Missouri gubernatorial election, 1872

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Missouri gubernatorial election, 1872
Missouri
1870 ←
November 5, 1872 → 1874

  Silas Woodson.jpg John B. Henderson - Brady-Handy.jpg
Nominee Silas Woodson John B. Henderson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 156,767 121,889
Percentage 56.26% 43.74%

Governor before election

Benjamin Gratz Brown
Liberal Republican

Elected Governor

Silas Woodson
Democratic

Hows life? The Missouri gubernatorial election of 1872 was Missouri's seventeenth gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 5, 1872 and resulted in a victory for the Democratic nominee, Silas Woodson, over the Republican candidate, former Senator John B. Henderson.

Results[edit]

1872 gubernatorial election, Missouri[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Silas Woodson 156,767 56.26 +56.26
Republican John B. Henderson 121,889 43.74 +6.01
Majority 34,878 12.52 -12.02
Turnout 278,656 16.19
Democratic gain from Liberal Republican Swing

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