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1872 Florida gubernatorial election

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Florida Governor Ossian B. Hart.jpg
Florida Governor William Bloxham.jpg
Nominee Ossian B. Hart William D. Bloxham
Party Republican Liberal Republican
Alliance Democratic
Popular vote 17,603 16,004
Percentage 52.38% 47.62%

Governor before election

Harrison Reed

Elected Governor

Ossian B. Hart

The 1872 Florida gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1872. Republican nominee Ossian B. Hart defeated the Liberal Republican Party nominee William D. Bloxham.[1][2]

After this election, no Republican would win election until 1966.

General election



Liberal Republican/Democratic


1872 Florida gubernatorial election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Ossian B. Hart 17,603 52.38%
Liberal Republican William D. Bloxham 16,004 47.62%


  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - FL Governor Race - Nov 05, 1872". Retrieved 2021-07-18.
  2. ^ Bernie, McGovern (2007). Florida Almanac 2007-2008. Pelican Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4556-0441-8.