1845 Florida gubernatorial election

The 1845 Florida gubernatorial election was held on May 26, 1845 to elect the first Governor of Florida. Democratic nominee William Dunn Moseley defeated Whig nominee Richard Keith Call with 55.14% of the vote.

1845 Florida gubernatorial election
May 26, 1845 1848 →
  William Dunn Moseley daguerreotype.jpg Richard Keith Call.jpg
Nominee William Dunn Moseley Richard Keith Call
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 3,292 2,679
Percentage 55.14% 44.86%

Governor before election

John Branch
as territorial governor
Nonpartisan

Elected Governor

William Dunn Moseley
Democrat

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • William D. Moseley, Democratic
  • Richard K. Call, Whig

ResultsEdit

1845 Florida gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Dunn Moseley 3,292 55.14
Whig Richard Keith Call 2,679 44.86
Total votes 5,971 100

Results by countyEdit

County[2] William Dunn Moseley

Democratic

Richard Keith Call

Whig

# % # %
Alachua County 193 67.96 91 23.04
Benton County 78 95.12 4 4.88
Calhoun County 62 92.54 5 7.46
Columbia County 340 72.65 128 27.35
Dade County 340 72.65 128 27.35
Duval County 253 61.86 156 38.14
Escambia County 96 35.96 171 64.04
Franklin County 113 51.6 106 48.4
Gadsden County 230 45.19 279 54.81
Hamilton County 126 74.12 44 25.88
Hillsborough County 74 66.07 38 33.93
Holmes County Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Jackson County 130 28.14 332 71.86
Jefferson County 256 63.21 149 36.79
Leon County 269 45.59 321 54.41
Levy County Unknown Unknown Unknown Unknown
Madison County 174 58.39 124 41.61
Marion County 94 55.95 74 44.05
Monroe County 157 68.26 73 31.74
Nassau County 129 84.87 23 15.13
Orange County 28 73.68 10 26.32
Santa Rosa County 137 82.53 29 17.47
St. Johns County 171 61.51 107 38.49
St. Lucie County 16 94.12 1 5.88
Wakulla County 88 53.01 78 46.99
Walton County 64 24.06 202 75.94
Washington County 71 86.59 11 13.41
Totals 3,292 55.14 2,679 44.86

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ McGovern, Bernie. Florida Almanac 2007-2008. ISBN 9781455604418. Retrieved 2020-12-10.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - FL Governor Race - Oct 06, 1845". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 2021-06-02.