1849 Texas gubernatorial election

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Texas gubernatorial election, 1847

← 1847 August 6, 1849 1851 →
  Peter bell.png George Tyler Wood.png
Nominee Peter H. Bell George T. Wood John T. Mills
Party Independent Independent Independent
Popular vote 10,319 8,764 2,632
Percentage 47.5% 40.4% 12.1%

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Governor before election

George T. Wood

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Elected Governor

Peter H. Bell

The 1849 Texas gubernatorial election was held on August 6, 1849 to elect the Governor of Texas. Incumbent Governor George Tyler Wood was running for reelection, but was defeated by Peter Hansborough Bell, winning 40% of the vote to Bell's 48%.


General Election Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Peter Hansborough Bell 10,319 47.52%
Independent George Tyler Wood 8,764 40.36%
Independent John T. Mills 2,632 12.12%
Total votes 21,715 100.00%
Independent hold


  1. ^ "Texas Almanac".