1845 Texas gubernatorial election

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Texas gubernatorial election, 1845

December 15, 1845 1847 →
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Nominee James P. Henderson James B. Miller
Party Independent Independent
Popular vote 7,853 1,673
Percentage 82.0% 17.5%

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Elected Governor

James Pinckney Henderson

The 1845 Texas gubernatorial election was held on December 15, 1845, to elect the first Governor of Texas. The election was held in preparation for the annexation of Texas by the United States and resulted in the election of James Pinckney Henderson, who received 82% of the vote and became the first governor of the new state.


General Election Results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent James Pinckney Henderson 7,853 81.99%
Independent James B. Miller 1,673 17.47%
No party Write-ins 52 0.54%
Total votes 9,758 100.00%


  1. ^ "Texas Almanac".