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The U.S. Senate election, 1948 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the election of Democratic President Harry Truman for a full term. Truman had campaigned against an "obstructionist" Congress that had blocked many of his initiatives, and he was rewarded with a Democratic gain of nine seats in the Senate, enough to give them control of the chamber. Seal of the U.S. Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... The presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... For the victim of Mt. ...


In addition to gaining an open seat in Oklahoma, the Democrats defeated the following eight Republican incumbents: Official language(s) None Capital Oklahoma City Largest city Oklahoma City Area  Ranked 20th  - Total 69,960 sq mi (181,196 km²)  - Width 230 miles (370 km)  - Length 298 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... 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. ...

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Clayton Douglass Buck (March 21, 1890 – January 27, 1965) was an American engineer and politician from New Castle Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware. ... Henry Dworshak Henry Clarence Dworshak (August 29, 1894–July 23, 1962) was a United States representative and a senator for the state of Idaho, as well as a sergeant in the Army and a publisher. ... Charles Wayland Brooks (March 8, 1897 – January 14, 1957) was a Republican U.S. Senator from Illinois from 1940 to 1949. ... George A. Wilson This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... John Sherman Cooper John Sherman Cooper (August 23, 1901 - February 21, 1991) was a Republican United States senator from Kentucky who served a total of twenty years (1946-1949, 1952-1955, 1956-1973). ... Joseph H. Ball (November 3, 1905 - December 18, 1993) was an American politician. ... Chapman Revercomb William Chapman Revercomb (July 20, 1895 - October 6, 1979) was a politician and lawyer in the state of West Virginia. ... Edward V. Robertson (born May 27, 1881–April 15, 1963) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Senator from Wyoming. ...

Prominent freshmen

Notable members of the new intake were future President and Vice President, Democrats Lyndon Johnson and Hubert Humphrey. Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (1861-1865) The majority of this article is about heads of states. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908–January 22, 1973), often referred to as LBJ, was an American politician. ... Hubert Horatio Humphrey, Jr. ...


