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1859 Texas gubernatorial election

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1859 Texas gubernatorial election

← 1857 August 1, 1859 1861 →
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Nominee Sam Houston Hardin R. Runnels
Party Constitutional Union Democratic
Popular vote 36,227 27,500
Percentage 56.8% 43.1%

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Governor before election

Hardin R. Runnels

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Elected Governor

Sam Houston
Constitutional Union

The 1859 Texas gubernatorial election was held on August 1, 1859 to elect the Governor of Texas. Incumbent Democratic Governor Hardin Richard Runnels was running for reelection, but was defeated by Sam Houston, who received 57% of the vote.


General Election Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Constitutional Union Sam Houston 36,227 56.79%
Democratic Hardin Richard Runnels 27,500 43.11%
No Party Write-ins 61 0.10%
Total votes 63,788 100.00%
Independent gain from Democratic


  1. ^ "Texas Almanac".
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