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Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1817


Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1817

Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1817

November 4, 1817 (1817-11-04)

Candidate William Findlay Joseph Hiester
Party Democratic-Republican Federalist
Popular vote 66,331 59,272
Percentage 52.8% 47.2%

County results* for the 1817 Pennsylvania gubernatorial election. Yellow denotes counties won by Findlay, orange denotes counties won by Hiester.
  *Results unknown

Governor before election

Simon Snyder

Elected Governor

William Findlay

The Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 1817 occurred on November 4, 1817. Incumbent Democratic-Republican governor Simon Snyder was not a candidate for re-election. Democratic-Republican candidate William Findlay defeated Federalist candidate Joseph Hiester.


Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1817[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic-Republican William Findlay 66,331 52.81%
Federalist Joseph Hiester 59,272 47.19%
N/A Others 11 0.01%
Totals 125,614 100.00%


  1. ^ "PA Governor General Election". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
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