1857 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election

The 1857 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election occurred on October 13, 1857. Incumbent governor James Pollock, a Whig, was not a candidate for re-election. Democratic candidate William F. Packer defeated Republican candidate David Wilmot and American Party candidate Isaac Hazlehurst to become Governor of Pennsylvania.

1857 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election

← 1854 October 13, 1857 (1857-10-13) 1860 →
  WilliamPacker.jpg David Wilmot.png
Nominee William F. Packer David Wilmot Isaac Hazlehurst
Party Democratic Republican Know Nothing
Popular vote 188,846 146,139 28,168
Percentage 52.0% 40.2% 7.8%

1857 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County Results

Governor before election

James Pollock
Whig

Elected Governor

William F. Packer
Democratic

ResultsEdit

Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1857[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William F. Packer 188,846 52.00
Republican David Wilmot 146,139 40.24
Know Nothing Isaac Hazlehurst 28,168 7.76
Total votes 363,153 100.00

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dubin, Michael J. (2003). United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1776-1860: The Official Results by State and County. Jefferson: McFarland & Company. p. 229. ISBN 9780786414390.