1801 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania

The 1801 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on February 19, 1801. Peter Muhlenberg was elected by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to the United States Senate.[1]

1801 U.S. Senate election in Pennsylvania
← 1795 February 19, 1801 Dec. 1801 →

102 Members of the Pennsylvania legislature
Plurality of votes needed to win
Nominee Peter Muhlenberg George Logan
Party Democratic-Republican Democratic-Republican
Electoral vote 46 45
Percentage 45.10% 44.12%

Senator before election

William Bingham

Elected Senator

Peter Muhlenberg



Incumbent Federalist William Bingham, who was elected in 1795, was not a candidate for re-election to another term. The Pennsylvania General Assembly, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate, convened on February 19, 1801, to elect a new Senator to fill the term beginning on March 4, 1801. Two ballots were recorded. The results of the second and final ballot of both houses combined are as follows:

State Legislature Results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-Republican Peter Muhlenberg 46 45.10
Democratic-Republican George Logan 45 44.12
Not voting 11 10.78
Total votes 102 100


  1. ^ a b "U.S. Senate Election - 19 February 1801" (PDF). Wilkes University. Retrieved September 28, 2013.
Preceded by Pennsylvania U.S. Senate election (Class III)
Succeeded by