1801 United States Senate special election in Pennsylvania

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]

1801 U.S. Senate special election in Pennsylvania
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111 Members of the Pennsylvania legislature
Majority of votes needed to win
  GeoLogan.jpg Joseph Hiester.jpg
Nominee George Logan Joseph Hiester
Party Democratic-Republican Democratic-Republican
Electoral vote 68 30
Percentage 61.26% 27.03%

Senator before election

Peter Muhlenberg

Elected Senator

George Logan


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" (PDF). Wilkes University. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  2. ^ "MUHLENBERG, Peter, (1746 - 1807)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 28 September 2013.

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Preceded by
Feb. 1801
Pennsylvania U.S. Senate election (Class III)
Succeeded by