1853 Alabama gubernatorial election

The 1853 Alabama gubernatorial election took place on August 1, 1853, in order to elect the governor of Alabama. Democrat John A. Winston won his first term. Henry W. Collier did not run because he was term-limited.

1853 Alabama gubernatorial election
← 1851 August 1, 1853 1855 →
Turnout6.04%
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Nominee John A. Winston William S. Earnest
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 30,116 10,157
Percentage 64.63% 21.80%

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Nominee Alvis Q. Nicks
Party Unionist
Popular vote 5,763
Percentage 12.37%

Governor before election

Henry W. Collier
Democratic

Elected Governor

John A. Winston
Democratic

CandidatesEdit

Democratic PartyEdit

Whig PartyEdit

Unionist PartyEdit

  • Alvis Q. Nicks

ElectionEdit

1853 Alabama gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John A. Winston 30,116 64.63
Whig William S. Earnest 10,157 21.80
Unionist Alvis Q. Nicks 5,763 12.37
Whig Richard Wilde Walker 561 1.20
Total votes 44,318 100.00
Democratic hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dubin, Michael J. (2003). United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1776-1860: The Official Results by State and County. Jefferson: McFarland & Company. pp. 7–8. ISBN 9780786414390.