The 1843 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on January 10, 1843. Future President of the United States James Buchanan 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 10, 1843, to elect a new Senator to fill the term beginning on March 4, 1843. Incumbent Democrat James Buchanan, who was elected in 1834 and re-elected in 1836, 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 %
Democratic James Buchanan (Inc.) 74 56.06
Whig John Banks 54 40.91
Democratic Richard Brodhead 1 0.76
Unknown John Gibons 1 0.76
N/A Not voting 2 1.52
Totals 132 100.00%

See also


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Senate Election - 10 January 1843" (PDF). Wilkes University. Retrieved 22 December 2013.

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