1848 Chicago mayoral election

The 1848 Chicago mayoral election , independent Democratic candidate James H. Woodworth defeated incumbent Democrat James Curtiss.

1848 Chicago mayoral election
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Nominee James H. Woodworth James Curtiss
Party Independent Democrat Democratic
Popular vote 1,971 1,361
Percentage 59.15% 40.85%

Mayor before election

James Curtiss
Democratic

Elected Mayor

James H. Woodworth
Independent Democrat

The election took place during a time of instability within the two major national political parties (the Democrats and the Whigs). Woodworth's victory dealt a significant blow to Chicago's Democratic organization.[1]

General electionEdit

1848 Chicago mayoral election[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Democrat James H. Woodworth 1,971 59.15
Democratic James Curtiss (incumbent) 1,361 40.85
Turnout 3,334

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "James Hutchinson Woodworth". Chicago's Mayors. Chicago Public Library. 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-12.
  2. ^ "Chicago Mayors, 1837-2007". www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org. Retrieved 2 January 2021.
  3. ^ "RaceID=486027". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2018-12-11.