United States Senate elections, 1894

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United States Senate elections, 1894
United States
1892 ←
1894
→ 1896

30 of the 88 seats in the United States Senate
44 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 37 seats 44 seats
Seats before 41 43
Seats won 42 39
Seat change Increase 1 Decrease 4

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Populist Silver
Last election 3 seats 1 seats
Seats before 3 1
Seats won 4 2
Seat change Increase 1 Increase 1

Majority Party before election

Democratic

Elected Majority Party

Republican

William Jennings Bryan as a younger man.

The U.S. Senate election, 1894 was a slight Republican victory. It was a different story in the House where Democrats suffered massive losses.

Results

  • Plurality: Republican: 42
  • Minority: Democrats: 39
  • Other parties: Populist: 4, Silver: 2
  • Total: 88
  • Vacant: 1, due to failure to elect. Later filled by a Democrat

Change in Senate composition

Before the elections
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
P D D D D D D D D D
P
P 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
R R R R
 
In the next Congress
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 D D D D D D
P P P P D D D D D D
S
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 R
R R R R
Key:
D = Democratic
P = Populist
R = Republican
S = Silver
V = Vacant
Majority
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