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Encyclopedia > United States Senate elections, 1956
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The U.S. Senate election, 1956 was an election for the United States Senate which coincided with the re-election of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. The party balance of the chamber remained unchanged as Republican and Democratic gains cancelled each other. 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 presidential seal was used by President Hayes in 1880 and last modified in 1959 by adding the 50th star for Hawaii. ... Dwight David Ike Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was an American soldier and politician. ... 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. ...


Democrats defeated incumbents Herman Welker (R-ID), George H. Bender (R-OH), and James H. Duff (R-PA), as well as taking the open seat in Colorado. Republicans defeated incumbent Earle C. Clements (D-KY) as well as taking open seats in Kentucky, New York, and West Virginia. Herman Welker (December 11, 1906-October 30, 1957) was an American politician from the state of Idaho. ... Official language(s) None Capital Boise Largest city Boise Area  Ranked 14th  - Total 83,642 sq. ... George Harrison Bender (September 29, 1896, Cleveland, Ohio - June 18, 1961, Chagrin Falls, Ohio) was a Republican politician from Ohio. ... Official language(s) None Capital Columbus Largest city Columbus Largest metro area Cleveland Area  Ranked 34th  - Total 44,825 sq mi (116,096 km²)  - Width 220 miles (355 km)  - Length 220 miles (355 km)  - % water 8. ... James Henderson Duff (January 21, 1883–December 20, 1969) was an American lawyer and politician in the mid-20th century. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 inches LengthUS = 280 km)  - Length {{{LengthUS}}} miles (455hamburgers HighestPoint = Mount Davis km)  - % water 2. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Earle Chester Clements (October 22, 1896 - March 12, 1985) served as Governor of Kentucky and as a member of the United States Senate from Kentucky. ... Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ...


During the term, Republican John D. Hoblitzell, Jr. was appointed to the seat of deceased Senator Matthew M. Neely (D-WV), and Democrat William Proxmire was appointed to the seat of deceased Senator Joseph R. McCarthy (R-WI). These gains left party balance unchanged. John Dempsey Hoblitzell, Jr. ... Matthew Neely Matthew M. Neely (b. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... Edward William Proxmire (November 11, 1915 – December 15, 2005) was a member of the Democratic Party who served in the United States Senate for the state of Wisconsin from 1957 to 1989. ... Joseph McCarthy This article is about the American politician. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


Senate contests in 1956

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama Lister Hill Democrat Re-elected, unopposed
Arizona Carl Hayden Democrat Re-elected, 61.4 - 38.6 Ross F. Jones (Republican)
Arkansas J. William Fulbright Democrat Re-elected, 83.0 - 17.0 Ben C. Henley (Republican)
California Thomas H. Kuchel Republican Re-elected, 54.0 - 45.6 Richard Richards (Democrat)
Colorado Eugene D. Millikin Republican Retired: Democratic victory, 50.2 - 49.8 John A. Carroll (Democrat)
Dan Thornton (Republican)
Connecticut Prescott S. Bush Republican Re-elected, 54.8 - 43.1 Thomas J. Dodd (Democrat)
Florida George A. Smathers Democrat Re-elected, unopposed
Georgia Walter F. George Democrat Retired: Democratic victory, unopposed Herman E. Talmadge (Democrat)
Idaho Herman Welker Republican Defeated, 56.2 - 38.7 Frank Church (Democrat)
Illinois Everett M. Dirksen Republican Re-elected, 54.1 - 45.7 Richard Stengel (Democrat)
Indiana Homer E. Capehart Republican Re-elected, 55.2 - 44.4 Claude R. Wickard (Democrat)
Iowa Bourke B. Hickenlooper Republican Re-elected, 53.9 - 46.1 R. M. Evans (Democrat)
Kansas Frank Carlson Republican Re-elected, 57.9 - 40.5 George Hart (Democrat)
Kentucky1 Robert Humphreys Democrat Retired: Republican victory, 53.2 - 46.8 John S. Cooper (Republican)
Lawrence W. Wetherby (Democrat)
Kentucky Earle C. Clements Democrat Defeated, 50.4 - 49.7 Thruston B. Morton (Republican)
Louisiana Russell B. Long Democrat Re-elected, unopposed
Maryland John M. Butler Republican Re-elected, 53.0 - 47.0 George P. Mahoney (Democrat)
Missouri Thomas C. Hennings, Jr. Democrat Re-elected, 56.4 - 43.6 Herbert Douglas (Republican)
Nevada Alan Bible Democrat Re-elected, 52.6 - 47.4 Cliff Young (Republican)
New Hampshire Norris Cotton Republican Re-elected, 64.1 - 35.9 Laurence M. Pickett (Democrat)
New York Herbert H. Lehman Democrat Retired: Republican victory, 53.3 - 46.7 Jacob K. Javits (Republican)
Robert F. Wagner, Jr. (Democrat)
North Carolina Sam J. Ervin, Jr. Democrat Re-elected, 66.6 - 33.4 Joel A. Johnson (Republican)
North Dakota Milton R. Young Republican Re-elected, 63.6 - 36.0 Quentin N. Burdick (Democrat)
Ohio George H. Bender Republican Defeated, 52.9 - 47.1 Frank J. Lausche (Democrat)
Oklahoma A. S. Mike Monroney Democrat Re-elected, 55.4 - 44.7 Douglas McKeever (Republican)
Oregon Wayne Morse Democratic Re-elected, 54.2 - 45.8 Douglas McKay (Republican)
Pennsylvania James H. Duff Republican Defeated, 50.1 - 49.7 Joseph S. Clark (Democrat)
South Carolina2 Thomas A. Wofford Democrat Retired: Democratic victory, unopposed Strom Thurmond (Democrat)
South Carolina Olin B. Johnston Democrat Re-elected, unopposed
South Dakota Francis Case Republican Re-elected, 50.8 - 49.2 Kenneth Holum (Democrat)
Utah Wallace F. Bennett Republican Re-elected, 54.0 - 46.0 Alonzo F. Hopkin (Democrat)
Vermont George D. Aiken Republican Re-elected, 66.4 - 33.6 Bernard G. O'Shea (Democrat)
Washington Warren G. Magnuson Democrat Re-elected, 61.1 - 38.9 Arthur B. Langlie (Republican)
West Virginia3 William R. Laird, III Democrat Retired: Republican victory, 53.7 - 46.3 Chapman Revercomb (Republican)
William C. Marland (Democrat)
Wisconsin Alexander Wiley Republican Re-elected, 58.6 - 41.2 Henry W. Maier (Democrat)

