1893 Iowa Senate election

In the 1893 Iowa State Senate elections Iowa voters elected state senators to serve in the twenty-fifth Iowa General Assembly. Elections were held in 24 of the state senate's 50 districts. State senators serve four-year terms in the Iowa State Senate.

1893 Iowa Senate election
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← 1891 November 7, 1893 1895 →

24 out of 50 seats in the Iowa State Senate
26 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Republican Democratic Populist
Last election 24 25 1
Seats after 34 16 0
Seat change Increase10 Decrease9 Decrease1

A statewide map of the 50 state Senate districts in the 1893 elections is provided by the Iowa General Assembly here.

The general election took place on November 7, 1893.[1]

Following the previous election, Democrats had control of the Iowa Senate with 25 seats to Republicans' 24 seats and one seat held by the People's Party.

To claim control of the chamber from Democrats, the Republicans needed to net 2 Senate seats.

Republicans claimed control of the Iowa State Senate following the 1893 general election with the balance of power shifting to Republicans holding 34 seats, Democrats having 16 seats, and the People's Party losing its lone seat (a net gain of 10 seats for Republicans).

Summary of ResultsEdit

  • Note: The holdover Senators not up for re-election are not listed on this table.
Senate District Incumbent Party Elected Senator Party Outcome
1st William Gustavus Kent Dem John Downey Dem Dem Hold
7th George Willard Perkins Rep William Eaton Rep Rep Hold
9th William W. Dodge Dem Thomas G. Harper Dem Dem Hold
10th David James Palmer Rep David James Palmer Rep Rep Hold
12th Joel Stewart Dem John A. Riggen Rep Rep Gain
13th James Joseph Smith Dem Harrison Lyman Waterman Rep Rep Gain
16th[a] Alva Lysander Hager[b] Rep Lucien Moody Kilburn Rep Rep Hold
18th William Fiske Cleveland Dem Julian Phelps Rep Rep Gain
20th John M. Gobble Dem Charles Albert Carpenter Rep Rep Gain
21st William O. Schmidt Dem Charles G. Hipwell Dem Dem Hold
22nd Silas Wright Gardiner Dem Lyman A. Ellis Rep Rep Gain
29th Perry Engle People's Joseph R. Gorrell[c] Rep Rep Gain
30th Conduce H. Gatch Rep Thomas Abbott Cheshire Rep Rep Hold
31st[a] Thomas Clifton McCall[d] Rep H. C. Boardman Rep Rep Hold
34th Lemuel Rose Bolter Dem Rudolph C. H. Lehfeldt Rep Rep Gain
35th James Hannibal Shields Dem Isaac W. Baldwin Dem Dem Hold
37th William Callum Smith Rep John English Rowen Rep Rep Hold
38th Mathies Parrott Rep John Morris Rea[e] Rep Rep Hold
39th[a] Robert S. Smith[f] Dem George M. Craig Rep Rep Gain
42nd Ansel Kinne Bailey Rep Clark C. Upton Rep Rep Hold
44th Robert George Reiniger Rep William Burton Perrin Rep Rep Hold
45th Jacob J. Mosnat Dem Emlen G. Penrose Rep Rep Gain
48th Thomas Rich Dem Warren Garst Rep Rep Gain
50th Edgar Eugene Mack Rep George W. Henderson Rep Rep Hold
  1. ^ a b c Election was held to fill a vacancy.
  2. ^ On March 3, 1893, Alva Lysander Hager resigned his seat in the Iowa Senate to go to the United States House of Representatives, causing a vacancy.[2]
  3. ^ Senator Gorrell was elected to the senate from the twenty-ninth district in 1893 as a Republican. He was then re-elected in 1897 on the Democratic ticket.[3]
  4. ^ On August 11, 1892, Senator T. C. McCall died, causing a vacancy.[4]
  5. ^ On August 25, 1895, John Morris Rea died during the term.[5]
  6. ^ On August 27, 1893, Robert S. Smith died causing a vacancy.[6]

Source:[7]

Detailed ResultsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Twenty-Fifth General Assembly. SENATE" (PDF). Iowa Official Register. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  2. ^ "Senator Alva Lysander Hager: Compiled Historical Information". Iowa Official Register. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  3. ^ "Senator Joseph R. Gorrell: Compiled Historical Information". Iowa Official Register. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  4. ^ "Senator Thomas Clifton McCall: Compiled Historical Information". Iowa Official Register. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  5. ^ "Senator John Morris Rea: Compiled Historical Information". Iowa Official Register. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  6. ^ "Senator Robert S. Smith: Compiled Historical Information". Iowa Official Register. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  7. ^ "Legislators". Iowa State Senate. Retrieved June 25, 2021.