1817 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

The 1817 Rhode Island gubernatorial election was held on April 16, 1817.[1][2][3]

1817 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

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  RI Governor Nehemiah R Knight portrait.jpg GovWilliamJonesRI.jpg
Nominee Nehemiah R. Knight William Jones
Party Democratic-Republican Federalist
Popular vote 3,949 3,878
Percentage 50.34% 49.51%

Governor before election

William Jones
Federalist

Elected Governor

Nehemiah R. Knight
Democratic-Republican

Incumbent Federalist Governor William Jones ran for election to a seventh term but was defeated by Democratic-Republican nominee Nehemiah R. Knight.

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1817 Rhode Island gubernatorial election[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic-Republican Nehemiah R. Knight 3,949 50.42%
Federalist William Jones 3,878 49.51%
Scattering 5 0.06%
Majority 71 0.91%
Turnout 7,832
Democratic-Republican gain from Federalist Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Republican Fellow-Citizens of the County of Newport". The Rhode-Island Republican. Newport, R.I. April 12, 1817. p. 2. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Rhode-Island". Portland gazette and Maine advertiser. Portland, Me. April 22, 1817. p. 3. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Triumph of Republicanism!". The Rhode-Island Republican. Newport, R.I. April 23, 1817. p. 3. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
  4. ^ "Knight, Nehemiah Rice (1780 – 1854)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
  5. ^ "RI Governor, 1817". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
  6. ^ Gubernatorial Elections, 1787-1997. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1998. p. 76. ISBN 1-56802-396-0.
  7. ^ Dubin, Michael J. (2003). United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1776-1860: The Official Results by State and County. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. p. 232. ISBN 978-0-7864-1439-0.
  8. ^ Glashan, Roy R. (1979). American Governors and Gubernatorial Elections, 1775-1978. Westport, CT: Meckler Books. pp. 268–269. ISBN 0-930466-17-9.
  9. ^ Kallenbach, Joseph E.; Kallenbach, Jessamine S., eds. (1977). American State Governors, 1776-1976. I. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, Inc. p. 509. ISBN 0-379-00665-0.
  10. ^ Manual with Rules and Orders for the Use of the General Assembly of the State of Rhode Island, 1888-89. Providence: E. L. Freeman & Co., Printers to the State. 1888. p. 98.
  11. ^ "Rhode Island 1817 Governor". Tufts Digital Collations and Archives. A New Nation Votes: American Election Returns 1787–1825. Tufts University. Retrieved 25 October 2021.
  12. ^ "Votes for Governor". The Rhode-Island Republican. Newport, R.I. May 14, 1817. p. 3. Retrieved 25 October 2021.