New York gubernatorial election, 1838

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New York gubernatorial election, 1838
New York
1836 ←
November 5-November 7, 1838
→ 1840

  William Seward 1851.png William L. Marcy - Brady-Handy.jpg
Nominee William H. Seward William L. Marcy
Party Whig Democratic
Running mate Luther Bradish John Tracy
Popular vote 192,882 182,461
Percentage 51.4% 48.6%

Governor before election

William L. Marcy

Elected Governor

William H. Seward

The 1838 New York gubernatorial election was held from November 5 to 7, 1838, to elect the Governor and Lieutenant Governor of New York.


1838 General election results
Governor candidate Running Mate Party Popular Vote
William H. Seward Luther Bradish Whig 192,882 51.39%
William L. Marcy John Tracy Democratic 182,461 48.61%

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