1866 Texas gubernatorial election

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Candidate James W. Throckmorton Elisha M. Pease
Party Independent Independent
Popular vote 48,631 12,051
Percentage 80.1% 19.9%

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Governor before election

Andrew J. Hamilton

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Elected Governor

James W. Throckmorton

The 1866 Texas gubernatorial election was held on June 25, 1866 to elect the Governor of Texas. Incumbent Governor Andrew J. Hamilton, who had been appointed by President Andrew Johnson, did not run for a full term. The election was won by James W. Throckmorton, who received 80% of the vote.


General Election Results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent James W. Throckmorton 48,631 80.13%
Independent Elisha M. Pease 12,051 19.86%
No Party Write-ins 6 0.00%
Total votes 60,688 100.00%


  1. ^ "Texas Almanac".