Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1811

Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1811
November 5, 1811 (1811-11-05)

Candidate Simon Snyder William Tilghman
Party Democratic-Republican Federalist
Popular vote 52,319 3,609
Percentage 90.8% 6.3%

County results*
  *Results unknown

Governor before election

Simon Snyder

Elected Governor

Simon Snyder

The Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 1811 occurred on November 5, 1811. Incumbent Democratic-Republican governor Simon Snyder won re-election over Federalist candidate William Tilghman, the Chief Justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, by a wide margin. Two of the major policy goals on which Snyder campaigned were increasing spending for infrastructural upgrades and authorizing the transfer of governmental operations from Lancaster to Harrisburg.


Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1811[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-Republican Simon Snyder 52,319 90.83
Federalist William Tilghman 3,609 6.27
N/A Others 1,675 2.91
Total votes 57,603 100.00


  1. "Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Election Returns 1811". Journal of the Senate of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 3 July 2012.
  2. "PA Governor General Election". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 3 July 2012.

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