1859 Minnesota gubernatorial election

The 1859 Minnesota gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1859 to elect the governor of Minnesota.

1859 Minnesota gubernatorial election
← 1857 November 8, 1859 1861 →
  Alexander Ramsey.jpg George Loomis Becker.jpg
Nominee Alexander Ramsey George Loomis Becker
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 21,335 17,582
Percentage 54.82% 45.18%

Governor before election

Henry Hastings Sibley
Democratic

Elected Governor

Alexander Ramsey
Republican

ResultsEdit

Minnesota gubernatorial election, 1859[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alexander Ramsey 21,335 54.82
Democratic George Loomis Becker 17,582 45.18
Total votes 38,917 100
Republican gain from Democratic

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dubin, Michael J. (2003). United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1776-1860: The Official Results by State and County. Jefferson: McFarland & Company. p. 126. ISBN 9780786414390.
  2. ^ "Minnesota Legislative Manual (Blue Book) - Chapter 10 Minnesota Elections" (PDF). Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State. 2015-04-01. Retrieved 2016-05-07.