1908 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1908

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33 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Republican Democratic Silver
Last election 26 governorships 19 governorships 1 governorship
Seats before 26 19 1
Seats after 24 21 1
Seat change Decrease2 Increase2 Steady

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     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1908, in 33 states, concurrent with the House, Senate elections and presidential election, on November 3, 1908 (except in Arkansas, Georgia, Maine and Vermont, which held early elections).

In Ohio, the gubernatorial election was held in an even-numbered year for the first time, having previously been held in odd-numbered years with the previous election taking place in 1905.

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Arkansas
(held, 14 September 1908)
Xenophon Overton Pindall Democratic Retired, Democratic victory George W. Donaghey (Democratic) 68.08%
John I. Worthington (Republican) 27.66%
J. Samuel Jones (Socialist) 4.18%
Scattering 0.08%
[1]
Colorado Henry Augustus Buchtel Republican Retired, Democratic victory John F. Shafroth (Democratic) 49.41%
Jesse F. McDonald (Republican) 45.16%
Henry Clay Darrah (Socialist) 3.03%
H. L. Murray (Prohibition) 2.40%
[2]
Connecticut Rollin S. Woodruff Republican [Data unknown/missing.] George L. Lilley (Republican) 51.92%
A. Heaton Richardson (Democratic) 43.50%
Charles T. Peach (Socialist) 2.56%
Matthew E. O'Brien (Prohibition) 1.37%
F. C. Albrecht (Independence) 0.33%
Charles F. Roberts (Socialist Labor) 0.31%
Scattering 0.01%
[3]
Delaware Preston Lea Republican [Data unknown/missing.] Simeon S. Pennewill (Republican) 51.97%
Rowland G. Paynter (Democratic) 47.56%
Frank Smith (Socialist) 0.47%
[4]
Florida Napoleon B. Broward Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Albert W. Gilchrist (Democratic) 78.82%
John M. Cheney (Republican) 15.40%
A. J. Pettigrew (Socialist) 5.79%
[5]
Georgia
(held, 7 October 1908)
M. Hoke Smith Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Democratic victory Joseph M. Brown (Democratic) 90.53%
Yancy Carter (Independent) 9.47%
[6]
(Democratic primary results)
Joseph M. Brown 52.60%
M. Hoke Smith 47.40%
[7][8][9]
Idaho Frank R. Gooding Republican [Data unknown/missing.] James H. Brady (Republican) 49.61%
Moses Alexander (Democratic) 41.61%
Ernest Untermann (Socialist) 6.38%
William C. Stalker (Prohibition) 2.25%
E. W. Johnson (Independence) 0.14%
Scattering 0.01%
[10]
Illinois Charles Samuel Deneen Republican Re-elected, 47.64% Adlai Stevenson (Democratic) 45.64%
Daniel R. Sheen (Prohibition) 2.94%
James H. Brower (Socialist) 2.71%
George W. McCaskrin (Independence) 0.94%
Gustave A. Jennings (Socialist Labor) 0.13%
[11]
Indiana Frank Hanly Republican Term-limited, Democratic victory Thomas R. Marshall (Democratic) 48.95%
James E. Watson (Republican) 46.87%
Sumner W. Haynes (Prohibition) 2.24%
Frank S. Goodman (Socialist) 1.68%
F. J. S. Robinson (Populist) 0.14%
O. P. Stoner (Socialist Labor) 0.08%
James M. Zion (Independence) 0.05%
[12]
Iowa Albert B. Cummins Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory Beryl F. Carroll (Republican) 54.60%
Fred E. White (Democratic) 41.84%
K. W. Brown (Prohibition) 1.94%
I. S. McCrillis (Socialist) 1.52%
Luman H. Weller (Independence) 0.06%
D. C. Cowles (People's) 0.05%
[13]
Kansas Edward W. Hoch Republican [Data unknown/missing.] Walter R. Stubbs (Republican) 52.49%
Jeremiah D. Botkin (Democratic) 43.33%
George F. Hibner (Socialist) 3.13%
Alfred L. Hope (Prohibition) 1.04%
John W. Northrop (Independence) 0.02%
[14]
Maine
(held, 14 September 1908)
William T. Cobb Republican [Data unknown/missing.] Bert M. Fernald (Republican) 51.56%
Obadiah Gardner (Democratic) 46.46%
