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1895 United States House of Representatives elections

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1895 U.S. House of Representatives elections
to the 54th Congress

← 1894 February 23, 1895 – November 5, 1895 1896 →

8 (out of 357) seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
179 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Thomas Brackett Reed - Brady-Handy.jpg
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Leader Thomas B. Reed Charles F. Crisp
Party Republican Democratic
Leader's seat Maine 1st Georgia 3rd
Seats won 6 2
Seat change Increase 2 Increase 1

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Populist Silver
Seats won 0 0
Seat change Steady Steady

There were nine elections to the United States House of Representatives in 1895, during 53rd United States Congress and the 54th United States Congress.

Eight were special elections to fill vacant seats and one was an initial election for a seat in the new state of Utah.

Elections are listed by date and district.

53rd United States Congress

District Vacator Reason for Vacancy Candidates
Representative Party First elected
Pennsylvania 15 Myron B. Wright Republican 1888 Incumbent died November 13, 1894.
New member elected February 23, 1895.[1]
Republican hold.
Successor seated February 23, 1895.[2]
Winner was not elected to the next term, see below.
  • Green tickY Edwin J. Jorden (Republican) 64.16%
  • Rhamanthus M. Stocker (Democratic) 31.92%
  • Charles P. Shaw (Populist) 3.47%
  • Henry W. Champlin (Prohibition) 0.44%[3]

54th United States Congress

Eight elections were held for the 54th Congress.

District Vacator Reason for Vacancy Candidates
Representative Party First elected
Pennsylvania 15 Vacant Incumbent member-elect Myron B. Wright (R) died November 13, 1894.
New member elected February 19, 1895.[3]
Republican gain.
Successor seated December 2, 1895.[4]
  • Green tickY James H. Codding (Republican) 66.02%
  • Rhamanthus M. Stocker (Democratic) 30.24%
  • Charles P. Shaw (Populist) 3.30%
  • Henry W. Champlin (Prohibition) 0.44%[5]
Michigan 3 Julius C. Burrows Republican 1872
1874 (Lost)
1878
1882 (Lost)
1884
Incumbent was re-elected, but resigned January 23, 1895 to become U.S. Senator.
New member elected April 1, 1895.
Republican hold.
Successor seated December 2, 1895.[4]
Illinois 10 Philip S. Post Republican 1886 Incumbent died January 6, 1895.
New member elected April 2, 1895.
Republican hold.
Successor seated December 2, 1895.[4]
Georgia 10 James C. C. Black Democratic 1892 Resigned March 4, 1895.
Incumbent was subsequently elected October 2, 1895.
Democratic hold.
Successor seated December 2, 1895.[4]
Election was unsuccessfully challenged.[4]
Illinois 18 Frederick Remann Republican 1894 Incumbent died July 14, 1895.
New member elected November 5, 1895.[9]
Republican hold.
Successor seated December 2, 1895.[4]
New York 10 Vacant Representative-elect Andrew J. Campbell died before the start of Congress.
New member elected November 5, 1895.
Democratic gain.
Successor seated December 2, 1895.[4]
  • Green tickY Amos J. Cummings (Democratic) 56.59%
  • Robert A. Greaben (Republican) 37.83%
  • William J. Browne (Empire State Democratic) 2.97%
  • Charles G. Teche (Socialist Labor) 1.67%
  • George Wetham (Prohibition) 0.69%
  • Edward D. Foote (Populist) 0.26%[10]
Utah at-large
(General election for a new state)
New seat State was admitted to the Union.
New member elected November 5, 1895.
Republican gain.
Successor seated January 4, 1896 upon statehood.[4]
Massachusetts 6 William Cogswell Republican 1886 Incumbent died May 22, 1895.
New member elected November 5, 1895.
Republican hold.
Successor seated December 2, 1895.[4]
  • Green tickY William H. Moody (Republican)66.28%
  • Harvey N. Shepard (Democratic) 25.60%
  • Wilbert O. Dwinell (Populist) 5.72%
  • Michael T. Berry (Socialist Labor) 2.40%[12]

See also

References

  1. ^ "JORDEN, Edwin James (1863-1903)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  2. ^ "Fifty-third Congress March 4, 1895, to March 3, 1897". Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "PA - District 15 - Special Election". January 9, 2009. Retrieved August 8, 2019 – via OurCampaigns.com.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Fifty-fourth Congress March 4, 1895, to March 3, 1897". Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  5. ^ "PA - District 15 - Special Election". January 9, 2009. Retrieved August 8, 2019 – via OurCampaigns.com.
  6. ^ "MI - District 03 Special Election". January 13, 2010. Retrieved August 8, 2019 – via OurCampaigns.com.
  7. ^ "IL District 10". June 18, 2015. Retrieved August 8, 2019 – via OurCampaigns.com.
  8. ^ "GA District 10 Special Election". March 29, 2008. Retrieved November 11, 2019 – via OurCampaigns.com., citing Dubin, US Congressional Elections
  9. ^ a b "IL District 18-Special". November 17, 2009. Retrieved August 8, 2019 – via OurCampaigns.com.
  10. ^ "NY District 10 - Special Election". December 31, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2019 – via OurCampaigns.com., citing Dubin, Congressional Elections, 1788-1997
  11. ^ "UT Initial District". June 30, 2007. Retrieved November 11, 2019 – via OurCampaigns.com., citing Dubin, US Congressional Elections
  12. ^ "MA District 6 - Special Election". April 5, 2011. Retrieved November 11, 2019 – via OurCampaigns.com., citing Michael J. Dubin, US Congressional Elections: The Official Results, 1788-1997
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