1891 United States gubernatorial elections

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1891, in seven states.

1891 United States gubernatorial elections

← 1890 November 3, 1891;
August 3, 1891 (KY);
April 1, 1891 (RI)
1892 →

7 governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Seats before 27 17[a]
Seats after 25 19
Seat change Decrease2 Increase2
Seats up 7 0
Seats won 5 2

1891 United States gubernatorial elections results map.svg
     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold

Kentucky and Maryland held their gubernatorial elections in odd numbered years, every 4 years, preceding the United States presidential election year. Massachusetts and Rhode Island both elected its governors to a single-year term, which they would abandon in 1920 and 1912, respectively. Iowa and Ohio at this time held gubernatorial elections in every odd numbered year.

New York at this time elected its governors to a three-year term. This was the last election in which this was the case, switching to two-year terms from the 1894 elections.

In Kentucky, the gubernatorial election was held in August for the last time; the next gubernatorial election would be held on the same day as federal elections.

ResultsEdit

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Iowa Horace Boies Democratic Re-elected, 49.38% Hiram C. Wheeler (Republican) 47.43%
A. J. Westfall (Populist) 2.97%
Isaac T. Gibson (Prohibition) 0.22%
[1][2]
Kentucky
(held, 3 August 1891)
Simon Bolivar Buckner Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory John Y. Brown (Democratic) 49.85%
Andrew T. Wood (Republican) 40.14%
S. B. Erwin (Populist) 8.86%
Josiah Harris (Prohibition) 1.14%
[3]
Maryland Elihu Emory Jackson Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Frank Brown (Democratic) 56.52%
William J. Vannort (Republican) 40.82%
Edwin Higgins (Prohibition) 2.67%
[4][5]
Massachusetts William E. Russell Democratic Re-elected, 49.12% Charles Herbert Allen (Republican) 47.11%
Charles E. Kimball (Prohibition) 2.79%
Henry Winn (Populist) 0.54%
Harry W. Robinson (Socialist Labor) 0.44%
[6][7]
New York David B. Hill Democratic Retired to take up seat in the U.S. Senate, Democratic victory Roswell P. Flower (Democratic) 50.13%
Jacob Sloat Fassett (Republican) 46.00%
Joseph W. Bruce[8] (Prohibition) 2.61%
Daniel De Leon (Socialist Labor) 1.26%
[9][10][11]
Ohio James E. Campbell Democratic Defeated, 45.90% William McKinley (Republican) 48.61%
John Seitz (Populist) 2.95%
John J. Ashenhurst (Prohibition) 2.54%
[12][13]
Rhode Island
(held, 1 April 1891)
John W. Davis Democratic Defeated, 48.95%[b] Herbert W. Ladd (Republican) 46.19%
John H. Larry (Prohibition) 4.02%
Franklin E. Burton (National) 0.85%
[14][15]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IA Governor, 1891". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  2. ^ Journal of the Senate of the Twenty-Fourth General Assembly of the State of Iowa, which convened at the Capitol at Des Moines, January 11, 1892. Des Moines: G. H. Ragsdale, State Printer. 1892. p. 31.
  3. ^ "KY Governor, 1891". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  4. ^ "MD Governor, 1891". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  5. ^ Journal of the Proceedings of the Senate of Maryland, January Session, 1892. Annapolis: Chas. H. Baughman & Co., State Printers. 1892. p. 21.
  6. ^ "MA Governor, 1891". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  7. ^ Coolidge, Henry D.; McLaughlin, Edward A. (1892). Manual for the use of the General Court, &c. Boston: Wright & Potter Printing Company, State Printers. p. 360.
  8. ^ Makeley, Jonathan. "History of the Prohibition Party in New York". Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  9. ^ "NY Governor, 1891". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  10. ^ Eisenstadt, Peter, ed. (2005). The Encyclopedia of New York State. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press. p. 674. ISBN 0-8156-0808-X.
  11. ^ Brown, Roscoe C. E. (1922). Smith, Ray B. (ed.). History of the State of New York, Political and Governmental. Vol. III. Syracuse, N.Y.: The Syracuse Press, Inc. p. 365.
  12. ^ "OH Governor, 1891". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  13. ^ The Journal of the Senate of the State of Ohio, for the Regular Session of the Seventieth General Assembly, commencing on Monday, January 4th, 1892. Vol. LXXXIX. Columbus, Ohio: The Westbote Co., State Printers. 1892. p. 20.
  14. ^ "RI Governor, 1891". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 November 2020.
  15. ^ Geo. H. Utter, Secretary of State (1891). Manual, with Rules and Orders, for the use of the General Assembly, of the State of Rhode Island. 1891-1892. Providence. R.I.: K. L. Freeman & Son, State Printers. p. 106.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ John Milton Thayer (R) succeeded Nebraska Governor James E. Boyd (D) who was removed from office by the Nebraska Supreme Court in May 1891. Boyd's citizenship would be upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court and he would be restored to office in February 1892.
  2. ^ Since no candidate received 50% of the vote, the state legislature decided the election. Ladd was elected.

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