1860 Missouri gubernatorial election

The 1860 Missouri gubernatorial election was held on August 6, 1860, and resulted in a victory for the Democratic nominee, Claiborne Fox Jackson. Jackson defeated the nominee of the Constitutional Union Party, Sample Orr, and Southern "Brekenridge" Democrat Former Gov. Hancock Lee Jackson to become the fifteenth governor of Missouri. Republican James B. Gardenhire also ran in the election, but received a negligible number of votes.

1860 Missouri gubernatorial election
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Nominee Claiborne Fox Jackson Sample Orr Hancock Lee Jackson
Party Democratic Constitutional Union Southern Democratic
Popular vote 74,446 66,583 11,415
Percentage 46.95% 41.99% 7.20%

Governor before election

Robert Marcellus Stewart
Democratic

Elected Governor

Claiborne Fox Jackson
Democratic

Before the next election in 1864, three men would serve as Governor of Missouri: first, Claiborne Fox Jackson until his defection to the Confederacy in July 1861, then Hamilton Rowan Gamble until his death in January 1864, and finally Lt. Gov Willard Preble Hall.[1]

ResultsEdit

1860 gubernatorial election, Missouri[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Claiborne Fox Jackson 74,446 46.95 -3.23
Constitutional Union Sample Orr 66,583 41.99 +41.99
Southern Democratic Hancock Lee Jackson 11,415 7.20 +7.20
Republican James B. Gardenhire 6,135 3.87 +3.87
Majority 7,863 4.96 +4.60
Turnout 158,579 13.42
Democratic hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SOS, Missouri – State Archives: Governors". Sos.mo.gov. Retrieved 2013-03-22.
  2. ^ "MO Governor Race – Aug 06, 1860". Our Campaigns. 2005-03-08. Retrieved 2013-03-22.