1944 United States gubernatorial elections

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1944, in 32 states, concurrent with the House, Senate elections and presidential election, on November 7, 1944 (September 11 in Maine).

1944 United States gubernatorial elections

← 1943 November 7, 1944;
September 11, 1944 (ME)
1945 →

32 governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Seats before 22 26
Seats after 25 23
Seat change Increase3 Decrease3
Seats up 12 20
Seats won 15 17

1944 Rhode Island gubernatorial election1944 Illinois gubernatorial election1944 Wisconsin gubernatorial election1944 Iowa gubernatorial election1944 Arkansas gubernatorial election1944 Kansas gubernatorial election1944 Texas gubernatorial election1944 New Mexico gubernatorial election1944 Arizona gubernatorial election1944 Florida gubernatorial election1944 Massachusetts gubernatorial election1944 Michigan gubernatorial election1944 Nebraska gubernatorial election1944 South Dakota gubernatorial election1944 Minnesota gubernatorial election1944 Maine gubernatorial election1944 Colorado gubernatorial election1944 Ohio gubernatorial election1944 Tennessee gubernatorial election1944 Connecticut gubernatorial election1944 Idaho gubernatorial election1944 Delaware gubernatorial election1944 Indiana gubernatorial election1944 Missouri gubernatorial election1944 Montana gubernatorial election1944 New Hampshire gubernatorial election1944 North Carolina gubernatorial election1944 North Dakota gubernatorial election1944 Utah gubernatorial election1944 Vermont gubernatorial election1944 Washington gubernatorial election1944 West Virginia gubernatorial election1944 United States gubernatorial elections results map.svg
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This was the last time Idaho elected its governors to 2-year terms, switching to 4-years from the 1946 election.

