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United States Senate elections, 1884

 

United States Senate elections, 1884

United States Senate elections, 1884

November 1884

76 seats in the United States Senate
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Republican Democratic Readjuster
Last election 38 seats 36 seats 2 seats
Seats won 42 34 Steady
Seat change Increase 4 Decrease 2 Decrease 2

Majority Party before election


Republican

Elected Majority Party


Republican

The United States Senate election of 1884 was an election which had the Republican Party gain four seats in the United States Senate, and which coincided with the presidential election of 1884.

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

49th Congress (1885–1887)

  • Majority Party: Republican (42)
  • Minority Party: Democratic (34)
  • Other Parties: (0)
  • Total Seats: 76

Change in Senate composition

Senate composition in
the 48th 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   J   J 
No majority
 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   R   R   R   R 
 R   R   R   R   R   R   R   R   
 
Senate composition in
the 49th 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   R   R   R   R 
Majority→ 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   R   R   R   R 
 R   R   R   R   R   R   R   R   
Key:    D  =Democratic    J  =Readjuster    R  =Republican

See also

References

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


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