1845 Florida gubernatorial election
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May 26, 1845 (1845-05-26) 1848 →
 
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Nominee William Dunn Moseley Richard Keith Call
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 3,292 2,679
Percentage 55.14% 44.86%

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County Results

Governor before election

John Branch
(as territorial governor)
Nonpartisan

Elected Governor

William Dunn Moseley
Democrat

The 1845 Florida gubernatorial election was held on May 26, 1845 to elect the first Governor of Florida. Democratic nominee William Dunn Moseley defeated Whig nominee Richard Keith Call with 55.14% of the vote.

General election

Candidates

Results

1845 Florida gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Dunn Moseley 3,292 55.14
Whig Richard Keith Call 2,679 44.86
Total votes 5,971 100

Results by county

County[2][3] William Dunn Moseley
Democratic
Richard Keith Call
Whig
Total votes
# % # %
Alachua* 193 67.96% 91 23.04% 284
Benton 78 95.12% 4 4.88% 82
Calhoun 62 92.54% 5 7.46% 67
Columbia 340 72.65% 128 27.35% 930
Dade 60 92.31% 5 7.69% 65
Duval 253 61.86% 156 38.14% 406
Escambia 96 35.96% 171 64.04% 267
Franklin 113 51.6% 106 48.4% 219
Gadsden 230 45.19% 279 54.81% 509
Hamilton 126 74.12% 44 25.88% 170
Hillsborough 74 66.07% 38 33.93% 112
Jackson 130 28.14% 332 71.86% 462
Jefferson 256 63.21% 149 36.79% 405
Leon 269 45.59% 321 54.41% 590
Madison 174 58.39% 124 41.61% 298
Marion 94 55.95% 74 44.05% 168
Monroe 157 68.26% 73 31.74% 230
Nassau 129 84.87% 23 15.13% 152
Orange** 28 73.68% 10 26.32% 38
Santa Rosa 29 17.47% 137 82.53% 166
St. Johns 171 61.51% 107 38.49% 278
St. Lucie 16 94.12% 1 5.88% 17
Wakulla 88 53.01% 78 46.99% 166
Walton 64 24.06% 202 75.94% 266
Washington 71 86.59% 11 13.41% 82
Actual Totals 3,283 55.13% 2,669 44.87% 5,952
Official Totals 3,292 55.16% 2,679 44.84% 5,971
*Newly formed Levy County returns was included in count
**Votes was counted under old name of Mosquito County

See also

References

  1. ^ McGovern, Bernie. Florida Almanac 2007-2008. ISBN 9781455604418. Retrieved 2020-12-10.
  2. ^ "1845 ELECTION RETURNS". Retrieved August 27, 2022.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - FL Governor Race - Oct 06, 1845". www.ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved 2021-06-02.