1866 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election

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Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1866

← 1863 October 9, 1866 (1866-10-09) 1869 →
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Nominee John W. Geary Hiester Clymer
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 307,274 290,096
Percentage 51.4% 48.6%

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County Results

Governor before election

Andrew Gregg Curtin

Elected Governor

John W. Geary

The 1866 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election occurred on October 9, 1866. Incumbent governor Andrew Gregg Curtin, a Republican, was not running for re-election. Republican candidate John W. Geary defeated Democratic candidate Hiester Clymer to become Governor of Pennsylvania.


1866 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John W. Geary 307,274 51.44
Democratic Hiester Clymer 290,096 48.56
Total votes 597,370 100.00


  1. ^ "PA Governor General Election". OurCampaigns. Retrieved May 2, 2013.