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Encyclopedia > United States Senate election, 1914

With the passage of the 17th Amendment in 1913, the U.S. Senate election of 1914 was the first time that all senators were popularly elected instead of chosen by their state legislatures. The election occurred in the middle of Democrat President Woodrow Wilson's first term. Amendment XVII (the Seventeenth Amendment) of the United States Constitution ratified on April 8, 1913 and first in effect for the election of 1914, amends Article 1 Section 3 of the Constitution to provide for the direct election of Senators by the people of a state rather than their election... 1913 (MCMXIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States (1913–1921). ...


Senate Party Division, 64th Congress (1915-1917)

Majority Party: Democratic (56 seats)


Minority Party: Republican (40 seats)


Other Parties: 0


Total Seats: 96


Source: United States Senate Official Website


Note: These numbers represent composition as result of 1914 Senatorial Elections. Actual composition often changes during term, due to deaths, resignations or party shifting.

United States Senate elections

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