1948 United States Senate election in Montana
The 1948 United States Senate election in Montana took place on November 2, 1948. Incumbent United States Senator James E. Murray, who was first elected to the Senate in a special election in 1934 and was re-elected in 1936 and 1942, ran for re-election. After winning the Democratic primary, he faced Tom J. Davis, an attorney and the Republican nominee, in the general election. Following a narrow re-election in 1936, Murray significantly expanded his margin of victory and comfortably won re-election over Davis, resulting in him winning his fourth term and his third full term in the Senate.
- James E. Murray, incumbent United States Senator
- Harry J. McGregor
|Democratic||James E. Murray (inc.)||62,658||81.63%|
|Democratic||Harry J. McGregor||14,104||18.37%|
- Tom J. Davis, attorney, former President of Rotary International
- Wellington D. Rankin, former United States Attorney for the District of Montana, former Attorney General of Montana
|Republican||Tom J. Davis||31,897||55.98%|
|Republican||Wellington D. Rankin||25,083||44.02%|
|Democratic||James E. Murray (inc.)||125,193||56.65%||+7.58%|
|Republican||Tom S. Davis||94,458||42.74%||-5.62%|
|Prohibition||C. S. Hanna||1,352||0.61%|
- "Report of the Official Canvass of the Vote Cast at the Primary Election Held in the State of Montana, July 20, 1948" (PDF). Montana Secretary of State. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-05-28. Retrieved July 2, 2014.
- "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 2, 1948" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved July 2, 2014.