1894 South Dakota gubernatorial election

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South Dakota gubernatorial election, 1894
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Nominee Charles H. Sheldon Isaac Howe Jasper A. Ward
Party Republican Independent Democratic
Running mate Charles N. Herreid S. H. Bronson B. M. Tunley
Popular vote 40,381 26,568 8,756
Percentage 52.64% 34.63% 11.41%

Governor before election

Charles H. Sheldon

Elected Governor

Charles H. Sheldon

The 1894 South Dakota gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1894, to elect a Governor of South Dakota. Republican Governor of South Dakota Charles H. Sheldon was re-elected, defeating Independent Isaac Howe, Democratic nominee Jasper A. Ward, and Prohibition Party nominee M. D. Alexander.


South Dakota gubernatorial election, 1894[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles H. Sheldon (inc.) 40,381 52.64
Independent Isaac Howe 26,568 34.63
Democratic Jasper A. Ward 8,756 11.41
Prohibition M. D. Alexander 1,011 1.32
Total votes 76,716 100
Majority 13,813 18.01%
Republican hold


  1. ^ "1889-1900 Election Returns" (pdf). South Dakota Secretary of State. Pierre, SD: South Dakota Secretary of State. p. 12. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
  2. ^ "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 8, 2014.