1797 Georgia gubernatorial election

The 1797 Georgia gubernatorial election was held on 11 January 1798 in order to elect the Governor of Georgia. Democratic-Republican nominee and former United States Senator from Georgia James Jackson won the election in a Georgia General Assembly vote as he ran unopposed.[1]

1797 Georgia gubernatorial election

← 1795 11 January 1798 1799 →
Nominee James Jackson
Party Democratic-Republican
Percentage 100.00%

Governor before election

Jared Irwin

Elected Governor

James Jackson

General election


On election day, 11 January 1798, Democratic-Republican nominee James Jackson won the election as he ran unopposed. Jackson was sworn in as the 23rd Governor of Georgia on 12 January 1798.


Georgia gubernatorial election, 1797[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-Republican James Jackson 100.00
Total votes 100.00
Democratic-Republican hold


  1. ^ "James Jackson". National Governors Association. Retrieved 4 December 2023.
  2. ^ Dubin, Michael J. (2003). United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1776-1860: The Official Results by State and County. Jefferson: McFarland & Company. ISBN 9780786414390.