1907 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1907

← 1906 November 5, 1907
September 17, 1907 (OK)
April 21, 1908 (LA)
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8 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Republican Democratic Silver
Last election 25 governorships 19 governorships 1 governorship
Seats before 25 19 1
Seats after 26 19 1
Seat change Increase1 Steady Steady

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     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1907, in eight states.

Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland and Mississippi held their gubernatorial elections in odd numbered years, every 4 years, preceding the United States presidential election year. New Jersey at this time held gubernatorial elections every 3 years, which it would abandon in 1949. Massachusetts and Rhode Island both elected its governors to a single-year term; this was the last time Rhode Island elected its governors to a single-year term, switching to two years from the 1912 election.

Oklahoma held its first gubernatorial election on achieving statehood.

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Kentucky J. C. W. Beckham Democratic Term-limited, Republican victory Augustus E. Willson (Republican) 51.17%
S. Hager (Democratic) 46.87%
L. L. Pickett (Prohibition) 1.52%
Claude Andrews (Socialist) 0.36%
James H. Arnold (Socialist Labor) 0.09%
[1]
Louisiana
(held, April 21, 1908)
Newton C. Blanchard Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Jared Y. Sanders (Democratic) 87.14%
Henry N. Pharr (Republican) 11.05%
James Barnes (Socialist) 1.81%
[2]
Democratic primary results
Jared Y. Sanders 56.29%
Theodore S. Wilkinson 43.71%
[3]
Maryland Edwin Warfield Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Austin Lane Crothers (Democratic) 50.66%
George R. Gaither Jr. (Republican) 46.81%
James W. Frizzell (Prohibition) 1.88%
Ira Culp (Socialist) 0.65%
[4]
Massachusetts Curtis Guild Jr. Republican Re-elected, 50.33% Henry M. Whitney (Democratic) 22.58%
Thomas L. Hisgen (Independence League) 20.20%
Charles W. Bartlett (Anti-Merger) 3.00%
John W. Brown (Socialist) 2.04%
Hervey S. Cowell (Prohibition) 1.02%
Thomas F. Brennan (Socialist Labor) 0.80%
[5]
Mississippi James K. Vardaman Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Edmund F. Noel (Democratic) 100.00%
[6]
Democratic primary run-off results
Edmund F. Noel def.
Earl Leroy Brewer
(majority, 2,002)[7][8]
[Data unknown/missing.]
New Jersey Edward C. Stokes Republican Term-limited, Republican victory John Franklin Fort (Republican) 49.28%
Frank S. Katzenbach Jr. (Democratic) 47.25%
Frederick Krafft (Socialist) 1.74%
James G. Mason (Prohibition) 1.33%
John C. Butterworth (Socialist Labor) 0.40%
[9]
Oklahoma
(held, September 17, 1907)
New state Charles N. Haskell (Democratic) 53.42%
Frank Frantz (Republican) 42.81%
C. C. Ross (Socialist) 3.78%
[10]
Rhode Island James H. Higgins Democratic Re-elected, 50.37% Frederick H. Jackson (Republican) 46.90%
Louis E. Remington (Prohibition) 1.26%
William H. Johnston (Socialist) 1.03%
John W. Leach (Socialist Labor) 0.44%
[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KY Governor, 1907". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  2. ^ "LA Governor, 1907". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  3. ^ "LA Governor, 1907 – D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  4. ^ "MD Governor, 1907". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "MA Governor, 1907". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "MS Governor, 1907". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  7. ^ Kirwan, Albert D. (1951). Revolt of the Rednecks: Mississippi Politics, 1876–1925. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press. p. 187.
  8. ^ Westley F. Busbee, Jr. (2015). Mississippi: A History. John Wiley & Sons. p. 201. ISBN 978-1-118-75590-7.
  9. ^ "NJ Governor, 1907". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  10. ^ "OK Governor, 1907". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  11. ^ "RI Governor, 1907". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 4, 2019.