1948 United States gubernatorial elections

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1948, in 33 states, concurrent with the House, Senate elections and presidential election, on November 2, 1948 (September 13 in Maine).

1948 United States gubernatorial elections

← 1947 November 2, 1948;
September 13, 1948 (ME)
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33 governorships[a]
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Seats before 24 24
Seats after 30 18
Seat change Increase6 Decrease6
Seats up 14 19
Seats won 20 13

1948 Rhode Island gubernatorial election1948 Illinois gubernatorial election1948 Wisconsin gubernatorial election1948 Iowa gubernatorial election1948 Arkansas gubernatorial election1948 Kansas gubernatorial election1948 Texas gubernatorial election1948 New Mexico gubernatorial election1948 Arizona gubernatorial election1948 Florida gubernatorial election1948 Massachusetts gubernatorial election1948 Michigan gubernatorial election1948 Nebraska gubernatorial election1948 South Dakota gubernatorial election1948 Minnesota gubernatorial election1948 Maine gubernatorial election1948 Colorado gubernatorial election1948 Ohio gubernatorial election1948 Tennessee gubernatorial election1948 Connecticut gubernatorial election1948 Georgia gubernatorial election1948 Oregon gubernatorial election1948 Delaware gubernatorial election1948 Indiana gubernatorial election1948 Missouri gubernatorial election1948 Montana gubernatorial election1948 New Hampshire gubernatorial election1948 North Carolina gubernatorial election1948 North Dakota gubernatorial election1948 Utah gubernatorial election1948 Vermont gubernatorial election1948 Washington gubernatorial election1948 West Virginia gubernatorial election1948 United States gubernatorial elections results map.svg
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This was the last time Connecticut elected its governors to 2-year terms, switching to 4-years from the 1950 election.

