Party Affiliations of Governors, 1850-1860

Sources: Whig Almanac, 1852 and 1854, Tribune Almanac, 1856, 1858, and 1860; Kallenbach and Kallenbach, eds., American State Governors, 1776-1976: Volume I: Electoral and Personal Data (Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, Inc, 1977).
Northern States
STATE: 1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859 1860
Connecticut D D D W KN KN  KN/R R R
Maine D D D W KN R R R
Massachusetts W D W W KN KN  KN R R
New Hampshire D D D D KN KN  R R R
Rhode Island W D D W W/KN KN  R R R
Vermont W W W D W/R R R R
New York W W D D W/FS R R R
New Jersey D D D D D R R R
Pennsylvania W W D D KN KN  KN D D
Illinois D D D D D R R R
Indiana D D D D D D D D
Iowa D D D D R R R R
Michigan D D D D R R R R
Minnesota * * * * * * D D
Ohio W D D D D R R R
Wisconsin D D W/FS  W/FS D D R R R
Pacific States
STATE: 1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859 1860
California * * D D D KN  KN D D
Oregon * * * * * * D D
Southern States
STATE: 1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859 1860
Delaware D D D D KN KN  AM AM AM
Maryland D D D D D D AM AM AM 
Kentucky W W D D D KN  AM AM AM
Missouri D D D D D D D D
Alabama D D D D D D D D
Arkansas D D D D D D D D
Florida W W W D D D D D
Georgia D D UD  UD D D D D D
Louisiana D D D D D D D D
Mississippi D D UD  UD D D D D D
North Carolina W D D D D D D D
South Carolina D D D D D D D D
Tennessee D D W D D D D D
Texas D D D D D D D D
Virginia D D D D D D D D
Key:
D=Democratic
UD=Unionist Democratic
W=Whig
KN=Know-Nothing
AM=(South) American
R=Republican
*=Territory

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