1875 Iowa gubernatorial election

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1875 Iowa gubernatorial election

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  Samuel Jordan Kirkwood.jpg Shepherd Leffler (Iowa Congressman).jpg
Nominee Samuel J. Kirkwood Shepherd Leffler
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 124,855 93,270
Percentage 57.03% 42.61%

Governor before election

Cyrus C. Carpenter
Republican

Elected Governor

Samuel J. Kirkwood
Republican

The 1875 Iowa gubernatorial election was held on October 12, 1875. Republican nominee Samuel J. Kirkwood defeated Democratic nominee Shepherd Leffler with 57.03% of the vote.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Samuel J. Kirkwood, Republican
  • Shepherd Leffler, Democratic

Other candidates

  • J. H. Lozier, Prohibition

Results[edit]

1875 Iowa gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Samuel J. Kirkwood 124,855 57.03%
Democratic Shepherd Leffler 93,270 42.61%
Prohibition J. H. Lozier 737 0.34%
Majority 31,585
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kalb, Deborah (24 December 2015). Guide to U.S. Elections. ISBN 9781483380353. Retrieved September 23, 2020.