United States Senate elections, 1838

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United States Senate elections, 1838
United States
1836 ←
November 1838
→ 1840

? seats in the United States Senate
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Whig
Last election 35 seats 17 seats
Seats won 30 22
Seat change Decrease 5 Increase 5

Majority Party before election

Democratic Party

Elected Majority Party

Democratic Party


The United States Senate election of 1838 was an election which had the Democratic Party lose five seats in the United States Senate.

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

Results[edit]

26th Congress (1839–1841)

  • Majority Party: Democratic (29)
  • Minority Party: Whig (21, later increased to 23)
  • Total Seats: 52

Change in Senate composition[edit]

Before the elections[edit]

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 ←Majority
D D D D D D W W W
W W W W W W W W W W
W W W W W W

In the next Congress[edit]

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 ←Majority
D D V V W W W W W
W W W W W W W W W W
W W W W W W
Key:
D = Democratic
W = Whig
V = Vacant

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