1851 Michigan gubernatorial election

The 1851 Michigan gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1851. Democratic nominee Robert McClelland defeated Whig nominee Townsend E. Gidley with 58.50% of the vote.

1851 Michigan gubernatorial election

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Nominee Robert McClelland Townsend E. Gidley
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 23,827 16,901
Percentage 58.50% 41.50%

Governor before election

John S. Barry
Democratic

Elected Governor

Robert McClelland
Democratic

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

ResultsEdit

Michigan gubernatorial election, 1851[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert McClelland 23,827 58.50
Whig Townsend E. Gidley 16,901 41.50
Total votes 40,728 100
Democratic hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bingham, Stephen D. (1888). Early History of Michigan: With Biographies of State Officers, Members of Congress, Judges and Legislators. Thorp & Godfrey, state printers – via Internet Archive.
  2. ^ Dubin, Michael J. (2003). United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1776-1860: The Official Results by State and County. Jefferson: McFarland & Company. pp. 122–123. ISBN 9780786414390.