1819 Alabama gubernatorial election

The 1819 Alabama gubernatorial election was held on September 20–21, 1819, to elect the first Governor of Alabama. Democratic-Republican candidate William Wyatt Bibb defeated fellow Democratic-Republican candidate Marmaduke Williams with 53.82% of the vote. The debate over where Alabama's permanent capital should be was reportedly an important issue in the race - Williams supported Tuscaloosa while Bibb proposed Cahawba. After the election, Cahawba was made capital, but it was moved to Tuscaloosa in 1825.[1]

1819 Alabama gubernatorial election

September 20–21, 1819 1821 →
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Nominee William W. Bibb Marmaduke Williams
Party Democratic-Republican Democratic-Republican
Popular vote 8,321 7,140
Percentage 53.82% 46.18%

Elected Governor

William W. Bibb
Democratic-Republican

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1819 Alabama gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic-Republican William Wyatt Bibb 8,321 53.82%
Democratic-Republican Marmaduke Williams 7,140 46.18%
Majority 1,181 7.64%
Turnout 15,461

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cason, Mike (December 4, 2019). "Alabama Bicentennial: 200 years of political scandals and scrapes". AL.com. Retrieved June 12, 2020.
  2. ^ "AL Governor". OurCampaigns. Retrieved June 9, 2020.