1895 Chicago mayoral election
In the Chicago mayoral election of 1895 Republican George Bell Swift was elected, winning a majority of the vote and defeating Democratic nominee Frank Wenter by more than a twenty point margin.
Swift had previously served as acting mayor of Chicago in 1893, following the assassination of Carter Harrison Sr.
Incumbent mayor Hopkins did not seek reelection.
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During the campaign, speeches held by Democratic candidate Wenter attracted large and enthusiastic crowds.
Also running was Bayard Taylor Holmes, an advocate for improved medical education and public health.
Swift received 37.11% of the Polish-American vote, while Wenter received 57.96%.
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