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Encyclopedia > United States Senate elections, 1972
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The U.S. Senate election, 1972 was an election for the United States Senate coinciding with the landslide re-election of Richard M. Nixon. However, Nixon's victory did not help his allies in the Senate, and the Democrats increased their majority by two seats. The result was a Democratic Senate, with 56 seats, to the Republicans' 42, with 1 Independent and 1 Conservative senator. 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. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. ...


Democratic pickups included open seats in Kentucky and South Dakota, and defeats of Senators Gordon L. Allott (R-CO), J. Caleb Boggs (R-DE), Jack R. Miller (R-IA), and Margaret Chase Smith (R-ME). Republican pickups included open seats in New Mexico, North Carolina, and Oklahoma, and the defeat of incumbent William B. Spong, Jr. (D-VA). This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Pierre Largest city Sioux Falls Area  Ranked 17th  - Total 77,163 sq mi (199,905 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 380 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Gordon Llewellyn Allott (January 2, 1907 - January 17, 1989) was a Republican senator from Colorado from 1955-1973. ... James Caleb Cale Boggs (1909–1993) was an American lawyer and politician from Claymont, Delaware in New Castle County. ... Jack Richard Miller (b. ... Margaret Chase Smith (December 14, 1897–May 29, 1995) was a Republican Senator from Maine, and one of the most successful politicians in Maine history. ... 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. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... This article is the current U.S. Collaboration of the Week. ... 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. ... Spong, William Belser, Jr. ...


In 1974, William B. Saxbe (R-OH) resigned to become Attorney General, and Democrat Howard Metzenbaum was appointed to replace him. This is not included in the party balances. William Bart Saxbe (born June 24, 1916) was an American politician of the Republican Party, who served as a U.S. Senator from Ohio and as U.S. Attorney General under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald R. Ford. ... Howard Morton Metzenbaum (born June 4, 1917) is an American politician who served for almost 20 years as a Democrat in the U.S. Senate (1976 - 1995). ...


Joe Biden defeated Delaware Senator Caleb Boggs by a narrow margin in this election. Joseph Robinette Joe Biden, Jr. ...


Senate contests in 1972

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama John Sparkman Democrat Re-elected, 62.3 - 33.1 Winton M. Blount (Republican)
Alaska Ted Stevens Republican Re-elected, 77.3 - 22.7 Gene Guess (Democrat)
Arkansas John L. McClellan Democrat Re-elected, 60.8 - 39.1 Wayne H. Babbitt (Republican)
Colorado Gordon Allott Republican Defeated, 49.4 - 48.4 Floyd K. Haskell (Democrat)
Delaware J. Caleb Boggs Republican Defeated, 50.5 - 49.1 Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (Democrat)
Georgia David H. Gambrell Democrat Defeated in primary: Democratic victory, 54.0 - 46.0 Sam Nunn (Democrat)

Fletcher Thompson (Republican)
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Idaho Len B. Jordan Republican Retired: Republican victory, 52.3 - 45.5 James A. McClure (Republican)
William E. Davis (Democrat)
Illinois Charles H. Percy Republican Re-elected, 62.2 - 37.4 Roman Pucinski (Democrat)
Iowa Jack Miller Republican Defeated, 55.1 - 44.1 Dick Clark (Democrat)
Kansas James B. Pearson Republican Re-elected, 71.4 - 23.0 Arch Tetzlaff (Democrat)
Kentucky John S. Cooper Republican Retired: Democratic victory, 50.9 - 47.6 Walter D. Huddleston (Democrat)
Louie B. Nunn (Republican)
Louisiana Elaine S. Edwards Democrat Retired: Democratic victory, 55.2 - 23.1 - 19.1 J. Bennett Johnston (Democrat)
John J. McKeithen (Independent)
Ben C. Toledano (Republican)
Maine Margaret Chase Smith Republican Defeated, 53.2 - 46.8 William D. Hathaway (Democrat)
Massachusetts Edward W. Brooke Republican Re-elected, 63.5 - 34.7 - 1.7 John J. Droney (Democrat)
Donald Gurewitz (Socialist Workers)
Michigan Robert P. Griffin Republican Re-elected, 52.3 - 46.3 Frank J. Kelley (Democrat)
Minnesota Walter F. Mondale Democrat Re-elected, 56.7 - 42.9 Phil Hansen (Republican)
Mississippi James O. Eastland Democrat Re-elected, 58.1 - 38.7 Gil Carmichael (Republican)
Montana Lee Metcalf Democrat Re-elected, 52.0 - 48.1 Henry S. Hibbard (Republican)
Nebraska Carl T. Curtis Republican Re-elected, 53.1 - 46.8 Terry Carpenter (Democrat)
New Hampshire Thomas J. McIntyre Democrat Re-elected, 56.9 - 43.1 Wesley Powell (Republican)
New Jersey Clifford P. Case Republican Re-elected, 62.5 - 34.5 Paul J. Krebs (Democrat)
New Mexico Clinton P. Anderson Democrat Retired: Republican victory, 54.0 - 46.0 Pete V. Domenici (Republican)
Jack Daniels (Democrat)
North Carolina B. Everett Jordan Democrat Defeated in primary: Republican victory, 54.0 - 46.0 Jesse Helms (Republican)
Nick Galifianakis (Democrat)
Oklahoma Fred R. Harris Democrat Retired: Republican victory, 51.4 - 47.6 Dewey F. Bartlett (Republican)
Ed Edmondson (Democrat)
Oregon Mark O. Hatfield Republican Re-elected, 53.7 - 46.2 Wayne Morse (Democrat)
Rhode Island Claiborne Pell Democrat Re-elected, 53.7 - 45.7 John H. Chafee (Republican)
South Carolina Strom Thurmond Republican Re-elected, 63.3 - 36.7 Eugene N. Zeigler (Democrat)
South Dakota Karl E. Mundt Republican Retired: Democratic victory, 57.0 - 42.9 James Abourezk (Democrat)
Robert W. Hirsch (Republican)
Tennessee Howard H. Baker, Jr. Republican Re-elected, 61.6 - 37.9 Ray Blanton (Democrat)
Texas John G. Tower Republican Re-elected, 53.4 - 44.3 Barefoot Sanders (Democrat)
Vermont1 Robert T. Stafford Republican Re-elected, 64.3 - 33.4 Randolph T. Major (Democrat)
Virginia William B. Spong, Jr. Democrat Defeated, 51.5 - 46.1 William L. Scott (Republican)
West Virginia Jennings Randolph Democrat Re-elected, 66.5 - 33.6 Louise Leonard (Republican)
Wyoming Clifford P. Hansen Republican Re-elected, 71.3 - 28.7 Mike Vinich (Democrat)

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Official language(s) See: Languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 268,581 sq mi (695,622 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... John Goodwin Tower (September 29, 1925 – April 5, 1991) was a conservative Republican United States Senator from Houston, Texas. ... 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 Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... Robert Theodore Stafford (born August 8, 1913) is a retired American politician from Vermont. ... 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Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The U.S. House election, 1972 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1972 which coincided with the landslide re-election victory of President Richard M. Nixon. ...

Senate composition before and after elections

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