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State Senators from Daviess County–All Holders

# Office Holder Counties/District Party Tenure Start Reason End Reason
1   William Polke Daviess, Knox, Sullivan, Pike Dec 1, 1817 to Dec 7, 1818 Counties Added to District Counties Added to District
   William Polke Daviess, Knox, Sullivan, Vigo, Dubois Dec 7, 1818 to Dec 6, 1819 General Election Counties Added to District
   William Polke Daviess, Knox, Owen, Sullivan, Vigo, Dubois Dec 6, 1819 to Nov 27, 1820 Counties Added to District Counties Added to District
   William Polke Daviess, Knox, Martin, Owen, Sullivan, Vigo Nov 27, 1820 to Nov 19, 1821 Counties Added to District
2   Frederick Shoults Daviess, Knox, Martin Nov 19, 1821 to Jan 10, 1825 General Election
3   John Ewing Daviess, Knox, Martin Jan 10, 1825 to Dec 2, 1833 General Election Did Not Run
4   William Wallace Daviess, Knox, Martin Dec 2, 1833 to Dec 1, 1834 General Election Switched Parties
   William Wallace Daviess, Knox, Martin Democratic Dec 1, 1834 to Feb 1, 1835 Switched Parties Died
   Vacant Daviess, Knox, Martin Feb 1, 1835 to Dec 7, 1835
5   Henry Moore Shaw Daviess, Knox, Martin Whig Dec 7, 1835 to Dec 5, 1836 Special Election
6   Thomas C. Moore Daviess, Knox, Martin Democratic Dec 5, 1836 to Dec 2, 1839 General Election Did Not Run
7   Robert N. Carnan Daviess, Knox, Martin Whig Dec 2, 1839 to Dec 6, 1841 General Election Redistricting
8   Abner M. Davis Daviess, Martin Democratic Dec 6, 1841 to Sep 1, 1844 General Election Died
   Vacant Daviess, Martin Sep 1, 1844 to Dec 2, 1844
9   Elijah Chapman Daviess, Martin Democratic Dec 2, 1844 to Jan 20, 1846 Special Election Resigned
10   Richard Andrew Clements, Sr. Daviess, Martin Whig Dec 7, 1846 to Dec 6, 1847 Special Election
11   Aaron Houghton Daviess, Martin Whig Dec 6, 1847 to Dec 30, 1850 General Election
12   William Ellis Niblack Daviess, Martin Democratic Dec 30, 1850 to Dec 1, 1851 General Election Redistricting
   William Ellis Niblack Daviess, Knox, Martin Democratic Dec 1, 1851 to Nov 3, 1852 General Election
13   Gaylord Griswold Barton Daviess, Knox, Martin Democratic Nov 3, 1852 to Nov 8, 1854 General Election
14   John T. Freeland Daviess, Knox, Martin Indiana People's Party Nov 8, 1854 to Nov 5, 1856 General Election Switched Parties
   John T. Freeland Daviess, Knox, Martin Republican Nov 5, 1856 to Nov 3, 1858 Switched Parties
15   James Douglas Williams Daviess, Knox Democratic Nov 3, 1858 to Nov 7, 1866 General Election
16   William S. Turner Daviess, Knox Democratic Nov 7, 1866 to Mar 4, 1869 General Election Resigned
   Vacant Daviess, Knox Mar 4, 1869 to Mar 24, 1869
   William S. Turner Daviess, Knox Democratic Mar 24, 1869 to May 13, 1869 Special Election Resigned
   Vacant Daviess, Knox May 13, 1869 to Nov 9, 1870
17   James Douglas Williams Daviess, Knox Democratic Nov 9, 1870 to Nov 4, 1874 General Election Ran For Other Office
18   Andrew Humphreys Daviess, Greene Democratic Nov 4, 1874 to Dec 5, 1876 General Election Assumed Other Office
19   David J. Hefron Daviess, Greene Democratic Nov 8, 1876 to Nov 8, 1882 Special Election
   Vacant Daviess, Greene Dec 5, 1876 to Jan 4, 1877
20   Jacob Perry McIntosh Daviess, Greene Democratic Nov 8, 1882 to Nov 3, 1886 General Election
