Philadelphia mayoral election, 1911

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  Portrait of Rudolph Blankenburg (1).jpg George Howard Earle Jr (1).jpg
Nominee Rudolph Blankenburg George Howard Earle Jr.
Party Keystone Democrat Republican
Popular vote 134,680 130,185
Percentage 50.85% 49.15%

Mayor before election

John E. Reyburn

Elected Mayor

Rudolph Blankenburg
Keystone Democrat

The Philadelphia mayoral election of 1911 saw the election of Rudolph Blankenburg.

This was the first time since 1881 that a Republican did not win the election, and the last time until 1951.[1]

Republican primary

In the Republican primary election held on 30 September 1911, Earle defeated William S. Vare by 23,000 votes.[2]

General election

Earle campaign ribbon
1915 Philadelphia mayoral election (general election)[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Keystone Democrat Rudolph Blankenburg 134,680 50.85%
Republican George Howard Earle Jr. 130,185 49.15%
Turnout 264,865


  1. ^ a b "Mayors of the City of Philadelphia 1691-2000". City of Philadelphia. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  2. ^ A "fusion between the Democratic party and the Keystone party, which had been organized [in 1909] to combat alleged political corruption in State and city..." [The Story of Philadelphia. Joyce, J. St. George, ed. Harry B. Joseph:1919; p. 300.