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|Election day||November 7|
|Incumbent president||Chester A. Arthur (Republican)|
|Overall control||Republican gain|
|Seats contested||26 of 76 seats|
|Net seat change||Democratic -1|
|Overall control||Democratic gain|
|Seats contested||All 325 voting seats|
|Net seat change||Democratic +59|
|1882 House of Representatives election results
The 1882 United States elections occurred in the middle of Republican President Chester A. Arthur's term, during the Third Party System. Arthur had become president on September 19, 1881, upon the death of his predecessor, James Garfield. Members of the 48th United States Congress were chosen in this election. Democrats won control of the House, while Republicans won control of the Senate.
Following the 1880 census, the size of the House increased by 32 seats. Democrats won major gains, taking control of the chamber.
In the Senate, Republicans picked up one seat, giving them half of the seats in the chamber. Senate Republicans held a majority in a coalition with the Readjuster Party.