1887 Philadelphia mayoral election

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Philadelphia mayoral election, 1887

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Nominee Edwin Henry Fitler George deBenneville Keim
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 90,211 62,263
Percentage 59.17% 40.84%

Mayor before election

William Burns Smith

Elected Mayor

Edwin Henry Fitler

The Philadelphia mayoral election of 1887 saw the election Edwin Henry Fitler. This was the first Philadelphia mayoral election to a 4-year term.[1] Previously, since 1862, mayoral elections had been for three-year terms.[1]


1887 Philadelphia mayoral election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edwin Henry Fitler 90,211 59.17%
Democratic George deBenneville Keim 62,263 40.84%
Turnout 152,474


  1. ^ a b c "Mayors of the City of Philadelphia 1691-2000". City of Philadelphia. Retrieved 28 April 2019.