1844 Ohio gubernatorial election

The 1844 Ohio gubernatorial election was held on October 8, 1844.

1844 Ohio gubernatorial election

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Nominee Mordecai Bartley David Tod
Party Whig Democratic
Popular vote 146,333 145,062
Percentage 48.73% 48.31%

Governor before election

Thomas W. Bartley (acting)
Democratic

Elected Governor

Mordecai Bartley
Whig

Incumbent Democratic Governor Thomas W. Bartley did not run for re-election.

Bartley's father, Whig nominee Mordecai Bartley defeated Democratic nominee David Tod and Liberty nominee Leicester King.

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1844 Ohio gubernatorial election[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][a]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig Mordecai Bartley 146,333 48.73%
Democratic David Tod 145,062 48.31%
Liberty Leicester King 8,898 2.96%
Scattering 11 0.00%
Majority 1,271 0.42%
Turnout 300,304
Whig gain from Democratic Swing

NotesEdit

  1. ^ King's vote is that declared by the General Assembly. The sum of his votes county-by-county is 8,891.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Spangler, David (1796-1856)". Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. United States Congress. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  2. ^ "OH Governor, 1844". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2 November 2021.
  3. ^ Gubernatorial Elections, 1787-1997. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1998. p. 72. ISBN 1-56802-396-0.
  4. ^ Dubin, Michael J. (2003). United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1776-1860: The Official Results by State and County. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland. pp. 203–204. ISBN 978-0-7864-1439-0.
  5. ^ Glashan, Roy R. (1979). American Governors and Gubernatorial Elections, 1775-1978. Westport, CT: Meckler Books. pp. 244–245. ISBN 0-930466-17-9.
  6. ^ Kallenbach, Joseph E.; Kallenbach, Jessamine S., eds. (1977). American State Governors, 1776-1976. I. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, Inc. p. 464. ISBN 0-379-00665-0.
  7. ^ "Election Statistics". Annual Report of the Secretary of State to the Governor of Ohio, for the year 1875. Columbus: Nevins & Myers, State Printers. 1876. p. 304.
  8. ^ Journal of the House of Representatives, of the State of Ohio; being the First Session of the Forty Third General Assembly, held in the City of Columbus, commencing on Monday, December 2, 1844. XLIII. Columbus: Samuel Medary, Printer of the State. 1844. pp. 8–10.
  9. ^ Taylor, William Alexander. Centennial History of Columbus and Franklin County. North Charleston, SC: Createspace. p. 180. ISBN 9783849673543.