The 1897 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on January 19, 1897. Boies Penrose was elected by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to the United States Senate.[1]


Incumbent Republican J. Donald Cameron, who was elected in an 1877 special election and subsequently re-elected in 1879, 1885 and 1891, 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 January 19, 1897, to elect a new Senator to fill the term beginning on March 4, 1897. The results of the vote of both houses combined are as follows:

State Legislature Results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Boies Penrose 210 83.00
Democratic Chauncey F. Black 39 15.42
Republican John Wanamaker 1 0.40
N/A Not voting 3 1.19
Totals 253 100.00%

See also


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Senate Election - 19 January 1897" (PDF). Wilkes University. Retrieved 22 December 2013.

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