1859 Ohio gubernatorial election

The 1859 Ohio gubernatorial election was held on October 11, 1859. Republican nominee William Dennison Jr. defeated Democratic nominee Rufus P. Ranney with 51.87% of the vote.

1859 Ohio gubernatorial election

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Nominee William Dennison Jr. Rufus P. Ranney
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 184,557 171,226
Percentage 51.87% 48.13%

Governor before election

Salmon P. Chase
Republican

Elected Governor

William Dennison Jr.
Republican

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • William Dennison Jr., Republican
  • Rufus P. Ranney, Democratic

ResultsEdit

1859 Ohio gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William Dennison Jr. 184,557 51.87%
Democratic Rufus P. Ranney 171,226 48.13%
Majority 13,331
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kalb, Deborah (24 December 2015). Guide to U.S. elections. ISBN 9781483380353. Retrieved 2020-08-07.