1858 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

The 1858 Massachusetts gubernatorial election was held on November 2. Incumbent Republican Governor Nathaniel Banks was easily re-elected to a second term in office, beginning a period of Republican dominance which would extended into the 1870s.

1858 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

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Nominee Nathaniel Banks Erasmus Beach Amos Lawrence
Party Republican Democratic Know Nothing
Popular vote 68,700 38,298 12,084
Percentage 57.61% 32.12% 10.13%

Governor before election

Nathaniel Prentiss Banks
Republican

Elected Governor

Nathaniel Prentiss Banks
Republican

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1858 Massachusetts gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Nathaniel Prentiss Banks (incumbent) 68,700 57.61%
Democratic Erasmus D. Beach 38,298 32.12%  7.79
Know-Nothing Amos Adams Lawrence 12,084 10.13%  18.68
Total votes 119,082 100.00%
Republican hold Swing

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dubin, Michael J. (2003). United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1776-1860: The Official Results by State and County. Jefferson: McFarland & Company. p. 119. ISBN 9780786414390.