United States Senate special election in Pennsylvania, 1877

The 1877 United States Senate special election in Pennsylvania was held on March 20, 1877. J. Donald Cameron was elected by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to the United States Senate.[1]

Background

Republican Simon Cameron was elected to the United States Senate by the Pennsylvania General Assembly, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate, in 1867 and was re-elected in 1873. Sen. Cameron resigned on March 12, 1877.[2]

Results

Following the resignation of Sen. Simon Cameron, the Pennsylvania General Assembly convened on March 20, 1877, to elect a new Senator to fill the vacancy. Former United States Secretary of War J. Donald Cameron, Simon Cameron's son, was elected to complete his father's term, set to expire on March 4, 1879.[3] The results of the vote of both houses combined are as follows:

State Legislature Results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican J. Donald Cameron 147 58.57%
Democratic Andrew H. Dill 92 36.65%
Democratic Hiester Clymer 1 0.40%
Democratic Andrew G. Curtin 1 0.40%
Democratic John Jackson 1 0.40%
N/A Not voting 9 3.59%
Totals 251 100.00%

References

  1. ^ a b "U.S. Senate Election - 20 March 1877". Wilkes University. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "CAMERON, Simon, (1799 - 1889)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "CAMERON, James Donald, (1833 - 1918)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 22 December 2013. 

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Preceded by
1873
Pennsylvania U.S. Senate election (Class III)
1877
Succeeded by
1879
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