1859 Vermont gubernatorial election

The 1859 Vermont gubernatorial election for governor of Vermont was held on Tuesday, September 6.[1] In keeping with the "Mountain Rule", incumbent Republican Hiland Hall was a candidate for a second one-year term.[2][3] The Democratic nominee was John Godfrey Saxe, former State's Attorney of Chittenden County.[2]

1859 Vermont gubernatorial election

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  Hiland Hall.jpg John Godfrey Saxe - Brady-Handy.jpg
Nominee Hiland Hall John Godfrey Saxe
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 31,045 14,328
Percentage 68.4% 31.6%

Governor before election

Hiland Hall
Republican

Elected Governor

Hiland Hall
Republican

Vermont's support for the Republican Party and the abolition of slavery remained strong, and Hall was easily re-elected.[2] Hall took the oath of office for a one-year term that began on October 14.[4]

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

1859 Vermont gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Hiland Hall (incumbent) 31,045 68.4%
Democratic John Godfrey Saxe 14,328 31.6%
Scattering 17 0.0%
Total votes '45,390' '100'

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vermont Election -- Sept. 6". The North Star. Danville, VT. August 13, 1859. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ Hand, Samuel B. (2003). "Mountain Rule Revisited" (PDF). Vermont History. Montpelier, VT: Vermont Historical Society. pp. 140, 143.
  4. ^ Vermont Senate (1859). Journal of the Senate, October Session, 1859. Montpelier, VT: E. P. Walton. p. 12 – via Google Books.