List of United States Senators from Washington

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Current delegation
since January 3, 2001

Washington was admitted to the Union on November 11, 1889, and elects its United States Senators to Class 1 and Class 3. Its current U.S. Senators are Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both members of the Democratic Party.

List of Senators

Class 1

Class 1 U.S. Senators belong to the electoral cycle that has recently been contested in 2000, 2006, 2012, and 2018. The next election will be in 2024.

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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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VacantNovember 11, 1889 –
November 20, 1889
Washington elected its first senators after it was admitted to the Union.151st1Washington elected its first senators after it was admitted to the Union.November 11, 1889 –
November 20, 1889
Vacant
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John B. Allen
RepublicanNovember 20, 1889 –
March 3, 1893
Elected in 1889.

Legislature failed to re-elect.
Elected in 1889.November 20, 1889 –
March 3, 1897
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Watson C. Squire
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52nd2Re-elected in 1891.

Lost re-election.
VacantMarch 4, 1893 –
February 19, 1895
The legislature failed to elect a senator for the term beginning March 4, 1893. The governor appointed John Allen to serve until March 20, 1893, but the Senate rejected his credentials.253rd
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John L. Wilson
RepublicanFebruary 19, 1895 –
March 3, 1899
Elected February 1, 1895 to finish the vacant term, but took his seat late.

Lost renomination.
54th
55th3Elected January 29, 1897.[1]

Lost re-election.[2]
March 4, 1897 –
March 3, 1903
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George Turner
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Addison G. Foster
RepublicanMarch 4, 1899 –
March 3, 1905
Elected February 1, 1899.[3]

Retired.
356th
57th
58th4Elected January 29, 1903.[2]

Lost renomination.
March 4, 1903 –
March 3, 1909
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Levi Ankeny
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Samuel H. Piles
RepublicanMarch 4, 1905 –
March 3, 1911
Elected January 27, 1905.[4]

Retired.
459th
60th
61st5Elected January 19, 1909.March 4, 1909 –
November 19, 1932
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Wesley L. Jones
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Miles Poindexter
RepublicanMarch 4, 1911 –
March 3, 1923
Elected in 1910562nd
Progressive63rd
Republican64th6Re-elected in 1914
Re-elected in 1916.

Lost re-election.
665th
66th
67th7Re-elected in 1920
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Clarence C. Dill
DemocraticMarch 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1935
Elected in 1922768th
69th
70th8Re-elected in 1926.

Died, having already lost re-election.
Re-elected in 1928.

Retired.
871st
72nd
 November 19, 1932 –
November 22, 1932
Vacant
Appointed to finish Jones's term.

Retired.
November 22, 1932 –
March 3, 1933
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Elijah S. Grammer
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73rd9Elected in 1932March 4, 1933 –
November 13, 1944
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Homer Bone
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Lewis B. Schwellenbach
DemocraticJanuary 3, 1935 –
December 16, 1940
Elected in 1934.

Resigned.
974th
75th
76th10Re-elected in 1938.

Resigned to become Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
VacantDecember 16, 1940 –
December 19, 1940
 
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Monrad C. Wallgren
DemocraticDecember 19, 1940 –
January 9, 1945
Appointed to finish Schwellenbach's term, having already been elected to the next term.
Elected in 1940.

Resigned.
1077th
78th
 November 13, 1944 –
December 14, 1944
Vacant
Appointed to finish Bone's term, having already been elected to the next term.December 14, 1944 –
January 3, 1981
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Warren G. Magnuson
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79th11Elected in 1944
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Hugh B. Mitchell
DemocraticJanuary 10, 1945 –
December 25, 1946
Appointed to finish Wallgren's term.

Lost election to next term and resigned early.
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Harry P. Cain
RepublicanDecember 26, 1946 –
January 3, 1953
Appointed to finish Mitchell's term, having already been elected to the next term.
Elected in 1946.

Lost re-election.
1180th
81st
82nd12Re-elected in 1950
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Henry M. Jackson
DemocraticJanuary 3, 1953 –
September 1, 1983
Elected in 19521283rd
84th
85th13Re-elected in 1956
Re-elected in 19581386th
87th
88th14Re-elected in 1962
Re-elected in 19641489th
90th
91st15Re-elected in 1968
Re-elected in 19701592nd
93rd
94th16Re-elected in 1974.

Lost re-election.
Re-elected in 19761695th
96th
97th17Elected in 1980.

Lost re-election.
January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1987
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Slade Gorton
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Re-elected in 1982.

Died.
1798th
VacantSeptember 1, 1983 –
September 8, 1983
 
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Daniel J. Evans
RepublicanSeptember 8, 1983 –
January 3, 1989
Appointed to continue Jackson's term.

Elected to finish Jackson's term.

Retired.
99th
100th18Elected in 1986.

Retired.
January 3, 1987 –
January 3, 1993
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Brock Adams
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Slade Gorton
RepublicanJanuary 3, 1989 –
January 3, 2001
Elected in 198818101st
102nd
103rd19Elected in 1992January 3, 1993 –
Present
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Patty Murray
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Re-elected in 1994.

Lost re-election.
19104th
105th
106th20Re-elected in 1998
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Maria Cantwell
DemocraticJanuary 3, 2001 –
Present
Elected in 200020107th
108th
109th21Re-elected in 2004
Re-elected in 200621110th
111th
112th22Re-elected in 2010
Re-elected in 201222113th
114th
115th23Re-elected in 2016.
Re-elected in 2018.23116th
117th
118th24To be determined in the 2022 election.
To be determined in the 2024 election.24119th
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Living former U.S. Senators from Washington

As of January 2019, there are two living former Senators, both from Class 1 (although Gorton had also served in Class 3). The most recent senator to die was Brock Adams (served 1987–1993) on September 10, 2004, who is also the most recently serving Senator to die.

SenatorTerm of officeClassDate of birth (and age)
Daniel J. Evans1983–19891 (1925-10-16) October 16, 1925 (age 93)
Slade Gorton1981–1987
1989–2001
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(1928-01-08) January 8, 1928 (age 90)

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