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All U.S. Senators from Wisconsin Politicians
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All U.S. Senators from Wisconsin

List of Wisconsin senators, with plenty of pictures and photos. List includes current WI senators and all past United States senators of Wisconsin. Since the founding of the United States government, Americans have elected two senators per state regardless of the state's population (unlike the House of Representatives). At first, senators were voted into the US Congress by their individual state legislatures. Today though, senators are elected directly by the people. Each pair of senators serve staggered six year terms, with senatorial elections happening every two years. The most recent senate race was especially exciting due to the democrats' controversial support of healthcare reform and the republicans' regrouping with the support of the Tea Party.
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    1782 June 8, 1848 - March 4, 1857

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    James R. Doolittle March 4, 1857 - March 4, 1869

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    Matthew H. Carpenter 1824 March 4, 1869 - March 4, 1875; March 4, 1879 - February 24, 1881

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    1826 March 4, 1875 - March 4, 1881

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    Philetus Sawyer 1816 March 4, 1881 - March 4, 1893

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    1842 March 4, 1893 - March 4, 1899

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    1843 March 4, 1899 - March 4, 1905

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    Robert M. La Follette, Sr. January 2, 1906 - June 18, 1925

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    Robert M. La Follette, Jr. September 30, 1925 - January 3, 1947

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    Joseph R. McCarthy January 3, 1947 - May 2, 1957

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    1915 August 28, 1957 - January 3, 1989

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    Herb Kohl

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    Isaac P. Walker 1815 June 8, 1848 - March 4, 1855

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    Charles Durkee 1805 March 4, 1855 - March 4, 1861

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    1816 March 4, 1861 - March 4, 1879

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    1843 March 4, 1885 - March 4, 1891; March 4, 1897 - April 30, 1907

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    William F. Vilas March 4, 1891 - March 4, 1897

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    1829 May 17, 1907 - March 4, 1915

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    Paul O. Husting 1866 March 4, 1915 - October 21, 1917

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    Irvine Lenroot 1869 April 18, 1918 - March 4, 1927

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    John J. Blaine 1875 March 4, 1927 - March 4, 1933

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    1888 March 4, 1933 - January 3, 1939

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    1884 January 3, 1939 - January 3, 1963

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    Gaylord A. Nelson January 8, 1963 - January 3, 1981

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    Robert W. Kasten, Jr. January 3, 1981 - January 3, 1993

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