1857 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania

Summary

The 1857 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on January 13, 1857. Simon Cameron was elected by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to the United States Senate.[1]

Results

The Pennsylvania General Assembly, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate, convened on January 13, 1857, to elect a Senator to serve the term beginning on March 4, 1857. The results of the vote of both houses combined are as follows:

State Legislature Results[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Simon Cameron 67 50.38
Democratic John W. Forney 58 43.61
Democratic Henry D. Foster 7 5.26
Democratic William Wilkins 1 0.75
Totals 133 100.00%

References

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Senate Election - 13 January 1857" (PDF). Wilkes University. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  2. ^ "PA US Senate - 1857". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 22 December 2012.

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Preceded by
1851
Pennsylvania U.S. Senate election (Class I)
1857
Succeeded by
1861