United States elections, 1954

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The 1954 United States midterm elections were held on November 2, 1954. Incumbent President of the United States Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Republican Party lost eighteen seats to the Democratic Party in the House of Representatives, losing control of the chamber. Republicans would not re-take the House until 1994.[1]

The Republicans also lost control of the U.S. Senate, losing two seats to the Democrats.[2] Republicans would not re-take control of the Senate until 1980.[3]

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  1. ^ "Party Divisions of the House of Representatives". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 1954". U.S. House of Reps, Office of the Clerk. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Party Division in the Senate, 1789-Present". United States Senate. Retrieved 25 June 2014.