Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1844

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Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1844
Pennsylvania
1841 ←
November 5, 1844 (1844-11-05)
→ 1847

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Candidate Francis R. Shunk Joseph Markle
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 160,322 156,040
Percentage 50.3% 48.9%

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County results*
  *Results unknown

Governor before election

David R. Porter
Democratic

Elected Governor

Francis R. Shunk
Democratic

The Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 1844 occurred on November 5, 1844. Incumbent Democratic governor David R. Porter was not a candidate for re-election. Democratic candidate Francis R. Shunk defeated Whig candidate Joseph Markle to become Governor of Pennsylvania.

Results[edit]

Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1844[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Francis R. Shunk 160,322 50.27%
Whig Joseph Markle 156,040 48.93%
Abolition Francis Julius LeMoyne 2,566 0.81%
N/A Others 4 0.00%
Totals 318,932 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PA Governor General Election". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 5 July 2012.