United States Senate elections, 1902

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United States Senate elections, 1902
United States
1900 ←
1902
→ 1904

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 56 seats 32 seats
Seats before 55 28
Seats won 55 33
Seat change Steady Increase 5

  Third party
 
Party Silver Republican
Last election 3 seats
Seats before 3
Seats won 2
Seat change Decrease 1

Majority Party before election


Republican

Elected Majority Party


Republican

The United States Senate election of 1902 was an election which had the Republican Party and the Democratic Party each gain one seat in the United States Senate.

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

Results[edit]

58th Congress, 1903-1905

  • Majority Party: Republican (55)
  • Majority caucus: Silver Republican (2)
  • Minority Party: Democratic (33)
  • Other Parties: (0)
  • 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
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 R R V
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 D 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 R
Key:
D = Democratic
P = Populist
R = Republican
r = Silver Republican
V = Vacant
Majority
divider

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