1862 New Jersey gubernatorial election

The 1862 New Jersey gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1862. Democratic nominee Joel Parker defeated Republican nominee Marcus Lawrence Ward with 56.8% of the vote.

1862 New Jersey gubernatorial election

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  JoelParker-small.png Marcus Lawrence Ward (1812-1884) circa 1860.jpg
Nominee Joel Parker Marcus Lawrence Ward
Party Democratic National Union
Popular vote 61,307 46,710
Percentage 56.8% 43.2%

Governor before election

Charles Smith Olden
Republican

Elected Governor

Joel Parker
Democratic

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Joel Parker, Democratic
  • Marcus Lawrence Ward, Republican

ResultsEdit

1862 New Jersey gubernatorial election[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Joel Parker 61,307 56.8%
National Union Marcus Lawrence Ward 46,710 43.2%
Majority
Turnout
Democratic gain from Republican Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Miller, Richard F. (3 February 2015). States at War, Volume 4: A Reference Guide for Delaware, Maryland, and New ... ISBN 9781611686227. Retrieved 2016-02-17.
  2. ^ Glashan, Roy. American governors and gubernatorial elections, 1775-1978. p. 212.