Philadelphia mayoral election, 1854
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  Robert T. Conrad (1).jpg Richard Vaux portrait photograph (1).jpg
Nominee Robert T. Conrad Richard Vaux
Party Whig Democratic
Popular vote 29,507 21,011
Percentage 58.41% 41.59%

Mayor before election

Charles Gilpin

Elected Mayor

Robert T. Conrad

The Philadelphia mayoral election of 1854 saw the election of Robert T. Conrad.

This was the first mayoral election since Philadelphia's county-city consolidation.[1] It was also the first election to a two-year term, with previous elections having been to only a single-year term.[1] It was also the last won by the Whig Party.[1]


1854 Philadelphia mayoral election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Whig Robert T. Conrad 29,507 58.41%
Democratic Richard Vaux 21,011 41.59%
Turnout 50,518


  1. ^ a b c d "Mayors of the City of Philadelphia 1691-2000". City of Philadelphia. Retrieved 28 April 2019.