United States Senate special election in Pennsylvania, 1922

United States Senate special election in Pennsylvania, 1922

November 7, 1922

 
Nominee George Pepper Fred Kerr
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 819,507 468,330
Percentage 57.6% 32.9%

U.S. Senator before election

George Pepper
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

George Pepper
Republican

The 1922 United States Senate special election in Pennsylvania was held on November 7, 1922. Incumbent Republican Senator George Pepper, who had been appointed to the seat by Governor William Sproul following the death of Boies Penrose, was elected to fill the remaining four years on the term to which Penrose had been elected in 1920. Pepper comfortably defeated five other candidates, including Democratic nominee Fred Kerr of Clearfield County.[1]

Major candidates

Democratic

  • Fred Kerr

Republican

Results

General election results[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican George Pepper 819,507 57.6
Democratic Fred Kerr 468,330 32.9
Progressive Earl Thompson 57,075 4.1
Socialist William Van Essen 38,440 2.7
Prohibition Frank Lewis 34,089 2.4
Single Tax James Robinson 5,356 0.4
N/A Other 59 0.00

References

  1. ^ "Washington's Eyes On Pennsylvania". The New York Times. May 16, 1922. Retrieved August 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ "PEPPER, George Wharton". The Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. The United States Congress. Retrieved August 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 1922". Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
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