1872 Vermont gubernatorial election

The 1872 Vermont gubernatorial election took place on September 3, 1872. Incumbent Republican John W. Stewart, per the "Mountain Rule",[1] did not run for re-election to a second term as Governor of Vermont. Republican candidate Julius Converse defeated Liberal Republican and Democratic nominee Abraham B. Gardner to succeed him.

1872 Vermont gubernatorial election

← 1870 September 3, 1872 (1872-09-03) 1874 →
 
Candidate Julius Converse Abraham B. Gardner
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 41,946 16,613
Percentage 71.6% 28.4%

Governor before election

John W. Stewart
Republican

Elected Governor

Julius Converse
Republican

Results edit

1872 Vermont gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Julius Converse 41,946 71.6 -1.8
Democratic/Liberal Republican Abraham B. Gardner 16,613 28.4 +1.9
N/A Other 14 0.0 0.0
Total votes '58,573' '100'

References edit

  1. ^ Hand, Samuel B. "Mountain Rule Revisited" (PDF). Vermont Historical Society. Retrieved June 15, 2015.
  2. ^ "General Election Results - Governor - 1789-2012" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 30, 2014. Retrieved June 15, 2015.