U.S. Senators

The Rusk Succession

Thomas J. Rusk

Feb. 21, 1846 - Jul. 29, 1857

J. Pinckney Henderson

Nov. 9, 1857 - Jun. 4, 1858

Matthias Ward

Sept. 27, 1858 - Dec. 5, 1859

Louis T. Wigfall

Dec. 5, 1859 - Mar. 23, 1861

Oran M. Roberts*

August 21,1866

No Representation
from Texas
(Civil War Secession/reconstruction)

March 4, 1861 - March 3, 1871

James W. Flanagan*

Mar. 30, 1870 - Mar. 3, 1875

Samuel B. Maxey

Mar. 4, 1875 - Mar. 3, 1887

John H. Reagan

Mar. 4, 1887 - Jun. 10, 1891

Horace Chilton

Jun. 10 - 1891 - Mar. 22, 1892

Roger Q. Mills

Mar. 29, 1892 - Mar. 3, 1899

Charles A. Culberson

Mar. 4, 1899 - Mar. 3, 1923

Earle B. Mayfield

Mar. 4, 1923 - Mar. 3, 1929

Tom Connally

Mar. 4, 1929 - Jan. 3, 1953

Price Daniel

Jan. 3, 1953 - Jan. 14, 1957

William A. Blakley

Jan. 15, 1957 - Apr. 28, 1957

Ralph W. Yarborough

Apr. 29, 1957 - Jan. 3, 1971

Lloyd Bentsen

Jan. 3, 1971 - 1974

Bob Krueger

1974 - 1993

Kay Bailey Hutchinson

1993 - Present

The Houston Succession

Sam Houston

Feb. 21, 1846 - Mar. 4, 1859

John Hemphill*

Mar. 4, 1859 - Jul. 11, 1861

David G. Burnet*

August 21, 1866

No Representation
from Texas
(Civil War Secession/reconstruction)

March 4, 1861 - March 3, 1871

Morgan C. Hamilton*

Feb. 22, 1870 - Mar. 3, 1877

Richard Coke

Mar. 4, 1877 - Mar. 3, 1895

Horace Chilton

Mar. 4, 1895 - Mar. 3, 1901

Joseph W. Bailey

Mar. 4, 1901 - Jan. 3, 1913

R. N. Johnson

Jan. 4, 1913 - Feb. 2, 1913

Morris Sheppard

Feb. 3, 1913 - Apr. 9, 1941

Andrew J. Houston

Apr. 21, 1941 - Jun. 26, 1941

W. Lee O'Daniel

Aug. 4, 1941 - Jan. 3, 1949

Lyndon B. Johnson

Jan. 3, 1949 - Jan. 3, 1961

William A. Blakley

Jan. 3, 1961 - Jun. 14, 1961

John G. Tower

June 15, 1961 - Jan. 3, 1985

Phil Gramm

Jan. 3, 1985 - Nov. 30, 2002

John Cornyn

Dec. 2, 2002 - Present

*Named by Legislature but not seated.

**17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Direct Election of the U.S. Senators (1913) Passed by Congress on May 13, 1912, and ratified on April 8, 1913, the 17th Amendment allowed voters to cast direct votes for U.S. senators. Prior to its passage, senators were chosen by state legislatures.