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United States Senate elections, 1854

United States Senate elections, 1854

1854

20 of the 62 seats in the United States Senate
31 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Democratic Opposition American
Last election 38 seats 22 seats 0
Seats won 39 21 1
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 1 Increase 1

  Fourth party Fifth party
 
Party Free Soil Republican
Last election 2 seats 0
Seats won Steady 1
Seat change Decrease 2 Increase 1

Majority Party before election

Democratic Party

Elected Majority Party

Democratic Party

The United States Senate election of 1854 was an election which, after the dissolution of the Whig Party, had a coalition of former Whigs known as the Opposition Party.

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

Results

34th Congress, 1855-1857

  • Majority Party: Democratic (39)
  • Minority Party: Opposition (21)
  • Other Parties: Republican (1);American (1)
  • Total Seats: 62

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 F F O
O O O O O O O O O O
O O O O O O O O O O
O
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 D A R
O O O O O O O O O O
O O O O O O O O O O
O
Key:
A = American
D = Democratic
F = Free Soil
O = Opposition
R = Republican
Majority
divider

See also

References

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