1829 Tennessee gubernatorial election

The 1829 Tennessee gubernatorial election was held between 6 and 7 August 1829 in order to elect the Governor of Tennessee. On April 16, 1829, Governor Sam Houston following the collapse of his marriage, resigned as governor of Tennessee. William Hall, as Speaker of the Senate, was the first in the line of succession and thus became governor on April 16 but did not seek a full term.[1] Democratic nominee and former Governor William Carroll easily won the election to a third term as he ran unopposed.[2]

1829 Tennessee gubernatorial election
← 1827 August 6–7, 1829 1831 →
Nominee William Carroll
Party Democratic
Popular vote 59,917
Percentage 99.82%

Governor before election

William Hall

Elected Governor

William Carroll

General election edit

On election day, 6 August 1829, Democratic candidate William Carroll won the election by a margin of 59,811 votes against a handful of scattering votes, thereby gaining Democratic control over the office of Governor. Carroll was sworn in for his fourth overall term on 1 October 1829.[3]

Results edit

Tennessee gubernatorial election, 1829
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Carroll 59,917 99.82
Scattering 106 0.18
Total votes 34,308 100.00
Democratic gain from Democratic-Republican

References edit

  1. ^ Haley 2002, pp. 60–61.
  2. ^ "Gov. William Carroll". nga.org. Retrieved 12 February 2024.
  3. ^ "TN Governor". ourcampaigns.com. 7 June 2005. Retrieved 12 February 2024.

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