1860 Chicago Mayoral Election
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1860 Chicago Mayoral Election
1860 Chicago mayoral election
← 1859 March 3, 1860 1861 →
  John-wentworth (1).jpg Walter-gurnee (1).jpg
Nominee John Wentworth Walter S. Gurnee
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 9,998 8,739
Percentage 53.36% 46.64%

Mayor before election

John Charles Haines

Elected Mayor

John Wentworth

In the Chicago mayoral election of 1860 Democrat John Wentworth defeated Republican Walter S. Gurnee.

Both candidates had served as mayor before and, incidentally, each had previously been mayor under the opposite party affiliation. Gurnee had served two terms as a Democrat, having been elected in 1851 and 1852, Wentworth had previously served one term as a Republican, having been elected in 1857.

The election was held on March 3.[1]


1860 Chicago mayoral election[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Wentworth 9,998 53.36
Republican Walter S. Gurnee 8,739 46.64
Turnout 18,737


  1. ^ https://www.chipublib.org/mayor-john-wentworth-biography/
  2. ^ "RaceID=486039". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2019.

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