1867 Vermont gubernatorial election

The 1867 Vermont gubernatorial election took place on September 3, 1867.[1] In keeping with the "Mountain Rule",[2] incumbent Republican Paul Dillingham was not a candidate for another term as governor of Vermont. The Republican nomination was won by John B. Page, who had previously served as Vermont State Treasurer.[3] The Democratic nomination was won by John L. Edwards of Newport, who had previously served as State's Attorney of Orleans County.[4] In the general election, Page was elected to a one-year term as governor.[5]

1867 Vermont gubernatorial election

← 1866 September 3, 1867 (1867-09-03) 1868 →
  John b page.jpg John L. Edwards (Vermont attorney and politician).jpg
Candidate John B. Page John L. Edwards
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 31,694 11,510
Percentage 73.3 26.6

Governor before election

Paul Dillingham
Republican

Elected Governor

John B. Page
Republican

ResultsEdit

1867 Vermont gubernatorial election[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican John B. Page 31,694 73.3
Democratic John L. Edwards 11,510 26.6
N/A Scattering 22 0.1
Total votes '43,226' '100'

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Election in Montpelier". Green Mountain Freeman. Montpelier, VT. September 4, 1867. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ Hand, Samuel B. "Mountain Rule Revisited" (PDF). Vermont Historical Society. Retrieved 5 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Ballot for Governor". Burlington Free Press. Burlington, VT. May 31, 1867. p. 4 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Democratic State Convention". Rutland Independent. Rutland, VT. June 22, 1867. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "General Election Results: Governor". Vermont State Archives. Montpelier, VT: Vermont Secretary of State. p. 14. Archived from the original on February 18, 2020. Retrieved February 18, 2020.
  6. ^ "General Election Results - Governor - 1789-2012" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 5 January 2016.