Baltimore holds the first elections under the new Maryland constitution

The first elections under the new Maryland Constitution of 1867 were held to elect judges, city council members, and a mayor in the city of Baltimore.  Robert Tunstall Banks, a conservative Unionist who was rejoining the Democratic Party ranks defeated the Republican mayoral candidate A.W. Denison, taking seventy-five percent of the vote.  Democrat also controlled most city offices. it would be 1885 before a Republican was again elected mayor of Baltimore.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation

William Starr Myers, The Self-reconstruction of Maryland, 1864-1867 (Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins Press, 1909), 128-129.

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Campaigns/Elections
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