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1886 New York City mayoral election

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1886 New York City mayoral election

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Nominee Abram Hewitt Henry George Theodore Roosevelt
Party Democratic Labor Republican
Popular vote 90,552 68,110 60,435
Percentage 41.23% 31.01% 27.52%

Mayor before election

William Russell Grace

Elected Mayor

Abram Hewitt

An election for Mayor of New York City was held on November 2, 1886.

Candidates included four-term former state assemblyman Theodore Roosevelt, author Henry George, and twelfth-term U.S. congressman Abram Hewitt.[1]

Roosevelt, at age 28,[1] would have been the youngest mayor in New York City history had he been elected.[2][3]

The election saw many Republican voters swing their support to Hewitt.[1][4]


New York City mayoral election, 1886[1][5][6][7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Abram Hewitt 90,552 41.23
Labor Henry George 68,110 31.01
Republican Theodore Roosevelt 60,435 27.52
Prohibition William T. Wardwell 532 0.24
Democratic gain from Nonpartisan


  1. ^ a b c d Brookhiser, Richard (1993). "1886: The Men Who Would Be Mayor". City Journal. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  2. ^ Pollak, Michael (April 15, 2011). "Answers to Questions About New York". New York Times. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  3. ^ "Who Was the Youngest Mayor in New York City?". New-York Historical Society. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  4. ^ Post, Louis F.; Leubuscher, Fred C. "HENRY GEORGE'S 1886 CAMPAIGN AN ACCOUNT OF THE GEORGE-HEWITT CAMPAIGN IN THE NEW YORK MUNICIPAL ELECTION OF 1886". Henry George, The Standard. Retrieved October 7, 2019.
  5. ^ Sharp, Arthur G. (2011). The Everything Theodore Roosevelt Book: The Extraordinary Life of an American Icon. Adams Media. pp. 78–79. ISBN 9781440527296.
  6. ^ Taylor, Dorceta E. (November 23, 2009). The Environment and the People in American Cities, 1600s-1900s: Disorder, Inequality, and Social Change. Duke University press. p. 572.
  7. ^ "RaceID=105179". Our Campaigns. Retrieved October 6, 2019.
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