1847 Michigan gubernatorial election

The 1847 Michigan gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1847. Democratic nominee Epaphroditus Ransom defeated Whig nominee James M. Edmunds with 53.32% of the vote.

1847 Michigan gubernatorial election

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Nominee Epaphroditus Ransom James M. Edmunds
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 24,639 18,990
Percentage 53.32% 41.09%

Governor before election

William L. Greenly
Democratic

Elected Governor

Epaphroditus Ransom
Democratic

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

Other candidates

  • Chester Gurney, Liberty

ResultsEdit

Michigan gubernatorial election, 1847[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Epaphroditus Ransom 24,639 53.32
Whig James M. Edmunds 18,990 41.09
Liberty Chester Gurney 2,585 5.59
Total votes 46,214 100
Democratic hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Michigan Historical Commission (1906). Past and present of Washtenaw County, Michigan. University of Michigan.
  2. ^ "Edman to Edwarde". The Political Graveyard. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - MI Governor - Nov 02, 1847". Our Campaigns. Retrieved November 26, 2019.