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United States Senate elections, 1890

United States Senate elections, 1890

1890

88 seats in the United States Senate
45 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Republican Democratic Populist
Last election 51 seats 37 seats 0 Seats
Seats won 47 39 2
Seat change Decrease 4 Increase 2 Increase 2

Majority Party before election

Democratic

Elected Majority Party

Republican

The United States Senate election of 1890 was an election in which the Republican Party lost two seats in the United States Senate, though still retaining a commanding majority.

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

Results

52nd Congress (1891–1893)

  • Majority Party: Republican (47)
  • Minority Party: Democratic (39)
  • Other Parties: Populist (2)
  • Total Seats: 88

Change in Senate composition

Senate composition in
the 51st 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   R   R   R   D   D   D 
 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   R   R 
 R   R   R   R   
Senate composition in
the 52nd 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   P   P   D   D   D   D   D 
 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   R   R 
 R   R   R   R   
Key:    D  =Democratic    P  =Populist    R  =Republican

See also

References

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


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