United States Senate elections, 1842

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United States Senate elections, 1842
United States
1840 ←
November 1842 → 1844

? seats in the United States Senate
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Whig Democratic
Last election 29 seats 22 seats
Seats won 29 23
Seat change Steady Increase 1

Majority Party before election

Whig Party

Elected Majority Party

Whig Party

The United States Senate election of 1842 was an election which had the Whigs lose seats but maintain control of the United States Senate.

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

Results[edit]

28th Congress (1843–1845)

  • Majority Party: Whig (29)
  • Minority Party: Democratic (23)
  • Other Parties: (0)
  • Total Seats: 52

Change in Senate composition[edit]

Before the elections
D D D D V V
D D D D D D D D D D
W W W W 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 W
W W W W W V
Beginning of the next Congress
D D D D V V
D D D D D D D D D D
W W D D 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 W
W W W W V V
Key:
D = Democratic
W = Whig
V = Vacant
Majority
divider

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