1920 Georgia gubernatorial election

The 1920 Georgia gubernatorial election was held on 2 November 1920 in order to elect the Governor of Georgia. Democratic nominee and former United States Senator from Georgia Thomas W. Hardwick ran unopposed and subsequently won the election.[1][2]

1920 Georgia Democratic gubernatorial primary

← 1918 2 November 1920 1922 →
Nominee Thomas W. Hardwick Clifford Walker
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 84,257 68,234
Percentage 55.25% 44.75%

Governor before election

Hugh Dorsey

Elected Governor

Thomas W. Hardwick

Democratic primary


The Democratic primary election was held on 8 September 1920. As no candidate won a majority of county unit votes, there was a run-off between the two highest ranking candidates Thomas W. Hardwick and the incumbent Attorney General of Georgia Clifford Walker. Hardwick would eventually win the primary with 55.25% against Walker.


CandidateFirst RoundRun-off
Thomas W. Hardwick99,21042.8784,25755.25
Clifford Walker90,73839.2168,23444.75
John N. Holder37,95716.40
Walter R. Brown3,5301.53
Source: [3]

General election


On election day, 2 November 1920, Democratic nominee Thomas W. Hardwick ran unopposed and won the election with 141,681 votes, thereby holding Democratic control over the office of Governor. Hardwick was sworn in as the 63rd Governor of Georgia on 25 June 1921.[4]


Georgia gubernatorial election, 1920[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas W. Hardwick 141,681 100.00
Total votes 141,681 100.00
Democratic hold


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  2. ^ Lucket, Robert E. "Thomas Hardwick (1872–1944)" http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/government-politics/thomas-hardwick-1872-1944
  3. ^ "GA Governor - D Runoff". ourcampaigns.com. September 15, 2007. Retrieved May 10, 2023.
  4. ^ "Gov. Thomas William Hardwick". nga.org. Retrieved May 10, 2023.
  5. ^ "GA Governor". ourcampaigns.com. March 14, 2013. Retrieved May 10, 2023.