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Encyclopedia > United States Senate elections, 1910

Some states elected their Senators directly even before passage of the 17th Amendment in 1913. Oregon pioneered direct election and experimented with different measures over several years until it succeeded in 1907. Soon after, Nebraska followed suit and laid the foundation for other states to adopt measures reflecting the people's will. By 1912, as many as 29 states elected senators either as nominees of their party's primary or in conjunction with a general election. Amendment XVII (the Seventeenth Amendment) of the United States Constitution proposed on May 13, 1912 and 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... Official language(s) None Capital Salem Largest city Portland Area  Ranked 9th  - Total 98,466 sq mi (255,026 km²)  - Width 260 miles (420 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 2. ... For other uses, see Nebraska (disambiguation). ... A primary election is an election in which registered voters in a jurisdiction select the candidates who will enter a subsequent election (nominating primary). ... A general election is an election in which all or most members of a given political body are up for election. ...


Senate Party Division, 62nd Congress (1911-1913):

  • Majority Party: Republican (52 seats)
  • Minority Party: Democratic (44 seats)
  • Other Parties: 0
  • Total Seats: 96

Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      For other uses, see Republican Party (disambiguation) or GOP (disambiguation). ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...

Senate composition before and after elections

61st Congress Senate Composition   62nd Congress Senate Composition
Color Key: Republicans Democrats

Source: Party Division in the Senate, 1789-Present, via Senate.gov // Dates of Sessions 1909-1911 First session: March 15, 1909 - August 5, 1909. ... // Dates of Sessions 1911-1913 Major Political Events New Mexico was admitted to the Union on 6 January 1912; Arizona was admitted on 14 February 1912, the last of the 48 contiguous states to join the Union. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...



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