Pennsylvania 1793 U.S. Senate

U.S. Senate (Federal)
U.S. Senator
Pennsylvania 1793 U.S. Senate
First Ballot
U.S. Senate/U.S. Senator
Albert Gallatin, Henry Miller, Arthur Saint Clair, William Irvine
Candidates: Albert Gallatin[1]Henry MillerArthur Saint ClairWilliam Irvine
Final Result: [2][3][4]453511
General Assembly453511
House of Representatives362611
State Senate99--


[2]"Thursday, the 28th February, agreeably to certain resolutions, the members of both Houses of the Legislature of Pennsylvania, met at noon in the Senate Chamber, and proceeded to the choice of a Federal Senator, to represent this State in the Senate of the United States. -- Mr. Powel Presided, Messrs. Swanwick and Hannah were Tellers; the Clerk of the Senate called over the names of the members of that House, and the clerk of the House of Representatives called over the names of the members thereof -- each answering and voting, viva voce, as follows:" The Pennsylvania Journal and the Weekly Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). March 6, 1793.
[3]Five members of the House of Representatives failed to vote.
[4]Albert Gallatin took the oath of office on December 2, 1793, but a petition filed on the same day alleged that Gallatin was not a U.S. citizen. On February 28, 1794, the Senate determined that Gallatin was, in fact, not a citizen under the existing laws and declared the election void. The seat was finally filled through another election held on March 31, 1794.


Journal of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1793.
Journal of the Pennsylvania State Senate, 1793.
The Pennsylvania Journal and the Weekly Advertiser (Philadelphia, PA). March 6, 1793.

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