1853 Texas gubernatorial election

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Texas gubernatorial election, 1853

← 1851 August 1, 1853 1855 →
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Nominee Elisha M. Pease William B. Ochiltree George T. Wood
Party Independent Independent Independent
Popular vote 13,091 9,178 5,983
Percentage 36.7% 25.7% 16.8%

Nominee Lemuel D. Evans Thomas J. Chambers
Party Independent Independent
Popular vote 4,677 2,449
Percentage 13.1% 6.9%

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Governor before election

Peter H. Bell

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Elected Governor

Elisha M. Pease

The 1853 Texas gubernatorial election was held on August 1, 1853 to elect the Governor of Texas. Incumbent Governor Peter Hansborough Bell did not run for a third term. The election was won by Elisha M. Pease, who received 37% of the vote.


General Election Results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Elisha M. Pease 13,091 36.68%
Independent William Beck Ochiltree 9,178 25.71%
Independent George Tyler Wood 5,983 16.76%
Independent Lemuel D. Evans 4,677 13.10%
Independent Thomas J. Chambers 2,449 6.86%
Independent John W. S. Dancy 315 0.88%
Total votes 35,693 100.00%
Independent hold


  1. ^ "Texas Almanac".