1900 United States gubernatorial elections

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1900 United States gubernatorial elections

← 1899 November 6, 1900[a] 1901 →

34 state governorships (including 1 special election)
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 24 governorships 17 governorships
Seats before 23 18[b]
Seats after 26 18
Seat change Increase3 Steady

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Populist Silver
Last election 3 governorships 1 governorship
Seats before 3 1
Seats after 0 1
Seat change Decrease3 Steady

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     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1900, in 34 states, concurrent with the House, Senate elections and presidential election, on November 6, 1900 (except in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Vermont, which held early elections).

In Alabama, the gubernatorial election was held in August for the last time, and in Rhode Island it was held in April for the last time. In both cases the next gubernatorial election would be held on the same day as federal elections: in Alabama in 1902 and in Rhode Island in 1901. Alabama would also elect its governors to four year terms instead of two years from 1902.

In Florida, the gubernatorial election was held on the same day as federal elections, having been held in October since 1892.[1]

In North Carolina gubernatorial elections had been held on the same day as federal elections since 1876, but in 1900 it was moved to August. It would revert to November from 1904.

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama
(held, 6 August 1900)
Joseph F. Johnston Democratic Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic victory William J. Samford (Democratic) 71.57%
John A. Steele (Republican) 17.59%
Grattan B. Crowe (Populist) 10.84%
[2]
Arkansas
(held, 3 September 1900)
Daniel Webster Jones Democratic Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic victory Jeff Davis (Democratic) 66.66%
H. L. Remmel (Republican) 30.61%
A. W. Files (Populist) 2.74%
[3]
Colorado Charles S. Thomas Democratic [data unknown/missing] James Bradley Orman (Democratic)[c] 53.78%
Frank C. Goudy (Republican) 43.53%
James R. Wylie (Prohibition) 1.68%
DeWitt Copley (Socialist Labor) 0.45%
S. B. Hutchinson (Social Democrat) 0.38%
James T. Pearson (Populist) 0.19%
[4]
Connecticut George E. Lounsbury Republican [data unknown/missing] George P. McLean (Republican) 53.02%
Samuel L. Bronson (Democratic) 45.05%
Charles E. Steele (Prohibition) 0.86%
George A. Sweetland (Social Democrat) 0.58%
Adam Marx (Socialist Labor) 0.49%
[5]
Delaware Ebe W. Tunnell Democratic Retired, Republican victory John Hunn (Republican) 53.57%
Peter J. Ford (Democratic) 44.93%
Richard W. Cooper (Prohibition) 1.37%
Gustave E. Reinicke (Socialist) 0.13%
[6]
Florida William D. Bloxham Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory William Sherman Jennings (Democratic) 80.98%
Matthew B. MacFarlane (Republican) 17.27%
A.M. Morton (Populist) 1.75%
[7]
Georgia
(held, 3 October 1900)
Allen D. Candler Democratic Re-elected, 78.57% George W. Trayler[d] (Populist) 21.43%
[8]
Idaho Frank Steunenberg Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Frank W. Hunt (Democratic)[e] 50.87%
D. W. Standrod (Republican) 47.04%
Silas Luttrell (Prohibition) 1.84%
Scattering 0.25%
[11]
Illinois John Riley Tanner Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory Richard Yates Jr. (Republican) 51.49%
Samuel Alschuler (Democratic) 46.06%
Visscher Vare Barnes (Prohibition) 1.39%
Herman C. Perry (Social Democrat) 0.76%
Louis P. Hoffman (Socialist Labor) 0.12%
Alfred Cheesbrough Van Tine (Populist) 0.10%
