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1882 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

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1882 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

← 1881 November 7, 1882 (1882-11-07) 1883 →
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Nominee Benjamin Franklin Butler Robert R. Bishop
Party Democratic Republican
Running mate Samuel W. Bowerman Oliver Ames
Popular vote 133,946 119,947
Percentage 52.27% 46.82%

Governor before election

John Davis Long

Elected Governor

Benjamin Franklin Butler

Gubernatorial elections were held in Massachusetts on November 7, 1882.

Civil War Major and former Congressman Benjamin Butler ran on a fusion ticket between the Democratic Party and the Greenback Labor Party.[1][2][3]


Massachusetts gubernatorial election, 1882[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Benjamin Franklin Butler 133,946 52.27%
Republican Robert R. Bishop 119,997 46.82%
Prohibition Charles Almy 2,137 0.83%
Others Others 198 0.08%
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

Lt. Governor

Massachusetts Lt. gubernatorial election, 1882[5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Oliver Ames 134,353 52.22%
Democratic Samuel W. Bowerman[6] 116,647 45.34%
Greenback George Dutton[7] 4,033 1.57%
Prohibition John Blackmer[8] 2,141 0.83%
Others Others 87 0.03%
Republican hold Swing


  1. ^ Richardson, Darcy G. (2004). Others: Third Party Politics from the Nation’s Founding to the Rise and Fall of the Greenback-Labor Party. Vol I. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse, Inc. p. 547. ISBN 0-595-31723-5.
  2. ^ Gillespie, J. David (2012). Challengers to Duopoly: Why Third Parties Matter in American Two-Party Politics. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press. ISBN 978-1-61117-013-9.
  3. ^ Kennedy, Robert C. "On This Day: August 30, 1884". New York Times. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  4. ^ "MA Governor, 1882". OurCampaigns. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  5. ^ a b Manual for the Use of the General Court, 1883. Boston, MA: Wright & Potter Printing Company, State Printers. 1883.
  6. ^ "Democratic State Ticket". Boston Daily Globe. Boston, Massachusetts. October 26, 1882. p. 6. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
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