1948 Iowa gubernatorial election

The 1948 Iowa gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1948. Republican nominee William S. Beardsley defeated Democratic nominee Carroll O. Switzer with 55.68% of the vote.

1948 Iowa gubernatorial election
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Nominee William S. Beardsley Carroll O. Switzer
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 553,900 434,432
Percentage 55.68% 43.67%

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County results
Beardsley:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Switzer:      50–60%

Governor before election

Robert D. Blue
Republican

Elected Governor

William S. Beardsley
Republican

Primary electionsEdit

Primary elections were held on June 7, 1948.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carroll O. Switzer 56,195 100.00
Total votes 56,195 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William S. Beardsley 189,938 59.78
Republican Robert D. Blue (incumbent) 127,771 40.22
Total votes 317,709 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • William S. Beardsley, Republican
  • Carroll O. Switzer, Democratic

Other candidates

  • C. E. Bierderman, Progressive
  • Marvin Galbreath, Prohibition
  • William F. Leonard, Socialist

ResultsEdit

1948 Iowa gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William S. Beardsley 553,900 55.68%
Democratic Carroll O. Switzer 434,432 43.67%
Progressive C. E. Bierderman 3,570 0.36%
Prohibition Marvin Galbreath 2,458 0.25%
Socialist William F. Leonard 471 0.05%
Majority 119,468
Turnout 994,833
Republican hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Summary of Official Canvass of Votes Cast in Iowa Primary Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of Iowa. 1948. Retrieved April 9, 2020.
  2. ^ "Summary of Official Canvass of Votes Cast in Iowa General Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of Iowa. 1948. Retrieved April 9, 2020.