Lloyd G. Spencer (Union Reform) 0.06%
John Cordingly (United Christian) 0.03%
[12]
Indiana James A. Mount Republican Term-limited, Republican victory Winfield T. Durbin (Republican) 50.54%
John W. Kern (Democratic) 46.70%
Charles Eckhart (Prohibition) 2.05%
John W. Kelly (Social Democrat) 0.34%
A. G. Burkhart (Populist) 0.23%
Philip H. More (Socialist Labor) 0.10%
M. A. Wilson (Union Reform) 0.04%
Scattering 0.00%
[13]
Kansas William Eugene Stanley Republican Re-elected, 52.25% John W. Breidenthal (Populist) 47.33%
G. C. Clemens (Social Democrat) 0.36%
Frank Holsinger (Prohibition) 0.06%
Scattering 0.00%
[14]
Kentucky
(special election)
J. C. W. Beckham Democratic Re-elected, 49.89% John W. Yerkes (Democratic) 49.09%
John D. White (Prohibition) 0.49%
A. H. Cardin (Populist) 0.36%
Walter T. Roberts (Social Democrat) 0.10%
James Doyle (Socialist Labor) 0.09%
[15]
Louisiana
(held, 17 April 1900)
Murphy J. Foster Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory William Wright Heard (Democratic) 78.32%
Donaldson Caffery III (Fusion)[f] 18.49%
Eugene S. Reems (Republican) 3.19%
[16]
Maine
(held, 10 September 1900)
Llewellyn Powers Republican [data unknown/missing] John Fremont Hill (Republican) 62.33%
Samuel L. Lord (Democratic) 34.01%
Grant Rogers (Prohibition) 3.10%
Norman Wallace Lermond (Socialist) 0.55%
Scattering 0.02%
[17]
Massachusetts Winthrop M. Crane Republican Re-elected, 59.06% Robert Treat Paine (Democratic) 33.69%
Charles H. Bradley (Social Democrat) 3.43%
Michael T. Berry (Socialist Labor) 2.28%
John M. Fisher (Prohibition) 1.54%
Scattering 0.00%
[18]
Michigan Hazen S. Pingree Republican Retired, Republican victory Aaron T. Bliss (Republican) 55.75%
William C. Maybury (Democratic) 41.27%
Frederic S. Goodrich (Prohibition) 2.16%
Henry Ramsay (Social Democrat) 0.49%
Henry Ulbricht (Socialist Labor) 0.18%
Daniel Thompson (Populist) 0.16%
Scattering 0.00%
[19]
Minnesota John Lind Democratic[g] Defeated, 47.95% Samuel Rinnah Van Sant (Republican) 48.67%
Bernt B. Haugan (Prohibition) 1.73%
Thomas H. Lucas (Social Democrat) 1.13%
Edward Kriz (Socialist Labor) 0.28%
Sylvester M. Fairchild (Midroad-Populist) 0.24%
[20]
Missouri Lon Vest Stephens Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Alexander Monroe Dockery (Democratic) 51.15%
Joseph Flory (Republican) 46.46%
Caleb Lipscomb (Social Democrat) 0.82%
Charles E. Stokes (Prohibition) 0.76%
J. H. Hillis (People's Progressive) 0.64%
Louis C. Fry (Socialist Labor) 0.18%
[21]
Montana Robert Burns Smith Democratic[h] Retired, Democratic victory Joseph Toole (Democratic) 49.24%
David S. Folsom (Republican) 35.56%
Thomas S. Hogan (Independent Democrat) 14.40%
J. F. Fox (Social Democrat) 0.79%
[22]
Nebraska William A. Poynter Populist[i] Defeated, 48.51% Charles Henry Dietrich (Republican) 48.88%
Lucius O. Jones (Prohibition) 1.85%
Taylor Flick (Midroad-Populist) 0.47%
Theodore Kharas (Socialist) 0.29%
[23]
New Hampshire Frank W. Rollins Republican Retired, Republican victory Chester B. Jordan (Republican) 59.36%
Frederick E. Potter (Democratic) 38.50%
Josiah M. Fletcher (Prohibition) 1.30%
Sumner F. Claflin (Social Democrat) 0.83%
Scattering 0.01%
[24]
New York Theodore Roosevelt Republican Retired to run for U.S. Vice President, Republican victory Benjamin Odell (Republican) 51.98%
John B. Stanchfield (Democratic) 44.80%
William T. Wardwell (Prohibition) 1.47%
Charles Hunter Corregan (Socialist Labor) 0.89%
Ben Hanford (Social Democrat) 0.87%
[25]
North Carolina
(held, 2 August 1900)[26][27]
Daniel Lindsay Russell Republican Term-limited, Democratic victory Charles Brantley Aycock (Democratic) 59.57%
Spencer B. Adams (Republican) 40.31%
Henry Sheets (Prohibition) 0.11%
