1803 Tennessee gubernatorial election

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1803 Tennessee gubernatorial election

← 1801 August 4 - 5, 1803[1] 1805 →
  John Sevier.jpg Portrait of Archibald Roane by C. J. Fox.jpg
Nominee John Sevier Archibald Roane
Party Democratic-Republican Democratic-Republican
Popular vote 6,780 4,923
Percentage 57.93% 42.07%

Governor before election

Archibald Roane
Democratic-Republican

Elected Governor

John Sevier
Democratic-Republican

The Tennessee gubernatorial election of 1803 took place from August 4 - 5, 1803. In 1801 Sevier was forced leave office as he had reached his three consecutive term limit and in 1803 ran against the incumbent governor, Roane, and defeated him with 57.93% of the vote. This was the first gubernatorial election that did not unanimously elect a governor.

Results[edit]

Tennessee gubernatorial election, 1803[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-Republican John Sevier 6,780 57.93%
Democratic-Republican Archibald Roane 4,923 42.07%
Total votes 11,703 100%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tennessee gubernatorial election, 1803 Date".
  2. ^ "Tennessee gubernatorial election, 1803".