1892 United States gubernatorial elections

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1892 United States gubernatorial elections

← 1891 November 8, 1892[a] 1893 →

32 governorships[b]
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Seats before 26[c] 18
Seats after 27 14
Seat change Increase1 Decrease4
Seats up 17 15
Seats won 18 11

  Third party
 
Party
Populist
Seats before 0
Seats after 3
Seat change Increase3
Seats up 0
Seats won 3

1892 United States gubernatorial elections results map.svg
     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold
     Populist gain

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1892, in 32 states, concurrent with the

Senate elections and presidential election
, on November 8, 1892 (except in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont, which held early elections).

In Florida, the gubernatorial election was held in October for the first time, having previously been held on the same day as federal elections.[1]

Results

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama
(held, 1 August 1892)
Thomas G. Jones Democratic Re-elected, 52.24%
Reuben F. Kolb (Independent Democrat) 47.53%
Scattering 0.23%
[2][3]
Arkansas
(held, 5 September 1892)
James Philip Eagle Democratic Retired, Democratic victory William Meade Fishback (Democratic) 57.70%
William G. Whipple (Republican) 21.53%
Jacob P. Carnahan (Populist) 19.92%
William J. Nelson (Prohibition) 0.84%
[4]
Colorado John Long Routt Republican Retired, Populist victory Davis Hanson Waite (Populist)[d] 47.19%
Joseph Helm (Republican) 41.39%
Joseph H. Maupin (Democratic) 9.54%
John Hipp (Prohibition) 1.88%
[5][6][7][8][9]
Connecticut Morgan Bulkeley Republican Retired, Democratic victory Luzon B. Morris (Democratic) 50.31%
Samuel E. Merwin (Republican) 46.64%
E. P. Angin (Prohibition) 2.39%
E. M. Ripley (Populist) 0.47%
Moritz E. Ruther (Socialist Labor) 0.19%
[10]
Florida
(held, 4 October 1892)
Francis P. Fleming Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Henry L. Mitchell (Democratic) 78.70%
Alonzo P. Baskin (Populist) 20.56%
N. J. Hawley (Prohibition) 0.74%
[11][12][13]
Georgia
(held, 5 October 1892)
William J. Northen Democratic Re-elected, 67.07% W. L. Peck (Populist) 32.93%
[14][15]
Idaho N. B. Willey (acting) Republican Defeated for renomination,[16] Republican victory William J. McConnell (Republican) 40.74%
John M. Burke (Democratic) 33,72%
Abraham J. Crook (Populist) 24.23%
J. A. Clark (Prohibition) 1.32%
[17]
Illinois Joseph W. Fifer Republican Defeated, 46.12% John Peter Altgeld (Democratic) 48.74%
Robert R. Link (Prohibition) 2.84%
Nathan M. Barnett (Populist) 2.30%
[18][19]
Indiana Ira Joy Chase (acting) Republican Defeated, 46.18% Claude Matthews (Democratic) 47.45%
Leroy Templeton (Populist) 4.01%
Aaron Worth (Prohibition) 2.36%
[20][21]
Kansas Lyman U. Humphrey Republican Retired to
run for U.S. House
, Populist victory
Lorenzo D. Lewelling (Populist)[e] 50.19%
Abram W. Smith (Republican) 48.52%
I. O. Pickering (Prohibition) 1.28%
[22][23][24]
Louisiana'
(held, 19 April 1892)
Francis T. Nicholls Democratic [data unknown/missing], Anti-Lottery Democrat victory Murphy J. Foster (Anti-Lottery Democrat) 44.59%
Samuel D. McEnery (Democratic) 26.42%
Albert H. Leonard (Republican) 16.55%
John E. Breaux (Independent Republican) 6.94%
R. H. Tannehill (Populist) 5.50%
[25][26][27]
Maine
(held, 12 September 1892)
Edwin C. Burleigh Republican Retired, Republican victory
Charles F. Johnson (Democratic) 42.51%
Timothy B. Hussey (Prohibition) 2.97%
Luther C. Bateman (Populist) 2.22%
Edgar F. Knowlton (Union Labor) 0.15%
Scattering 0.03%
[28][29][30]
Massachusetts William E. Russell Democratic Re-elected, 49.03% William H. Haile (Republican) 48.36%
Wolcott Hamlin (Prohibition) 1.86%
Henry Winn (Populist) 0.52%
Squire E. Putney (Socialist Labor) 0.23%
[31][32]
Michigan Edwin B. Winans Democratic Retired,[33] Republican victory
Allen Benton Morse (Democratic) 43.77%
John W. Ewing (Populist) 4.57%
John Russell (Prohibition) 4.43%
Scattering 0.02%
[34][35]
Minnesota William Rush Merriam Republican Retired, Republican victory Knute Nelson (Republican) 42.68%
Daniel W. Lawler (Democratic) 36.96%
Ignatius L. Donnelly (Populist) 15.58%
William J. Dean (Prohibition) 4.78%
[36][37]
