Alaska was admitted to the Union on January 3, 1959. Alaska's United States Senate seats belong to Class 2 and Class 3. The state's current senators are Republicans Lisa Murkowski (serving since 2002) and Dan Sullivan (serving since 2015). A total of eight people have represented Alaska in the U.S. Senate.
List of senators
Class 2 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle that were first elected in 1958 for only one Congress (the 86th Congress), and then the seat was contested again for the 87th Congress, 90th Congress, and every three Congresses (six years) thereafter. The seat in recent years has been contested in 2008, 2014, and 2020. The next election will be in 2026.
Class 3 U.S. senators belong to the electoral cycle that were first elected in 1958 for two Congresses (the 86th Congress and 87th Congress), and then the seat was contested again for the 88th Congress, 91st Congress, and every three Congresses (six years) thereafter. The seat in recent years has been contested in 2004, 2010, and 2016. Tthe next election will be in 2022.
|#||Senator||Party||Dates in office||Electoral history||T||T||Electoral history||Dates in office||Party||Senator||#|
|Democratic||January 3, 1959 –
December 11, 1968
|Elected in 1958.||1||86th||1||Elected in 1958.||January 3, 1959 –
January 3, 1969
|Re-elected in 1960.||2||87th|
|88th||2||Re-elected in 1962.|
|Re-elected in 1966.
|Vacant||December 11, 1968 –
December 24, 1968
|Republican||December 24, 1968 –
January 3, 2009
|Appointed to continue Bartlett's term.|
Elected in 1970 to finish Bartlett's term.
|91st||3||Elected in 1968.||January 3, 1969 –
January 3, 1981
|Re-elected in 1972.||4||93rd|
|94th||4||Re-elected in 1974.|
|Re-elected in 1978.||5||96th|
|97th||5||Elected in 1980.||January 3, 1981 –
December 2, 2002
|Re-elected in 1984.||6||99th|
|100th||6||Re-elected in 1986.|
|Re-elected in 1990.||7||102nd|
|103rd||7||Re-elected in 1992.|
|Re-elected in 1996.||8||105th|
|106th||8||Re-elected in 1998.|
Resigned to become Governor of Alaska.
|December 2, 2002 –
December 20, 2002
|Appointed to finish her father's term.||December 20, 2002 –
|Re-elected in 2002.
|109th||9||Elected to full term in 2004.|
|Democratic||January 3, 2009 –
January 3, 2015
|Elected in 2008.
|112th||10||Lost renomination, but re-elected as a write-in candidate in 2010.|
|Republican||January 3, 2015 –
|Elected in 2014.||11||114th|
|115th||11||Re-elected in 2016.|
|Re-elected in 2020.||12||117th|
|118th||12||To be determined in the 2022 election.|
|To be determined in the 2026 election.||13||120th|
|#||Senator||Party||Years in office||Electoral history||T||T||Electoral history||Years in office||Party||Senator||#|
|Class 2||Class 3|
Living former senators
As of November 2020[update], there are three living former senators from Alaska. The most recent and most recently serving senator to die was Ted Stevens (December 24, 1968 – January 3, 2009) on August 9, 2010.
|Senator||Term of office||Date of birth (and age)|
|Mike Gravel||January 3, 1969 – January 3, 1981||May 13, 1930|
|Frank Murkowski||January 3, 1981 – December 2, 2002||March 28, 1933|
|Mark Begich||January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2015||March 30, 1962|
They Shall Have Stars, the first volume in science fiction writer James Blish's Cities in Flight series, was published in 1950 and is set in a fictional 2013. A major character is Alaska Senator Bliss Wagoner, head of the Joint Congressional Committee on Space Flight, who is depicted as playing a crucial role in Humanity's spread into space. At the time of writing, Alaska was not yet a state and had no Senators, but Blish correctly assumed that this would come about by 2013.
- List of United States Representatives from Alaska
- United States congressional delegations from Alaska
- Alaska's at-large congressional district
- Alaska Senators, Representatives on GovTrack.us