United States Senate elections, 1892

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United States Senate elections, 1892
United States
1890 ←
1892
→ 1894

30 of the 88 seats in the United States Senate
49 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 39 seats 47 seats
Seats won 44 37
Seat change Increase 5 Decrease 10

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Populist Silver
Last election 1 seats New Party
Seats won 3 1
Seat change Increase 2 Increase 1

Majority Party before election

Republican

Elected Majority Party

Democratic

The United States Senate election of 1892 was an election which, corresponding with former Democratic President Grover Cleveland's return to power, had the Republican Party lose seven seats in the United States Senate and lose its majority to the Democratic Party.

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

Results[edit]

53rd Congress (1893–1895)

  • Majority Party: Democratic (44)
  • Minority Party: Republican (37)
  • Other Parties: Populist (3); Silver (1)
  • Total Seats: 88
  • Vacant: 3

Change in Senate composition[edit]

Senate composition before the elections[edit]

D1 D2 D3 D4
D14 D13 D12 D11 D10 D9 D8 D7 D6 D5
D15 D16 D17 D18 D19 D20 D21 D22 D23 D24
D34 D33 D32 D31 D30 D29 D28 D27 D26 D25
D35 D36 D37 D38 D39 P1 P2 R47 R46 R45
Majority → R44
R35 R36 R37 R38 R39 R40 R41 R42 R43
R34 R33 R32 R31 R30 R29 R28 R27 R26 R25
R15 R16 R17 R18 R19 R20 R21 R22 R23 R24
R14 R13 R12 R11 R10 R9 R8 R7 R6 R5
R1 R2 R3 R4

Senate composition as a result of the elections[edit]

D1 D2 D3 D4
D14 D13 D12 D11 D10 D9 D8 D7 D6 D5
D15 D16 D17 D18 D19 D20 D21 D22 D23 D24
D34 D33 D32 D31 D30 D29 D28 D27 D26 D25
D35 D36 D37 D38 D39 D40 D41 D42 D43 D44
Majority (with Vice President's vote) →
R35 R36 R37 V1 V2 V3 S1 P3 P2 P1
R34 R33 R32 R31 R30 R29 R28 R27 R26 R25
R15 R16 R17 R18 R19 R20 R21 R22 R23 R24
R14 R13 R12 R11 R10 R9 R8 R7 R6 R5
R1 R2 R3 R4
Key:
D# Democratic
P# Populist
R# Republican
S# Silver
V# Vacant, later filled by Republicans

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