1859 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

The 1859 Massachusetts gubernatorial elections was held on November 2. Incumbent Republican Governor Nathaniel Banks was easily re-elected to a third term in office in a race featuring three Governors of Massachusetts: incumbent Governor Banks, former Governor George Nixon Briggs (1844–51), and future Governor Benjamin Franklin Butler (1882–83).

1859 Massachusetts gubernatorial election

← 1858 November 2, 1859 (1859-11-02) 1860 →
  Nathaniel Banks pre-war (cropped).jpg Benjamin F. Butler circa 1847 (cropped).jpg George Briggs Photograph - NARA - 192902 (cropped).jpg
Nominee Nathaniel Banks Benjamin Butler George N. Briggs
Party Republican Democratic Know Nothing
Popular vote 58,804 35,326 14,365
Percentage 54.02% 32.45% 13.20%

Governor before election

Nathaniel Prentiss Banks
Republican

Elected Governor

Nathaniel Prentiss Banks
Republican

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1859 Massachusetts gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Nathaniel Prentiss Banks (incumbent) 58,804 54.02%  3.59
Democratic Benjamin Franklin Butler 35,326 32.45%  0.33
Know-Nothing George Nixon Briggs 14,365 13.20%  3.07
Total votes 108,140 100.00%
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.