1858 Connecticut gubernatorial election

The 1858 Connecticut gubernatorial election was held on April 5, 1858.[1][2] Former Norwich mayor and Republican nominee William Alfred Buckingham defeated former congressman and Democratic nominee James T. Pratt with 51.97% of the vote.

1858 Connecticut gubernatorial election

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  William A. Buckingham (Connecticut Governor).jpg James T. Pratt (Connecticut Congressman).jpg
Nominee William Alfred Buckingham James T. Pratt
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 36,299 33,544
Percentage 51.97% 48.03%

Governor before election

Alexander H. Holley
Republican

Elected Governor

William Alfred Buckingham
Republican

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • William Alfred Buckingham, Republican
  • James T. Pratt, Democratic

ResultsEdit

1858 Connecticut gubernatorial election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William Alfred Buckingham 36,299 51.97%
Democratic James T. Pratt 33,544 48.03%
Majority 2,755
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "State Politics". Litchfield enquirer. Litchfield, Conn. April 1, 1858. p. 2. Retrieved 3 May 2022.
  2. ^ "The Connecticut Election". The New York herald. New York, N.Y. April 5, 1858. p. 4. Retrieved 3 May 2022.
  3. ^ Dubin, Michael J. (2003). United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1776-1860: The Official Results by State and County. Jefferson: McFarland & Company. p. 25. ISBN 9780786414390.