1889 South Dakota gubernatorial election

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South Dakota gubernatorial election, 1889
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October 1, 1889 (1889-10-01) 1890 →
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Nominee Arthur C. Mellette P. F. McClure
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate James M. Fletcher Anson W. Pratt[1]
Popular vote 53,964 23,840
Percentage 69.36% 30.64%

Governor of Dakota Territory before election

Arthur C. Mellette
Republican

Governor of South Dakota

Arthur C. Mellette
Republican

The 1889 South Dakota gubernatorial election was held on October 1, 1889, to elect the first Governor of South Dakota to a two-year term. South Dakota officially became a state on November 2, 1889.[2] Republican Governor of Dakota Territory Arthur C. Mellette was elected, defeating Democrat P. F. McClure.

Results[edit]

South Dakota gubernatorial election, 1889[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arthur C. Mellette 53,964 69.36
Democratic P. F. McClure 23,840 30.64
Total votes 77,804 100.00
Majority 30,124 38.72

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SD Lt. Governor". Our Campaigns. October 12, 2009. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
  2. ^ Schell, Herbert S. (2004). History of South Dakota. Pierre, South Dakota: South Dakota State Historical Society Press. ISBN 0-9715171-3-4.
  3. ^ "South Dakota Gubernatorial Elections, 1889–2006" (PDF). Humphrey School of Public Affairs. University of Minnesota. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 6, 2014. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
  4. ^ "SD Governor". Our Campaigns. September 27, 2005. Retrieved June 7, 2014.
  5. ^ "1889–1900 Election Returns" (PDF). South Dakota Secretary of State. South Dakota Secretary of State. p. 1. Retrieved June 8, 2014.