1859 Virginia gubernatorial election

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Virginia gubernatorial election, 1859

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Nominee John Letcher William L. Goggin
Party Democratic Opposition
Popular vote 77,216 71,592
Percentage 51.89% 48.11%

Governor before election

Henry A. Wise
Democratic

Elected Governor

John Letcher
Democratic

The 1859 Virginia gubernatorial election was held on May 26, 1859 to elect the governor of Virginia.

Results[edit]

Virginia gubernatorial election, 1859[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Letcher 77,216 51.89%
Opposition William L. Goggin 71,592 48.11%
Total votes 148,808 100.00%
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - VA Governor Race - May 26, 1859". Retrieved May 3, 2016.