1891 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

The 1891 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1891. Incumbent Democratic Governor William Russell was re-elected to a second term in office over Republican U.S. Representative Charles H. Allen.

1891 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

← 1890 November 3, 1891 1892 →
  William Eustis Russell (1857-1896) (10506850116) (1).jpg Charles Herbert Allen, 1898.jpg
Nominee William Russell Charles H. Allen
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 157,982 151,515
Percentage 49.12% 47.11%

Governor before election

William Russell
Democratic

Elected Governor

William Russell
Democratic

Russell was the first Democratic Governor of Massachusetts re-elected to a second term in office since George S. Boutwell in 1851 and the first ever re-elected by popular vote.

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

1891 Massachusetts gubernatorial election[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic William E. Russell (incumbent) 157,982 49.12%  0.09
Republican Charles H. Allen 151,515 47.11%  1.07
Prohibition Charles E. Kimball 8,968 2.79%  1.96
Populist Henry Winn 1,749 0.54% N/A
Socialist Labor Henry W. Robinson 1,429 0.44% N/A
Write-in All others 7 0.00%  
Total votes 321,650 100.00%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MA Governor, 1891". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2021.
  2. ^ "1891 Gubernatorial General Election Results - Massachusetts". US Election Atlas. Retrieved 21 February 2021.