1809 Vermont gubernatorial election

The 1809 Vermont gubernatorial election for Governor of Vermont took place throughout September, and resulted in the election of Jonas Galusha to a one-year term.[1]

1809 Vermont gubernatorial election

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  Jonas Galusha.jpg Isaac Tichenor.jpg
Nominee Jonas Galusha Isaac Tichenor
Party Democratic-Republican Federalist
Popular vote 14,583 13,467
Percentage 51.1% 47.2%

Governor before election

Isaac Tichenor

Elected Governor

Jonas Galusha

The Vermont General Assembly met in Montpelier on October 12.[1] The Vermont House of Representatives appointed a committee to examine the votes of the freemen of Vermont for governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, and members of the governor's council.[1]

The committee's examination of the votes showed that Jonas Galusha had defeated incumbent Governor Isaac Tichenor for a one-year term.[1] In the election for lieutenant governor, the voters selected Paul Brigham for a one-year term, his fourteenth.[1] Benjamin Swan was elected to his tenth one-year term as treasurer.[1]

In the races for lieutenant governor and treasurer, the vote totals and names of other candidates were not recorded.[1] In the race for governor, a contemporary newspaper article reported the results as follows.[1]


1809 Vermont gubernatorial election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic-Republican Jonas Galusha 14,583 51.1%
Federalist Isaac Tichenor (incumbent) 13,467 47.2%
Scattering 498 1.7%
Total votes '28,548' '100%'


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Walton, E. P., ed. (1877). Records of the Governor and Council of the State of Vermont. V. Montpelier, VT: J. & J. M. Poland. pp. 241–242 – via Google Books.