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  PA District 12 - Special Election
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Parents > United States > Pennsylvania > PA - District 12
OfficeHouse of Representatives
Type Special Election
Filing Deadline September 10, 1857 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open October 13, 1857 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close October 13, 1857 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start December 07, 1857 - 12:00am
Term End March 04, 1859 - 12:00am
ContributorChronicler
Last ModifiedChronicler January 17, 2009 08:13am
Data SourcesMichael J. Dubin, U.S. Congressional Elections 1788-1997, p. 179.
Description Special election held to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Rep. Montgomery.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
PartyDemocratic Won10/14/1856
NameJohn G. Montgomery Votes10,442 (57.69%)
Term03/04/1857 - 04/24/1857 Margin2,785 (+15.39%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
PartyPeople's Won10/12/1858
NameGeorge W. Scranton Votes10,043 (61.89%)
Term03/04/1859 - 03/04/1861 Margin3,860 (+23.79%)
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Name Paul Leidy Smith Thompson  
PartyDemocratic Republican  
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Certified Votes9,826 (60.96%) 6,294 (39.05%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -3,532 (-21.91%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
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