ⓘ 1808 and 1809 United States Senate elections


ⓘ 1808 United States Senate election in Virginia

The United States Senate elections of 1808 and 1809 were elections that had the Federalist Party gain one seat in the United States Senate, and which coincided with the 1808 presidential election. The Federalists had gone into the elections with such a small share of Senate seats that even if they had won every election, they would have still remained a minority caucus.

As this election was prior to ratification of the seventeenth amendment, senators were chosen by the legislative assemblies of the States.