Pennsylvania 1820 Speaker of the House, Ballot 1
- Speaker of the House (State)
- Speaker of the House
- Pennsylvania 1820 Speaker of the House, Ballot 1
- First Ballot
- Speaker of the House/Speaker of the House
- William Weaver, Joseph Lawrence, William Wilkins, John Gilmore, Lewis Dewart, James Kelton
|Candidates:||William Weaver||Joseph Lawrence||William Wilkins||John Gilmore||Lewis Dewart||James Kelton|
|Final Result: ||42||41||7||3||1||1|
|House of Representatives||42||41||7||3||1||1|
Three ballots were cast on December 5 and six more ballots were cast on December 6 before John Gilmore was finally elected as Speaker of the House of Representatives. 95 members of the House were present to participate in the voting, with William Lehman of Philadelphia and John Withrow of Fayette being absent.
"Mr. Binns remarks that this is the first Federal Speaker that has been elected in Pennsylvania for 20 years." Village Record, or Chester and Delaware Federalist (West Chester, PA). December 13, 1820.
Lancaster Journal (Lancaster, PA). December 8, 1820.
The Union. United States Gazette and True American (Philadelphia, PA). December 12, 1820.
Village Record, or Chester and Delaware Federalist (West Chester, PA). December 13, 1820.
The Mountaineer (Easton, PA). December 22, 1820.
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