1811 Vermont gubernatorial election

The 1811 Vermont gubernatorial election for Governor of Vermont took place in September, and resulted in the election of Jonas Galusha to a one-year term.[1]

1811 Vermont gubernatorial election

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Nominee Jonas Galusha Martin Chittenden
Party Democratic-Republican Federalist
Popular vote 13,828 11,214
Percentage 55.2% 44.8%

Governor before election

Jonas Galusha

Elected Governor

Jonas Galusha

The Vermont General Assembly met in Montpelier on October 10.[1] The Vermont House of Representatives appointed a committee to review the votes of the freemen of Vermont for governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, and members of the governor's council.[1] The committee's examination showed that Jonas Galusha defeated Martin Chittenden to win election to a third one-year term.[1]

In the election for lieutenant governor, Paul Brigham defeated William Chamberlain to win his sixteenth one-year term.[1] In this contest, one Vermont newspaper recorded the vote totals as: Paul Brigham (Democratic-Republican), 11,896 (55.8%); William Chamberlain (Federalist), 9,415 (44.2%).[2]

Benjamin Swan was elected to a one-year term as treasurer, his twelfth, though the vote totals were not recorded.[1] According to contemporary newspaper articles, Swan, a Federalist was also endorsed by the Democratic-Republicans, and so was unopposed for reelection.[3][4]

In the race for governor, a contemporary newspaper article reported the results as follows.[2]


1811 Vermont gubernatorial election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic-Republican Jonas Galusha (incumbent) 13,828 55.2%
Federalist Martin Chittenden 11,214 44.8%
Total votes '25,042' '100%'


  1. ^ a b c d e f Walton, E. P., ed. (1877). Records of the Governor and Council of the State of Vermont. Vol. V. Montpelier, VT: J. & J. M. Poland. p. 315 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ a b "Legislature of Vermont: Election". Spooner's Vermont Journal. Windsor, VT. October 21, 1811. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Federal Ticket". Spooner's Vermont Journal. Windsor, VT. August 19, 1811. p. 3 – via GenealogyBank.com.
  4. ^ "Republican Nominations". Green-Mountain Farmer. Bennington, VT. September 2, 1811. p. 3 – via GenealogyBank.com.