United States Senate elections, 1900

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United States Senate elections, 1900
United States
1898 ←
1900 → 1902

30 of the 90 seats in the United States Senate
45 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  William B. Allison - Brady-Handy.jpg James Jones.png
Leader William B. Allison James K. Jones
Party Republican Democratic
Leader's seat Iowa Arkansas
Last election 52 seats 24 seats
Seats before 54 23
Seats won 53 28
Seat change Decrease 1 Increase 5

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Silver Republican Populist
Last election 2 seats 6 seats
Seats before 2 7
Seats won 3 2
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 5

Majority Party before election


Republican

Elected Majority Party


Republican

The United States Senate election of 1900 was an election in which the Republican Party gained three seats in the United States Senate, and which corresponded with President William McKinley's landslide re-election.

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

Results[edit]

57th Congress, 1901–1903

  • Majority Party: Republican (56)
  • Minority Party: Democratic (32)
  • Total Seats: 90

Change in Senate composition[edit]

Before the elections
D D D D V
D D D D D D D D D D
P D D D D D D D D D
P P P P P P S S 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 R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R R V
In the next Congress
D D D V V
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 P P 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 R R R R R R
R R R R R R R R R R
R R R V V
Key:
D = Democratic
P = Populist
R = Republican
S = Silver
r = Silver Republican
V = Vacant
Majority
divider

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