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