1948 West Virginia gubernatorial election

The 1948 West Virginia gubernatorial election took place on November 2, 1948, to elect the governor of West Virginia.[1] James Kay Thomas unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic nomination.

1948 West Virginia gubernatorial election

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Nominee Okey Patteson Herbert Stephenson Boreman
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 438,752 329,309
Percentage 57.12% 42.88%

1948 West Virginia gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Patterson:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Boreman:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Governor before election

Clarence W. Meadows
Democratic

Elected Governor

Okey Patteson
Democratic

ResultsEdit

West Virginia gubernatorial election, 1948[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Okey Patteson 438,752 57.12
Republican Herbert Stephenson Boreman 329,309 42.88
Total votes 768,061 100
Democratic hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ J. Howard Myers (Ed.): West Virginia Blue Book 1951, Vol. 35.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - WV Governor Race - Nov 02, 1948". Retrieved May 23, 2016.