1834 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

The 1834 Rhode Island gubernatorial election was held on April 16, 1834.[1][2]

1834 Rhode Island gubernatorial election

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  RI Governor John Brown Francis.jpg RI Governor Nehemiah R Knight portrait.jpg
Nominee John Brown Francis Nehemiah R. Knight
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 3,676 3,520
Percentage 51.04% 48.88%

Governor before election

John Brown Francis
Democratic

Elected Governor

John Brown Francis
Democratic

Incumbent Democratic Governor John Brown Francis won re-election to a second term, defeating Whig nominee Nehemiah R. Knight.

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1834 Rhode Island gubernatorial election[3][4][5][6][7][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic John Brown Francis 3,676 51.04%
Whig Nehemiah R. Knight 3,520 48.88%
Scattering 6 0.08%
Majority 156 2.16%
Turnout 7,202
Democratic hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Freemen of Rhode-Island!". Herald of the times. Newport, R.I. April 16, 1834. p. 2. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Rhode Island Election". Alexandria gazette. Alexandria, D.C. April 23, 1834. p. 3. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  3. ^ "RI Governor, 1834". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  4. ^ Gubernatorial Elections, 1787-1997. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1998. p. 76. ISBN 1-56802-396-0.
  5. ^ Dubin, Michael J. (2003). United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1776-1860: The Official Results by State and County. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. p. 234. ISBN 978-0-7864-1439-0.
  6. ^ Glashan, Roy R. (1979). American Governors and Gubernatorial Elections, 1775-1978. Westport, CT: Meckler Books. pp. 270–271. ISBN 0-930466-17-9.
  7. ^ Kallenbach, Joseph E.; Kallenbach, Jessamine S., eds. (1977). American State Governors, 1776-1976. I. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, Inc. p. 511. ISBN 0-379-00665-0.
  8. ^ 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. 101.
  9. ^ "Rhode-Island Legislature". Herald of the times. Newport, R.I. May 15, 1834. p. 2. Retrieved 18 October 2021.