United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 1879

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The 1879 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on January 20, 1879. J. Donald Cameron was re-elected by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to the United States Senate.[1]


After Sen. Simon Cameron resigned from office, his son J. Donald Cameron was elected by the General Assembly, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate, in 1877 to serve the remainder of the unexpired term, which was to expire on March 4, 1879.


The Pennsylvania General Assembly convened on January 20, 1879, to elect a Senator to serve the term beginning on March 4, 1879. The results of the vote of both houses combined are as follows:

State Legislature Results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican J. Donald Cameron (Inc.) 135 53.78
Democratic Hiester Clymer 92 36.65
Greenback Daniel Agnew 16 6.37
Republican Edward McPherson 3 1.20
Republican Russell Thayer 1 0.40
Republican Galusha A. Grow 1 0.40
N/A Not voting 3 1.20
Totals 251 100.00%

See also


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Senate Election - 20 January 1879" (PDF). Wilkes University. Retrieved December 22, 2013. 

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Preceded by
Pennsylvania U.S. Senate election (Class III)
Succeeded by
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