Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1918

Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1918
November 5, 1918 (1918-11-05)

Candidate William Sproul Eugene C. Bonniwell
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 552,537 305,315
Percentage 61.05% 33.74%

County results

Governor before election

Martin G. Brumbaugh

Elected Governor

William Sproul

The Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 1918 occurred on November 5, 1918. Incumbent Republican governor Martin Brumbaugh was not a candidate for re-election. Republican candidate William Sproul defeated Democratic candidate Eugene C. Bonniwell to become Governor of Pennsylvania.


Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1918[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William Cameron Sproul 552,537 61.05
Democratic Eugene C. Bonniwell 305,315 33.74
Prohibition Edwin J. Fithian 27,359 3.02
Socialist Charles Sehl 18,714 2.07
Single Tax Robert Colvin Macauley, Jr. 4,031 0.36
N/A Others 33 0.00
Total votes 905,035 100.00


  1. "Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Election Returns 1918". Wilkes University. Retrieved 20 December 2012.

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