21   Clinton K. Tharp Daviess, Martin Democratic Nov 3, 1886 to Jul 6, 1888 General Election Resigned
   Vacant Daviess, Martin Jul 6, 1888 to Nov 7, 1888
22   George Washington Alford Daviess, Martin Republican Nov 7, 1888 to Nov 5, 1890 Special Election Lost Reelection Bid
23   William Kennedy Daviess, Martin Democratic Nov 5, 1890 to Nov 7, 1894 General Election
24   Hileary Quincy Houghton Daviess, Martin Republican Nov 7, 1894 to Nov 9, 1898 General Election
25   Ephraim Inman Daviess, Dubois Democratic Nov 9, 1898 to Nov 5, 1902 General Election
26   Richard McClellan Milburn Daviess, Dubois Democratic Nov 5, 1902 to Nov 7, 1906 General Election
27   Ezra Mattingly Daviess, Pike Republican Nov 7, 1906 to Nov 9, 1910 General Election
28   Henry Gers Daviess, Pike Democratic Nov 9, 1910 to Nov 4, 1914 General Election
29   James W. Porter Daviess, Pike Republican Nov 4, 1914 to Nov 8, 1916 General Election Redistricting
   James W. Porter Daviess, Dubois, Spencer Republican Nov 8, 1916 to Nov 6, 1918 Redistricting
30   William Allen McCullough Daviess, Dubois, Spencer Democratic Nov 6, 1918 to Nov 8, 1922 General Election
31   Perry H. Easton Daviess, Knox Democratic Nov 8, 1922 to Nov 3, 1926 General Election
32   Curtis Grover Shake Daviess, Knox Democratic Nov 3, 1926 to Jul 1, 1928 General Election Resigned
   Vacant Daviess, Knox Jul 1, 1928 to Nov 7, 1928
33   William Herbert Hill Daviess, Knox Republican Nov 7, 1928 to Nov 5, 1930 Special Election
34   William Patrick Dennigan Daviess, Knox Democratic Nov 5, 1930 to Nov 9, 1938 General Election
35   Orville Truman Stout Daviess, Knox Republican Nov 9, 1938 to Nov 4, 1942 General Election
36   Charles Omer Free Daviess, Knox Republican Nov 4, 1942 to Jun 17, 1948 General Election Died
   Vacant Daviess, Knox Jun 17, 1948 to Nov 3, 1948
37   Gilbert Szeleczky Shake Daviess, Knox Democratic Nov 3, 1948 to Nov 8, 1950 Special Election
38   Clifford Farris Daviess, Knox Republican Nov 8, 1950 to Nov 3, 1954 General Election
39   Matthew Empson Welsh Daviess, Knox Democratic Nov 3, 1954 to Aug 11, 1960 General Election Resigned
   Vacant Daviess, Knox Aug 11, 1960 to Nov 9, 1960
40   James Hamilton Beamon Daviess, Knox Republican Nov 9, 1960 to Nov 7, 1962 Special Election
41   Charles Henry Schenk Daviess, Knox Democratic Nov 7, 1962 to Nov 9, 1966 General Election
42   Emil Hermann Schmutzler, Jr. District 27 Republican Nov 9, 1966 to Nov 4, 1970 General Election
43   Joseph G. Bruggenschmidt District 27 Democratic Nov 4, 1970 to Nov 8, 1972 General Election Redistricting
44   Robert James Fair District 48 Democratic Nov 8, 1972 to Nov 8, 1978 Redistricting Did Not Run
   Joseph G. Bruggenschmidt District 47 Democratic Nov 8, 1972 to Nov 8, 1978 Redistricting Lost Renomination Bid
46   Kenneth C. Snider District 48 Democratic Nov 8, 1978 to Nov 3, 1982 General Election Ran For Other Office
   Michael Charles Kendall District 47 Democratic Nov 8, 1978 to Nov 3, 1982 General Election Ran For Other Office
48   John Waterman District 39 Republican Nov 3, 1982 to Nov 5, 2014 General Election Lost Renomination Bid
49   Eric Bassler District 39 Republican Nov 5, 2014 to Present General Election Present