ResultsEdit

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Arizona Sidney Preston Osborn Democratic Re-elected, 77.91% Jerrie W. Lee (Republican) 21.19%
Charles R. Osburn (Prohibition) 0.90%
[1]
Arkansas Homer Martin Adkins Democratic Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic victory Benjamin Travis Laney (Democratic) 85.96%
Harley C. Stump (Republican) 14.04%
[2]
Colorado John Charles Vivian Republican Re-elected, 52.40% Roy Phelix Best (Democratic) 47.60%
[3]
Connecticut Raymond E. Baldwin Republican Re-elected, 50.48% Robert A. Hurley (Democratic) 47.36%
Jasper McLevy (Socialist) 1.99%
Joseph C. Borden Jr. (Socialist Labor) 0.17%
[4]
Delaware Walter W. Bacon Republican Re-elected, 50.52% Isaac J. MacCollum (Democratic) 49.19%
Thomas W. Jakes (Prohibition) 0.29%
[5]
Florida Spessard Holland Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Millard Caldwell (Democratic) 78.94%
Bert L. Acker (Republican) 21.06%
[6]
Idaho C. A. Bottolfsen Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic victory Charles C. Gossett (Democratic) 52.64%
W. H. Detweiler (Republican) 47.36%
[7]
Illinois Dwight H. Green Republican Re-elected, 50.75% Thomas J. Courtney (Democratic) 48.93%
Charles Storm (Socialist Labor) 0.17%
Willis R. Wilson (Prohibition) 0.14%
[8]
Indiana Henry F. Schricker Democratic Term-limited, Republican victory Ralph F. Gates (Republican) 50.97%
Samuel D. Jackson (Democratic) 48.18%
Waldo E. Yeater (Prohibition) 0.74%
William Rabe (Socialist) 0.11%
[9]
Iowa Bourke B. Hickenlooper Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory Robert D. Blue (Republican) 56.01%
R. F. Mitchell (Democratic) 43.63%
Glen Williamson (Prohibition) 0.28%
Hugh Bockewitz (Socialist) 0.08%
[10]
Kansas Andrew Frank Schoeppel Republican Re-elected, 65.73% Robert S. Lemon (Democratic) 32.84%
David C. White (Prohibition) 1.11%
W. W. Tamplin (Socialist) 0.32%
[11]
Maine
(held, September 11, 1944)
Sumner Sewall Republican Retired, Republican victory Horace Hildreth (Republican) 70.27%
Paul Julien (Democratic) 29.73%
[12]
Massachusetts Leverett Saltonstall Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic victory Maurice J. Tobin (Democratic) 53.64%
Horace T. Cahill (Republican) 0.27%
Henning A. Blomen (Socialist Labor) 0.27%
Guy S. Williams (Prohibition) 0.15%
Scattering 0.01%
[13]
Michigan Harry Kelly Republican Re-elected, 54.69% Edward J. Fry (Democratic) 44.76%
Seth A. Davey (Prohibition) 0.26%
Forest Odell (Socialist) 0.13%
Leland Marion (America First) 0.10%
Theos A. Grove (Socialist Labor) 0.06%
[14]
Minnesota Edward John Thye Republican Re-elected, 61.59% Byron G. Allen (DFL) 37.78%
Gerald M. York (Industrial Government) 0.63%
[15]
'Missouri Forrest C. Donnell Republican Term-limited, Democratic victory Phil M. Donnelly (Democratic) 50.94%
Jean Paul Bradshaw (Republican) 48.97%
W. F. Rinck (Socialist) 0.08%
Stephen Tendler (Socialist Labor) 0.01%
[16]
Montana Sam C. Ford Republican Re-elected, 56.36% Leif Erickson (Democratic) 43.18%
Charles R. Miller (Prohibition) 0.47%
[17]
Nebraska Dwight Griswold Republican Re-elected, 76.11% George W. Olsen (Democratic) 23.89%
[18]
New Hampshire Robert O. Blood Republican Lost Republican primary, Republican victory Charles M. Dale (Republican) 53.11%
James J. Powers (Democratic) 46.89%
[19]
New Mexico John J. Dempsey Democratic Re-elected, 51.81% Carroll G. Gunderson (Republican) 48.19%
[20]
North Carolina J. Melville Broughton Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory R. Gregg Cherry (Democratic) 69.61%
Frank C. Patton (Republican) 30.40%
[21]
North Dakota John Moses Democratic Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory Fred G. Aandahl (Republican) 52.02%
William T. Depuy (Democratic) 28.92%
Alvin C. Strutz (Independent) 18.81%
A. M. Wiley (Prohibition) 0.26%
[22]
Ohio John W. Bricker Republican Retired to run for Vice President of the United States, Democratic victory Frank Lausche (Democratic) 51.82%
James Garfield Stewart (Republican) 48.19%
[23]
Rhode Island J. Howard McGrath Democratic Re-elected, 60.65% Norman D. MacLeod (Republican) 39.35%
[24]
South Dakota Merrell Q. Sharpe Republican Re-elected, 65.51% Lynn Fellows (Democratic) 34.50%
[25]
Tennessee Prentice Cooper Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Jim Nance McCord (Democratic) 62.50%
John W. Kilgo (Republican) 35.98%
John Randolph Neal Jr. (Independent) 1.52%
[26]
Texas Coke R. Stevenson Democratic Re-elected, 90.95% B. J. Peasley (Republican) 9.05%
[27]
Utah Herbert B. Maw Democratic Re-elected, 50.21% J. Bracken Lee (Republican) 49.79%
[28]
Vermont William Henry Wills Republican Retired, Republican victory Mortimer R. Proctor (Republican) 65.90%
Ernest H. Bailey (Democratic) 34.10%
[29]
Washington Arthur B. Langlie Republican Defeated, 48.12% Monrad Wallgren (Democratic) 51.51%
Allen Emerson (Prohibition) 0.20%
Henry E. O. Gusey (Socialist Labor) 0.16%
[30]
West Virginia Matthew M. Neely Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Clarence W. Meadows (Democratic) 54.44%
Daniel Boone Dawson (Republican) 45.56%
[31]
Wisconsin Walter Samuel Goodland Republican Re-elected, 52.84% Daniel Hoan (Democratic) 40.62%
Alexander O. Benz (Progressive) 5.76%
George A. Nelson (Socialist) 0.70%
Georgia Cozzini (Socialist Labor) 0.09%
[32]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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