ⓘ 1972 United States Senate election in Virginia

                                     

ⓘ 1972 United States Senate election in Virginia

The 1972 United States Senate election in Virginia was held on November 7, 1972. Republican U.S. Representative William L. Scott defeated incumbent Democratic Senator William Spong, Jr. Scott was the first Republican U.S. Senator from Virginia to be elected in over a century, as the most recent Republican Senator was John F. Lewis, who had held the seat during the Reconstruction era.

                                     
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