1891 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania

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The 1891 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on January 20, 1891. J. Donald Cameron was re-elected by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to the United States Senate.[1]


The Pennsylvania General Assembly, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate, convened on January 20, 1891, to elect a Senator to fill the term beginning on March 4, 1891. Incumbent Republican J. Donald Cameron, who was elected in an 1877 special election and re-elected in 1879 and 1885, was a successful candidate for re-election to another term. The results of the vote of both houses combined are as follows:

State Legislature Results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican J. Donald Cameron (Inc.) 144 56.69
Democratic Chauncey F. Black 94 37.01
Republican Austin L. Taggart 7 2.76
Republican Theodore L. Flood 3 1.18
Democratic J. C. Sibley 1 0.39
Republican Harry White 1 0.39
N/A Not voting 4 1.57
Totals 254 100.00%

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  1. ^ a b "U.S. Senate Election - 20 January 1891" (PDF). Wilkes University. Retrieved 22 December 2013.

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