1911 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania

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The 1911 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on January 17, 1911. Incumbent George T. Oliver was re-elected by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to the United States Senate. This was the last Class I U.S. Senate election to be decided by the Pennsylvania General Assembly before the ratification of the 17th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which mandated direct election of U.S. Senators.[1]


The Pennsylvania General Assembly, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate, convened on January 17, 1911, to elect a Senator to serve the term beginning on March 4, 1911. The results of the vote of both houses combined are as follows:

State Legislature Results[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George T. Oliver (Inc.) 181 70.43
Democratic J. Henry Cochran 35 13.62
Democratic Julian Kennedy 25 9.73
Democratic James B. Riley 3 1.17
Republican William Flinn 2 0.78
Democratic William H. Berry 1 0.39
Democratic George W. Guthrie 1 0.39
Socialist Joseph E. Cohen 1 0.39
N/A Not voting 8 3.11
Totals 257 100.00%

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  1. ^ a b "U.S. Senate Election - 17 January 1911" (PDF). Wilkes University. Retrieved 24 December 2012.
  2. ^ "PA US Senate - 1911". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 24 December 2012.

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