1892 South Dakota gubernatorial election

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South Dakota gubernatorial election, 1892
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Nominee Charles H. Sheldon A. L. Van Osdel Peter Couchman
Party Republican Independent Democratic
Running mate Charles N. Herreid M. M. Price Samuel A. Ramsey
Popular vote 33,414 22,524 14,472
Percentage 47.46% 31.99% 20.55%

Governor before election

Arthur C. Mellette

Elected Governor

Charles H. Sheldon

The 1892 South Dakota gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1892, to elect a Governor of South Dakota to a two-year term. Republican Charles H. Sheldon was elected, defeating Independent A. L. Van Osdel and Democratic nominee Peter Couchman.


South Dakota gubernatorial election, 1892[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles H. Sheldon 33,414 47.46
Independent A. L. Van Osdel 22,524 31.99
Democratic Peter Couchman 14,472 20.55
Total votes 70,410 100
Majority 10,890 15.47%
Republican hold


  1. ^ "1889-1900 Election Returns" (pdf). South Dakota Secretary of State. Pierre, SD: South Dakota Secretary of State. p. 12. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  2. ^ "South Dakota Gubernatorial Elections, 1889-2006" (PDF). Humphrey School of Public Affairs. University of Minnesota. Archived from the original (pdf) on June 6, 2014. Retrieved June 8, 2014.