Texas gubernatorial election, 1851

Texas gubernatorial election, 1851
August 4, 1851

Nominee Peter H. Bell Middleton T. Johnson John A. Greer
Party Independent Independent Independent
Popular vote 13,595 5,262 4,061
Percentage 48.0% 18.6% 14.4%

Nominee Benjamin H. Epperson Thomas J. Chambers
Party Independent Independent
Popular vote 2,971 2,320
Percentage 10.5% 8.2%

Governor before election

Peter H. Bell

Elected Governor

Peter H. Bell

The 1851 Texas gubernatorial election was held on August 4, 1851 to elect the Governor of Texas. Incumbent Governor Peter Hansborough Bell was reelected to a second term, receiving 48% of the vote. His nearest challenger, Middleton T. Johnson, won just 19%.


General Election Results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Peter Hansborough Bell 13,595 48.20%
Independent Middleton T. Johnson 5,262 18.59%
Independent John Alexander Greer 4,061 14.35%
Independent Benjamin H. Epperson 2,971 10.49%
Independent Thomas J. Chambers 2,320 8.20%
No Party Write-ins 100 0.35%
Total votes 28,309 100.00%
Independent hold


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