Scattering 0.00%
[28]
North Dakota Frederick B. Fancher Republican Retired, Republican victory Frank White (Republican) 59.20%
M. A. Wipperman (Democratic)[j] 38.72%
Delevan Carlton (Prohibition) 0.97%
George F. Poague (Socialist) 0.74%
O. G. Major (Populist) 0.37%
[29]
Rhode Island
(held, 4 April 1900)
Elisha Dyer, Jr. Republican [data unknown/missing] William Gregory (Republican) 54.33%
Nathan W. Littlefield (Democratic) 35.85%
James P. Reid (Socialist Labor) 5.96%
Henry B. Metcalf (Prohibition) 3.86%
[30]
South Carolina Miles Benjamin McSweeney Democratic Re-elected, 100.00%[31] (Democratic primary run-off results)
Miles Benjamin McSweeney 57.86%
James A. Hoyt 42.14%
[32]
South Dakota Andrew E. Lee Populist Retired to run for U.S. House, Republican victory Charles N. Herreid (Republican) 56.31%
Burre H. Lien (Democratic)[k] 41.97%
F. J. Carlisle (Prohibition) 1.39%
L. E. Stair (Midroad-Populist) 0.33%
[33]
Tennessee Benton McMillin Democratic Re-elected, 53.86% John E. McCall (Republican) 44.29%
R. S. Cheves (Prohibition) 1.28%
H. J. Mullens (Populist) 0.47%
Charles H. Stockwell (Social Democrat) 0.10%
[34]
Texas Joseph D. Sayers Democratic Re-elected, 67.56% R. E. Hanney (Republican) 25.12%
T. J. McMinn (Populist) 5.92%
G. H. Royal (Socialist Labor) 0.03%
Scattering 1.37%
[35]
Utah Heber Manning Wells Republican Re-elected, 51.71% James Henry Moyle (Democratic) 48.29%
[36]
Vermont
(held, 4 September 1902)
Edward Curtis Smith Republican Retired, Republican victory William W. Stickney (Republican) 72.19%
John H. Senter (Democratic) 25.53%
Henry C. Barnes (Prohibition) 1.42%
James Pirie (Social Democrat) 0.85%
Scattering 0.02%
[37]
Washington John Rankin Rogers Populist[l] Re-elected as a Democrat, 48.86% John M. Frink (Republican) 46.81%
Robert E. Dunlap (Prohibition) 1.97%
William C. B. Randolph (Social Democrat) 1.57%
William McCormick (Socialist Labor) 0.79%
[38]
West Virginia George W. Atkinson Republican Term-limited, Republican victory Albert B. White (Republican) 53.84%
John H. Holt (Democratic) 45.43%
Thomas Carskadon (Prohibition) 0.60%
H. T. Houston (Populist) 0.14%
[39]
Wisconsin Edward Scofield Republican Retired, Republican victory Robert M. LaFollette (Republican) 59.84%
Louis G. Bomrich (Democratic) 36.36%
J. Burritt Smith (Prohibition) 2.20%
Howard Tuttle (Social Democrat) 1.49%
Frank Wilke (Socialist Labor) 0.12%
Scattering 0.00%
[40]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  10. ^ Tribune Almanac 1901, p. 323.
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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Vermont held early elections.
  2. ^ Kentucky Governor William S. Taylor (R) was removed from office by the General Assembly in January 1900 and replaced by William Goebel (D)
  3. ^ Orman ran under a fusion ticket between the Democrats and the Populist Party
  4. ^ OurCampaigns names this candidate John W. Traylor
  5. ^ Some sources indicate Hunt ran under a fusion ticket between the Democrats and the Populist Party[9][10]
  6. ^ Caffery ran under a fusion ticket between the Populist Party and the Lily-White Republicans
  7. ^ Lind ran under a fusion ticket between the Democrats and the Populist Party
  8. ^ Smith ran under a fusion ticket between the Democrats and the Populist Party
  9. ^ Poynter ran under a fusion ticket between the Democrats and the Populist Party
  10. ^ Wipperman ran under a fusion ticket between the Democrats and the Populist Party
  11. ^ Lien ran under a fusion ticket between the Democrats and the Populist Party
  12. ^ Rogers ran under a fusion ticket between the Democrats and the Populist Party

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