The 1844 Connecticut gubernatorial election was held on April 3, 1844. Former state legislator, Amistad lawyer and Whig nominee Roger Sherman Baldwin was elected, defeating incumbent governor and Democratic nominee Chauncey Fitch Cleveland with 49.41% of the vote.
Although Baldwin won a plurality of the vote, he fell short of a majority. The state constitution at the time required that in such a case, the Connecticut General Assembly decides the election. The state legislature voted for Baldwin, 116 to 93, and Baldwin became the governor.
Major party candidates
- Roger Sherman Baldwin, Whig
- Chauncey Fitch Cleveland, Democratic
Minor party candidates
- Francis Gillette, Liberty
|Whig||Roger Sherman Baldwin||30,093||49.41%|
|Democratic||Chauncey Fitch Cleveland (incumbent)||28,846||47.36%|
|Whig||Roger Sherman Baldwin||116||55.50%|
|Democratic||Chauncey Fitch Cleveland (incumbent)||93||44.50%|
|Whig gain from Democratic||Swing|
- "https://www.nga.org/governor/roger-sherman-baldwin/ Gov. Roger Sherman Baldwin", National Governors Association, retrieved 09-17-2020
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