The 1944 Nebraska gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1944, and featured incumbent Governor Dwight Griswold, a Republican, defeating Democratic nominee, busboy George W. Olsen, to win a third and final two-year term in office.
Griswold: 60-70% 70-80% 80-90%
- P. J. Heaton, Sidney City Attorney
- George W. Olsen, busboy at Glenn L. Martin Bomber Plant cafeteria
|Democratic||George W. Olsen||20,000||50.45|
|Democratic||P. J. Heaton||19,626||49.50|
- William R. Brooks
- Dwight Griswold, incumbent Governor
|Republican||Dwight Griswold (incumbent)||74,359||84.79|
|Republican||William R. Brooks||13,336||15.21|
|Republican||Dwight Griswold (incumbent)||410,136||76.11%|
|Democratic||George W. Olsen||128,760||23.89%|
- "G. W. Olsen makes his platform public Plattsmouth". Nebraska State Journal. April 29, 1944. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
- Rische, Thomas (April 2, 1986). "What's in a Name? Favoritism, Prejudice". New York Times. Retrieved September 29, 2017.
- Frank Marsh (Sr.). "Official Report of the Nebraska State Canvassing Board Primary Election April 11, 1944, General Election November 7, 1944" (PDF). Retrieved September 29, 2017.