1891 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

The 1891 Rhode Island gubernatorial election was held on April 1, 1891. Democratic incumbent John W. Davis received 48.95% of the vote and Republican nominee Herbert W. Ladd 46.19%. With no candidate attaining a majority of the vote it was decided by the Rhode Island General Assembly The Republican majority selected Ladd.[1][2]

1891 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

← 1890 April 1, 1891 1892 →
Nominee Herbert W. Ladd John W. Davis
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 20,995 22,249
Percentage 46.19% 48.95%

Governor before election

John W. Davis

Elected Governor

Herbert W. Ladd

General election edit

Candidates edit

Major party candidates

  • Herbert W. Ladd, Republican
  • John W. Davis, Democratic

Other candidates

  • John H. Larry, Prohibition
  • Franklin E. Burton, Independent

Results edit

1891 Rhode Island gubernatorial election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Herbert W. Ladd 20,995 46.19%
Democratic John W. Davis (incumbent) 22,249 48.95%
Prohibition John H. Larry 1,829 4.02%
Independent Franklin E. Burton 384 0.85%
Majority 1,254
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

References edit

  1. ^ "No Election by the People". Providence Journal. April 3, 1891. Rebublicans Have Sufficient to Elect on Joint Ballot in the Legislature.
  2. ^ "Arrival of the General Assembly". Providence Journal. May 26, 1891. Shortly after 6 o'clock the boat from Providence arrived, bringing Gov. Davis, Gov.-elect Ladd, together with members of the legislature.
  3. ^ Moore, John Leo, ed. (1994). Congressional Quarterly's Guide to U.S. elections. CQ Press. ISBN 9780871879967. Retrieved July 25, 2020.