1858 and 1859 United States Senate elections
The 1858 and 1859 United States Senate elections were elections which had the Republican Party gain five additional seats in the United States Senate, but the Democrats retained their majority.- 1858 and 1859 United States Senate elections
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One of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with its main historic rival, the Democratic Party.
Former Illinois Representative Abraham Lincoln spent several years building support within the party, campaigning heavily for Frémont in 1856 and making a bid for the Senate in 1858, losing to Democrat Stephen A. Douglas but gaining national attention for the Lincoln–Douglas debates it produced.
American politician and lawyer from Illinois.
Douglas had previously defeated Lincoln in the 1858 United States Senate election in Illinois, known for the pivotal Lincoln–Douglas debates.
Meeting of the legislative branch of the United States federal government, consisting of the United States Senate and the United States House of Representatives.
Interim appointee lost nomination to finish the term Successor elected December 5, 1859.
American statesman and politician from the U.S. state of Kentucky.
So great was Crittenden's influence after his actions on the Kansas question that Abraham Lincoln felt that Crittenden's endorsement of Stephen Douglas cost Lincoln the Illinois senatorial election in 1858.
South Carolina ratified the United States Constitution on May 23, 1788.
Elected to finish Evans' term.
Admitted to the Union on June 21, 1788.
rowspan=3 | Re-elected in 1859.
Admitted to the Union on June 1, 1796.
Elected in 1858. Withdrew in anticipation of secession.
Admitted to the Union on December 10, 1817, and elects senators to Class 1 and Class 2.
Re-elected in 1859. Withdrew.
Admitted to the Union on May 11, 1858.
rowspan=3 | Elected in 1858. Retired.
Admitted to the Union on December 28, 1846, and elects United States senators to Class 2 and Class 3.
rowspan=3 | Elected in 1858.