1948 Missouri gubernatorial election

The 1948 Missouri gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1948 and resulted in a victory for the Democratic nominee, State Auditor Forrest Smith, over the Republican nominee Murray Thompson, and candidates representing the Progressive, Socialist and Socialist Labor parties. Smith defeated Roy McKittrick for the nomination, while Thompson defeated Manvel H. Davis.

1948 Missouri gubernatorial election

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Nominee Forrest Smith Murray Thompson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 893,092 670,064
Percentage 56.98% 42.75%

1948 Missouri gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Smith:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Thompson:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Governor before election

Phil M. Donnelly
Democratic

Elected Governor

Forrest Smith
Democratic

ResultsEdit

1948 gubernatorial election, Missouri[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Forrest Smith 893,092 56.98 +6.04
Republican Murray Thompson 670,064 42.75 -6.22
Progressive Robert B. Logsdon 2,874 0.18 +0.18
Socialist Ralph E. Gipe 1,117 0.07 -0.01
Socialist Labor Henry W. Genck 191 0.01 ±0.00
Majority 223,028 14.23 +12.27
Turnout 1,567,338 41.41 -0.55
Democratic hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "MO Governor Race – Nov 02, 1948". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-07.