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List of United States Senators from North Dakota

North Dakota was admitted to the Union on November 2, 1889, and elects senators to Class 1 and Class 3. Its current Senators are Republican John Hoeven and Democrat Heidi Heitkamp.

Contents

  • Class 1 1
  • Class 3 2
  • See also 3

Class 1

# Senator Years Party Congress Term Electoral history
1 Lyman R. Casey November 25, 1889 –
March 4, 1893
Republican 51 1 Elected in 1889

Lost renomination
52
2 William N. Roach March 4, 1893 –
March 4, 1899
Democratic 53 2 Elected in 1893

Lost re-election
54
55
3 Porter J. McCumber March 4, 1899 –
March 4, 1923
Republican 56 3 Elected in 1899
57
58
59 4 Re-elected in 1905
60
61
62 5 Re-elected in 1911
63
64
65 6 Re-elected in 1916

Lost renomination
66
67
4 Lynn Frazier March 4, 1923 –
January 3, 1941
Republican
(NPL)
68 7 Elected in 1922
69
70
71 8 Re-elected in 1928
72
73
74 9 Re-elected in 1934

Lost re-election
75
76
5 William Langer January 3, 1941 –
November 8, 1959
Republican
(NPL)
77 10 Elected in 1940
78
79
80 11 Re-elected in 1946
81
82
83 12 Re-elected in 1952
84
85
86 13 Re-elected in 1958

Died
Vacant November 8, 1959 –
November 19, 1959
   
6 Clarence Norman Brunsdale November 19, 1959 –
August 7, 1960
Republican Appointed to continue Langer's term

Retired when successor elected
7 Quentin N. Burdick August 8, 1960 –
September 8, 1992
Democratic
-NPL
86
(Continued)
Elected to finish Langer's term
87
88
89 14 Re-elected in 1964
90
91
92 15 Re-elected in 1970
93
94
95 16 Re-elected in 1976
96
97
98 17 Re-elected in 1982
99
100
101 18 Re-elected in 1988

Died
102
Vacant September 8, 1992 –
September 16, 1992
   
8 Jocelyn Burdick September 16, 1992 –
December 14, 1992
Democratic
-NPL
Appointed to continue her husband's term

Retired when successor elected
9 Kent Conrad December 14, 1992 –
January 3, 2013
Democratic
-NPL
102
(Continued)
Elected to finish Burdick's term
103
104 19 Re-elected in 1994
105
106
107 20 Re-elected in 2000
108
109
110 21 Re-elected in 2006

Retired
111
112
10 Heidi Heitkamp January 3, 2013 –
Present
Democratic
-NPL
113 22 Elected in 2012
114
115

Class 3

# Senator Years Party Congress Term Electoral history
1 Gilbert A. Pierce November 21, 1889 –
March 3, 1891
Republican 51 1 Elected in 1889

Lost re-election
2 Henry C. Hansbrough March 4, 1891 –
March 4, 1909
Republican 52 2 Elected in 1890
53
54
55 3 Re-elected in 1896
56
57
58 4 Re-elected in 1902

Lost re-election
59
60
3 Martin N. Johnson March 4, 1909 –
October 21, 1909
Republican 61 5 Elected in 1908

Died
Vacant October 21, 1909 –
November 10, 1909
   
4 Fountain L. Thompson November 10, 1909 –
January 31, 1910
Democratic Appointed to continue Johnson's term

Resigned
5 William E. Purcell February 1, 1910 –
February 1, 1911
Democratic Appointed to continue Johnson's term

Lost election to finish Johnson's term
6 Asle Gronna February 2, 1911 –
March 3, 1921
Republican 61
(Continued)
Elected to finish Johnson's term
62
63
64 6 Re-elected in 1914

Lost renomination
65
66
7 Edwin F. Ladd March 4, 1921 –
June 22, 1925
Republican 67 7 Elected in 1920

Died
68
69
Vacant June 22, 1925 –
November 14, 1925
   
8 Gerald Nye November 14, 1925 –
January 3, 1945
Republican 69
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Ladd's term
Elected June 30, 1926 to finish Ladd's term
70 8 Re-elected in 1926
71
72
73 9 Re-elected in 1932
74
75
76 10 Re-elected in 1938

Lost re-election
77
78
9 John Moses January 3, 1945 –
March 3, 1945
Democratic 79 11 Elected in 1944

Died
Vacant March 3, 1945 –
March 12, 1945
   
10 Milton Young March 12, 1945 –
January 3, 1981
Republican 79
(Continued)
Appointed to continue Moses's term
Elected to finish Moses's term
80
81
82 12 Re-elected in 1950
83
84
85 13 Re-elected in 1956
86
87
88 14 Re-elected in 1962
89
90
91 15 Re-elected in 1968
92
93
94 16 Re-elected in 1974

Retired
95
96
11 Mark Andrews January 3, 1981 –
January 3, 1987
Republican 97 17 Elected in 1980

Lost re-election
98
99
12 Kent Conrad January 3, 1987 –
December 14, 1992
Democratic
-NPL
100 18 Elected in 1986

Retired, then resigned early when elected to the other Senate seat
101
102
13 Byron Dorgan December 15, 1992 –
January 3, 2011
Democratic
-NPL
102
(Continued)
Appointed early to finish Conrad's term,
having already been elected to the next term
103 19 Elected to full term in 1992
104
105
106 20 Re-elected in 1998
107
108
109 21 Re-elected in 2004

Retired
110
111
14 John Hoeven January 3, 2011 –
Present
Republican 112 22 Elected in 2010
113
114

See also

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