1938 New Hampshire gubernatorial election

The 1938 New Hampshire gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1938. Incumbent Republican Francis P. Murphy defeated Democratic nominee John L. Sullivan with 57.08% of the vote.

1938 New Hampshire gubernatorial election

← 1936 November 8, 1938 1940 →
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Nominee Francis P. Murphy John L. Sullivan
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 107,841 80,847
Percentage 57.08% 42.79%

Governor before election

Francis P. Murphy
Republican

Elected Governor

Francis P. Murphy
Republican

Primary electionsEdit

Primary elections were held on September 13, 1938.[1]

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Francis P. Murphy 43,918 53.71
Republican Thomas P. Cheney 37,852 46.29
Total votes 81,770 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • Francis P. Murphy, Republican
  • John L. Sullivan, Democratic

Other candidates

  • Elba K. Chase, Communist

ResultsEdit

1938 New Hampshire gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Francis P. Murphy 107,841 57.08%
Democratic John L. Sullivan 80,847 42.79%
Communist Elba K. Chase 237 0.13%
Majority 26,994
Turnout
Republican hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc. CQ Press. 2005. ISBN 9781568029818. Retrieved 2020-06-05.
  2. ^ Kalb, Deborah (24 December 2015). Guide to U.S. Elections. ISBN 9781483380353. Retrieved 2020-06-05.