1895 United States gubernatorial elections

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1895 United States gubernatorial elections

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April 3, 1895 (RI)
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9 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 23 governorships 19 governorships
Seats before 22 20[a]
Seats after 26 17
Seat change Increase4 Decrease3

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Populist Silver
Last election 1 governorship 1 governorship
Seats before 1 1
Seats after 1 1
Seat change Steady Steady

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1895, in nine states.

Kentucky, Maryland and Mississippi held their gubernatorial elections in odd numbered years, every 4 years, preceding the United States presidential election year. New Jersey at this time held gubernatorial elections every 3 years, which it would abandon in 1949. Massachusetts and Rhode Island both elected its governors to a single-year term, which they would abandon in 1920 and 1912, respectively. Iowa and Ohio at this time held gubernatorial elections in every odd numbered year.

Utah held its first gubernatorial election on achieving statehood.

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Iowa Frank D. Jackson Republican Retired, Republican victory Francis M. Drake (Republican) 52.00%
Washington I. Babb (Democratic) 37.23%
Sylvester B. Crane (Populist) 8.02%
Francis Bacon (Prohibition) 2.74%
[1]
Kentucky John Y. Brown Democratic Term-limited, Republican victory William O'Connell Bradley (Republican) 48.29%
Parker Watkins Hardin (Democratic) 45.80%
Thomas S. Pettit (Populist) 4.74%
T. P. Demaree (Prohibition) 1.17%
[2]
Maryland Frank Brown Democratic Retired, Republican victory Lloyd Lowndes Jr. (Republican) 52.01%
John E. Hurst (Democratic) 44.20%
Joshua Levering (Prohibition) 3.21%
Henry F. Andrews (Populist)[b] 0.57%
[3]
Massachusetts Frederic T. Greenhalge Republican Re-elected, 56.77% George F. Williams (Democratic) 37.06%
Edward Kendall (Prohibition) 2.79%
Elbridge G. Brown (Populist) 2.37%
Moritz E. Ruther (Socialist Labor) 0.99%
Scattering 0.01%
[4]
Mississippi John Marshall Stone Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Anselm J. McLaurin (Democratic) 72.85%
Frank Burkitt (Populist) 27.15%
[5][6]
New Jersey George Theodore Werts Democratic Term-limited, Republican victory John W. Griggs (Republican) 52.28%
Alexander T. McGill (Democratic) 43.64%
Henry W. Wilbur (Prohibition) 2.14%
George B. Keim (Socialist Labor) 1.33%
William B. Ellis (Populist) 0.61%
[7]
Ohio William McKinley Republican Retired, Republican victory Asa S. Bushnell (Republican) 51.00%
James E. Campbell (Democratic) 39.94%
Jacob S. Coxey Sr. (Populist) 6.29%
Seth H. Ellis (Prohibition) 2.54%
William Watkins (Socialist Labor) 0.22%
[8]
Rhode Island
(held, 5 April 1895)
Daniel Russell Brown Republican Retired, Republican victory Charles W. Lippitt (Republican) 56.89%
George L. Littlefield (Democratic) 32.39%
Smith Quimby (Prohibition) 5.95%
George Ellsworth Boomer (Socialist Labor) 3.92%
William Foster, Jr. (Populist) 0.86%
[9]
Utah New state Heber Manning Wells (Republican) 50.32%
John Thomas Caine (Democratic) 44.73%
Henry W. Lawrence (Populist) 4.95%
[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IA Governor, 1895". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  2. ^ "KY Governor, 1895". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  3. ^ "MD Governor, 1895". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  4. ^ "MA Governor, 1895". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  5. ^ "MS Governor, 1895". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  6. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1908). The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi, 1908. Nashville, Tenn.: Press of the Brandon Printing Company. p. 245.
  7. ^ "NJ Governor, 1895". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  8. ^ "OH Governor, 1895". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  9. ^ "RI Governor, 1895". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
  10. ^ "UT Governor, 1895". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 7 August 2020.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ William T. Watson (D) succeeded Delaware Governor Joshua H. Marvil (R) who died in office in April 1895.
  2. ^ Andrews also stood on the Socialist Labor ticket.

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