United States Senate elections, 1836

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The United States Senate election of 1836 was an election which had the Jacksonian coalition emerge as the Democratic Party, and the Adams, or Anti-Jackson, coalition emerge as the Whig Party

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


25th Congress (1837–1839)

  • Majority Party: Democratic (35)
  • Minority Party: Whig (17)
  • Other Parties: (0)
  • Total Seats: 52

Change in Senate composition[edit]

Senate composition before the elections[edit]

A6 A5 A4 A3 A2 A1
A7 A8 A9 A10 A11 A12 A13 A14 A15 A16
J27 J28 J29 J30 J31 N N A19 A18 A17
J26 ← Majority
J25 J24 J23 J22 J21 J20 J19 J18 J17
J16 J15 J14 J13 J12 J11 J10 J9 J8 J7
J6 J5 J4 J3 J2 J1

Senate composition as a result of the elections[edit]

D6 D5 D4 D3 D2 D1
D7 D8 D9 D10 D11 D12 D13 D14 D15 D16
D26 D25 D24 D23 D22 D21 D20 D19 D18 D17
D27 ← Majority
D28 D29 D30 D31 D32 D33 D34 D35 W17
W16 W15 W14 W13 W12 W11 W10 W9 W8 W7
W6 W5 W4 W3 W2 W1
A =Anti-Jacksonian
D =Democratic
J =Jacksonian
N =Nullifier
W =Whig
= Incumbent re-elected
O = Party hold: New senator elected from same party
+ = Party gain: New senator elected from different party

See also[edit]