1836 New York gubernatorial election

The 1836 New York gubernatorial election was held from November 7 to 9, 1836, to elect the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New York.

1836 New York gubernatorial election

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Nominee William L. Marcy Jesse Buel
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 166,122 136,648
Percentage 54.24% 44.62%

Governor before election

William L. Marcy

Elected Governor

William L. Marcy


The Democratic Party nominated incumbent Governor William L. Marcy. They nominated incumbent John Tracy for Lieutenant Governor.

The Whig Party nominated agricultural reformist Jesse Buel. They nominated former U.S. Representative Gamaliel H. Barstow for Lieutenant Governor.

The Locofoco Faction of the Democratic Party nominated Isaac S. Smith. They nominated Moses Jacques for Lieutenant Governor.


The Democratic ticket of Marcy and Tracy was elected.

New York gubernatorial election, 1836
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William L. Marcy (incumbent) 166,122 54.24%
Whig Jesse Buel 136,648 44.62%
Locofoco Isaac S. Smith 3,496 1.14%
Total votes 306,266 100%


Result: The Tribune Almanac 1841