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United States Senate elections, 1858

 

United States Senate elections, 1858

United States Senate elections, 1858

1858

22 of the 66 seats in the United States Senate
33 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Democratic Republican American
Last election 41 seats 20 seats 5 seats
Seats won 38 26 2
Seat change Decrease 3 Increase 6 Decrease 3

Majority Party before election

Democratic Party

Elected Majority Party

Democratic Party


The United States Senate election of 1858 was an election which had the Republican Party gain six additional seats in the United States Senate.

As this election was prior to ratification of the seventeenth amendment, Senators were chosen by State legislatures.

Contents

  • Results 1
  • Change in Senate composition 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Results

35th Congress, 1859-1861

  • Majority Party: Democratic (38)
  • Minority Party: Republican (26)
  • Other Parties: American (2)
  • Total Seats: 66

Change in Senate composition

Before the elections
D D D
D D D D D D D D D D
D D D D D D D D D D
D D D D D D D D D D
D D D D D D D D A A
R R R R R R R A A A
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R
In the next Congress
D D D
D D D D D D D D D D
D D D D D D D D D D
D D D D D D D D D D
D D D D D A A R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R
Key:
A =American
D =Democratic
R =Republican
Majority
divider

See also

References

  • Party Division in the Senate, 1789-Present, via Senate.gov
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