United States Senate elections, 1852

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The United States Senate election of 1852 was an election which had the Democratic Party gain two seats in the United States Senate, and which coincided with the 1852 Presidential election.

United States Senate elections, 1852
United States
1850 ←
1852 → 1854

  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Democratic Whig Free Soil
Last election 36 seats 23 seats 3 seats
Seats won 38 22 2
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 1 Decrease 1

Majority Party before election

Democratic Party

Elected Majority Party

Democratic Party


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

Senate Party Division, 33rd Congress (1853–1855)[edit]

  • Majority Party: Democratic (38)
  • Minority Party: Whig Party (22)
  • Other Parties: Free Soiler (2)
  • Total Seats: 62

Change in Senate composition[edit]

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 ←Majority
D D D D F F F W W
W W W W W W W W W W
W W W W W W W W W W
W
 
In the next Congress
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 ←Majority
D D D D D D F F W
W W W W W W W W W W
W W W W W W W W W W
W
Key:
D = Democratic
F = Free Soil
W = Whig
V = Vacant

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