Political party strength in Iowa

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The following table indicates the party of elected officials in the U.S. state of Iowa:

The table also indicates the historical party composition in the:

For years in which a presidential election was held, the table indicates which party's nominees received the state's electoral votes.

The parties are as follows:       Democratic (D),       Republican (R),       Free Soil (FS), and       Whig (W).

Year Executive offices General Assembly United States Congress Electoral College votes
Governor Lt. Governor Sec. of State Attorney General Auditor Treasurer Sec. of Ag. State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House
1846 Ansel Briggs (D) Elisha Cutler Jr.
1847 George W. Jones (D) Augustus C. Dodge (D)
1848 Josiah H. Bonney (D)
1849
1850 George W. McClearly (D)
1851 Stephen P. Hempstead (D)
1852
1853 David C. Cloud
1854
1855 James W. Grimes (W) James Harlan (FS)
1856 Elijah Sells (R) Samuel Allen Rice
1857 James Harlan (R)
1858 Ralph P. Lowe (R) Oran Faville (R)
1859 James W. Grimes (R)
1860 Samuel J. Kirkwood (R) Nicholas J. Rusch (R)
1861 Charles C. Nourse
1862 John R. Needham (R)
1863 James Wright (R)
1864 William M. Stone (R) Enoch W. Eastman (R)
1865 Isaac L. Allen Samuel J. Kirkwood (R)
1866 Benjamin F. Gue (R) Frederick E. Bissell
1867 Ed Wright (R) Henry O'Connor James Harlan (R)
1868 Samuel Merrill (R) John Scott (R)
1869
1870 Madison Miner Walden (R) James B. Howell (R)
1871 Henry C. Bulis (R) George G. Wright (R)
1872 Cyrus C. Carpenter (R) Marsena E. Cutts (R)
1873 Josiah T. Young (R) William B. Allison (R)
1874 Joseph Dysart (R)
1875
1876 Samuel J. Kirkwood (R)[1] Joshua G. Newbold (R)
1877 John F. McJunkin Samuel J. Kirkwood (R)
Joshua G. Newbold (R)[2] vacant
1878 John H. Gear (R) Frank T. Campbell (R)
1879 John A. T. Hull (R)
1880
1881 Smith McPherson (R) James W. McDill (R)
1882 Buren R. Sherman (R) Orlando H. Manning (R)
1883 James F. Wilson (R)
1884
1885 Frank D. Jackson (R) Andrew J. Baker
1886 William Larrabee (R) John A.T. Hull (R)
1887
1888
1889 John Y. Stone
1890 Horace Boies (D) Alfred N. Poyneer (R)
1891 William M. McFarland (R)
1892 Samuel L. Bestow (D)
1893
1894 Frank D. Jackson (R) Warren S. Dungan (R)
1895 Milton Remley John H. Gear (R)
1896 Francis M. Drake (R) Matt Parrott (R)
1897 George L. Dobson (R)
1898 Leslie M. Shaw (R) James C. Milliman (R)
1899
1900
1901 William B. Martin (R) Charles W. Mullan Jonathan P. Dolliver (R)
1902 Albert B. Cummins (R)[1] John Herriott (R)
1903
1904
1905
1906
1907 Warren Garst (R) William C. Hayward (R) John F. Riggs
1908
Warren Garst (R)[2] vacant
1909 Beryl F. Carroll (R) George W. Clarke (R) Howard Webster Byers Albert B. Cummins (R)
1910 Lafayette Young (R)
1911 George Cosson
1912 William S. Kenyon (R)
1913 George W. Clarke (R) William L. Harding (R) William S. Allen (R)
1914
1915
1916
1917 William L. Harding (R) Ernest Robert Moore (R) H. M. Havner
1918
1919 W. C. Ramsay (R)
1920
1921 N. E. Kendall (R) John Hammill (R) Ben J. Gibson
1922 Smith W. Brookhart (R)
1923
1924
1925 John Hammill (R) Clem F. Kimball (R)
1926 Daniel F. Steck (D)
1927 John Fletcher Smith W. Brookhart (R)
1928 Arch W. McFarlane (R) Ed M. Smith (R)
1929
1930
1931 Daniel Webster Turner (R) G. C. Greenwalt (R) Lester J. Dickinson (R)
1932
1933 Clyde L. Herring (D) Nelson G. Kraschel (D) Ola Babcock Miller (D) Edward L. O'Connor Richard L. Murphy (D)
1934
1935
1936
