1867 Connecticut gubernatorial election

The 1867 Connecticut gubernatorial election was held on April 1, 1867. It was a rematch of the 1866 Connecticut gubernatorial election. Democratic nominee James E. English defeated incumbent governor, former Civil War general and Republican nominee Joseph Roswell Hawley with 50.52% of the vote.

1867 Connecticut gubernatorial election

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Nominee James E. English Joseph Roswell Hawley
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 47,565 46,578
Percentage 50.52% 49.47%

Governor before election

Joseph Roswell Hawley

Elected Governor

James E. English

As this was held shortly after the end of American Civil War, some aspects of the National Union Party were still present. The Republican convention held in New Haven on January 25 still sometimes referred to itself as the "Union Republican" convention.[1] All references to the National Union label were dropped by the end of the 1860s.

General electionEdit


Major party candidates

  • James E. English, Democratic
  • Joseph Roswell Hawley, Republican/National Union


1867 Connecticut gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic James E. English 47,565 50.52%
Republican Joseph Roswell Hawley (incumbent) 46,578 49.47%
Other Others 11 0.01%
Majority 987
Democratic gain from Republican Swing


  1. ^ "Connecticut; The Republican State Convention", The New York Times (January 24, 1867),
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns". Retrieved 2020-09-13.