Philadelphia mayoral election, 1860
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Nominee Alexander Henry John Robbins
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 36,658 35,776
Percentage 50.61% 49.39%

Mayor before election

Alexander Henry
People's Party

Elected Mayor

Alexander Henry

The Philadelphia mayoral election of 1860 saw the reelection of Alexander Henry.

This was the first Philadelphia mayoral election won by the then-young Republican Party.[1] Henry had previously been elected as a member of the "People's Party".[1]


1860 Philadelphia mayoral election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alexander Henry (incumbent) 36,658 50.61%
Democratic John Robbins 35,776 49.39%
Turnout 72,434


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