1944 West Virginia gubernatorial election

The 1944 West Virginia gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 1944, to elect the governor of West Virginia. Rush Holt Sr. unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic nomination.

1944 West Virginia gubernatorial election

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  Clarence W. Meadows.jpg Daniel Boone Dawson for Governor (cropped).jpg
Nominee Clarence W. Meadows Daniel Boone Dawson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 395,122 330,649
Percentage 54.44% 45.56

1944 West Virginia gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Meadows:      50–60%      60–70%
Dawson:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80–90%

Governor before election

Matthew M. Neely
Democratic

Elected Governor

Clarence W. Meadows
Democratic

ResultsEdit

West Virginia gubernatorial election, 1944[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clarence W. Meadows 395,122 54.44
Republican Daniel Boone Dawson 330,649 45.56
Total votes 725,771 100
Democratic hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - WV Governor Race - Nov 07, 1944". Retrieved May 23, 2016.