1873 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania

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The 1873 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on January 21, 1873. Simon Cameron was re-elected by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to the United States Senate.[1]


The Pennsylvania General Assembly, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate, convened on January 21, 1873, to elect a Senator to fill the term beginning on March 4, 1873. Incumbent Republican Simon Cameron, who was elected in 1867, was a successful candidate for re-election to another term. The results of the vote of both houses combined are as follows:

State Legislature Results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Simon Cameron (Inc.) 76 57.14
Democratic William A. Wallace 50 37.59
Liberal Republican Thomas Marshall 1 0.75
Democratic Hendrick Wright 1 0.75
N/A Not voting 5 3.76
Totals 133 100.00%

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  1. ^ a b "U.S. Senate Election - 21 January 1873" (PDF). Wilkes University. Retrieved 22 December 2013.

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