1916 United States Senate election in Delaware

The 1916 United States Senate election in Delaware took place on November 7, 1916.

1916 United States Senate election in Delaware

← 1911 November 7, 1916 1922 →
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Nominee Josiah O. Wolcott Henry A. du Pont
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 25,434 22,925
Percentage 49.67% 44.77%

U.S. senator before election

Henry A. du Pont
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Josiah O. Wolcott
Democratic

Incumbent Republican Senator Henry A. du Pont ran for re-election to a third term in office, but was defeated by Democrat Josiah O. Wolcott.

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1916 U.S. Senate election in Delaware[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Josiah O. Wolcott 25,434 49.67%
Republican Henry A. du Pont (incumbent) 22,925 44.77%
Progressive Hiram R. Burton 2,361 4.61%
Socialist William C. Ferris 490 0.96%
Total votes 51,210 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Factional Fight in Delaware". Philadelphia Inquirer. 6 Nov 1916. p. 2.
  2. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1916election.pdf[dead link]
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - DE US Senate Race - Nov 07, 1916".