1845 Texas gubernatorial election

The 1845 Texas gubernatorial election was held on December 15, 1845, to elect the first Governor of Texas. The election was held in preparation for the annexation of Texas by the United States and resulted in the election of James Pinckney Henderson, who received 82% of the vote and became the first governor of the new state.

1845 Texas gubernatorial election

December 15, 1845 1847 →
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Nominee James P. Henderson James B. Miller
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 7,853 1,673
Percentage 82.0% 17.5%

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Elected Governor

James Pinckney Henderson


General Election Results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Pinckney Henderson 7,853 81.99%
Whig James B. Miller 1,673 17.47%
No party Write-ins 52 0.54%
Total votes 9,758 100.00%

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Texas Almanac". Archived from the original on 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2015-08-18.