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Parents > United States > Virginia > Governor
OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline 00, 1855 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open May 24, 1855 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close May 24, 1855 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start January 03, 1856 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 1860 - 12:00pm
Turnout 11.02% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedThomas Walker March 04, 2005 10:12am
Data SourcesUnited States Gubernatorial Elections, 1776-1860 The Official Results by State and County Michael J Dubin
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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
PartyDemocratic Won12/01/1851
NameJoseph Johnson Votes65,527 (53.46%)
Term01/03/1852 - 01/03/1856 Margin8,487 (+6.92%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won05/26/1859
NameJohn Letcher Votes77,216 (51.89%)
Term01/03/1860 - 04/17/1861 Margin5,624 (+3.78%)
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Name Ambassador Henry A. Wise Rep. Thomas S. Flournoy  
PartyDemocratic American  
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Uncertified Votes83,275 (53.17%) 73,354 (46.83%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -9,921 (-6.33%)  
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