United States Senate elections, 1812

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The United States Senate election of 1812 was an election which, coinciding with President James Madison's re-election, had the Democratic-Republican Party lose two seats but still retain an overwhelming majority in the United States Senate.

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

Results

13th Congress (1813–1815)

  • Majority Party: Democratic-Republican (27)
  • Minority Party: Federalist (6)
  • Vacant: 3
  • Total Seats: 36

Senate composition before and after elections

At the end of the 12th Congress
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
DR
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
F F F F F F DR DR
Beginning of the 13th Congress
V DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
DR
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
V V F F F F F F
Key:
DR = Democratic-Republican
F = Federalist
V = Vacant
Majority
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See also

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