1879 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

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Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1879

← 1878 November 4, 1879 (1879-11-04) 1880 →
  JDLong.jpg Benjamin Franklin Butler Brady-Handy.jpg
Nominee John Davis Long Benjamin Butler
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate Byron Weston Albert C. Woodworth
Popular vote 122,751 109,149
Percentage 50.38% 44.80%

Governor before election

Thomas Talbot
Republican

Elected Governor

John Davis Long
Republican

Gubernatorial elections were held in Massachusetts on November 4, 1879.

Governor[edit]

Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1879[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Davis Long 122,751 50.38%
Democratic Benjamin Butler 109,149 44.80%
Independent Democratic John Quincy Adams II 9,989 4.10%
Prohibition D.C. Eddy 1,645 0.68%
Others Others 108 0.04%
Republican hold Swing

Lt. Governor[edit]

Massachusetts Lt. gubernatorial election, 1879[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Byron Weston 126,252 51.92%
Democratic Albert C. Woodworth 104,904 43.14%
Independent Democratic William R. Plunkett 10,210 4.20%
Prohibition Timothy K. Earle[3] 1,616 0.66%
Others Others 166 0.07%
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1879 Massachusetts governor results".
  2. ^ a b Manual for the Use of the General Court, 1880. Boston, MA: Rand, Avery, & Co., Printers to the Commonwealth. 1880.
  3. ^ http://www.prohibitionists.org/history/votes/MA_can.htm