Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1841

Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1841
November 5, 1841 (1841-11-05)

Candidate David R. Porter John Banks
Party Democratic Whig
Popular vote 136,504 113,473
Percentage 54.44% 45.25%

County results*
  *Results unknown

Governor before election

David R. Porter

Elected Governor

David R. Porter

The Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 1841 was between two candidates. Incumbent Governor David R. Porter ran for the Democratic Party, and defeated John Banks.


Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1838[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David R. Porter 136,504 54.44
Whig John Banks 113,473 45.25
Abolition Francis Julius LeMoyne 763 0.30
N/A Others 23 0.01
Total votes 250,763 100.00


  1. Miller, Herman P; Baker, W. Harry, eds. (1911). Smull's Legislative Handbook and Manual of the State of Pennsylvania. Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania. p. 542.

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