Texas gubernatorial election, 1863

Texas gubernatorial election, 1863
November 2, 1863

Nominee Pendleton Murrah Thomas J. Chambers
Party Independent Independent
Popular vote 17,511 12,455
Percentage 56.4% 40.1%

Governor before election

Francis Lubbock

Elected Governor

Pendleton Murrah

The 1863 Texas gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1863 to elect the Governor of Texas. Incumbent Governor Francis Lubbock did not run for a second term. The election was won by Pendleton Murrah, who received 56% of the vote.

The election was the second of two held in Texas during the American Civil War. Texas was, at the time, a Confederate state.


General Election Results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Independent Pendleton Murrah 17,511 56.42%
Independent Thomas J. Chambers 12,455 40.13%
No Party Write-ins 1,070 3.45%
Total votes 31,036 100.00%
Independent hold


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