1844 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

The 1844 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 11.

1844 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

← 1843 November 11, 1844 (1844-11-11) 1845 →
  George Nixon Briggs (cropped).jpg George Bancroft by Plumbe, 1846.jpg Samuel E. Sewall.jpg
Nominee George N. Briggs George Bancroft Samuel E. Sewall
Party Whig Democratic Liberty
Popular vote 69,570 54,714 9,634
Percentage 51.83% 40.76% 7.18%

Governor before election

George N. Briggs
Whig

Elected Governor

George N. Briggs
Whig

Incumbent Whig Governor George N. Briggs was re-elected to a second term in office over Democrat George Bancroft.

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1844 Massachusetts gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig George N. Briggs (incumbent) 69,570 51.83%  4.09
Democratic George Bancroft 54,714 40.76%  3.96
Liberty Samuel Edmund Sewall 9,635 7.18%  0.16
Write-in 306 0.23%  0.03
Total votes 134,225 100.00%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MA Governor, 1844". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 7 May 2021.