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US Senators 1997 – Full List

This is the full list of United States senators following the November 1996 elections.

There are 100 senators in total. Each state has two senators.

Senators chosen at the elections took their seats in January. Senators serve six-year terms, with one-third facing the electorate every two years.

Alphabetical List of Members of the United States Senate 1997
105th Congress
Republican=55, Democrat=45
Name State Party First Elected Election Due
Abraham, Spence Michigan Republican
1994
2000
Akaka, Daniel K. Hawaii Democrat
1990
2000
Allard, Wayne Colorado Republican
1996
2002
Ashcroft, John Missouri Republican
1995
2000
Baucus, Max Montana Democrat
1978
2002
Bennett, Robert Utah Republican
1993
1998
Biden Jr., Joseph R. Delaware Democrat
1973
2002
Bingaman, Jeff New Mexico Democrat
1983
2000
Bond, Christopher S. Missouri Republican
1987
1998
Boxer, Barbara California Democrat
1993
1998
Breaux, John B. Louisiana Democrat
1987
1998
Brownback, Sam Kansas Republican
1996
1998
Bryan, Richard H. Nevada Democrat
1989
2000
Bumpers, Dale Arkansas Democrats
1975
1998
Burns, Conrad R. Montana Republican
1989
2000
Byrd, Robert C. West Virginia Democrat
1959
2000
Campbell, Ben N. Colorado Republican
1993
1998
Chafee, John H. Rhode Island Republican
1976
2000
Cleland, Max Georgia Democrat
1996
2002
Coats, Daniel Indiana Republican
1989
1998
Cochran, Thad Mississippi Republican
1978
2002
Collins, Susan Maine Republican
1996
2002
Conrad, Kent North Dakota Democrat
1987
2000
Coverdell, Paul Georgia Republican
1993
1998
Craig, Larry E. Idaho Republican
1991
2002
D’Amato, Alfonse M. New York Republican
1981
1998
Daschle, Thomas A. South Dakota Democrat
1987
1998
DeWine, Mike Ohio Republican
1995
2000
Dodd, Christopher J. Connecticut Democrat
1981
1998
Domenici, Pete V. New Mexico Republican
1973
2002
Dorgan, Byron L. North Dakota Democrat
1992
1998
Durbin, Richard Illinois Democrat
1996
2002
Enzi, Mike Wyoming Republican
1996
2002
Faircloth, Lauch North Carolina Republican
1993
1998
Feingold, Russell Wisconsin Democrat
1993
1998
Feinstein, Dianne California Democrat
1992
2000
Ford, Wendell H. Kentucky Democrat
1974
1998
Frist, Bill Tennessee Republican
1995
2000
Glenn, John Ohio Democrat
1974
1998
Gorton, Slade Washington Republican
1989
2000
Graham, Robert Florida Democrat
1987
1998
Gramm, Phil Texas Republican
1985
2002
Grams, Rod Minnesota Republican
1995
2000
Grassley, Charles E. Iowa Republican
1981
1998
Gregg, Judd New Hampshire Republican
1993
1998
Hagel, Charles Nebraska Republican
1996
2002
Harkin, Thomas Iowa Democrat
1985
2002
Hatch, Orrin G. Utah Republican
1977
2000
Helms, Jesse North Carolina Republican
1973
2002
Hollings, Ernest F. South Carolina Democrat
1966
1998
Hutchinson, Tim Arkansas Republican
1996
2002
Hutchison, Kay Bailey Texas Republican
1993
2000
Inhofe, Jim Oklahoma Republican
1995
2002
Inouye, Jim Hawaii Democrat
1963
1998
Jeffords, James M. Vermont Republican
1989
2000
Johnson, Tim South Dakota Democrat
1996
2002
Kempthorne, Dirk Idaho Republican
1993
1998
Kennedy, Edward M. Massachusetts Democrat
1962
2000
Kerrey, Joseph R. (Bob) Nebraska Democrat
1989
2000
Kerry, John Massachusetts Democrat
1985
2002
Kohl, Herbert H. Wisconsin Democrat
1989
2000
Kyl, Jon Arizona Republican
1995
2000
Landrieu, Mary Louisiana Democrat
1996
2002
Lautenberg, Frank R. New Jersey Democrat
1982
2000
Leahy, Patrick J. Vermont Democrat
1975
1998
Levin, Carl Michigan Democrat
1979
2002
Lieberman, Joseph I. Connecticut Democrat
1989
2000
Lott, Trent Mississippi Republican
1989
2000
Lugar, Richard G. Indiana Republican
1977
2000
Mack, Connie Florida Republican
1989
2000
McCain, John Arizona Republican
1987
1998
McConnell, Mitch Kentucky Republican
1985
2002
Mikulski, Barbara A. Maryland Democrat
1987
1998
Moseley-Braun, Carol Illinois Democrat
1993
1998
Moynihan, Daniel P. New York Democrat
1977
2000
Murkowski, Frank H. Alaska Republican
1981
1998
Murray, Patty Washington Democrat
1993
1998
Nickles, Donald Oklahoma Republican
1981
1998
Reed, Jack Rhode Island Democrat
1996
2002
Reid, Harry Nevada Democrat
1987
1998
Robb, Charles S. Virginia Democrat
1989
2000
Roberts, Pat Kansas Republican
1996
2002
Rockefeller, John D. West Virginia Democrat
1985
2002
Roth Jr., William V. Delaware Republican
1971
2000
Santorum, Rick Pennsylvania Republican
1995
2000
Sarbanes, Paul S. Maryland Democrat
1977
2000
Sessions, Jeff Alabama Republican
1977
2000
Shelby, Richard C. Alabama Republican
1987
1998
Smith, Gordon Oregon Republican
1996
2002
Smith, Robert C. New Hampshire Republican
1990
2002
Snowe, Olympia J. Maine Republican
1995
2000
Specter, Arlen Pennsylvania Republican
1981
1998
Stevens, Ted Alaska Republican
1968
2002
Thomas, Craig Wyoming Republican
1995
2000
Thompson, Fred Tennessee Republican
1995
2002
Thurmond, Strom South Carolina Republican
1956
2002
Torricelli, Robert New Jersey Democrat
1996
2002
Warner, John W. Virginia Republican
1979
2002
Wellstone, Paul Minnesota Democrat
1991
2002
Wyden, Ron Oregon Democrat
1996
1998

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