1868 Missouri gubernatorial election
The 1868 Missouri gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1868 and resulted in a victory for the Republican nominee, Congressman Joseph W. McClurg, over Democratic nominee former Congressman John S. Phelps.
This was the first election a governor was elected to a 2-year term, instead of 4 years. Missouri would return to electing its governors to 4-year terms in 1880.
|Republican||Joseph W. McClurg||82,090||56.67||-13.65|
|Democratic||John S. Phelps||62,778||43.33||+13.65|