1 special election held due to death of Alben W. Barkley (D-KY) Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... Lister Hill was born in Montgomery, Alabama on December 29, 1896, the son of one of the Souths most distinguished surgeons, Dr. Luther Leonidas Hill. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Phoenix Largest city Phoenix Area  Ranked 6th  - Total 113,998 sq mi (295,254 km²)  - Width 310 miles (500 km)  - Length 400 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Carl Trumbull Hayden (October 2, 1877_January 25, 1972) was the first United States Senator to serve seven terms, and holds the record for combined service in both houses of the United States Congress - he served continuously from February 19, 1912 to January 2, 1969. ... 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. ... Official language(s) English Capital Little Rock Largest city Little Rock Area  Ranked 29th  - Total 53,179 sq mi (137,732 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 261 miles (420 km)  - % water 2. ... James William Fulbright (April 9, 1905–February 9, 1995) was a well-known member of the United States Senate representing Arkansas. ... 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Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Eugene Donald Millikin (February 12, 1891 - July 26, 1958) was a United States Senator from Colorado who served as Senate Republican Conference Chairperson from 1947 to 1956. ... 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. ... credited to the United States Senate Historical Office John Albert Carroll (July 30, 1901 - August 31, 1983) was a Democratic United States Representative and United States Senator from Colorado. ... 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Herman Eugene Talmadge (August 9, 1913 - March 21, 2002) was an American politician who served as Governor of the U.S. state of Georgia briefly in 1947 and again from 1948 to 1955, and as a U.S. Senator from 1957 until 1981. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) None Capital Boise Largest city Boise Area  Ranked 14th  - Total 83,642 sq. ... Herman Welker (December 11, 1906-October 30, 1957) was an American politician from the state of Idaho. ... 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. ... Frank Forrester Church III (July 25, 1924 – April 7, 1984) was a four-term U.S. Senator representing Idaho as a Democrat (1957-1981). ... 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Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Robert Humphreys (August 20, 1893 - December 31, 1977) was briefly a member of the United States Senate from Kentucky. ... 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. ... 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). ... 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. ... Lawerence Winchester Wetherby (January 2, 1908 - March 27, 1994) served as Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky and as Governor of Kentucky upon the resignation of Governor Earle C. Clements as Clements went to the United States Senate. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Official language(s) English Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Earle Chester Clements (October 22, 1896 - March 12, 1985) served as Governor of Kentucky and as a member of the United States Senate from Kentucky. ... 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Official language(s) English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  Ranked 27th  - Total 54,520 sq mi (141,205 km²)  - Width 285 miles (455 km)  - Length 330 miles (530 km)  - % water 13. ... Herbert Lehman Herbert Henry Lehman (March 28, 1878 – December 5, 1963) was a Democratic Party politician from the U.S. state of New York. ... 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. ... Jacob Javits Jacob Koppel Javits (May 18, 1904 – March 7, 1986) was an American politician. ... 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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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 Capital Olympia Largest city Seattle Area  Ranked 18th  - Total 71,342 sq mi (184,824 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 360 miles (580 km)  - % water 6. ... Warren G. Magnuson Warren Grant Maggie Magnuson (April 12, 1905–May 20, 1989) was a United States Senator of the Democratic Party from Washington from 1944 until 1981. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Arthur Bernard Langlie (b. ... 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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. ... William C. Marland (b. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Alexander Wiley (May 26, 1884 - May 26, 1967) was a member of the Republican Party who served four terms in the United States Senate for the state of Wisconsin from 1939 to 1963. ... 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. ... Henry Walter Maier (February 7, 1918 – July 17, 1994) was an American politician and mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from 1960 to 1988. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ... Alben William Barkley (November 24, 1877 – April 30, 1956) was a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the United States Senate from Kentucky, and the thirty-fifth Vice President of the United States. ...


2 special election held due to resignation of Strom Thurmond (D-SC). (Thurmond had been elected in a special election in 1954 and had promised to resign in order to face a contested primary in 1956) James Strom Thurmond (December 5, 1902 – June 26, 2003) represented South Carolina in the United States Senate from 1954 to April 1956 and November 1956 to 1964 as a Democrat and from 1964 to 2003 as a Republican. ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


3 special election held due to death of Harley M. Kilgore (D-WV) U.S. Senator, born in Brown, West Virginia. ...


Senate composition before and after elections

84th Congress Senate Composition   85th Congress Senate Composition
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                 
Color Key: Democrats Republicans

The Eighty-fourth United States Congress was in session from 1955 to 1957. ... // Dates of Sessions 1957-1958 The first session of this Congress took place in Washington, DC from January 3, 1957 to August 30, 1957. ... 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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