1839 Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district special election

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On November 20, 1839, a special election was held in Pennsylvania's 14th congressional district to fill a vacancy caused by the death of William W. Potter (D) on October 28 of that year, before the start of the first session of the 26th Congress.

Election results[edit]

Candidate Party Votes[1] Percent
George McCulloch Democratic 4,094 50.9%
James Irvin Whig 3,956 49.1%

McCulloch took his seat on December 2, 1839, at the start of the 1st session of the 26th Congress.[2]

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