1851 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania

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The 1851 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on January 14, 1851. Richard Brodhead was elected by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to the United States Senate.[1]

Results[edit]

The Pennsylvania General Assembly, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate, convened on January 14, 1851, to elect a Senator to serve the term beginning on March 4, 1851. The results of the vote of both houses combined are as follows:

State Legislature Results[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Brodhead 76 57.14
Whig Andrew W. Loomis 12 9.02
Whig Alexander Brown 11 8.27
Whig Samuel Purviance 4 3.01
Whig Samuel Calvin 4 3.01
Whig Thomas M. T. McKennan 4 3.01
Whig John Sergeant 4 3.01
Whig George Chambers 3 2.26
Whig John Dickey 2 1.50
Whig James Pollock 2 1.50
Whig John Allison 1 0.75
Whig William Darlington 1 0.75
Whig Townsend Haines 1 0.75
Whig Charles Pitman 1 0.75
Whig Daniel M. Smyser 1 0.75
Whig Thomas White 1 0.75
Whig David Wilmot 1 0.75
N/A Not voting 3 2.26
Totals 133 100.00%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Senate Election - 14 January 1851" (PDF). Wilkes University. Retrieved December 22, 2012.
  2. ^ "PA US Senate 1851". OurCampaigns. Retrieved December 22, 2012.

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Preceded by
1845
Pennsylvania U.S. Senate election (Class I)
1851
Succeeded by
1857