1962 United States gubernatorial elections

United States gubernatorial elections were held 6 November 1962 in 35 states, concurrent with the House and Senate elections.

1962 United States gubernatorial elections

← 1961 November 6, 1962 1963 →

35 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 34 governorships 16 governorships
Seats before 34 16
Seats after 34 16
Seat change Steady Steady

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  Democratic holds
  Democratic pickups
  Republican holds
  Republican pickups

In Minnesota, the governor was elected to a 4-year term for the first time, instead of a 2-year term. In North Dakota, this was the last election on a 2-year cycle, before switching to a 4-year term for governors.

The Democratic and Republican parties each gained seven governorships from the other party, leaving the overall partisan balance unchanged.

ResultsEdit

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama John Malcolm Patterson Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory George Wallace (Democratic) 96.27%
Frank P. Walls (Republican) 3.73%
[1]
Alaska William A. Egan Democratic Re-elected, 52.27% Mike Stepovich (Republican) 47.73%
[2]
Arizona Paul Fannin Republican Re-elected, 54.83% Samuel Pearson Goddard Jr. (Democratic) 45.17%
[3]
Arkansas Orval Faubus Democratic Re-elected, 73.27% Willis Ricketts (Republican) 26.73%
[4]
California Pat Brown Democratic Re-elected, 51.92% Richard Nixon (Republican) 46.85%
Robert L. Wyckoff (Prohibition) 1.12%
Scattering 0.10%
[5]
Colorado Stephen McNichols Democratic Defeated, 42.64% John Arthur Love (Republican) 56.67%
Louis K. Stephens (Socialist Labor) 0.41%
Stephen L. DeArvil (Independent) 0.28%
[6]
Connecticut John N. Dempsey Democratic Re-elected, 53.21% John deKoven Alsop (Republican) 46.79%
[7]
Georgia Ernest Vandiver Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Carl Sanders (Democratic) 99.95%
Write-ins 0.05%
[8]
Hawaii William F. Quinn Republican Defeated, 41.68% John A. Burns (Democratic) 58.32%
[9]
Idaho Robert E. Smylie Republican Re-elected, 54.64% Vernon K. Smith (Democratic) 45.36%
[10]
Iowa Norman A. Erbe Republican Defeated, 47.44% Harold Hughes (Democratic) 52.56%
[11]
Kansas John Anderson Jr. Republican Re-elected, 53.42% Dale E. Saffels (Democratic) 45.60%
Vearl Bacon (Prohibition) 0.98%
[12]
Maine John H. Reed Republican Re-elected, 50.08% Maynard C. Dolloff (Democratic) 49.92%
[13]
Maryland J. Millard Tawes Democratic Re-elected, 55.64% Frank Small Jr. (Republican) 44.36%
[14]
Massachusetts John Volpe Republican Defeated, 49.71% Endicott Peabody (Democratic) 49.92%
Henning A. Blomen (Socialist Labor) 0.26%
Guy S. Williams (Prohibition) 0.11%
[15]
Michigan John Swainson Democratic Defeated, 48.45% George W. Romney (Republican) 51.36%
James Sim (Socialist Labor) 0.19%
[16]
Minnesota Elmer L. Andersen Republican Defeated, 49.706% Karl Rolvaag (DFL) 49.714%
William Braatz (Industrial Government) 0.58%
[17]
Nebraska Frank B. Morrison Democratic Re-elected, 52.23% Fred A. Seaton (Republican) 47.76%
Scattering 0.01%
[18]
Nevada Grant Sawyer Democratic Re-elected, 66.84% Oran K. Gragson (Republican) 33.16%
[19]
New Hampshire Wesley Powell Republican Defeated in Republican primary, Democratic victory John W. King (Democratic) 58.89%
John Pillsbury (Republican) 41.11%
[20]
New Mexico Edwin L. Mechem Republican Defeated, 47.01% Jack M. Campbell (Democratic) 52.98%
Scattering 0.01%
[21]
New York Nelson Rockefeller Republican Re-elected, 53.08% Robert Morgenthau (Democratic) 43.97%
David H. Jaquith (Conservative) 2.44%
Richard Garza (Socialist Workers) 0.34%
Eric Hass (Socialist Labor) 0.17%
[22]
North Dakota William L. Guy D-NPL Re-elected, 50.44% Mark Andrews (Republican) 49.56%
[23]
Ohio Michael DiSalle Democratic Defeated, 41.08% Jim Rhodes (Republican) 58.92%
[24]
Oklahoma J. Howard Edmondson Democratic Term-limited, Republican victory Henry Bellmon (Republican) 55.27%
W. P. Atkinson (Democratic) 44.43%
Richard Zavitz (Independent) 0.29%
[25]
Oregon Mark Hatfield Republican Re-elected, 54.20% Robert Y. Thornton (Democratic) 41.63%
Robert H. Wampler (Independent) 4.10%
Scattering 0.06%
[26]
Pennsylvania David L. Lawrence Democratic Term-limited, Republican victory William Scranton (Republican) 55.39%
Richardson Dilworth (Democratic) 44.28%
George Sam Taylor (Socialist Labor) 0.33%
[27]
Rhode Island John A. Notte Jr. Democratic Defeated, 49.94% John Chafee (Republican) 50.06%
[28]
South Carolina Fritz Hollings Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Donald S. Russell (Democratic) 100.00%
[29]
South Dakota Archie M. Gubbrud Republican Re-elected, 56.10% Ralph Herseth (Democratic) 43.90%
[30]
Tennessee Buford Ellington Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Frank G. Clement (Democratic) 50.85%
William Anderson (Independent) 32.83%
Hubert David Patty (Republican) 16.09%
E. B. Bowles (Independent) 0.23%
[31]
Texas Price Daniel Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Democratic victory John Connally (Democratic) 53.98%
Jack Cox (Republican) 45.57%
Jack Carswell (Constitution) 0.45%
[32]
Vermont F. Ray Keyser Jr. Republican Defeated, 49.46% Philip H. Hoff (Democratic) 50.54%
[33]
Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson Democratic Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic victory John W. Reynolds Jr. (Democratic) 50.37%
Philip G. Kuehn (Republican) 49.43%
Adolf Wiggert (Independent) 0.20%
[34]
Wyoming Jack R. Gage Democratic Defeated, 45.53% Clifford Hansen (Republican) 54.47%
[35]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Alabama Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  2. ^ "Alaska Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Arizona Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Arkansas Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  5. ^ "California Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Colorado Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  7. ^ "Connecticut Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Georgia Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Hawaii Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Idaho Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  11. ^ "Iowa Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  12. ^ "Kansas Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  13. ^ "Maine Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  14. ^ "Maryland Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  15. ^ "Massachusetts Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  16. ^ "Michigan Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  17. ^ "Minnesota Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  18. ^ "Nebraska Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  19. ^ "Nevada Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  20. ^ "New Hampshire Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  21. ^ "New Mexico Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  22. ^ "New York Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  23. ^ "North Dakota Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  24. ^ "Ohio Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  25. ^ "Oklahoma Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  26. ^ "Oregon Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  27. ^ "Pennsylvania Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  28. ^ "Rhode Island Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  29. ^ "South Carolina Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  30. ^ "South Dakota Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  31. ^ "Tennessee Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  32. ^ "Texas Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  33. ^ "Vermont Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  34. ^ "Wisconsin Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.
  35. ^ "Wyoming Governor, 1962". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018.