1950 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania


United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 1950

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Nominee James H. Duff Francis J. Myers
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,820,400 1,694,076
Percentage 51.3% 47.7%

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U.S. Senate election results map.
Red denotes those won by Duff.
Blue denotes counties won by Myers.

U.S. senator before election

Francis J. Myers

Elected U.S. Senator

James H. Duff

The 1950 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on November 7, 1950. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Francis J. Myers sought re-election, but was defeated by Republican nominee James H. Duff.

Major candidates




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican James H. Duff 1,820,400 51.30%
Democratic Francis J. Myers (incumbent) 1,694,076 47.74%
Prohibition Earl N. Bergerstock 12,618 0.36%
GIs Against Communism Jack Still 8,353 0.24%
Progressive Lillian R. Narins 5,516 0.16%
Socialist William J. Van Essen 4,864 0.14%
Socialist Labor Frank Knotek 1,596 0.05%
Militant Workers Clyde A. Turner 1,219 0.03%


  1. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1950" (PDF). Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House. Retrieved 8 July 2014.