1856 Florida gubernatorial election

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Florida Governor Madison S. Perry.jpg
Florida Governor David S. Walker.jpg
Nominee Madison S. Perry David S. Walker
Party Democratic Know Nothing
Alliance Whig
Popular vote 6,214 5,894
Percentage 51.32% 48.68%

Governor before election

James E. Broome
Democratic

Elected Governor

Madison S. Perry
Democratic

The 1856 Florida gubernatorial election was held on October 6, 1856. Democratic Nominee Madison S. Perry defeated Know Nothing candidate David S. Walker.[1]

The Election was decided by 320 votes.

General election

Candidates

Democratic

Whig

Results

1856 Florida gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Madison S. Perry 6,214 51.32%
Know Nothing David S. Walker 5,894 48.68%

References

  1. ^ Bernie, McGovern (2007). Florida Almanac 2007-2008. Pelican Publishing. ISBN 978-1-4556-0441-8.
  2. ^ Dubin, Michael J. (2003). United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1776-1860: The Official Results by State and County. Jefferson: McFarland & Company. p. 29. ISBN 9780786414390.