1858 Vermont gubernatorial election

The 1858 Vermont gubernatorial election for governor of Vermont was held on Tuesday, September 7.[1] In keeping with the "Mountain Rule", incumbent Republican Ryland Fletcher was not a candidate for a third one-year term.[2] The Republican nominee was Hiland Hall.[1][3] The Democratic nominee was Henry Keyes, who was also the Democratic nominee in 1856 and 1857.[3]

1858 Vermont gubernatorial election

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Nominee Hiland Hall Henry Keyes
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 29,660 13,338
Percentage 68.6% 30.9%

Governor before election

Ryland Fletcher
Republican

Elected Governor

Hiland Hall
Republican

Vermont continued to strongly support abolitionism and the Republican Party, and Hall was easily elected.[3] Hall took the oath of office for a one-year term that began on October 14.[4]

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

1858 Vermont gubernatorial election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Hiland Hall 29,660 68.6%
Democratic Henry Keyes 13,338 30.9%
Scattering 182 0.5%
Total votes '43,180' '100'

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Republican State Nominations". Vermont Journal. Windsor, VT. September 4, 1858. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ Hand, Samuel B. (2003). "Mountain Rule Revisited" (PDF). Vermont History. Montpelier, VT: Vermont Historical Society. pp. 140, 143.
  3. ^ a b c d Armstrong, Howard E. (1955). Vermont Legislative Directory and State Manual. Montpelier, VT: Vermont Secretary of State. p. 273 – via Google Books.
  4. ^ "Legislature of Vermont". Vermont Watchman and State Journal. Montpelier, VT. October 22, 1858. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.