1879 Minnesota gubernatorial election

The 1879 Minnesota gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1879 to elect the governor of Minnesota. Incumbent John S. Pillsbury was reelected to a third term.

1879 Minnesota gubernatorial election
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Nominee John S. Pillsbury Edmund Rice
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 57,524 41,524
Percentage 54.18% 39.11%

Governor before election

John S. Pillsbury
Republican

Elected Governor

John S. Pillsbury
Republican

Ara Barton was the initial Greenback nominee, but he declined the nomination and was replaced by William Meigher.

ResultsEdit

Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1879[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John S. Pillsbury (incumbent) 57,524 54.18
Democratic Edmund Rice 41,524 39.11
Greenback William Meigher 4,264 4.02
Prohibition William W. Satterlee 2,868 2.70
Total votes 106,180 100
Republican hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - MN Governor Race - Nov 04, 1879". Retrieved May 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "Minnesota Legislative Manual (Blue Book) - Chapter 10 Minnesota Elections" (PDF). Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. 2015-04-01. Retrieved 2016-05-07.