1882 Georgia gubernatorial election

The 1882 Georgia gubernatorial election was held on 4 October 1882 in order to elect the Governor of Georgia. Democratic nominee and former Vice President of the Confederate States of America Alexander H. Stephens defeated Independent Democratic nominee and former member of the Confederate House of Representatives from Georgia's 8th District Lucius J. Gartrell.[1]

1882 Georgia gubernatorial election

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Nominee Alexander H. Stephens Lucius J. Gartrell
Party Democratic Independent Democrat
Popular vote 107,649 44,893
Percentage 70.57% 29.43%

Governor before election

Alfred H. Colquitt
Democratic

Elected Governor

Alexander H. Stephens
Democratic

General election edit

On election day, 4 October 1882, Democratic nominee Alexander H. Stephens won the election by a margin of 62,756 votes against his opponent Independent Democratic nominee Lucius J. Gartrell, thereby holding Democratic control over the office of Governor. Stephens was sworn in as the 50th Governor of Georgia on 4 November 1882.[2]

Results edit

Georgia gubernatorial election, 1882
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alexander H. Stephens 107,649 70.57
Independent Democrat Lucius J. Gartrell 44,893 29.43
Total votes 152,542 100.00
Democratic hold

References edit

  1. ^ "Gov. Alexander Hamilton Stephens". National Governors Association. Retrieved 3 January 2024.
  2. ^ "GA Governor". ourcampaigns.com. 1 September 2005. Retrieved 3 January 2024.