The 1948 United States Senate election in Nebraska took place on November 2, 1948. Senate Majority Whip Kenneth S. Wherry was re-elected to a second term, defeating former Representative Terry Carpenter. He won by a larger margin than 1942, due to the absence of a third party candidate. Wherry overperformed Republican presidential candidate Thomas Dewey by 2.55%, who won the state with 54.15% in the presidential election.
Wherry: 50–60% 60–70% 70–80%
Carpenter: 50–60% 60–70%
- Albin T. Anderson, communications officer with the 7th Fleet of the U.S. Navy 1943-1945
- Terry Carpenter, former Representative for Nebraska's 5th district and mayor of Scottsbluff, Nebraska
- George W. Olsen, Democratic candidate for Governor of Nebraska in 1944
|Democratic||Albin T. Anderson||26,233||33.83|
|Democratic||George W. Olsen||8,274||10.67|
- Joseph B. Bovey, member of the Lincoln Board of Education
- Kenneth S. Wherry, the incumbent Senator
|Republican||Kenneth S. Wherry (Incumbent)||134,479||83.53|
|Republican||Joseph B. Bovey||26,468||16.44|
|Republican||Kenneth S. Wherry (Incumbent)||267,575||56.67||+7.70|
- "Albin Theodore Anderson, 1911-1996". History Nebraska. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
- Official Report of the Board of State Canvassers of the State of Nebraska (primary election). Available at: https://sos.nebraska.gov/elections/previous-elections
- "Obituary for J.B. Bovey (Aged 78)". Lincoln Journal Star. 30 May 1984. p. 25.
- Official Report of the Board of State Canvassers of the State of Nebraska (general election). Available at: https://sos.nebraska.gov/elections/previous-elections