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1954 Georgia gubernatorial election

The 1954 Georgia gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1954. Running unopposed in the general election, Democratic Lt. Gov Marvin Griffin[1] was elected with 99.98% of the vote.

Georgia gubernatorial election of 1954

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Nominee Marvin Griffin
Party Democratic
Popular vote 331,899
Percentage 99.98%

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County Results


Griffin:

     90-100%

Governor before election

Herman Talmadge
Democratic

Elected Governor

Marvin Griffin
Democratic

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

DeclaredEdit

  • Marvin Griffin, incumbent Lieutenant Governor
  • Charlie Gowen, State Representative
  • Fred Hand, Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives
  • Tom Linder, Commissioner of Agriculture
  • Melvin Thompson, former Governor

ResultsEdit

Georgia gubernatorial Democratic primary, 1954[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marvin Griffin 234,690 36.32%
Democratic Melvin Thompson 162,007 25.07%
Democratic Tom Linder 87,240 13.50%
Democratic Fred Hand 78,125 12.09%
Democratic Charlie Gowen 73,809 11.42%
Democratic Grace Wilkey Thomas 6,285 0.97%
Democratic Ben Garland 2,847 0.44%
Democratic Edmond Barfield 747 0.12%
Democratic Arthur H. Neeson 485 0.08%
Turnout 646,235

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

Georgia gubernatorial election, 1954[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Marvin Griffin 331,899 99.98%
N/A write-ins 67 0.02%
Majority 331,832 99.96
Turnout 331,966
Democratic hold Swing

ReferencesEdit