1872 New Hampshire gubernatorial election

The 1872 New Hampshire gubernatorial election was held on 12 March 1872 in order to elect the Governor of New Hampshire. Republican nominee and former member of the New Hampshire Senate Ezekiel A. Straw defeated incumbent Democratic Governor James A. Weston, Labor Reform Party nominee Lemuel P. Cooper and Temperance nominee John Blackmer.[1]

1872 New Hampshire gubernatorial election

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Nominee Ezekiel A. Straw James A. Weston
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 38,751 36,584
Percentage 50.83% 47.99%

Governor before election

James A. Weston
Democratic

Elected Governor

Ezekiel A. Straw
Republican

General election

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On election day, 12 March 1872, Republican nominee Ezekiel A. Straw won the election by a margin of 2,167 votes against his foremost opponent incumbent Democratic Governor James A. Weston, thereby gaining Republican control over the office of Governor. Straw was sworn in as the 34th Governor of New Hampshire on 5 June 1872.[2]

Results

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New Hampshire gubernatorial election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ezekiel A. Straw 38,751 50.83
Democratic James A. Weston (incumbent) 36,584 47.99
Labor Reform Party Lemuel P. Cooper 446 0.59
Prohibition John Blackmer 436 0.57
Scattering 14 0.02
Total votes 76,231 100.00
Republican gain from Democratic

References

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  1. ^ "James Adams Weston". National Governors Association. Retrieved 4 April 2024.
  2. ^ "NH Governor". ourcampaigns.com. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 4 April 2024.