The 1801 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on February 19, 1801. Peter Muhlenberg was elected by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to the United States Senate.[1]


Incumbent Federalist William Bingham, who was elected in 1795, was not a candidate for re-election to another term. The Pennsylvania General Assembly, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate, convened on February 19, 1801, to elect a new Senator to fill the term beginning on March 4, 1801. Two ballots were recorded. The results of the second and final ballot of both houses combined are as follows:

State Legislature Results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-Republican Peter Muhlenberg 46 45.10
Democratic-Republican George Logan 45 44.12
N/A Not voting 11 10.78
Totals 102 100.00%


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Senate Election - 19 February 1801" (PDF). Wilkes University. Retrieved 28 September 2013.

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Preceded by
Pennsylvania U.S. Senate election (Class III)
Succeeded by
Dec. 1801