United States Senate special election in Pennsylvania, 1930

United States Senate special election in Pennsylvania, 1930

November 4, 1930

Nominee James J. Davis Sedgwick Kistler
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,462,186 523,338
Percentage 71.5% 25.6%

U.S. Senator before election

Joseph R. Grundy

Elected U.S. Senator

James J. Davis

The 1930 United States Senate special election in Pennsylvania was held on November 4, 1930. Joseph R. Grundy, incumbent Republican appointed to fill the vacancy created by the unseating of William Scott Vare, was defeated for re-nomination.[1] The Republican nominee, James J. Davis, defeated Democratic nominee Sedgwick Kistler to win the election.

Major candidates




General election results[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican James J. Davis 1,462,186 71.54
Democratic Sedgwick Kistler 523,338 25.61
Socialist William J. Van Essen 26,796 1.31
Prohibition S. W. Bierer 24,498 1.20
Communist Emmett Patrick Cush 6,960 0.34
N/A Others 42 0.00


  1. ^ a b "GRUNDY, Joseph Ridgway, (1863 - 1961)". Biographical Directory of the U.S. Congress. Retrieved 4 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "PA US Senate". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
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