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1879 Ohio gubernatorial election

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1879 Ohio gubernatorial election

← 1877 October 14, 1879 1881 →
Charles Foster, Brady-Handy photo portrait, ca1865-1880.jpg
Nominee Charles Foster Thomas Ewing Jr.
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 336,261 319,132
Percentage 50.25% 47.69%

Governor before election

Richard M. Bishop

Elected Governor

Charles Foster

The 1879 Ohio gubernatorial election was held on October 14, 1879. Republican nominee Charles Foster defeated Democratic nominee Thomas Ewing Jr. with 50.25% of the vote.

General election


Major party candidates

  • Charles Foster, Republican
  • Thomas Ewing Jr., Democratic

Other candidates

  • A. Sanders Piatt, Greenback
  • Gideon T. Stewart, Prohibition
  • John Hood, Independent


1879 Ohio gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Charles Foster 336,261 50.25%
Democratic Thomas Ewing Jr. 319,132 47.69%
Greenback A. Sanders Piatt 9,072 1.36%
Prohibition Gideon T. Stewart 4,145 0.62%
Independent John Hood 547 0.08%
Majority 17,129
Republican gain from Democratic Swing


  1. ^ Kalb, Deborah (24 December 2015). Guide to U.S. elections. ISBN 9781483380353. Retrieved 2020-07-21.
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