Philadelphia mayoral election, 1868
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Nominee Daniel M. Fox Hector Tyndale
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 61,517 59,679
Percentage 50.76% 49.24%

Mayor before election

Morton McMichael

Elected Mayor

Daniel M. Fox

The Philadelphia mayoral election of 1868 saw the election of Daniel M. Fox.

The margin of the election was close, and the results were contested and resolved in court.[1]


1868 Philadelphia mayoral election[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel M. Fox 61,517 50.76%
Republican Hector Tyndale 59,679 49.24%
Turnout 121,196


  1. ^ Young, John Russell (1898). Memorial History of the City of Philadelphia, From Its First Settlement to Year 1895, Volume II. New York History Company. p. 537.
  2. ^ "Mayors of the City of Philadelphia 1691-2000". City of Philadelphia. Retrieved 28 April 2019.