1872 Georgia gubernatorial election

The 1872 Georgia gubernatorial election was held on 5 November 1872 in order to elect the Governor of Georgia. Democratic nominee and incumbent Governor James Milton Smith defeated Republican nominee and former Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia Dawson A. Walker.[1]

1872 Georgia gubernatorial election

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Nominee James Milton Smith Dawson A. Walker
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 104,256 45,812
Percentage 69.47% 30.53%

Governor before election

James Milton Smith

Elected Governor

James Milton Smith

General election edit

On election day, 5 November 1872, Democratic nominee James Milton Smith won re-election by a margin of 58,444 votes against his opponent Republican nominee Dawson A. Walker, thereby holding Democratic control over the office of Governor. Smith was sworn in for his first full term on 12 January 1873.[2]

Results edit

Georgia gubernatorial election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Milton Smith (incumbent) 104,256 69.47
Republican Dawson A. Walker 45,812 30.53
Total votes 150,068 100.00
Democratic hold

References edit

  1. ^ "Gov. James Milton Smith". National Governors Association. Retrieved 3 January 2024.
  2. ^ "GA Governor". ourcampaigns.com. 23 October 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2024.