1913 United States Senate elections

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The Seventeenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified April 8, 1913, requiring the direct election of United States Senators by the voters of the states, and not by the state legislatures.

Elections during the 63rd Congress[edit]

In these elections (some special, some merely late), the winners were seated in 1913 after March 4; ordered by election date.

State Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party Electoral history
New Hampshire
(Class 2)
Vacant Legislature had failed to elect, see above.
New senator elected March 13, 1913.
Democratic gain.
Green tickY Henry F. Hollis (Democratic) 189 votes
John H. Bartlett (Republican) 121 votes
Henry B. Quinby (Republican) 18 votes
Edward N. Pearson (Republican) 14 votes
Robert P. Bass (Progressive) 12 votes
Scattering 17 votes[1][2]
Illinois
(Class 2)
Vacant Legislature had failed to elect, see above.
New senator elected March 26, 1913.
Democratic gain.
Green tickY J. Hamilton Lewis (Democratic) 164 votes
Frank H. Funk (Progressive) 22 votes
Lawrence Y. Sherman (Republican) 9 votes
Bernard Berlyn (Socialist) 4 votes[3]
Illinois
(Class 3)
Vacant 1909 election of William Lorimer (R) had been voided July 13, 1912.
New senator elected March 26, 1913.
Republican gain.
Green tickY Lawrence Y. Sherman (Republican) 143 votes
Charles Boeschenstein (Democratic) 25 votes
Frank H. Funk (Republican) 22 votes
McDonald (Socialist) 4 votes
Scattering 2 votes[3]
Elected by popular vote after ratification of the 17th Amendment
Georgia
(Class 2)
Augustus Bacon Democratic 1894
1900
1907 (Appointed)
1907 (Special)
1913 (Appointed)
Interim appointee re-elected July 15, 1913. Green tickY Augustus Bacon (Democratic)
Unopposed.[3]
Maryland
(Class 1)
William P. Jackson Republican 1912 (Appointed) Appointee retired when elected successor qualified.
New senator elected November 4, 1913 to finish the term ending March 3, 1917.
Winner did not qualify until January 28, 1914.[4]
Democratic gain.
Green tickY Blair Lee (Democratic)
[Data unknown/missing.]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ United States Senators Chosen, 1913, p. 459.
  2. ^ "NH US Senate". Our Campaigns. Retrieved October 3, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c United States Senators Chosen, 1913, p. 458.
  4. ^ "U.S. Senate: The Election Case of William P. Jackson v. Blair Lee of Maryland (1914)". www.senate.gov. Retrieved December 21, 2017.