New York state election, 1848
|Elections in New York State|
The 1848 New York state election took place on November 7, 1848 to elect the Governor, the Lieutenant Governor, a Canal Commissioner and an Inspector of State Prisons, as well as all members of the New York State Assembly.
The Hunker state convention met on September 5 in Syracuse. Walworth and O'Conor were nominated on the first ballot. The vote for governor was 98 for Walworth, 23 for Zadock Pratt, and 3 for Greene C. Bronson. The vote for lieutenant governor was 83 for O'Conor, 16 for Clinton, 6 for Nathan Dayton, 5 for Baldwin and 3 scattering.
The Whig state convention met on September 13 in Utica. Fish was nominated for governor on the first ballot with 76 votes for him, 28 votes for Joshua A. Spencer, and only 20 votes for the incumbent John Young.
The Barnburner Free Soil state convention was held on September 13 and 14 at the Court House in Utica. Dix and Gates were nominated by acclamation. The Liberty state convention also met on the same day in the same city, and after passing resolutions, the delegates walked to the Court House and sat with the Free Soil convention as honorary members.
Due to the split of the Democratic Party, the whole Whig state ticket was elected.
|Office||Whig ticket||Dem.-Barnburner/Free Soil ticket||Dem.-Hunker ticket||Liberty ticket|
|Governor||Hamilton Fish||218,776||John Adams Dix||122,889||Reuben H. Walworth||116,811||William Goodell||1,593|
|Lieutenant Governor||George Washington Patterson||222,970||Seth Merrill Gates||113,667||Charles O'Conor||116,907||Robert Anderson||1,520|
|Canal Commissioner||Charles Cook||Charles Augustus Wheaton||Charles Sherman McLean|
|Inspector of State Prisons||Alexander H. Wells||William P. Angel|
- Result for Gov. and Lt. Gov. in Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York (1852; page 367)