United States Senate elections, 1810

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The United States Senate election of 1810 was an election which had the Democratic-Republican Party increase its overwhelming control of the Senate to a five-sixths majority by gaining three additional Senators.

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

Results[edit]

12th Congress (1811–1813)

  • Majority Party: Democratic-Republican (30)
  • Other Parties: 0
  • Total Seats: 36

Senate composition before and after elections[edit]

At the end of the 11th Congress
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
DR
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
F F F F F F F
Beginning of the 12th Congress
V DR DR DR DR DR DR
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
DR
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
F F F F F F DR
End of the 12th Congress
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
DR
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
F F F F F F DR DR

During this congress, two new Senate seats were added for the new state of Louisiana.

Key:
DR = Democratic-Republican
F = Federalist
V = Vacant
Majority
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