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Encyclopedia > United States Senate elections, 1962
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The U.S. Senate election, 1962 was an election for the United States Senate which occurred in the middle of John F. Kennedy's term. His Democratic Party made a net gain of four seats from the Republicans, maintaining control of the Senate, with Democrats having about 2/3 of the Senate seats. 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. ... John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, John Kennedy, or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th President of the United States. ... 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. ...


Democrats took open seats in New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Maryland and defeated Republican incumbents Joseph H. Bottum (R-SD), Homer E. Capehart (R-IN), and Alexander Wiley (R-WI). Republicans defeated incumbents John A. Carroll (D-CO) and John J. Hickey (D-WY). This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Joseph H. Bottum is a senator from South Dakota. ... Homer Earl Capehart (June 6, 1897–September 3, 1979), American business innovator and politician, was born in Algiers, Indiana. ... 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. ... 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. ... John J. Hickey (August 22, 1911–September 22, 1970) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Senator from Wyoming. ...


The appointment of Republican Edwin L. Mechem to replace deceased Dennis Chavez (D-NM) on November 30, 1962, combined with the party switch by Strom Thurmond (D-SC) to the Republicans, reduced the Democratic gain to 2 seats. Edwin Leard Mechem (2 July 1912 - 27 November 2002), Republican politician from New Mexico, four term Governor of New Mexico 1951-1954, 1957-1958, and 1961-1962, United States Senator from New Mexico 1962 to 1964, He voted against the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Yet was made a Federal... All states are invited to contribute two statues for display in the Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar). ... 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. ...


Notable freshmen included the President's brother, Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), elected to the seat left vacant by the President, and future presidential candidate George McGovern (D-SD). Edward Kennedy Edward Moore Ted Kennedy, (born February 22, 1932, in Brookline, Massachusetts) is a Democratic U.S. senator from Massachusetts. ... George McGovern on May 8, 1972 cover of Time Magazine Dr. George Stanley McGovern (born July 19, 1922) was a United States Congressman, Senator, and Democratic presidential nominee, who lost the 1972 presidential election in a landslide to incumbent Richard Nixon. ...


