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1821 Vermont gubernatorial election

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1821 Vermont gubernatorial election

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Richard Skinner.jpg
Nominee Richard Skinner
Party Democratic-Republican
Popular vote 12,434
Percentage 98.7%

Governor before election

Richard Skinner

Elected Governor

Richard Skinner

The 1821 Vermont gubernatorial election took place in September and October, and resulted in the election of Richard Skinner to a one-year term as governor.[1]

The Vermont General Assembly met in Montpelier on October 11.[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] With the Federalist Party defunct, Democratic-Republican Richard Skinner was the only major candidate.[1] The committee determined that Skinner had easily won a second one-year term against only scattering opposition.[1]

In the election for lieutenant governor, the committee determined that Democratic-Republican William Cahoon, who was unopposed, had won election to a second one-year term.[2] The vote totals were recorded as 11,817 (98.8%) for Cahoon, with 146 (1.2%) scattering.[3]

Benjamin Swan was unopposed for election to a one-year term as treasurer, his twenty-second.[1] Though nominally a Federalist, Swan was usually endorsed by the Democratic-Republicans and often ran unopposed.[4] Vote totals for the 1821 election were recorded as 10,637 (99.6%) for Swan and 41 (0.04%) scattering.[4]

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


1821 Vermont gubernatorial election
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic-Republican Richard Skinner (incumbent) 12,434 98.7%
Scattering 163 1.3%
Total votes '12,597' '100%'


  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. 356–357 – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Vermont Legislature". The Watchman. Montpelier, VT. October 16, 1821. p. 2 – via
  3. ^ Joshua L. (January 2, 2015). "Cahoon, William". Our Campaigns. Our Retrieved March 21, 2021.
  4. ^ a b Joshua L. (November 26, 2004). "Swan, Benjamin". Our Campaigns. Our Retrieved March 21, 2021.
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