1859 Connecticut gubernatorial election

The 1859 Connecticut gubernatorial election was held on April 4, 1859.[1][2] It was a rematch of the 1858 Connecticut gubernatorial election. Incumbent governor and Republican nominee William Alfred Buckingham defeated former congressman and Democratic nominee James T. Pratt with 51.19% of the vote.

1859 Connecticut gubernatorial election

← 1858 April 4, 1859 1860 →
  William A. Buckingham (Connecticut Governor).jpg James T. Pratt (Connecticut Congressman).jpg
Nominee William Alfred Buckingham James T. Pratt
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 40,247 38,369
Percentage 51.19% 48.81%

Governor before election

William Alfred Buckingham
Republican

Elected Governor

William Alfred Buckingham
Republican

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

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

ResultsEdit

1859 Connecticut gubernatorial election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William Alfred Buckingham (incumbent) 40,247 51.19%
Democratic James T. Pratt 38,369 48.81%
Majority 1,878
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Election next Monday". Litchfield enquirer. Litchfield, Conn. March 31, 1859. p. 2. Retrieved 3 May 2022.
  2. ^ "Political Intelligence". The New York herald. New York, N.Y. April 4, 1859. p. 1. 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.