1859 New Jersey gubernatorial election

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New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1859

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  Charles Smith Olden.jpg ERVWright.jpg
Nominee Charles Smith Olden Edwin R. V. Wright
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 53,315 51,714
Percentage 50.76% 49.24%

Governor before election

William A. Newell
Republican

Elected Governor

Charles Smith Olden
Republican

The 1859 New Jersey gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1859. Republican nominee Charles Smith Olden defeated Democratic nominee Edwin R. V. Wright with 50.76% of the vote.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Charles Smith Olden, Republican
  • Edwin R. V. Wright, Democratic

Results[edit]

New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1859[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Charles Smith Olden 53,315 50.76%
Democratic Edwin R. V. Wright 51,714 49.24%
Majority
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

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