Missouri gubernatorial election, 1844

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Missouri gubernatorial election, 1844
Missouri
← 1840 August 5, 1844 1848 →
  John Cummins Edwards.jpg
Nominee John Cummins Edwards Charles H. Allen
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 36,978 31,357
Percentage 54.11% 45.89%

Governor before election

Meredith Miles Marmaduke
Democratic

Elected Governor

John Cummins Edwards
Democratic

The Missouri gubernatorial election of 1844 was Missouri's eighth gubernatorial election. In the election, which was held on August 5, 1844, Missouri Secretary of State John Cummins Edwards, the Democratic nominee, defeated Whig candidate Charles H. Allen.

Results[edit]

1844 gubernatorial election, Missouri[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Cummins Edwards 36,978 54.11 -3.04
Whig Charles H. Allen 31,357 45.89 +3.04
Majority 5,621 8.22 -6.08
Turnout 68,335 17.81
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MO Governor Race – Aug 05, 1844". Our Campaigns. 2005-03-08. Retrieved 2013-03-22.