Missouri David R. Francis Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory William J. Stone (Democratic) 48.98%
William Warner (Republican) 43.50%
Leverett Leonard (Populist) 6.89%
John Sobieski (Prohibition) 0.63%
[38]
Montana Joseph Toole Democratic Retired, Republican victory John E. Rickards (Republican) 41.17%
Timothy E. Collins (Democratic) 39.96%
William Kennedy (Populist) 17.64%
J. M. Waters (Prohibition) 1.23%
[39]
Nebraska James E. Boyd Democratic Retired, Republican victory Lorenzo Crounse (Republican) 39.71%
Charles Van Wyck (Populist) 34.75%
Julius Sterling Morton (Democratic) 22.38%
Charles Eugene Bentley (Prohibition) 3.16%
[40]
New Hampshire Hiram A. Tuttle Republican Retired, Republican victory John Butler Smith (Republican) 50.17%
Luther F. McKinney (Democratic) 47.67%
Edgar L. Carr (Prohibition) 1.80%
William O. Noyes (Populist) 0.37%
[41][42]
New Jersey Leon Abbett Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory George Theodore Werts (Democratic) 49.65%
John Kean, Jr. (Republican) 47.39%
Thomas J. Kennedy (Prohibition) 2.30%
George B. Keim (Socialist Labor) 0.40%
Benjamin Bird (Populist) 0.27%
[43]
North Carolina Thomas Michael Holt (acting) Democratic Defeated for renomination,[44] Democratic victory Elias Carr (Democratic) 48.31%
David M. Furches (Republican) 33.75%
Wyatt P. Exum (Populist) 17.05%
James M. Templeton (Prohibition) 0.88%
[45][46][47][48][49][50]
North Dakota Andrew H. Burke Republican Defeated, 47.57% Eli C. D. Shortridge (Populist)[f] 52.43%
[51][52]
Rhode Island
(held, 6 April 1892)
Herbert W. Ladd Republican Retired, Republican victory Daniel Russell Brown (Republican) 50.22%
William T. C. Wardwell (Democratic) 46.51%
Alexander Gilbert (Prohibition) 2.92%
Franklin E. Burton (Populist) 0.34%
[53][54]
South Carolina
Benjamin Ryan Tillman
Democratic Re-elected, 99.90% Scattering 0.10%
[55]
South Dakota Arthur C. Mellette Republican Retired, Republican victory Charles H. Sheldon (Republican) 47.46%
A. L. Van Osdel (Independent) 31.99%
Peter Couchman (Democratic) 20.55%
[56][57][58][59][60]
Tennessee John P. Buchanan Democratic Defeated as an Populist, 11.94% Peter Turney (Democratic) 47.86%
George W. Winstead (Republican) 38.14%
Edward H. East (Prohibition) 2.06%
[61]
Texas Jim Hogg Democratic Re-elected, 43.74% George Clark (Independent Democrat) 30.63%
Thomas L. Nugent (Populist) 24.91%
D. M. Prendergast (Prohibition) 0.37%
Andrew Jackson Houston (Lily-White Republican) 0.30%
Scattering 0.04%
[62][63]
Vermont
(held, 6 September 1892)
Carroll S. Page Republican Retired, Republican victory Levi K. Fuller (Republican) 64.99%
Bradley B. Smalley (Democratic) 32.09%
Edward L. Allen (Prohibition) 2.55%
Scattering 0.37%
[64][65]
Washington Elisha P. Ferry Republican Retired, Republican victory John McGraw (Republican) 37.01%
Henry J. Snively (Democratic) 32.20%
Cyrus W. Young (Populist) 26.41%
Roger Sherman Greene (Prohibition) 4.38%
[66]
West Virginia Aretas B. Fleming Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory William A. MacCorkle (Democratic) 49.37%
Thomas E. Davis (Republican) 47.08%
James Bassett (Populist) 2.36%
Frank Burt (Prohibition) 1.19%
[67]
Wisconsin George W. Peck Democratic Re-elected, 47.93% John Coit Spooner (Republican) 45.89%
Thomas C. Richmond (Prohibition) 3.55%
Cyrus M. Butt (Populist) 2.59%
Scattering 0.04%
[68]
Wyoming
(special election)
Amos W. Barber (acting) Republican Retired, Democratic victory John Eugene Osborne (Democratic) 53.95%
Edward Ivinson (Republican) 43.61%
William Brown (Prohibition) 2.44%
[69][70][71]

See also

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Notes

  1. ^ Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Rhode Island and Vermont held early elections.
  2. ^ Including a a special election in Wyoming.
  3. ^ John Milton Thayer (R) had succeeded Nebraska Governor James E. Boyd (D) who was removed from office by the Nebraska Supreme Court in May 1891. Boyd's citizenship was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court and he was restored to office in February 1892.
  4. ^ Waite ran under a fusion ticket between the Populists and the Silver Democrat Party.
  5. ^ Lewelling ran under a fusion ticket between the Democrats and the Populist Party.
  6. ^ Shortridge ran under a fusion ticket between the Democrats and the Populist Party.

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