Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1835

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Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1835
1832 ←
November 3, 1835 (1835-11-03)
→ 1838

  Joseph Ritner-Governor of Pennsylvania.JPG George Wolf.jpg
Candidate Joseph Ritner George Wolf Henry A. P. Muhlenberg
Party Anti-Masonic Independent Democratic
Popular vote 94,023 65,804 40,586
Percentage 46.9% 32.8% 20.3%

Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Election Results by County, 1835.svg

County results* key:
  Henry A. P. Muhlenberg
  Joseph Ritner
  George Wolf
  *Results unknown

Governor before election

George Wolf

Elected Governor

Joseph Ritner

The Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 1835 was between three candidates. Incumbent Governor George Wolf ran as an Independent Democrat. In the end Joseph Ritner won the election and became Pennsylvania's first and only Anti-Masonic governor.


Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1835[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Anti-Masonic Joseph Ritner 94,023 46.91%
Independent Democrat George Wolf 65,804 32.83%
Democratic Henry A. P. Muhlenberg 40,586 20.25%
Totals 200,412 100.00%


  1. ^ Miller, Herman P; Baker, W. Harry (1911). Smull's Legislative Handbook and Manual of the State of Pennsylvania. Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania. p. 542.