1872 Michigan gubernatorial election

The 1872 Michigan gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1872. Republican nominee John J. Bagley defeated Democratic nominee William Montague Ferry Jr. with 61.93% of the vote.

1872 Michigan gubernatorial election

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Nominee John J. Bagley Austin Blair
Party Republican Liberal Republican
Popular vote 137,602 80,598
Percentage 61.93% 36.27%

Governor before election

Henry P. Baldwin
Republican

Elected Governor

John J. Bagley
Republican

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

Other candidates

ResultsEdit

Michigan gubernatorial election, 1872[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John J. Bagley 137,602 61.93
Liberal Republican Austin Blair 80,598 36.27
Democratic William Montague Ferry Jr. 2,720 1.22
Prohibition Henry Fish 1,231 0.55
Write-ins 39 0.02
Total votes 186,507 100
Republican hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - MI Governor - Nov 05, 1872". Our Campaigns. Retrieved November 26, 2019.