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1865 United States Senate election in Massachusetts

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1865 United States Senate election in Massachusetts
← 1859 January 10 and 20, 1865 1871 →

40 members of the Massachusetts Senate
396 members of the Massachusetts House
Majority vote of each house needed to win
Henry Wilson, VP of the United States.jpg
John Albion Andrew by Darius Cobb.jpg
Nominee Henry Wilson John Albion Andrew
Party Republican Republican
Senate 35 3
Percentage 92.5% 7.5%
House 207 12
Percentage 92.83% 5.38%

Senator before election

Henry Wilson

Elected Senator

Henry Wilson

The 1865 United States Senate election in Massachusetts was held during January 1865. Incumbent Republican Senator Henry Wilson was re-elected easily to a second term as a member of the Republican Party.

At the time, Massachusetts elected United States senators by a majority vote of each separate house of the Massachusetts General Court, the House and the Senate.


At the time, the Massachusetts legislature was dominated the Republican Party, whose members held nearly every seat.

Election in the House

On January 10, the House voted for Wilson's re-election and sent the vote to the Senate for ratification.

1865 U.S. Senate election in the House[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry Wilson (incumbent) 207 92.83%
Republican John Albion Andrew 12 5.38%
Independent Robert C. Winthrop 4 1.79%
Total votes 223 100.00%

Election in the Senate

On January 20, the State Senate convened and ratified Wilson's re-election by an overwhelming margin.

1865 U.S. Senate election in the Senate[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry Wilson (incumbent) 37 92.50%
Republican John Albion Andrew 3 7.50%
Total votes 40 100.00%


  1. ^ "The Massachusetts Senatorship". The New York Times. 10 Jan 1865. p. 1.
  2. ^ "Massachusetts United States Senator–Re-election of Hon. Henry Wilson". The New York Times. 20 Jan 1865. p. 4.
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