1886 New Jersey gubernatorial election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1886

← 1883 November 2, 1886 1889 →
  Robert Stockton Green.jpg Benjamin Franklin Howey (New Jersey Congressman).jpg
Nominee Robert Stockton Green Benjamin Franklin Howey
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 109,939 101,919
Percentage 47.4% 44.0%

Governor before election

Leon Abbett

Elected Governor

Robert Stockton Green

The 1886 New Jersey gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1886. Democratic nominee Robert Stockton Green defeated Republican nominee Benjamin Franklin Howey with 47.44% of the vote.

General election[edit]


Major party candidates

  • Robert Stockton Green, Democratic
  • Benjamin Franklin Howey, Republican

Other candidates

  • Clinton B. Fisk, Prohibition Party


New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1886[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Robert Stockton Green 109,939 47.44%
Republican Benjamin Franklin Howey 101,919 43.98%
Prohibition Clinton B. Fisk 19,808 8.55%
Democratic hold Swing


  1. ^ "Guide to U.S. Elections". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2016-01-25.