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United States elections, 1954

Partisan control of Congress and the presidency
Previous party
Incoming party
President Republican Republican
House Republican Democratic
Senate Republican Democratic

The 1954 United States elections were held on November 2, 1954. The election took place in the middle of Republican President Dwight D. Eisenhower's first term. In the election, the Republicans lost the Congressional majorities they had won in the previous election.

In the House, the Republicans lost eighteen seats to the Democratic Party, losing control of the chamber. Republicans would not re-take the House until 1994.[1] The Republicans also lost control of the U.S. Senate, losing two seats to the Democrats.[2] Republicans would not re-take control of the Senate until 1980.[3]

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  1. ^ "Party Divisions of the House of Representatives". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 1954" (PDF). U.S. House of Reps, Office of the Clerk. Retrieved 27 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Party Division in the Senate, 1789-Present". United States Senate. Retrieved 25 June 2014.