1853 Ohio gubernatorial election

The 1853 Ohio gubernatorial election was held on October 11, 1853.

1853 Ohio gubernatorial election

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Nominee William Medill Nelson Barrere Samuel Lewis
Party Democratic Whig Free Soil
Popular vote 147,663 85,857 50,346
Percentage 52.01% 30.24% 17.73%

Governor before election

William Medill (acting)
Democratic

Elected Governor

William Medill
Democratic

Incumbent Democratic Governor William Medill defeated Whig nominee Nelson Barrere and Free Soil nominee Samuel Lewis.

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

Minor party candidates

  • Samuel Lewis, Free Soil, Liberty Party nominee for Governor in 1846, Free Soil nominee for Governor in 1851

ResultsEdit

1853 Ohio gubernatorial election[1][2][3][4][a]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic William Medill 147,663 52.01%
Whig Nelson Barrere 85,857 30.24%
Free Soil Samuel Lewis 50,346 17.73%
Majority 61,806 21.77%
Turnout 283,887
Democratic hold Swing

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Some sources give Barrere's vote as 85,843. Per Dubin, this is the sum of the votes county-by-county, but the total below is that given in the General Assembly.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dubin, Michael J. (2010). United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1861-1911. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co. pp. 209–211. ISBN 978-0-7864-4722-0.
  2. ^ Glashan, Roy R. (1979). American Governors and Gubernatorial Elections, 1775-1978. Westport, CT: Meckler Books. pp. 244–245. ISBN 0-930466-17-9.
  3. ^ "Election Statistics". Annual Report of the Secretary of State to the Governor of Ohio, for the year 1875. Columbus: Nevins & Myers, State Printers. 1876. p. 303.
  4. ^ The Journal of the Senate of the State of Ohio. Being the First Session of the Fifty-First General Assembly, held in the City of Columbus, commencing on Monday, January 2, 1854. Vol. II. Columbus: John W. Kees, Statesman Steam Press. 1854. p. 38.
  5. ^ Gubernatorial Elections, 1787-1997. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1998. p. 73. ISBN 1-56802-396-0.
  6. ^ Kallenbach, Joseph E.; Kallenbach, Jessamine S., eds. (1977). American State Governors, 1776-1976. Vol. I. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, Inc. p. 464. ISBN 0-379-00665-0.