1847 Connecticut gubernatorial election

The 1847 Connecticut gubernatorial election was held on April 5, 1847.[1][2] Former state legislator and Whig nominee Clark Bissell was elected, defeating Democratic nominee Isaac Whittlesey with 50.54% of the vote.

1847 Connecticut gubernatorial election

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Nominee Clark Bissell Isaac Whittlesey
Party Whig Democratic
Popular vote 30,137 27,402
Percentage 50.54% 45.95%

Governor before election

Isaac Toucey
Democratic

Elected Governor

Clark Bissell
Whig

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • Clark Bissell, Whig
  • Isaac Whittlesey, Democratic

Minor party candidates

  • Francis Gillette, Liberty


ResultsEdit

1847 Connecticut gubernatorial election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Whig Clark Bissell 30,137 50.54%
Democratic Isaac Whittlesey 27,402 45.95%
Liberty Francis Gillette 2,094 3.51%
Majority 2,735
Turnout
Whig gain from Democratic Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Town Committees!". Litchfield enquirer. Litchfield, Conn. April 1, 1847. p. 2. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Political Intelligence". The New York herald. New York, N.Y. April 5, 1847. p. 2. Retrieved 1 May 2022.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns". Retrieved 2020-09-15.