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State Senators from Knox County–All Holders

# Office Holder Counties/District Party Tenure Start Reason End Reason
1   William Polke Knox Nov 4, 1816 to Dec 1, 1817 General Election Counties Added to District
   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
   Robert N. Carnan Knox Whig Dec 6, 1841 to Dec 5, 1842 Redistricting Lost Reelection Bid
8   John Ewing Knox Whig Dec 5, 1842 to Dec 1, 1845 General Election
9   Abner Turner Ellis Knox Whig Dec 1, 1845 to Dec 1, 1851 General Election
10   William Ellis Niblack Daviess, Knox, Martin Democratic Dec 1, 1851 to Nov 3, 1852 General Election
11   Gaylord Griswold Barton Daviess, Knox, Martin Democratic Nov 3, 1852 to Nov 8, 1854 General Election
12   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
13   James Douglas Williams Daviess, Knox Democratic Nov 3, 1858 to Nov 7, 1866 General Election
14   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
15   James Douglas Williams Daviess, Knox Democratic Nov 9, 1870 to Nov 4, 1874 General Election Ran For Other Office
16   Henry Kautzman Wilson Knox, Sullivan Democratic Nov 4, 1874 to Nov 6, 1878 General Election
17   Frederick W. Viehe Knox, Sullivan Democratic Nov 6, 1878 to Nov 8, 1882 General Election
18   Joshua Ernest Knox, Sullivan Democratic Nov 8, 1882 to Nov 3, 1886 General Election
19   William W. Berry Knox, Pike Democratic Nov 3, 1886 to Nov 5, 1890 General Election
20   Henry J. Wiggs Knox, Pike Democratic Nov 5, 1890 to Nov 7, 1894 General Election
21   William J. Bethell Knox, Pike Republican Nov 7, 1894 to Nov 9, 1898 General Election
22   Royal Ellis Purcell, Sr. Knox, Sullivan Democratic Nov 9, 1898 to Nov 5, 1902 General Election
23   Raphael T. Thralls Knox, Sullivan Democratic Nov 5, 1902 to Nov 7, 1906 General Election
24   Mordecai Moore McDowell Knox, Sullivan Democratic Nov 7, 1906 to Nov 9, 1910 General Election
25   Charles Theodore Akin Knox, Sullivan Democratic Nov 9, 1910 to Nov 4, 1914 General Election
26   David Franklin Culbertson Knox, Sullivan Democratic Nov 4, 1914 to Nov 8, 1916 General Election Redistricting
   David Franklin Culbertson Knox, Pike Democratic Nov 8, 1916 to Nov 6, 1918 Redistricting
27   Charles Alfred Bainum Knox, Pike Republican Nov 6, 1918 to Nov 8, 1922 General Election
28   Perry H. Easton Daviess, Knox Democratic Nov 8, 1922 to Nov 3, 1926 General Election
29   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
30   William Herbert Hill Daviess, Knox Republican Nov 7, 1928 to Nov 5, 1930 Special Election
31   William Patrick Dennigan Daviess, Knox Democratic Nov 5, 1930 to Nov 9, 1938 General Election
32   Orville Truman Stout Daviess, Knox Republican Nov 9, 1938 to Nov 4, 1942 General Election
33   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
34   Gilbert Szeleczky Shake Daviess, Knox Democratic Nov 3, 1948 to Nov 8, 1950 Special Election
35   Clifford Farris Daviess, Knox Republican Nov 8, 1950 to Nov 3, 1954 General Election
36   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
37   James Hamilton Beamon Daviess, Knox Republican Nov 9, 1960 to Nov 7, 1962 Special Election
38   Charles Henry Schenk Daviess, Knox Democratic Nov 7, 1962 to Nov 9, 1966 General Election
39   Robert James Fair District 25 Democratic Nov 9, 1966 to Nov 8, 1972 General Election Redistricting
   Robert James Fair District 48 Democratic Nov 8, 1972 to Nov 8, 1978 Redistricting Did Not Run
40   Kenneth C. Snider District 48 Democratic Nov 8, 1978 to Nov 3, 1982 General Election Ran For Other Office
41   James Russell Monk District 39 Democratic Nov 3, 1982 to May 5, 1989 General Election Gubernatorial Appointment
   Vacant District 39 May 5, 1989 to May 16, 1989
42   Maurice E. Doll, Jr. District 39 Democratic May 16, 1989 to Nov 9, 1994 Appointed by Caucus Lost Reelection Bid
43   John Waterman District 39 Republican Nov 9, 1994 to Nov 5, 2014 General Election Lost Renomination Bid
44   Lindel O'Dell Hume District 48 Democratic Nov 7, 2012 to Nov 5, 2014 General Election Did Not Run
45   Mark Messmer District 48 Republican Nov 5, 2014 to Present General Election Present
   Eric Bassler District 39 Republican Nov 5, 2014 to Present General Election Present