United States Senate elections, 1864

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The United States Senate election of 1864 was an election corresponding with Abraham Lincoln's re-election, with the Republican Party gaining six seats in the United States Senate. As this election occurred during the Civil War, most of the Southern States were absent.

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

Results[edit]

39th Congress (1865–1867)

  • Majority Party: Republican (39)
  • Minority Party: Democratic (11)
  • Other Parties: Unconditional Unionist (3); Unionist (1)
  • Vacant: (18)
  • Total Seats: 72

Change in Senate composition[edit]

End of previous Congress
D D D D D D
V V V V V V D D D D
V V V V V V V V V V
Ü Ü Ü Ü V V V V V V
U
U U R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R
Beginning of the next Congress
D D D D D D
V V V V V D D D D D
V V V V V V V V V V
R U U Ü V V V V V V
R
R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R


End of the next Congress
D D D D D D D
V V V V V V V V D D
V V V V V V V V V V
R R R R U U U Ü Ü Ü
R
R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R R R R
Key:
D = Democratic
R = Republican
U = Unionist
Ü = Unconditional Unionist
V = Vacant
Majority
divider

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