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Encyclopedia > United States Senate election, 1918

The 1918 U.S. Senate election occurred on November 5, coinciding with the midpoint of Woodrow Wilson's second term as President of the United States. The Republican Party gained control, resulting in a 2 seat majority, by picking up five seats. Second term mid term elections generally result in the party out of the presidency gaining seats, though seldom in changing control of the Senate. The change in control was particularly important, since it meant that the Republicans were in a position to deny entry of the United States into the League of Nations which Woodrow Wilson supported. Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856 – February 3, 1924) was the 28th President of the United States. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... The League of Nations was a international organization founded after the Paris Peace Conference, 1919. ...


Senate Party Division, 66th Congress (1919-1921)

Majority Party: Republican (49 seats)


Minority Party: Democratic (47 seats)


Other Parties: 0


Total Seats: 96


Source: United States Senate Official Website


Note: These numbers represent composition as result of 1918 Senatorial Elections. Actual composition often changes during term, due to deaths, resignations or party shifting.


See also

The U.S. House election, 1918 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1918 which occurred in the middle of President Woodrow Wilsons second term. ...

Senate composition before and after elections

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