Senate contests in 1948

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama John Sparkman Democrat Re-elected, 84.0 - 16.0 Paul G. Parsons (Republican)
Arkansas John L. McClellan Democrat Re-elected, 93.3 - 6.7 R. Walter Tucker (Independent)
Colorado Edwin C. Johnson Democrat Re-elected, 66.8 - 32.4 Will F. Nicholson (Republican)
Delaware Clayton D. Buck Republican Defeated, 50.9 - 48.3 J. Allen Frear, Jr. (Democrat)
Georgia Richard Russell, Jr. Democrat Re-elected, unopposed
Idaho Henry C. Dworshak Republican Defeated, 50.0 - 48.5 Bert H. Miller (Democrat)
Illinois C. Wayland Brooks Republican Defeated, 55.1 - 44.6 Paul Douglas (Democrat)
Iowa George A. Wilson Republican Defeated, 57.8 - 41.6 Guy M. Gillette (Democrat)
Kansas Arthur Capper Republican Retired: Republican victory, 54.9 - 42.7 Andrew F. Schoeppel (Republican)
George McGill (Democrat)
Kentucky John S. Cooper Republican Defeated, 51.4 - 48.3 Virgil Chapman (Democrat)
Louisiana Allen J. Ellender Democrat Re-elected, unopposed
Louisiana1 William C. Feazel Democrat Retired: Democrat victory, 74.9 - 25.1 Russell B. Long (Democrat)
Clem S. Clarke (Republican)
Maine Wallace H. White, Jr. Republican Retired: Republican victory, 71.3 - 28.7 Margaret C. Smith (Republican)
Adrian H. Scolten (Democrat)
Massachusetts Leverett Saltonstall Republican Re-elected, 53.0 - 46.4 John I. Fitzgerald (Democrat)
Michigan Homer Ferguson Republican Re-elected, 50.7 - 48.5 Frank E. Hook (Democrat)
Minnesota Joseph H. Ball Republican Defeated, 59.9 - 39.7 Hubert H. Humphrey (Democrat)
Mississippi James O. Eastland Democrat Re-elected, unopposed
Montana James E. Murray Democrat Re-elected, 56.7 - 42.7 Tom J. Davis (Republican)
Nebraska Kenneth S. Wherry Republican Re-elected, 56.7 - 43.3 Terry Carpenter (Democrat)
New Hampshire Styles Bridges Republican Re-elected, 58.1 - 41.2 Alfred E. Fortin (Democrat)
New Jersey Albert W. Hawkes Republican Retired: Republican victory, 50.0 - 47.3 Robert C. Hendrickson (Republican)
Archibald S. Alexander (Democrat)
New Mexico Carl A. Hatch Democrat Retired: Democrat victory, 57.2 - 42.4 Clinton P. Anderson (Democrat)
Patrick J. Hurley (Republican)
North Carolina J. Melville Broughton Democrat Re-elected, 70.7 - 28.8 John A. Wilkinson (Republican)
Oklahoma Edward H. Moore Republican Retired: Democrat victory, 62.3 - 37.4 Robert S. Kerr (Democrat)
Ross Rizley (Republican)
Oregon Guy Cordon Republican Re-elected, 60.0 - 40.0 Manley J. Wilson (Democrat)
Rhode Island Theodore F. Green Democrat Re-elected, 59.3 - 40.7 Thomas P. Hazard (Republican)
South Carolina Burnet R. Maybank Democrat Re-elected, unopposed
South Dakota2 Vera C. Bushfield Republican Retired: Republican victory, 59.3 - 40.7 Karl E. Mundt (Republican)
John A. Engel (Democrat)
Tennessee A. Thomas Stewart Democrat Defeated in primary: Democrat victory, 65.3 - 33.5 Estes Kefauver (Democrat)
B. Carroll Reece (Republican)
Texas W. Lee O'Daniel Democrat Retired: Democrat victory, 66.2 - 32.9 Lyndon B. Johnson (Democrat)
Jack Porter (Republican)
Virginia A. Willis Robertson Democrat Re-elected, 65.6 - 30.8 Robert H. Woods (Republican)
West Virginia Chapman Revercomb Republican Defeated, 57.0 - 43.0 Matthew M. Neely (Democrat)
Wyoming Edward V. Robertson Republican Defeated, 57.1 - 42.9 Lester C. Hunt (Democrat)

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Official language(s) English Capital Boston Largest city Boston Area  Ranked 44th  - Total 10,555 sq mi (27,360 km²)  - Width 183 miles (295 km)  - Length 113 miles (182 km)  - % water 13. ... Leverett A. Saltonstall (September 1, 1892 – June 17, 1979) was an American politician who served as Governor of Massachusetts (1939 - 1945) and as a United States Senator (1945 - 1967). ... 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. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... 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2 special election held due to death of Harlan J. Bushfield (R-SD) Harlan J. Bushfield (b. ...


Senate composition before and after elections

80th Congress Senate Composition   81st Congress Senate Composition
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                 
Color Key: Democrats Republicans

80th Congress (1947-1949) Congressional Profile Total Membership: 435 Representatives, 2 Delegates, 1 Resident Commissioner Party Divisions: 246 Republicans, 188 Democrats, 1 American-Labor Leadership & Officers Speaker of the House: Joseph W. Martin, Jr. ... 81st Congress (1949-1951) Congressional Profile Total Membership: 435 Representatives, 2 Delegates, 1 Resident Commissioner Party Divisions: 263 Democrats, 171 Republicans, 1 American-Labor Leadership & Officers Speaker of the House: Sam Rayburn (D- Texas) Majority Leader: John W. McCormack (D- Massachusetts) Minority Leader: Joseph W. Martin, Jr. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... 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. ...

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