United States Senate special election in Pennsylvania, 1814

The 1814 United States Senate special election in Pennsylvania was held February 24, 1814. Jonathan Roberts was elected by the Pennsylvania General Assembly to the United States Senate.[1]


The Democratic-Republican Michael Leib was elected to the United States Senate by the General Assembly, consisting of the House of Representatives and the Senate, in December 1808. Sen. Leib resigned on February 14, 1814, to become postmaster of Philadelphia.[2]


Following the resignation of Sen. Michael Leib, the Pennsylvania General Assembly convened on February 24, 1814, to elect a new Senator to fill the vacancy. The results of the vote of both houses combined are as follows:

State Legislature Results[1][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-Republican Jonathan Roberts 82 65.08
Democratic-Republican Thomas Sergeant 23 18.25
Federalist Horace Binney 8 6.35
Federalist John Steele 1 0.79
Democratic-Republican Horatio Gates Jones 1 0.79
Federalist Isaac Wayne 1 0.79
N/A Not voting 10 7.94
Totals 126 100.00%


  1. 1 2 "U.S. Senate Election - 24 February 1814" (PDF). Wilkes University. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  2. "LEIB, Michael, (1760 - 1822)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Retrieved 21 December 2012.
  3. "PA US Senate - Special Election". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 21 December 2012.

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Preceded by
Pennsylvania U.S. Senate election (Class I)
Succeeded by
Dec. 1814
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