1937 Nelson G. Kraschel (D) John K. Valentine (D) Robert E. O'Brien (D) John H. Mitchell Clyde L. Herring (D) Guy Mark Gillette (D)
1938
1939 George A. Wilson (R) Bourke B. Hickenlooper (R) Earl G. Miller (R) Fred D. Everett (R) C. B. (Chet) Akers (R)
1940
1941 John M. Rankin (R)
1942
1943 Bourke B. Hickenlooper (R) Robert D. Blue (R) Wayne N. Ropes (R) George A. Wilson (R)
1944
1945 Robert D. Blue (R) Kenneth A. Evans (R) Bourke B. Hickenlooper (R)
1946
1947 Rolo H. Bergeson (R) Robert L. Larson (R)
1948
1949 William S. Beardsley (R)[3] Melvin D. Synhorst (R) Guy Gillette (D)
1950 Clyde Spry (R)
1951 William H. Nicholas (R) M. L. Abrahamson (R)
1952
1953 Leo Elthon (R) Leo Hoegh (R)
1954
Leo Elthon (R)[2] vacant
1955 Leo Hoegh (R) Leo Elthon (R) Dayton Countryman (R) Thomas E. Martin (R)
1956
1957 Herschel C. Loveless (D) William H. Nicholas (R) Norman A. Erbe (R)
1958
1959 Edward J. McManus (D)
1960 Richard M. Nixon and Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (R)
1961 Norman A. Erbe (R) W. L. Mooty (D) Evan Hultman (R) Jack Miller (R)
L. B. Liddy (R)
1962
1963 Harold E. Hughes (D)[1]
1964 Lyndon B. Johnson and Hubert Humphrey (D)
1965 Robert D. Fulton (D) Gary L. Cameron (D) Lawrence F. Scalise (D) Lorne R Worthington (D) Paul Franzenburg (D) Kenneth E Owen (D)
1966
1967 Melvin D. Synhorst (R)[4] Richard C. Turner Lloyd R. Smith L. B. Liddy (R)
1968 Richard M. Nixon and Spiro Agnew (R)
1969 Robert D. Fulton (D)[2] vacant Maurice E. Baringer Harold E. Hughes (D)
Robert D. Ray (R) Roger Jepsen (R)
1970
1971
1972
1973 Arthur A. Neu (R) Robert H. Lounsberry (R) Dick Clark (D)
1974
1975 John Culver (D)
1976 Gerald R. Ford and Bob Dole (R)
1977
1978
1979 Terry Branstad (R) Tom Miller (D) Richard D. Johnson (R) Roger Jepsen (R)
1980 Mary Jane Odell (R) Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush (R)
1981 Chuck Grassley (R)
1982
1983 Terry Branstad (R) Robert T. Anderson (D) Michael Fitzgerald (D) 28D, 22D 60D, 40R
1984
1985 29D, 21D 60D, 40R Tom Harkin (D)
1986
1987 Jo Ann Zimmerman (D) Elaine Baxter (D) Dale M Cochran (D) 30D, 20D 58D, 42R
1988 Michael Dukakis and Lloyd Bentsen (D)
1989 30D, 20D 61D, 39R
1990
1991 Joy Corning (R) Bonnie J. Campbell (D) 29D, 21D 55D, 45R
1992 Bill Clinton and Al Gore (D)
1993 27D, 23D 51R, 49D
1994
1995 Paul Pate (R) Tom Miller (D) 27D, 23D 63R, 37D
1996
1997 28R, 22D 55R, 45D 4R, 1D
1998
1999 Tom Vilsack (D) Sally Pederson (D) Chet Culver (D) Patty Judge (D) 30R, 20D 57R, 43D
2000 Al Gore and Joe Lieberman (D)
2001 29R, 21D 56R, 44D
2002
2003 David A. Vaudt (R) 29R, 21D 53R, 47D
2004 George W. Bush and Dick Cheney (R)
2005 25D, 25R 51R, 49D
2006
2007 Chet Culver (D) Patty Judge (D) Michael Mauro (D) Bill Northey (R) 30D, 20R 53D, 47R 3D, 2R
2008 Barack Obama and Joe Biden (D)
2009 32D, 18R 57D, 43R
2010
2011 Terry Branstad (R) Kim Reynolds (R) Matt Schultz (R) 26D, 24R 60R, 40D
2012
2013 53R, 46D, 1 vacancy 2D, 2R
Mary Mosiman (R)
2014 53R, 47D
Year Governor Lt. Governor Sec. of State Attorney General Auditor Treasurer Sec. of Ag. State Senate State House U.S. Senator (Class II) U.S. Senator (Class III) U.S. House Electoral College votes
Executive offices General Assembly United States Congress

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  1. ^ a b c Resigned to take an elected seat in the United States Senate.
  2. ^ a b c d As lieutenant governor, filled unexpired term.
  3. ^ Died in office.
  4. ^ Resigned.

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