The Vacant Chair

Item Info

Item No: pixc01009
Title: The Vacant Chair
Additional Title: The Vacant Chair
Media Type: Cartoons (Commentary)
Source: Print and Picture Collection

Pennsylvania was only represented by one U.S. senator from 1927 to 1929, due to the senate conducting a drawn-out investigation of corruption in the election of William S. Vare.

Other vacancies include October 1921, December 1921-January  1922, and August 1922.


Historical Society of Pennsylvania. "William Scott Vare." Closed for Business: The Story of Bankers Trust Company During the Great Depression. Historical Society of Pennsylvania. Retrieved from:

Wikipedia. (2014.) "List of United States Senators from Pennsylvania." Wikipedia. Retrieved from:

Creator Name: Sykes, Charles Henry, 1882-1942 - Artist