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1834 Illinois gubernatorial election

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Illinois gubernatorial election, 1834

← 1830 August 4, 1834 1838 →
Governor Joseph Duncan.jpg
Nominee Joseph Duncan William Kinney Robert K. McLaughlin
Party Whig Democratic Independent
Running mate Alexander Jenkins Unknown Unknown
Popular vote 17,349 10,229 4,315
Percentage 52.93% 31.21% 13.16%

Illinois governor election, 1834.svg
County Results

Duncan:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%      90-100%
Ewing:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
McLaughlin:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%
Unknown/No Vote:


Governor before election

William Lee D. Ewing

Elected Governor

Joseph Duncan

The Illinois gubernatorial election of 1834 was the fifth quadrennial election for this office. U.S. Representative Joseph Duncan was elected by a majority of the voters. He defeated former Lt. Governor William Kinney and former state treasurer Robert K. McLaughlin. Kinney had run in the election before as well. This was the only election of a Whig Governor in Illinois history.


1834 gubernatorial election, Illinois
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Joseph Duncan 17,349 52.93% +52.93%
Democratic William Kinney 10,229 31.21% -27.74%
Independent Robert K. McLaughlin 4,315 13.16% N/A
Independent James Adams 887 2.71% N/A
Majority 7,120 21.72% N/A
Turnout 32,780
Whig gain from Democratic Swing

See also


  • Illinois Blue Book 1899
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