1810 Vermont gubernatorial election

The 1810 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]

1810 Vermont gubernatorial election

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  Jonas Galusha.jpg Isaac Tichenor.jpg
Nominee Jonas Galusha Isaac Tichenor
Party Democratic-Republican Federalist
Popular vote 13,814 9,910
Percentage 57.4% 41.1%

Governor before election

Jonas Galusha

Elected Governor

Jonas Galusha

The Vermont General Assembly met in Montpelier on October 11.[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 defeated former Governor Isaac Tichenor to win election to a second one-year term.[1] In the election for lieutenant governor, the voters selected Paul Brigham for a one-year term, his fifteenth.[1] Benjamin Swan was elected to his eleventh one-year term as treasurer.[1]

In the race for treasurer, the vote totals were not recorded.[1] According to an October 1810 newspaper article, Swan was unopposed.[2]

In the lieutenant governor's contest, one Vermont newspaper recorded the vote totals as: Paul Brigham (Democratic-Republican), 12,261 (62.6%); Lewis R. Morris (Federalist), 6,378 (32.6%); scattering, 938 (4.8%).[3]

In the race for governor, a contemporary newspaper article reported the results as follows.[4]


1810 Vermont gubernatorial election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic-Republican Jonas Galusha (incumbent) 13,814 57.4%
Federalist Isaac Tichenor 9,910 41.1%
Scattering 361 1.5%
Total votes '24,085' '100%'


  1. ^ a b c d e f g Walton, E. P., ed. (1877). Records of the Governor and Council of the State of Vermont. V. Montpelier, VT: J. & J. M. Poland. pp. 279–280 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Benjamin Swan, Esq". Vermont Republican. Windsor, VT. October 22, 1810. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Vermont Legislature". Freeman's Press. Montpelier, VT. October 16, 1810. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Vermont Election". Vermont Centinel. Burlington, VT. October 19, 1810. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.