1899 Baltimore mayoral election

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Baltimore mayoral election, 1899
← 1897 May 2, 1899 1903 →
Candidate Thomas Gordon Hayes William T. Malster
Party Democratic Republican

Mayor before election

William T. Malster

Elected Mayor

Thomas Gordon Hayes

The 1903 Baltimore mayoral election saw Thomas Gordon Hayes defeat incumbent mayor William T. Malster by a 8,748 vote margin-of-victory.[1] This was the first election under a new charter that extended mayoral terms from two years to four years and moved mayoral elections to May.[1]

By campaigning on a "good government" platform, Democrats managed to defeat Malster, who in his previous election had defeated Democrat Henry Williams by a 6,000 vote margin-of-victory.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "BALTIMORE DEMOCRATS WIN.; Thomas G. Hayes Elected Mayor Over Mr. Malster, the Present Incumbent by 8,748 Majority". New York Times. May 3, 1899. Retrieved May 9, 2019.