United States Senate elections, 1830

The United States Senate election of 1830 was an election which had the Jacksonian coalition lose a seat in the United States Senate to the Anti-Jackson coalition.

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


22nd Congress (1831–1833)

  • Majority Party: Anti-Jackson (24)
  • Minority Party: Jacksonian (22)
  • Other Parties: Nullifier (2)
  • Total Seats: 48

Senate composition before and after elections

Senate composition at the
end of the 21st Congress
  A5 A15   J24 J14 J4
A6 A16 J23 J13 J3
A7 A17 J22 J12 J2
A8 A18 J21 J11 J1
A9 A19 J20 J10  
A10 A20 J19 J9
A1 A11 A21 J18 J8
A2 A12 A22 J17 J7
A3 A13 V J16 J6
A4 A14 J25 J15 J5
Senate composition at the
beginning of the 22nd Congress
  A5 A15   J24 J14 J4
A6 A16 J23 J13 J3
A7 A17 J22 J12 J2
A8 A18 J21 J11 J1
A9 A19 J20 J10  
A10 A20 J19 J9
A1 A11 A21 J18 J8
A2 A12 V J17 J7
A3 A13 N1 J16 J6
A4 A14 N2 J15 J5
A = Anti-Jacksonian [Bracketed] seat changed parties
J = Jacksonian
N = Nullifier
V = Vacant

Individual races


The two houses of the Ohio General Assembly met during the winter of 1830-1831 in joint assembly to elect a Senator (Class 3). After seven ballots, on various dates, Thomas Ewing was elected on a majority of the ballots. The balloting was as follows:[1]

Ballot Thomas Ewing
Micajah T. Williams
Edward King
National Republican
1 33 49 21
2 37 50 21
3 42 49 16
4 46 52 9
5 51 51 5
6 54 53 2
7 54 51 2

See also


  1. ^ Taylor, William Alexander; Taylor, Aubrey Clarence (1899). Ohio statesmen and annals of progress: from the year 1788 to the year 1900 .... State of Ohio. p. 151. 
  • Party Division in the Senate, 1789-Present, via Senate.gov
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