1883 Georgia gubernatorial special election

The 1883 Georgia gubernatorial special election was held on 24 April 1883 in order to elect the Governor of Georgia following the death of Governor Alexander H. Stephens. Democratic nominee and former member of Georgia State Senate Henry Dickerson McDaniel ran unopposed and thus won the election.[1]

1883 Georgia gubernatorial special election

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Nominee Henry Dickerson McDaniel
Party Democratic
Popular vote 23,680
Percentage 98.61%

Governor before election

James S. Boynton (Acting)

Elected Governor

Henry Dickerson McDaniel

General election edit

On election day, 24 April 1883, Democratic nominee Henry Dickerson McDaniel won the election with 98.61% of the vote, thereby holding Democratic control over the office of Governor. McDaniel was sworn in as the 52nd Governor of Georgia on 10 May 1883.[2]

Results edit

Georgia gubernatorial special election, 1883
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry Dickerson McDaniel 23,680 98.61
Others 334 1.39
Total votes 24,014 100.00
Democratic hold

References edit

  1. ^ "Gov. Henry Dickerson McDaniel". National Governors Association. Retrieved 4 January 2024.
  2. ^ "GA Governor". ourcampaigns.com. 1 September 2005. Retrieved 4 January 2024.