James H. Ames (Prohibition) 1.00%
Curtis A. Perry (Socialist) 0.99%
[15]
Massachusetts Curtis Guild Jr. Republican [Data unknown/missing.] Eben S. Draper (Republican) 51.59%
James H. Vahey (Democratic) 38.00%
William N. Osgood (Independence) 5.22%
James F. Carey (Socialist) 3.26%
Williard O. Wylie (Prohibition) 1.35%
Walter J. Hoar (Socialist Labor) 0.58%
[16]
Michigan Fred M. Warner Republican Re-elected, 48.39% Lawton T. Hemans (Democratic) 46.63%
John W. Gray (Prohibition) 2.97%
Alexander M. Stirton (Socialist) 1.74%
Archie McInnis (Socialist Labor) 0.16%
Alva W. Nichols (Independence) 0.11%
[17]
Minnesota John Albert Johnson Democratic Re-elected, 52.08% Jacob F. Jacobson (Republican) 43.71%
George D. Haggard (Prohibition) 2.09%
Beecher Moore (Public Ownership) 1.94%
William W. Allen (Independence) 0.18%
[18]
Missouri Joseph W. Folk Democratic Term-limited, Republican victory Herbert S. Hadley (Republican) 49.73%
William S. Cowherd (Democratic) 47.51%
William L. Garver (Socialist) 2.03%
Herman P. Faris (Prohibition) 0.58%
William A. Dillon (People's) 0.15%
[19]
Montana Edwin L. Norris Democratic Re-elected, 47.34% Edward Donlan (Republican) 45.16%
Harry Hazelton (Socialist) 7.50%
[20]
Nebraska George L. Sheldon Republican Defeated, 47.27% Ashton C. Shallenberger (Democratic)[b] 49.90%
Roy R. Teeter (Prohibition) 1.68%
C. H. Harbaugh (Socialist) 1.15%
[21]
New Hampshire Charles M. Floyd Republican Retired, Republican victory Henry B. Quinby (Republican) 50.40%
Clarence E. Carr (Democratic) 46.74%
Sumner F. Claflin (Socialist) 1.23%
Edmund B. Tetley (Prohibition) 1.01%
Walter H. Lewis (Independence) 0.58%
Scattering 0.05%
[22]
New York Charles Evans Hughes Republican Re-elected, 49.08% Lewis S. Chanler (Democratic) 44.84%
Clarence J. Shearn (Independence) 2.64%
Joshua Wanhope (Socialist) 2.07%
George E. Stockwell (Prohibition) 1.15%
Leander A. Armstrong (Socialist Labor) 0.22%
[23]
North Carolina Robert Broadnax Glenn Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory William W. Kitchin (Democratic) 57.31%
J. Elwood Cox (Republican) 42.56%
J. A. Transom (Socialist) 0.14%
[24]
North Dakota John Burke Democratic Re-elected, 51.06% C. A. Johnson (Republican) 48.43%
L. F. Dow (Independent) 0.51%
[25]
Ohio Andrew L. Harris Republican Defeated, 47.47% Judson Harmon (Democratic) 49.20%
Robert Bandlow (Socialist) 2.54%
John Kircher (Socialist Labor) 0.68%
John B. Martin (Prohibition) 0.07%
Andrew F. Otte (Independence) 0.04%
[26]
Rhode Island James H. Higgins Democratic Retired, Republican victory Aram J. Pothier (Republican) 52.61%
Olney Arnold (Democratic) 42.72%
William H. Johnston (Socialist) 1.80%
Louis E. Remington (Prohibition) 1.67%
A. E. Mowry (Independence) 0.92%
Thomas F. Herrick (Socialist Labor) 0.27%
[27]
South Carolina Martin Frederick Ansel Democratic Re-elected, 100.00%
[28]
(Democratic primary results)
Martin Frederick Ansel 59.89%
Coleman Livingston Blease 40.11%
[29]
South Dakota Coe I. Crawford Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory Robert S. Vessey (Republican) 55.28%
Andrew E. Lee (Democratic) 39.39%
G. F. Knappen (Prohibition) 3.10%
J. C. Knapp (Socialist) 2.23%
[30]
Tennessee Malcolm R. Patterson Democratic Re-elected, 53.73% G. N. Tillman (Republican) 45.70%
W.A. Weatherall (Socialist) 0.57%
[31]
Texas Thomas M. Campbell Democratic Re-elected, 72.79% John N. Simpson (Republican) 24.37%
J. C. Rhodes (Socialist) 2.69%
W. B. Cook (Socialist Labor) 0.08%
E. C. Heath (Prohibition) 0.05%
Charles L. Martin (Independence) 0.02%
[32]
Utah John Christopher Cutler Republican [Data unknown/missing.] William Spry (Republican) 47.45%
Jesse Knight (Democratic) 38.80%
John A. Street (American) 10.23%
V. R. Bohman (Socialist) 3.53%
[33]
Vermont
(held, 1 September 1908)