Senate contests in 1962

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama Lister Hill Democrat Re-elected, 50.9 - 49.1 James D. Martin (Republican)
Alaska Ernest Gruening Democrat Re-elected, 58.1 - 41.9 Ted Stevens (Republican)
Arizona Carl Hayden Democrat Re-elected, 54.9 - 45.1 Evan Mecham (Republican)
Arkansas J. William Fulbright Democrat Re-elected, 68.7 - 31.3 Kenneth Jones (Republican)
California Thomas H. Kuchel Republican Re-elected, 56.3 - 43.4 Richard Richards (Democrat)
Colorado John A. Carroll Democrat Defeated, 53.6 - 45.6 Peter H. Dominick (Republican)
Connecticut Prescott S. Bush Republican Retired: Democratic victory, 51.3 - 48.8 Abraham A. Ribicoff (Democrat)
Horace Seely-Brown (Republican)
Florida George A. Smathers Democrat Re-elected, 70.0 - 30.0 Emerson Rupert (Republican)
Georgia Herman E. Talmadge Democrat Re-elected, unopposed
Hawaii Oren E. Long Democrat Retired: Democratic victory, 69.4 - 30.6 Daniel K. Inouye (Democrat)
Ben Dillingham (Republican)
Idaho1 Len B. Jordan Republican Re-elected, 51.0 - 49.0 Gracie Pfost (Democrat)
Idaho Frank Church Democrat Re-elected, 54.7 - 45.3 Jack Hawley (Republican)
Illinois Everett M. Dirksen Republican Re-elected, 52.9 - 47.1 Sidney R. Yates (Democrat)
Indiana Homer E. Capehart Republican Defeated, 50.3 - 49.7 Birch Bayh (Democrat)
Iowa Bourke B. Hickenlooper Republican Re-elected, 53.4 - 46.6 E. B. Smith (Democrat)
Kansas2 James B. Pearson Republican Re-elected, 56.2 - 42.5 Paul L. Aylward (Democrat)
Kansas Frank Carlson Republican Re-elected, 62.4 - 35.9 K. L. Smith (Democrat)
Kentucky Thruston B. Morton Republican Re-elected, 52.8 - 47.2 Wilson W. Wyatt (Democrat)
Louisiana Russell B. Long Democrat Re-elected, 75.6 - 24.4 Taylor W. O'Hearn (Republican)
Maryland John M. Butler Republican Retired: Democratic victory, 62.0 - 38.0 Daniel B. Brewster (Democrat)
Edward T. Miller (Republican)
Massachusetts3 Benjamin A. Smith Democrat Retired: Democratic victory, 55.4 - 41.9 Edward M. Kennedy (Democrat)
George C. Lodge (Republican)
Missouri Edward V. Long Democrat Re-elected, 54.6 - 45.4 Crosby Kemper (Republican)
Nevada Alan Bible Democrat Re-elected, 65.3 - 34.7 William B. Wright (Republican)
New Hampshire4 Maurice J. Murphy, Jr. Republican Defeated in primary: Democratic victory, 52.3 - 47.7 Thomas J. McIntyre (Democrat)
Perkins Bass (Republican)
New Hampshire Norris Cotton Republican Re-elected, 59.7 - 40.3 Alfred Catalfo, Jr. (Democrat)
New York Jacob K. Javits Republican Re-elected, 57.4 - 40.1 James B. Donovan (Democrat)
North Carolina Sam J. Ervin, Jr. Democrat Re-elected, 60.5 - 39.6 Claude L. Greene, Jr. (Republican)
North Dakota Milton R. Young Republican Re-elected, 60.7 - 39.4 William Lanier (Democrat)
Ohio Frank J. Lausche Democrat Re-elected, 61.6 - 38.4 John M. Briley (Republican)
Oklahoma A. S. Mike Monroney Democrat Re-elected, 53.2 - 46.3 B. Hayden Crawford (Republican)
Oregon Wayne Morse Democrat Re-elected, 54.2 - 45.8 Sig Unander (Republican)
Pennsylvania Joseph S. Clark Democrat Re-elected, 51.1 - 48.7 James E. Van Zandt (Republican)
South Carolina Olin B. Johnston Democrat Re-elected, 57.2 - 42.8 W. D. Workman, Jr. (Republican)
South Dakota Joseph H. Bottum Republican Defeated, 50.1 - 49.9 George S. McGovern (Democrat)
Utah Wallace F. Bennett Republican Re-elected, 52.4 - 47.6 David S. King (Democrat)
Vermont George D. Aiken Republican Re-elected, 66.9 - 33.1 W. Robert Johnson (Democrat)
Washington Warren G. Magnuson Democrat Re-elected, 52.1 - 47.3 Richard G. Christensen (Republican)
Wisconsin Alexander Wiley Republican Defeated, 52.6 - 47.2 Gaylord Nelson (Democrat)
Wyoming5 John J. Hickey Democrat Defeated, 57.8 - 42.2 Milward Simpson (Republican)

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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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Gaylord Nelson Gaylord Anton Nelson (June 4, 1916 – July 3, 2005) was a Democratic Party American politician from Wisconsin. ... 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. ... John J. Hickey (August 22, 1911–September 22, 1970) was an American politician who served as a U.S. Senator from Wyoming. ... 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. ... 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. ...


2 special election held due to death of Andrew F. Schoeppel (R-KS) Andrew Frank Schoeppel (November 23, 1894_January 21, 1962) was the Governor of Kansas from 1943 to 1947 and a U.S. Senator from 1949 until his death. ...


3 special election held due to election of John F. Kennedy (D-MA) to the office of President in 1960 John Fitzgerald Kennedy (May 29, 1917 – November 22, 1963), also referred to as John F. Kennedy, JFK, John Kennedy, or Jack Kennedy, was the 35th 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. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1960 calendar). ...


4 special election held due to death of Henry Styles Bridges (R-NH) Henry Styles Bridges (September 9, 1898–November 26, 1961) was an American politician from New Hampshire. ...


5 special election held due to death of Keith Thomson (Republican Senator-elect) Keith Thomson (born February 26, 1941, Methven, New Zealand) is a former New Zealand cricketer who played in 2 Tests in 1968. ...


Senate composition before and after elections

87th Congress Senate Composition   88th Congress Senate Composition
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                     
Color Key: Democrats Republicans

Sessions of the 87th Congress, (1961-1963) Categories: United States Congress by session ... Dates of Sessions January 3, 1963-January 3, 1965 Major Political Events Senator Robert C. Byrd makes a record breaking fillibuster in that it lasts 14 hours and 13 minutes. ... 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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