1872 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election

The 1872 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election occurred on October 8, 1872. Incumbent governor John W. Geary, a Republican, was not a candidate for re-election. Republican candidate John F. Hartranft defeated Democratic candidate Charles R. Buckalew to become Governor of Pennsylvania. George Washington Cass, William McClelland, and Hendrick Bradley Wright unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination.

1872 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election

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Nominee John F. Hartranft Charles R. Buckalew
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 353,287 317,700
Percentage 52.6% 47.3%

1872 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County Results

Governor before election

John W. Geary
Republican

Elected Governor

John F. Hartranft
Republican

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1872[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John F. Hartranft 353,287 52.55
Democratic Charles R. Buckalew 317,700 47.26
Prohibition Salmon B. Chase 1,250 0.19
Independent Winthrop W. Ketchum 1 0.00
Total votes 672,238 100.00

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "PA Governor General Election". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 2 May 2013.