1868 Alabama gubernatorial election

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Alabama gubernatorial election, 1868
← 1865 February 4, 1868 1870 →
  William Hugh Smith.jpg
Nominee William Hugh Smith
Party Republican
Popular vote 62,067
Percentage 100.00%

Governor before election

Robert M. Patton

Elected Governor

William Hugh Smith

The 1868 Alabama gubernatorial election took place on February 4, 1868 in order to elect the Governor of Alabama. Republican William Hugh Smith ran unopposed. This is the first time that a Republican became Governor of Alabama.


Alabama gubernatorial election, 1868[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William Hugh Smith 62,067 100.00
Total votes 62,067 100.00
Republican gain from Independent


  1. ^ "AL Governor 1868". Our Campaigns. Retrieved November 23, 2016.