United States Senate elections, 1892

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United States Senate elections, 1892
United States
1890 ←
1892
→ 1894

30 of the 88 seats in the United States Senate
49 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 39 seats 47 seats
Seats won 44 37
Seat change Increase 5 Decrease 10

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Populist Silver
Last election 1 seats New Party
Seats won 3 1
Seat change Increase 2 Increase 1

Majority Party before election

Republican

Elected Majority Party

Democratic

The United States Senate election of 1892 was an election which, corresponding with former President Grover Cleveland's return to power, had the Republican Party lose seven seats in the United States Senate and lose its majority to the Democratic Party.

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

Results

53rd Congress (1893–1895)

  • Majority Party: Democratic (44)
  • Minority Party: Republican (37)
  • Other Parties: Populist (3); Silver (1)
  • Total Seats: 88
  • Vacant: 3

Change in Senate composition

Senate composition at the
end of the 52nd 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   D 
 R   R   R   P   P   D   D   D   D   D 
←Majority leader
 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   
 
Senate composition at the
beginning of the 53rd 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   D 
 D   D   D   D   D   D   D   D   D   D 
←Plurality leader
 P   P   P   V   V   V   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   
Key:
D = Democratic
P = Populist
R = Republican
S = Silver
V = Vacant, later filled by Republicans
Majority
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See also

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