1938 Nebraska gubernatorial election

The 1938 Nebraska gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1938, and featured incumbent Governor Robert L. Cochran, a Democrat, defeating Republican nominee, Speaker of the state legislature Charles J. Warner, as well as former Democratic Governor Charles W. Bryan, who ran as an Independent, to win a third and final two-year term in office.

1938 Nebraska gubernatorial election

← 1936 November 8, 1938 1940 →
  Gov. Roy L. Cochran.jpg Charles J. Warner.jpg CharlesBryan.png
Nominee Robert L. Cochran Charles J. Warner Charles W. Bryan
Party Democratic Republican Independent
Popular vote 218,787 201,898 76,258
Percentage 44.0% 40.6% 15.4%

1938 Nebraska gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Cochran:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Warner:      30–40%      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Robert L. Cochran
Democratic

Elected Governor

Robert L. Cochran
Democratic

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert L. Cochran (incumbent) 109,885 70.84
Democratic William H. Swanson 15,702 10.12
Democratic Franz C. Radke 15,426 9.94
Democratic Samuel Freeman 10,451 6.74
Democratic Fred W. Bartzatt 3,659 2.36

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles J. Warner 70,227 55.83
Republican Robert G. Ross 20,397 16.22
Republican Kenneth H. Gedney 18,695 14.86
Republican Vernon R. Thomas 16,467 13.09

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1938[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert L. Cochran (incumbent) 218,787 44.03%
Republican Charles J. Warner 201,898 40.63%
Independent Charles W. Bryan 76,258 15.35%
Total votes 496,943 100.0%

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Franz C. Radke, 1890-1966". nebraskahistory.org. Nebraska State Historical Society. Archived from the original on May 16, 2008. Retrieved October 2, 2017.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  2. ^ a b c Harry R. Swanson. "Official Report of the Nebraska State Canvassing Board Primary Election August 9, 1938, General Election November 8, 1938" (PDF). Retrieved October 2, 2017.
  3. ^ "Governor's Race". Lincoln Star. May 21, 1938. Kenneth H. Gedney, Hastings architect, filed Saturday as a candidate for governor in the Republican primaries. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)