1839 Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district special election

On November 20, 1839, a special election was held in Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district to fill a vacancy caused by the death of William W. Potter (D) on October 28 of that year, before the start of the first session of the 26th Congress.

Election resultsEdit

Candidate Party Votes[1] Percent
George McCulloch Democratic 4,094 50.9%
James Irvin Whig 3,956 49.1%

McCulloch took his seat on December 2, 1839, at the start of the 1st session of the 26th Congress.[2]

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