United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 1958

United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 1958
November 4, 1958

Nominee Hugh Scott George M. Leader
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 2,042,586 1,929,821
Percentage 51.2% 48.4%

County results

U.S. Senator before election

Edward Martin

Elected U.S. Senator

Hugh Scott

The 1958 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on November 4, 1958. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Edward Martin did not seek re-election. The Republican nominee, Hugh Scott, defeated Democratic nominee George M. Leader for the vacant seat.

Major candidates




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Hugh Scott 2,042,586 51.21% -0.37%
Democratic George M. Leader 1,929,821 48.38% +0.40%
Socialist Labor George S. Taylor 10,431 0.26% +0.26%
Socialist Workers Ethel Peterson 5,742 0.14% +0.14%
N/A Other 42 0.00% N/A
Totals 3,988,622 100.00%

See also


  1. "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1958" (PDF). Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
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