in 1924.

Lost re-election.
4 69th
70th 5 Elected in 1926. March 4, 1927 –
January 3, 1951
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Elmer Thomas
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71st
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Thomas Gore
Democratic March 4, 1931 –
January 3, 1937
Elected in 1930.

Lost renomination.
5 72nd
73rd 6 Re-elected in 1932.
74th
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Joshua B. Lee
Democratic January 3, 1937 –
January 3, 1943
Elected in 1936.

Lost re-election.
6 75th
76th 7 Re-elected in 1938.
77th
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Edward H. Moore
Republican January 3, 1943 –
January 3, 1949
Elected in 1942.

Retired.
7 78th
79th 8 Re-elected in 1944.

Lost renomination.
80th
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Robert S. Kerr
Democratic January 3, 1949 –
January 1, 1963
Elected in 1948. 8 81st
82nd 9 Elected in 1950. January 3, 1951 –
January 3, 1969
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A. S. Mike Monroney
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83rd
Re-elected in 1954. 9 84th
85th 10 Re-elected in 1956.
86th
Re-elected in 1960.

Died.
10 87th
Vacant January 1, 1963 –
January 7, 1963
 
88th 11 Re-elected in 1962.

Lost re-election.
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J. Howard Edmondson
Democratic January 7, 1963 –
November 3, 1964
Appointed to continue Kerr's term

Lost nomination to finish Kerr's term.
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Fred R. Harris
Democratic November 3, 1964 –
January 3, 1973
Elected to finish Kerr's term.
89th
Re-elected in 1966.

Retired.
11 90th
91st 12 Elected in 1968. January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1981
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Henry Bellmon
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92nd
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Dewey F. Bartlett
Republican January 3, 1973 –
January 3, 1979
Elected in 1972.

Retired.
12 93rd
94th 13 Re-elected in 1974.

Retired.
95th
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David Boren
Democratic January 3, 1979 –
November 15, 1994
Elected in 1978. 13 96th
97th 14 Elected in 1980. January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 2005
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Don Nickles
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98th
Re-elected in 1984. 14 99th
100th 15 Re-elected in 1986.
101st
Re-elected in 1990.

Resigned to become President of the University of Oklahoma.
15 102nd
103rd 16 Re-elected in 1992.
Vacant November 15, 1994 –
November 17, 1994
 
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Jim Inhofe
Republican November 17, 1994 –
Present
Elected to finish Boren's term.
104th
Re-elected in 1996. 16 105th
106th 17 Re-elected in 1998.

Retired.
107th
Re-elected in 2002. 17 108th
109th 18 Elected in 2004. January 3, 2005 –
January 3, 2015
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Tom Coburn
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110th
Re-elected in 2008. 18 111th
112th 19 Re-elected in 2010.

Resigned.
113th
Re-elected in 2014. 19 114th Elected to finish Coburn's term. January 3, 2015 –
Present
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James Lankford
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115th 20 Re-elected in 2016.
116th
To be decided in the 2020 election. 20 117th
118th 21 To be decided in the 2022 election.
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Class 2 Class 3

Living former Senators

As of October 2016, there are four former Senators who are living, two from Class 2 and two from Class 3. The most recent senator to die was Henry Bellmon of Class 3 (1969-1981) on September 29, 2009. The most recent Class 2 senator to die was Dewey F. Bartlett (1973-1979) on March 1, 1979.

Senator Term of office Class Date of birth (and age)
Fred R. Harris 1964–1973 2 (1930-11-13) November 13, 1930 (age 87)
David L. Boren 1979–1994 2 (1941-04-21) April 21, 1941 (age 77)
Don Nickles 1981–2005 3 (1948-12-06) December 6, 1948 (age 69)
Tom Coburn 2005–2015 3 (1948-03-14) March 14, 1948 (age 70)

See also