ResultsEdit

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Arizona Dan Edward Garvey Democratic Re-elected, 59.17% Bruce Brockett (Republican) 40.06%
Ernest Fohle (Prohibition) 0.76%
[1]
Arkansas Benjamin Travis Laney Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Sid McMath (Democratic) 89.37%
Charles R. Black (Republican) 10.63%
[2]
Colorado William Lee Knous Democratic Re-elected, 66.33% David A. Hamil (Republican) 33.67%
[3]
Connecticut James C. Shannon Republican Defeated, 49.00% Chester Bowles (Democratic) 49.31%
Jasper McLevy (Socialist) 1.45%
Joseph Mackay (Socialist Labor) 0.16%
Morris Chertov (Socialist Workers) 0.09%
[4]
Delaware Walter W. Bacon Republican Term-limited, Democratic victory Elbert N. Carvel (Democratic) 53.69%
Hyland P. George (Republican) 46.31%
[5]
Florida Millard Caldwell Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Fuller Warren (Democratic) 83.35%
Bert L. Acker (Republican) 16.64%
Scattering 0.01%
[6]
Georgia
(special election)
Melvin E. Thompson Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Democratic victory Herman Talmadge (Democratic) 97.51%
Morgan Blake (Independent) 2.20%
James Barfoot (Independent) 0.18%
Melvin E. Thompson (Independent) 0.09%
Scattering 0.01%
[7]
Illinois Dwight H. Green Republican Defeated, 42.59% Adlai Stevenson II (Democratic) 57.11%
Willis R. Wilson (Prohibition) 0.24%
Louis Fisher (Socialist Labor) 0.07%
[8]
Indiana Ralph F. Gates Republican Term-limited, Democratic victory Henry F. Schricker (Democratic) 53.56%
Hobart Creighton (Republican) 45.14%
Clinton W. Speicher (Prohibition) 0.82%
Walter Frisbie (Progressive) 0.38%
William Rabe (Socialist) 0.06%
Charles Ginsberg (Socialist Labor) 0.04%
[9]
Iowa Robert D. Blue Republican Defeated in Republican primary, Republican victory William S. Beardsley (Republican) 55.68%
Carroll O. Switzer (Democratic) 43.67%
C. E. Bierderman (Progressive) 0.36%
Marvin Galbreath (Prohibition) 0.25%
William F. Leonard (Socialist) 0.05%
[10]
Kansas Frank Carlson Republican Re-elected, 57.00% Randolph Carpenter (Democratic) 40.44%
N. W. Nice (Prohibition) 2.24%
W. W. Tamplin (Socialist) 0.33%
[11]
Maine
(held, 13 September 1948)
Horace Hildreth Republican Term-limited, Republican victory Frederick G. Payne (Republican) 65.60%
Louis Lausier (Democratic) 34.40%
[12]
Massachusetts Robert F. Bradford Republican Defeated, 40.49% Paul A. Dever (Democratic) 59.03%
Horace I. Hillis (Socialist Labor) 0.35%
Mark R. Shaw (Prohibition) 0.14%
[13]
Michigan Kim Sigler Republican Defeated, 45.66% G. Mennen Williams (Democratic) 53.41%
Gordon Phillips (Prohibition) 0.72%
Emanuel Seidler (Socialist) 0.10%
Arthur Chenoweth (Socialist Labor) 0.07%
Howard Lerner (Socialist Workers) 0.04%
[14]
Minnesota Luther Youngdahl Republican Re-elected, 53.15% Charles Halsted (DFL) 45.07%
Orville E. Olson (Prohibition) 1.24%
Rudolph Gustafson (Socialist Labor) 0.55%
[15]
Missouri Phil M. Donnelly Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Forrest Smith (Democratic) 56.98%
Murray Thompson (Republican) 42.75%
Robert B. Logsdon (Progressive) 0.18%
Ralph E. Gipe (Socialist) 0.07%
Henry W. Genck (Socialist Labor) 0.01%
[16]
Montana Sam C. Ford Republican Defeated, 43.86% John W. Bonner (Democratic) 55.73%
Leverne Hamilton (Socialist) 0.41%
[17]
Nebraska Val Peterson Republican Re-elected, 60.07% Frank Sorrell (Democratic) 39.93%
[18]
New Hampshire Charles M. Dale Republican Retired, Republican victory Sherman Adams (Republican) 52.21%
Herbert W. Hill (Democratic) 47.27%
Irma C. Otto (Progressive) 0.52%
[19]
New Mexico Thomas J. Mabry Democratic Re-elected, 54.72% Manuel Lujan Sr. (Republican) 45.28%
[20]
North Carolina R. Gregg Cherry Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory W. Kerr Scott (Democratic) 73.16%
George M. Pritchard (Republican) 26.41%
Mary Price (Progressive) 0.43%
[21]
North Dakota Fred G. Aandahl Republican Re-elected, 61.33% Howard I. Henry (Democratic) 37.49%
H. A. Porter (Progressive) 0.87%
George Lund (Socialist) 0.31%
[22]
Ohio Thomas J. Herbert Republican Defeated, 46.34% Frank Lausche (Democratic) 53.67%
[23]
Oregon
(special election)
John Hubert Hall Republican Defeated in Republican primary, Republican victory Douglas McKay (Republican) 53.23%
Lew Wallace (Democratic) 44.53%
Wendell E. Barnett (Independent) 2.23%
[24]
Rhode Island John Pastore Democratic Re-elected, 61.15% Albert P. Ruerat (Republican) 38.42%
Clemens J. France (Progressive) 0.42%
[25]
South Dakota George Theodore Mickelson Republican Re-elected, 61.08% Harold J. Volz (Democratic) 38.92%
[26]
Tennessee Jim Nance McCord Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Democratic victory Gordon Browning (Democratic) 66.91%
Roy Acuff (Republican) 33.09%
[27]
Texas Beauford H. Jester Democratic Re-elected, 84.72% Alvin H. Lane (Republican) 14.68%
Herman Wright (Progressive) 0.31%
Gerard Overholt (Prohibition) 0.29%
[28]
Utah Herbert B. Maw Democratic Defeated, 45.01% J. Bracken Lee (Republican) 54.99%
[29]
Vermont Ernest W. Gibson Jr. Republican Re-elected, 71.89% Charles F. Ryan (Democratic) 27.95%
Scattering 0.17%
[30]
Washington Monrad Wallgren Democratic Defeated, 47.22% Arthur B. Langlie (Republican) 50.50%
Russell H. Fluent (Progressive) 2.18%
Henry Killman (Socialist Labor) 0.09%
Daniel Roberts (Socialist Workers) 0.02%
[31]
West Virginia Clarence W. Meadows Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Okey Patteson (Democratic) 57.13%
Herbert Stephenson Boreman (Republican) 42.88%
[32]
Wisconsin Oscar Rennebohm Republican Re-elected, 54.09% Carl W. Thompson (Democratic) 44.11%
Henry J. Berquist (People's Progressive) 1.02%
Walter H. Uphoff (Socialist) 0.72%
James E. Boulton (Socialist Workers) 0.03%
Georgia Cozzini (Socialist Labor) 0.03%
[33]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Including special elections in Georgia and Oregon.

ReferencesEdit

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