United States Senate special election in Pennsylvania, 1801

The 1801 United States Senate special election in Pennsylvania was held on December 17, 1801. George Logan was elected by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to the United States Senate.[1]


The Democratic-Republican Peter Muhlenberg was elected to the United States Senate by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate, in February 1801. Sen. Muhlenberg resigned on June 30, 1801, after being appointed supervisor of revenue for Pennsylvania by President Thomas Jefferson.[2]


Following the resignation of Sen. Peter Muhlenberg, the Pennsylvania General Assembly convened on December 17, 1801, to elect a new Senator to fill the vacancy. The results of the vote of both houses combined are as follows:

State Legislature Results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-Republican George Logan 68 61.26%
Democratic-Republican Joseph Hiester 30 27.03%
Democratic-Republican Isaac Weaver 4 3.60%
Democratic-Republican Samuel Maclay 2 1.80%
Democratic-Republican Nathaniel Boileau 2 1.80%
Unknown John Kean 1 0.90%
N/A Not voting 4 3.60%
Totals 111 100.00%


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Senate Election - 17 December 1801". Wilkes University. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "MUHLENBERG, Peter, (1746 - 1807)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 28 September 2013. 

External links

Preceded by
Feb. 1801
Pennsylvania U.S. Senate election (Class III)
Succeeded by
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.