1912 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1912

← 1911 November 5, 1912;
(except in four states)
1913 →

33 state governorships (including 1 out-of-term special election)
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Democratic Republican Progressive
Last election 27 governorships 21 governorships 0 governorships
Seats before 26 20 2[a]
Seats after 30 16 2
Seat change Increase4 Decrease4 Steady

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     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1912, in 33 states, concurrent with the House, Senate elections and presidential election, on November 5, 1912 (except in Arkansas, Georgia, Maine and Vermont). In addition, there was a special election in Georgia on January 10, 1912.

In Rhode Island, the governor was elected to a two-year term for the first time, instead of a one-year term. In Vermont, the gubernatorial election was held in September for the last time, moving to the same day as federal elections from the 1914 elections.

Results[edit]

Special election (January 1912)[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Georgia
(special election)
(held, January 10, 1912)
John M. Slaton Democratic [Data unknown/missing.] Joseph M. Brown (Democratic) 98.97%
A. F. Castleberry (Socialist) 1.03%
[1]
(Democratic primary results)
Joseph M. Brown 39.46%
J. Pope Brown 34.57%
R. B. Russell 25.97%
[2]

Regular elections (Autumn 1912)[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Arkansas
(held, September 9, 1912)
George Washington Donaghey Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary[3][4], Democratic victory Joseph Taylor Robinson (Democratic) 64.74%
Andrew I. Roland (Republican) 27.37%
G. E. Mikel (Socialist) 7.89%
[5]
Colorado John F. Shafroth Democratic Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic victory Elias M. Ammons (Democratic) 42.91%
Edward P. Costigan (Progressive) 24.88%
Clifford C. Parks (Republican) 23.73%
Charles A. Ashelstrom (Socialist) 6.09%
John Henry Ketchum (Prohibition) 2.22%
Jonathan U. Billings (Socialist Labor) 0.17%
[6]
Connecticut Simeon Baldwin Democratic Re-elected, 41.11% J. P. Studley (Republican) 35.47%
Herbert Smith (Progressive) 16.29%
Samuel E. Beardsley (Socialist) 5.38%
B. B. Bassette (Prohibition) 1.10%
Charles B. Wells (Socialist Labor) 0.66%
[7]
Delaware Simeon S. Pennewill Republican [Data unknown/missing.] Charles R. Miller (Republican) 46.95%
Thomas M. Monaghan (Democratic) 44.30%
George B. Hynson (Progressive) 6.23%
John Heyd (Prohibition) 1.37%
Norman L. Rearick (Socialist) 1.15%
[8]
Florida Albert W. Gilchrist Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Park Trammell (Democratic) 80.42%
Thomas W. Cox (Socialist) 7.15%
William R. O'Neal (Republican) 5.46%
William C. Hodges (Progressive) 4.78%
J. W. Bingham (Prohibition) 2.19%
[9]
Georgia
(held, October 2, 1912)
Joseph Mackey Brown Democratic [Data unknown/missing.] John M. Slaton (Democratic) 100.00%
[10]
(Democratic primary results)
John M. Slaton 62.14%
Hooper Alexander 23.13%
Joe Hill Hall 14.73%
[11]
Idaho James H. Hawley Democratic Defeated, 32.22% John M. Haines (Republican) 33.24%
G. H. Martin (Progressive) 23.05%
L. A. Coblentz (Socialist) 10.51%
Scattering 0.97%
[12]
Illinois Charles S. Deneen Republican Defeated, 27.39% Edward F. Dunne (Democratic) 38.11%
Frank H. Funk (Progressive) 26.09%
John C. Kennedy (Socialist) 6.77%
Edward Worrell (Prohibition) 1.31%
John M. Francis (Socialist Labor) 0.34%
[13]
Indiana Thomas R. Marshall Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Samuel M. Ralston (Democratic) 42.95%
Albert J. Beveridge (Progressive) 25.99%
Winfield T. Durbin (Republican) 22.10%
Stephen N. Reynolds (Socialist) 5.53%
William H. Hickman (Prohibition) 2.88%
James Matthews (Socialist Labor) 0.45%
Scattering 0.10%
[14]
Iowa Beryl F. Carroll Republican Retired, Republican victory George W. Clarke (Republican) 39.93%
Edward G. Dunn (Democratic) 39.56%
John L. Stevens (Progressive) 15.59%
I. S. McCrillis (Socialist) 3.25%
C. Durant Jones (Prohibition) 1.68%
[15]
Kansas Walter R. Stubbs Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic victory George H. Hodges (Democratic) 46.55%
Arthur Capper (Republican) 46.54%
George W. Kleihege (Socialist) 6.89%
Scattering 0.02%
[16]
Maine
(held, September 9, 1912)
