1909 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania


The 1909 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on January 19, 1909. Boies Penrose was re-elected by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to the United States Senate. This was the last Class III U.S. Senate election to be decided by the Pennsylvania General Assembly before the ratification of the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which mandated direct election of U.S. Senators.[1]


The Pennsylvania General Assembly, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate, convened on January 19, 1909, to elect a Senator to fill the term beginning on March 4, 1909. Incumbent Republican Boies Penrose, who was elected in 1897 and re-elected in 1903, 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 %
Republican Boies Penrose (Inc.) 198 77.04%
Democratic George M. Dimeling 42 16.34%
Republican Edwin S. Stuart 2 0.78%
Republican John O. Sheatz 1 0.39%
Democratic William Potter 1 0.39%
N/A Not voting 13 5.06%
Totals 257 100.00%

See also


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Senate Election - 19 January 1909" (PDF). Wilkes University. Retrieved 22 December 2013.

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