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1916 United States Senate election in New Jersey

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1916 United States Senate election in New Jersey

← 1911 November 7, 1916 1922 →
Joseph Sherman Frelinghuysen, Sr.jpg
James Edgar Martine circa 1915 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Joseph S. Frelinghuysen Sr. James E. Martine
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 244,715 170,019
Percentage 55.99% 38.90%

Senator before election

James E. Martine

Elected Senator

Joseph S. Frelinghuysen Sr.

The United States Senate election of 1916 in New Jersey was held on November 7, 1916.

Incumbent Democratic Senator James E. Martine ran for re-election to a second term in office, but was defeated by Republican State Senator Joseph S. Frelinghuysen Sr.

This was the first popular election for United States Senator in New Jersey history, following the passage of the Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. This was the first of four straight elections to this seat in which the incumbent was defeated.


General election


1916 United States Senate election in New Jersey[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph S. Frelinghuysen Sr. 244,715 55.99%
Democratic James E. Martine (incumbent) 170,019 38.90%
Socialist William C. Doughty 13,358 3.06%
Prohibition Livingston Barbour 7,178 0.11%
Socialist Labor Rudolph Katz 1,826 0.42%

See also


  1. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1916" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved April 22, 2020.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - NJ US Senate Race - Nov 07, 1916".

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