1814 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania

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The 1814 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on December 10, 1814. Incumbent Jonathan Roberts was elected by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to the United States Senate.[1]

Background

After the resignation of Democratic-Republican Sen. Michael Leib in February 1814, fellow Democratic-Republican Jonathan Roberts was elected by the General Assembly in a special election to fill the vacancy and serve out the term ending on March 4, 1815. This election, held in December 1814, was the regularly scheduled election to elect a Senator to serve the term beginning upon the expiration of the previous term.

Results

The Pennsylvania General Assembly, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate, convened on December 10, 1814, to elect a Senator to serve the term beginning on March 4, 1815. The results of the vote of both houses combined are as follows:

State Legislature Results[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-Republican Jonathan Roberts (Inc.) 84 66.67
Federalist Samuel Sitgreaves 32 25.40
Federalist Jared Ingersoll 1 0.79
N/A Not voting 9 7.14
Totals 126 100.00%

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Senate Election - December 10, 1814" (PDF). Wilkes University. Retrieved December 21, 2012.
  2. ^ "PA US Senate - 1814". OurCampaigns. Retrieved December 21, 2012.

External links

Preceded by
Feb. 1814
Pennsylvania U.S. Senate election (Class I)
1814
Succeeded by
1820-21
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