Texas gubernatorial election, 1847

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Texas gubernatorial election, 1847
← 1845 November 1, 1847 1849 →
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Nominee George T. Wood James B. Miller Nicholas H. Darnell
Party Independent Independent Independent
Popular vote 7,154 5,106 1,276
Percentage 48.5% 34.6% 8.6%

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Governor before election

James Pinckney Henderson

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Elected Governor

George T. Wood

The 1847 Texas gubernatorial election was held on November 1, 1847 to elect the Governor of Texas. Incumbent Governor James Pinckney Henderson did not run for a second term. The election was won by George Tyler Wood, who received 49% of the vote.


General Election Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent George Tyler Wood 7,154 48.45%
Independent James B. Miller 5,106 34.58%
Independent Nicholas Henry Darnell 1,276 8.64%
No party Write-ins 852 5.77%
Independent Jesse J. Robinson 379 2.57%
Total votes 14,767 100.00%
Independent hold