1872 Alabama gubernatorial election

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1872 Alabama gubernatorial election
← 1870 November 5, 1872 1874 →
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Nominee David P. Lewis T. Hendon
Party Republican Liberal Republican
Popular vote 89,868 81,371
Percentage 52.48% 47.52%

Governor before election

Robert B. Lindsay

Elected Governor

David P. Lewis

The 1872 Alabama gubernatorial election took place on November 5, 1872 in order to elect the Governor of Alabama. Republican David P. Lewis, a former Confederate Congressman, won the election, which would mark the last time until 1986 in which a Republican was elected Governor of Alabama.


Alabama gubernatorial election, 1872[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican David P. Lewis 89,868 52.48
Liberal Republican T. Hendon 81,371 47.52
Total votes 171,239 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic


  1. ^ "AL Governor 1872". Our Campaigns. Retrieved November 23, 2016.