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1839 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

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1839 United States Senate election in Massachusetts
← 1833 January 17 and 18, 1839 1841 (special) →

43 Members of the Massachusetts Senate
501 Members of the Massachusetts House
Majority vote of each house needed to win
Webster 2.gif
Nominee Daniel Webster Benjamin F. Hallett
Party Whig Democratic
Senate 34 9
Percentage 79.07% 20.93%
House 336 165
Percentage 67.06% 32.93%

Senator before election

Daniel Webster

Elected Senator

Daniel Webster

The 1839 United States Senate election in Massachusetts was held on January 17 and 18, 1839.

Incumbent Whig Senator Daniel Webster was easily re-elected to his third term in office.

At this time, Massachusetts elected U.S. Senators by a majority of each house of the Massachusetts General Court.


Senate vote

The Senate voted on January 17.

1839 Senate election in the Senate[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Whig Daniel Webster 34 79.07%
Democratic Benjamin F. Hallett 9 20.93%
Total votes 43 100.00%

House election

The House voted on January 18.

1839 Senate election in the House[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Whig Daniel Webster 336 67.06%
Democratic Benjamin F. Hallett 165 32.93%
Total votes 501 100.00%


Webster resigned his seat in 1841 to accept his appointment as Secretary of State by President William Henry Harrison. However, Webster left office in 1843 after President John Tyler pressured him to resign and was elected to this seat again in 1845.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "MASSACHUSETTS LEGISLATURE". Christian Register and Boston Observer. 26 Jan 1839. p. 15.
  2. ^ "MASSACHUSETTS LEGISLATURE". Boston Recorder. 25 Jan 1839. p. 24.
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