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1847 Alabama gubernatorial election

The 1847 Alabama gubernatorial election took place on August 2, 1847 in order to elect the Governor of Alabama. Democrat Reuben Chapman won his first term with a 56% majority.

Alabama gubernatorial election, 1847
← 1845 August 2, 1847 1849 →
Turnout9.12%
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Nominee Reuben Chapman Nicholas Davis
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 30,622 23,247
Percentage 56.84 43.16

Governor before election

Joshua L. Martin
Democratic

Elected Governor

Reuben Chapman
Democratic

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CandidatesEdit

Democratic PartyEdit

Whig PartyEdit

  • Nicholas Davis, candidate in 1831 and 1845. Member of the Alabama House of Representatives from 1819-1820.

ElectionEdit

Alabama gubernatorial election, 1847[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Reuben Chapman 30,622 56.84
Whig Nicholas Davis 23,247 43.16
Total votes 53,869 100.00
Democratic hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AL Governor 1847". Our Campaigns. Retrieved March 8, 2019.