Philadelphia mayoral election, 1884

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  William Burns Smith.jpg Samuel George King.jpg
Nominee William Burns Smith Samuel G. King
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 79,552% 70,440
Percentage 53.04% 46.96%

Mayor before election

Samuel G. King

Elected Mayor

William Burns Smith

The Philadelphia mayoral election of 1884 saw William Burns Smith defeat incumbent mayor Samuel G. King. This would ultimately be the last election to a three-year term as mayor, as the city subsequently extended mayoral terms to four years.[1]


1884 Philadelphia mayoral election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William Burns Smith 79,552 53.04%
Democratic Samuel G. King (incumbent) 70,440 46.96%
Turnout 149,992


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