Fletcher D. Proctor Republican Retired, Republican victory George Herbert Prouty (Republican) 70.83%
James M. Burke (Democratic) 24.78%
Quimby S. Backus (Independent) 2.10%
Eugene M. Campbell (Prohibition) 1.43%
Joseph H. Dunbar (Socialist) 0.85%
Scattering 0.02%
[34]
Washington Albert E. Mead Republican [Data unknown/missing.] Samuel Goodlove Cosgrove (Republican) 62.38%
John Pattison (Democratic) 32.91%
George Ellsworth Boomer (Socialist) 2.72%
Arthur S. Caton (Prohibition) 1.99%
[35]
West Virginia William M. O. Dawson Republican Term-limited, Republican victory William Ellsworth Glasscock (Republican) 50.70%
Louis Bennett (Democratic) 46.09%
E. W. Miller (Independent) 1.93%
I. W. Houston (Socialist) 1.28%
[36]
Wisconsin James O. Davidson Republican Re-elected, 54.03% John A. Aylward (Democratic) 36.91%
H. D. Brown (Social Democrat) 6.36%
Winfield D. Cox (Prohibition) 2.62%
Herman Bottema (Socialist Labor) 0.09%
[37]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AR Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  2. ^ "CO Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  3. ^ "CT Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  4. ^ "DE Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  5. ^ "FL Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  6. ^ "GA Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  7. ^ Horace Montgomery, ed. (1958). Georgians in Profile: Historical Essays in Honor of Ellis Merton Coulter. Athens, Georgia: The University of Georgia Press. p. 320.
  8. ^ Grantham, Dewey W. (1958). Hoke Smith and the Politics of the New South. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. p. 192.
  9. ^ "Georgia Governor primary". The Donaldsonville Chief. Donaldsville, Louisiana. June 13, 1908. p. 2. Retrieved April 4, 2019.
  10. ^ "ID Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  11. ^ "IL Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  12. ^ "IN Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  13. ^ "IA Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  14. ^ "KS Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  15. ^ "ME Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  16. ^ "MA Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  17. ^ "MI Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  18. ^ "MN Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  19. ^ "MO Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  20. ^ "MT Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  21. ^ "NE Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  22. ^ "NH Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  23. ^ "NY Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  24. ^ "NC Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  25. ^ "ND Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  26. ^ "OH Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  27. ^ "RI Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  28. ^ "SC Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  29. ^ "SC Governor, 1908 – D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  30. ^ "SD Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  31. ^ "TN Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  32. ^ "TX Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  33. ^ "UT Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  34. ^ "VT Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  35. ^ "WA Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  36. ^ "WV Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.
  37. ^ "WI Governor, 1908". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 April 2019.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Arkansas, Georgia, Maine and Vermont held early elections.
  2. ^ Shallenberger ran under a fusion ticket between the Democrats and the Populist Party