United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 1830

The 1830 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on from December 14 to 16, 1830. William Wilkins was elected by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to the United States Senate.[1]


Incumbent National Republican William Marks, who was elected in 1825, 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 December 14, 1830, to elect a new Senator to fill the term beginning on March 4, 1831. Twenty-one ballots were recorded over the next three days. The results of the twenty-first and final ballot of both houses combined are as follows:

State Legislature Results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Wilkins 72 54.55
Democratic James S. Stevenson 31 23.48
Democratic Richard Coulter 11 8.33
Anti-Masonic Harmar Denny 10 7.58
Democratic George M. Dallas 5 3.79
N/A Other 1 0.76
N/A Not voting 2 1.52
Totals 132 100.00%


  1. 1 2 "U.S. Senate Election - 14-16 December 1830" (PDF). Wilkes University. Retrieved 22 December 2013.

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Preceded by
Pennsylvania U.S. Senate election (Class III)
Succeeded by
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