1844 New Jersey gubernatorial election

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New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1844

October 8, 1844 1847 →
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Nominee Charles C. Stratton John Renshaw Thomson
Party Whig Democratic
Popular vote 37,985 36,581
Percentage 50.94% 49.06%

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Blue represents counties won by John Renshaw Thomson and Yellow represents counties won by Charles C. Stratton

Governor before election

Daniel Haines

Elected Governor

Charles C. Stratton

The 1847 New Jersey gubernatorial election was held on October 8, 1844. Whig nominee Charles C. Stratton defeated Democratic nominee John Renshaw Thomson with 50.94% of the vote.

General election[edit]


  • Charles C. Stratton, Whig
  • John Renshaw Thomson, Democratic


New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1844[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Whig Charles C. Stratton 37,985 50.94%
Democratic John Renshaw Thomson 36,581 49.06%
Whig hold Swing


  1. ^ "Guide to U.S. Elections". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2016-02-17.