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1842 New York gubernatorial election

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New York gubernatorial election, 1842

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Luther Bradish.jpg
Nominee William C. Bouck Luther Bradish
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 208,072 186,091
Percentage 51.83% 46.36%

Governor before election

William H. Seward

Elected Governor

William C. Bouck

The 1842 New York gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1842 to elect the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New York.


This was the first gubernatorial election in New York which was held on a single day. Until 1841, the State elections had been held during three days beginning on the first Monday in November. In 1842, the State Legislature fixed the election day permanently on the Tuesday next after the first Monday in November.


The Democratic Party nominated former Erie Canal Commissioner William C. Bouck. They nominated former state senator Daniel S. Dickinson for Lieutenant Governor.

The Whig Party nominated Lieutenant Governor Luther Bradish. They nominated state senator Gabriel Furman for Lieutenant Governor.

The Liberty Party nominated Alvan Stewart. They nominated Charles O. Shepard for Lieutenant Governor.


The Democratic ticket of Bouck and Dickinson was elected.

New York gubernatorial election, 1842
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William C. Bouck 208,072 51.83%
Whig Luther Bradish 186,091 46.36%
Liberty Alvan Stewart 7,263 1.81%
Total votes 401,426 100%


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