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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%

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County Results

Governor before election

Harrison Reed
Republican

Elected Governor

Ossian B. Hart
Republican

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]

This election was the last time a Republican won until 1966.

General election

Candidates

Republican

Liberal Republican/Democratic

Results

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

Results by County

County[3] Ossian B. Hart
Republican
William D. Bloxham
Liberal Republican
Total votes
# % # %
Alachua 1,506 66.11% 772 33.89% 2,278
Baker 87 37.18% 147 62.82% 234
Bradford 191 29.03% 467 70.97% 658
Brevard* 0 0% 0 0% 0
Calhoun 37 19.17% 156 80.83% 193
Clay 111 31.53% 241 68.47% 352
Columbia 646 51.11% 618 48.89% 1,264
Dade 14 51.85% 13 48.15% 27
Duval 1,595 62.89% 941 37.11% 2,536
Escambia 789 52.60% 711 47.40% 1,500
Franklin 92 38.66% 146 61.34% 238
Gadsden 1,192 61.41% 749 38.59% 1,941
Hamilton 16 3.31% 467 96.69% 483
Hernando 6 3.19% 182 96.81% 188
Hillsborough 152 31.15% 336 68.85% 488
Holmes 6 2.58% 227 97.42% 233
Jackson 1,109 54.15% 939 45.85% 2,048
Jefferson 2,234 78.14% 625 21.86% 2,859
Lafayette 58 26.48% 161 73.52% 219
Leon 2,332 75.57% 754 24.43% 3,086
Levy 125 26.04% 355 73.96% 480
Liberty 46 27.22% 123 72.78% 169
Madison 1,297 64.85% 703 35.15% 2,000
Manatee 81 28.72% 201 71.28% 282
Marion 1,059 60.69% 686 39.31% 1,745
Monroe 280 30.70% 632 69.30% 912
Nassau 571 54.48% 477 45.52% 1,048
Orange 32 9.07% 321 90.93% 353
Polk 5 1.37% 360 98.63% 365
Putnam 388 48.84% 423 52.16% 811
Santa Rosa 358 38.37% 575 61.63% 933
St. Johns 182 32.10% 385 67.90% 567
Sumter 145 32.08% 307 67.92% 452
Suwannee 359 41.65% 503 58.35% 862
Taylor 94 37.15% 159 62.85% 253
Volusia 104 33.77% 204 66.23% 308
Wakulla 178 40.55% 261 59.45% 439
Walton 72 16.0% 378 84.0% 450
Washington 54 15.30% 299 84.70% 353
Totals 17,603 52.38% 16,004 47.62% 33,607
*Brevard County had no returns

See also

References

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - FL Governor Race - Nov 05, 1872". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 2021-07-18.
  2. ^ Bernie, McGovern (2007). Florida Almanac 2007-2008. Pelican Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4556-0441-8.
  3. ^ Walton, Charles H. (December 21, 1872). "The Official Vote of Florida for 1872". Tallahassee Sentinel. p. 2. Retrieved September 20, 2022.