Elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1904

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On November 1, 1904, the United States ' House of Representatives was elected. Elections in three countries took place between June and September. The election was part of the general election for the 59th United States Congress that year, in which a third of the US Senators were elected. At the same time, the presidential election of 1904 took place, which was won by the Republican incumbent Theodore Roosevelt .

At the time of the election, the United States consisted of 45 states. The number of MPs to be elected was 386. The distribution of seats was based on the 1900 census .

In the election, the Republicans were able to increase their existing majority by 44 seats. With 251 seats now, they only just missed the two-thirds majority. On the other hand, the Democrats lost 41 seats. For the first time since 1826 there were no members of parliament belonging to a splinter party or other grouping. The main reason for the Republican election victory was the popularity of President Theodore Roosevelt. The Republicans also benefited from a good economy.

Only men were entitled to vote and eligible for election. Women were still banned from voting at the federal level until 1920. In the southern states in particular, the right to vote was restricted by laws that linked the right to vote to a certain tax revenue. As a result, poor whites, but above all many African-Americans, were excluded from voting.

Election result

The results of the last election two years earlier are in brackets. Changes during the legislative period that do not affect the elections as such are not included in these figures, but are noted in the article on the 59th Congress in the section on the members of the House of Representatives under the relevant names of the representatives. The same applies to elections in states that joined the Union after the beginning of the legislative period. As a result, the sources sometimes contain different information, as changes during the legislative period were sometimes incorporated into the figures and sometimes not.

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