1880 Missouri gubernatorial election

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Missouri gubernatorial election, 1880

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Nominee Thomas Theodore Crittenden David Patterson Dyer Luman Brown
Party Democratic Republican Greenback
Popular vote 207,670 153,636 36,340
Percentage 52.23% 38.64% 9.14%

Governor before election

John S. Phelps

Elected Governor

Thomas Theodore Crittenden

The Missouri gubernatorial election of 1880 was Missouri's 20th gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 2, 1880 and resulted in a victory for the Democratic nominee, former Congressman Thomas Theodore Crittenden, over the Republican candidate, former Congressman David Patterson Dyer, and Greenback nominee Luman A. Brown.

Missouri returned to electing its governor to a 4-year term, instead of a 2-year term.


1880 gubernatorial election, Missouri[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Thomas Theodore Crittenden 207,670 52.23 -4.76
Republican David Patterson Dyer 153,636 38.64 -3.53
Greenback Luman A. Brown 36,340 9.14 +8.29
Majority 54,034 13.59 -1.23
Turnout 397,646 18.34
Democratic hold Swing