United States Senate elections, 1895

United States Senate elections, 1894
United States
1892 ←
1894
→ 1896

30 of the 88 seats in the United States Senate
44 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader John Sherman Arthur P. Gorman
Party Republican Democratic
Leader's seat Ohio Maryland
Last election 37 seats 44 seats
Seats before 41 43
Seats won 42 39
Seat change Increase1 Decrease4

  Third party Fourth party
 
Leader William V. Allen William M. Stewart
Party Populist
Leader's seat Nebraska Nevada
Last election 3 seats 1 seats
Seats before 3 1
Seats won 4 2
Seat change Increase1 Increase1

Majority Party before election

Democratic Party (United States)

Elected Majority Party

Republican Party (United States)


The U.S. Senate election, 1894 was a slight Republican victory. It was in this election that future presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan failed to win a Senate seat in Nebraska.

It was a different story in the House where Democrats suffered massive losses.

Results

  • Plurality: Republican: 42
  • Minority: Democrats: 39
  • Other parties: Populist: 4, Silver: 2
  • Total: 88
  • Vacant: 1, due to failure to elect. Later filled by a Democrat

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
P D D D D D D D D D
P
P S 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
 
In the next Congress
D D D V
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
P P P P D D D D D D
S
S 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
S = Silver
V = Vacant
Majority
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