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Democrat James English defeats the sitting Republican governor in the Connecticut elections.

James Edward English, detail
04/01/1867

In the Connecticut gubernatorial election, James English secured the seat for the Democratic Party, taking it from the Republicans who had held the governor's mansion since 1857.  English's victory was a narrow one; he garnered 50,52% of the vote while his opponent, sitting governor Joseph R. Hawley, received 49.48%, for a margin of 978 votes.  James English had gained fame whilst in the U.S. Congress when he had cast a vital Democrat affirmative vote for the Thirteenth Amendment. He served two terms as Connecticut governor.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Michael J. Dubin, United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1861–1911: The Official Results by State and County (Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2010), 4.

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