Oppose Re-election of Senator Penrose
November 21, 1908
Representative-elect Captain Ira McJunkin of Butler, Pennsylvania, announces the “thoroughly organized” movement to replace Bois Penrose with State Treasurer John O. Sheatz in the upcoming Senate election.
Pittsburg, Nov. 25. -- In a statement made public here by Representative elect Captain Ira McJunkin, of Butler, Pa., it is said that an effort will be made at the coming session of the Pennsylvania legislature to elect State Treasurer John O. Sheatz to succeed Bois Penrose in the United States senate. According to the statement, a thoroughly organized movement is now on foot and it is asserted that the “invasion of the Penrose ranks will produce a political upheaval unprecedented in the politics of the state.” Captain Mc Junkin also states that Treasurer Sheatz is heartily in favor of the course outlined and has indicated his willingness to join the issue against Penrose.
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“Oppose Re-election of Senator Penrose,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed December 18, 2018, http://blackvirginia.richmond.edu/items/show/759.