1856 New Jersey gubernatorial election

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New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1856

← 1853 November 4, 1856 1859 →
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Nominee William A. Newell William Cowper Alexander
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 50,803 48,246
Percentage 51.29% 48.71%

Governor before election

Rodman M. Price
Democratic

Elected Governor

William A. Newell
Republican

The 1856 New Jersey gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1856. Republican nominee William A. Newell defeated Democratic nominee William Cowper Alexander with 51.29% of the vote.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • William A. Newell, Republican
  • William Cowper Alexander, Democratic

Results[edit]

New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1856[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican William A. Newell 50,803 51.29%
Democratic William Cowper Alexander 48,246 48.71%
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

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