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1816 Vermont gubernatorial election

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1816 Vermont gubernatorial election

← 1815 October 10, 1816 (1816-10-10) 1817 →
 
Jonas Galusha.jpg
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Nominee Jonas Galusha Samuel Strong
Party Democratic-Republican Federalist
Popular vote 17,262 13,888
Percentage 55.2% 44.4%

Governor before election

Jonas Galusha
Democratic-Republican

Elected Governor

Jonas Galusha
Democratic-Republican

The 1816 Vermont gubernatorial election for Governor of Vermont took place in September and October, and resulted in the election of Jonas Galusha to a one-year term.[1]

The Vermont General Assembly met in Montpelier on October 10.[1] The Vermont House of Representatives appointed a committee to review the votes of the freemen of Vermont for governor, lieutenant governor, treasurer, and members of the governor's council.[1] The committee determined that incumbent Jonas Galusha had defeated Samuel Strong, a major general of the state militia and a former member of the Vermont House to win a one-year term.[1]

In the election for lieutenant governor, the legislature's canvassing committee determined that incumbent Paul Brigham had attained a majority over former lieutenant governor William Chamberlain to win election to a one-year term.[1] According to a contemporary newspaper article, the vote totals were: Brigham, 17,124 (55.1%); Chamberlain 13,934 (44.9%).[2]

Benjamin Swan was elected to a one-year term as treasurer, his seventeenth.[1] Swan, a Federalist was also endorsed by the Democratic-Republicans, and so was effectively unopposed for reelection.[3][4] According to a contemporary newspaper account, he received 27,248 votes (99.8%), with 44 (0.2%) scattering.[5]

In the race for governor, the results of the popular vote were reported as follows.[1]

Results

1816 Vermont gubernatorial election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic-Republican Jonas Galusha (incumbent) 17,262 55.2%
Federalist Samuel Strong 13,888 44.4%
Scattering 102 0.4%
Total votes '31,252' '100%'

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Walton, E. P., ed. (1878). Records of the Governor and Council of the State of Vermont. VI. Montpelier, VT: J. & J. M. Poland. pp. 143–144 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Vermont Legislature: Votes for Lt. Governor". Vermont Republican. Windsor, VT. October 21, 1816. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Federal-Republican Ticket". The Watchman. Montpelier, VT. July 2, 1816. p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Republican Nomination". Vermont Republican. Windsor, VT. July 22, 1816. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Vermont Legislature: Votes for Treasurer". Vermont Republican. Windsor, VT. October 21, 1816. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
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