1862 Election Cycle

This was the first election in which the state’s U.S. House delegation was elected in districts instead of at-large. Republicans swept both seats with William Windom winning election to his third term in the newly created 1st Congressional District and two-term Lieutenant Governor Ignatius Donnelly capturing the 2nd CD. Donnelly would resign his post in St. Paul in March 1863 at the convening of the 38th Congress.

Elections

Date Office Stage Winners Details
11/04/1862 State Senate, District 18 General Isaac Lincoln (Democrat) won with 674 votes (70.80%) and a winning margin of +43.91
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Isaac Lincoln Man Democrat 674 70.80
C.T. Metzner Man Republican 256 26.89
Scattering Write-In 22 2.31
11/04/1862 U.S. House, District 01 General William Windom (Republican) won with 7,449 votes (58.16%) and a winning margin of +16.35
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
William Windom Incumbent Man Republican 7,449 58.16
Andrew G. (A.G.) Chatfield Man Democrat 5,355 41.81
Scattering Write-In 3 0.02
11/04/1862 U.S. House, District 02 General Ignatius Donnelly (Republican) won with 6,926 votes (58.11%) and a winning margin of +16.82
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Ignatius Donnelly Man Republican 6,926 58.11
William J. Cullen Man Democrat 4,921 41.29
Scattering Write-In 71 0.60
11/04/1862 State House, District 01 General Jefferson Parish (J.P.) Kidder (Democrat) won with 631 votes (32.19%) and a winning margin of +13.21
William P. Murray (Democrat) won with 590 votes (30.10%) and a winning margin of +11.12
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Jefferson Parish (J.P.) Kidder Man Democrat 631 32.19
William P. Murray Man Democrat 590 30.10
J.C. Zirkelbach Man Republican 372 18.98
N. McLean Man Republican 367 18.72
11/04/1862 State House, District 07 General Oren T. Hayes (Republican) won with 867 votes (28.36%) and a winning margin of +2.42
George C. (G.G.) Chamberlain (Democrat) won with 842 votes (27.54%) and a winning margin of +1.60
Candidate Gender Party Votes Percent
Oren T. Hayes Man Republican 867 28.36
George C. (G.G.) Chamberlain Man Democrat 842 27.54
N.N. Thompson Man Republican 793 25.94
James Locke Man Democrat 555 18.16