List of United States Senators from Arkansas

Arkansas was admitted to the Union on June 15, 1836. Its Senate seats were declared vacant in July 1861 owing to its secession from the Union. They were again filled from June 1868.

Class 2

SenatorPartyFrom To
William S. FultonDemocratic18361844
Chester AshleyDemocratic18441848
William K. SebastianDemocratic18481861
Vacant18611868
Alexander McDonaldRepublican18681871
Powell ClaytonRepublican18711877
Augustus H. GarlandDemocratic18771885
James H. BerryDemocratic18851907
Jefferson DavisDemocratic19071913
John N. HeiskellDemocratic19131913
William M. KavanaughDemocratic1913
Joseph T. RobinsonDemocratic19131937
John E. MillerDemocratic19371941
George L. SpencerDemocratic19411943
John L. McClellanDemocratic19431977
Kaneaster Hodges, Jr.Democratic19771979
David H. PryorDemocratic19791997
Tim HutchinsonRepublican19972003
Mark PryorDemocratic2003


Class 3

SenatorPartyFrom To
Ambrose H. SevierDemocratic18361848
Solon BorlandDemocratic18481853
Robert W. JohnsonDemocratic18531861
Charles B. MitchelDemocratic1861
Vacant18611868
Benjamin F. RiceRepublican18681873
Stephen W. DorseyRepublican18731879
James D. WalkerDemocratic18791885
James K. JonesDemocratic18851903
James P. ClarkeDemocratic19031916
William F. KirbyDemocratic19161921
Thaddeus H. CarawayDemocratic19211931
Hattie W. CarawayDemocratic19311945
J. William FulbrightDemocratic19451974
Dale L. BumpersDemocratic19751999
Blanche LincolnDemocratic1999

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Born May 2 1795(1795--)
Cecil County, Maryland, U.S.
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Chester Ashley (June 1, 1791 – April 29, 1848) was an American politician who represented Arkansas in the U.S. Senate from 1844 until his death.

Ashley was born in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1791; while a child he moved with his parents to New York.
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William King Sebastian (1812 – May 20, 1865) was an American planter, lawyer, and U.S. senator from Helena, Arkansas. He represented Arkansas as a U.S. Senator from 1848 to 1861.
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Alexander McDonald (April 10, 1832 – December 13, 1903) was a Republican politician who represented Arkansas in the U.S. Senate from 1868 to 1871.

McDonald was born near Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, and attended Dickinson Seminary, in Williamsport, and Lewisburg
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Powell Clayton (7 August 1833 – 23 August 1914) was the first carpetbag Governor of the State of Arkansas and Ambassador to Mexico during the administrations of William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt.
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Augustus Hill Garland (June 11, 1832 – January 26, 1899) was an Arkansas lawyer and politician. He was a senator in both the United States and the Confederate States, served as Governor of Arkansas and as Attorney General of the United States in first administration of Grover
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James Henderson Berry (15 May 1841 - 30 January 1913) was a Democratic United States Senator and served as Governor of the State of Arkansas.

James Henderson Berry was born in Jackson County, Alabama. Berry moved with his family to Arkansas in 1848.
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Jefferson Davis (May 6, 1862 – January 3, 1913) was a Democratic United States Senator from Arkansas and also served as governor of the U.S. state of Arkansas.

Early life

Jeff Davis was born near Richmond, Arkansas in Little River County.
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John Netherland Heiskell (November 2, 1872 - December 28, 1972) was the second U.S Senator to reach the age of 100. He was born in Tennessee. He served as Senator from Arkansas for a period of just 24 days, from January 6 to January 30, 1913.
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William Marmaduke Kavanaugh, (1866-1915), was a Democratic United States Senator from the State of Arkansas.

William Marmaduke Kavanaugh was born near Eutaw, Green County, Alabama on 3 March 1866.
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Joseph Taylor Robinson (August 26, 1872 - July 14, 1937) was a Democratic United States Senator, Senate Majority Leader, member of the United States House of Representatives, Governor of Arkansas, and U.S. Vice Presidential candidate.
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John Elvis Miller (May 15, 1888-January 30, 1981) was a Democratic Party politician from Arkansas who represented the state in the United States House of Representatives from 1931 until 1937, and in the United States Senate from 1937 until 1941.
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George Lloyd Spencer, (March 27, 1893-January 14, 1981) was a Democratic United States Senator from the State of Arkansas.

G. Lloyd Spencer was born in Sarcoxie, Jasper County, Missouri on 27 March 1893. Spencer moved to Okolona, Arkansas in 1902.
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John Little McClellan (25 February 1896 – 28 November 1977) was a Democratic Party politician from Arkansas. He represented Arkansas in the United States Senate from 1943 until 1977. He also earlier represented Arkansas in the United States House of Representatives.
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Kaneaster Hodges, Jr. (born August 20, 1938) served as a Democratic United States Senator from the U.S. State of Arkansas.

Hodges was born in Newport, Arkansas and graduated from Princeton University. He married the former Lindley Williams, also of Newport.
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David Hampton Pryor (born August 29, 1934) was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives and United States Senator from the State of Arkansas. Pryor also served as Governor of Arkansas from 1975 to 1979 and was a member of the Arkansas House of
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Timothy "Tim" Hutchinson (born August 11, 1949) is a Republican politician and former senator from the state of Arkansas.

Hutchinson was born in Bentonville, Arkansas, and he graduated from Bob Jones University.
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Mark Lunsford Pryor (born January 10, 1963) is a Democratic politician in Arkansas. He is the state's junior U.S. Senator.

Personal Background

Pryor was born in Fayetteville, the seat of Washington County in northwestern Arkansas, to the former Barbara Lunsford and former
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Former
Hill committees (DSCC, NRSC)
President pro tempore (list)
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September 18, 1836 – March 15, 1848
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Born November 4 1801(1801--)
Greeneville, Tennessee, U.S.
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March 30, 1848 – April 11, 1853
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Died January 1 1864 (aged 54)
Houston, Texas
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Robert Ward Johnson (July 22, 1814 – July 26, 1879) was a Democratic United States Senator and Confederate States Senator from the State of Arkansas.

Robert Ward Johnson was born in Scott County, Kentucky. He attended Choctaw Academy and St.
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Charles Burton Mitchel (September 19, 1815 – September 20, 1864) was a Democratic Party politician from Arkansas who represented the state in the U.S. Senate in 1861 and in the Confederate States Senate from 1861 until his death.
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Benjamin Franklin Rice (May 26, 1828-January 19, 1905) was a Republican politician from Arkansas who represented the state in the U.S. Senate from 1868 to 1873.

Rice was born in East Otto, New York, on May 26, 1828; his schooling was private.
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