Frederick W. Plaisted Democratic Defeated, 47.70% William T. Haines (Republican) 49.97%
George A. England (Socialist) 1.47%
William I. Sterling (Prohibition) 0.86%
Scattering 0.01%
[17]
Massachusetts Eugene Foss Democratic Re-elected, 40.60% Joseph Walker (Republican) 30.18%
Charles S. Bird (Progressive) 25.77%
Roland D. Sawyer (Socialist) 2.42%
Frank N. Rand (Prohibition) 0.57%
Patrick Mulligan (Socialist Labor) 0.47%
[18]
Michigan Chase Osborn Republican Retired, Democratic victory Woodbridge Nathan Ferris (Democratic) 35.35%
Amos S. Musselman (Republican) 30.96%
L. Whitney Watkins (Progressive) 28.31%
James Hoogerhyde (Socialist) 3.90%
Jefferson D. Leland (Prohibition) 1.42%
Herman Richter (Socialist Labor) 0.07%
[19]
Minnesota Adolph O. Eberhart Republican Re-elected, 40.73% Peter M. Ringdahl (Democratic) 31.30%
Paul V. Collins (Progressive) 10.51%
Engebret E. Lobeck (Prohibition) 9.38%
David Morgan (Public Ownership) 8.09%
[20]
Missouri Herbert S. Hadley Republican Term-limited, Democratic victory Elliott W. Major (Democratic) 48.20%
John C. McKinley (Republican) 31.15%
Albert D. Nortoni (Progressive) 15.61%
William A. Ward (Socialist) 4.03%
Charles E. Stokes (Prohibition) 0.75%
Charles Rogers (Socialist Labor) 0.27%
[21]
Montana Edwin L. Norris Democratic [Data unknown/missing.] Samuel V. Stewart (Democratic) 31.73%
Harry L. Wilson (Republican) 28.70%
Frank J. Edwards (Progressive) 23.61%
Lewis J. Duncan (Socialist) 15.96%
[22]
Nebraska Chester H. Aldrich Republican Defeated, 45.33% John H. Morehead (Democratic) 49.27%
Clyde J. Wright (Socialist) 3.96%
Nathan Wilson (Prohibition) 1.45%
[23]
New Hampshire Robert P. Bass Republican Retired, Democratic victory Samuel D. Felker (Democratic) 41.07%
Franklin Worcester (Republican) 39.03%
Winston Churchill (Progressive) 17.29%
William H. Wilkins (Socialist) 2.01%
Alva H. Morrill (Prohibition) 0.60%
[24]
New York John Alden Dix Democratic Lost Democratic nomination, Democratic victory William Sulzer (Democratic) 41.46%
Job E. Hedges (Republican) 28.35%
Oscar S. Straus (Progressive) 25.10%
Charles Edward Russell (Socialist) 3.63%
T. Alexander MacNicholl (Prohibition) 1.21%
John Hall (Socialist Labor) 0.24%
[25]
North Carolina William Walton Kitchin Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Locke Craig (Democratic) 61.35%
Iredell Meares (Progressive) 20.42%
Thomas Settle III (Republican) 17.84%
H. E. Hodges (Socialist) 0.39%
[26]
North Dakota John Burke Democratic Retired, Republican victory Louis B. Hanna (Republican) 45.45%
Frank O. Hellstrom (Democratic) 36.01%
W. D. Sweet (Progressive) 10.74%
A. E. Bowen Jr. (Socialist) 7.80%
[27]
Ohio Judson Harmon Democratic Retired, Democratic victory James M. Cox (Democratic) 42.38%
Robert B. Brown (Republican) 26.29%
Arthur Lovett Garford (Progressive) 21.02%
Charles Emil Ruthenberg (Socialist) 8.46%
Daniel A. Polling (Prohibition) 1.60%
John Kircher (Socialist Labor) 0.26%
[28]
Rhode Island Aram J. Pothier Republican Re-elected, 43.67% Theodore Francis Green (Democratic) 41.87%
Albert H. Humes (Progressive) 10.82%
Samuel H. Fassel (Socialist) 2.45%
Willis H. White (Prohibition) 0.88%
Thomas F. Herrick (Socialist Labor) 0.32%
[29]
South Carolina Coleman Livingston Blease Democratic Re-elected, 99.53% R. B. Britton (Socialist) 0.47%
[30]
(Democratic primary results)
Coleman Livingston Blease 50.96%
Ira B. Jones 47.34%
John T. Duncan 1.70%
[31]
South Dakota Robert S. Vessey Republican Retired, Republican victory Frank M. Byrne (Republican) 48.51%
Edwin S. Johnson (Democratic) 45.70%
Samuel Lovett (Socialist) 2.95%
O. W. Butterfield (Prohibition) 2.83%
[32]
Tennessee Ben W. Hooper Republican Re-elected, 50.10% Benton McMillin (Democratic) 46.87%
Scattering 3.03%
[33]
Texas Oscar Branch Colquitt Democratic Re-elected, 77.82% Reddin Andrews Jr. (Socialist) 8.39%
C. W. Johnson (Republican) 7.67%
Ed C. Lasater (Progressive) 5.24%
Andrew Jackson Houston (Prohibition) 0.78%
K. E. Choate (Socialist Labor) 0.10%
[34]
(Democratic primary results)
Oscar Branch Colquitt 55.00%
William F. Ramsey 45.00%
[35]
Utah William Spry Republican Re-elected, 38.17% John Franklin Tolton (Democratic) 32.36%
Nephi L. Morris (Progressive) 21.16%
Homer P. Burt (Socialist) 7.89%
E. A. Battell (Socialist Labor) 0.43%
[36]
Vermont
(held, September 3, 1912)
John A. Mead Republican Retired, Republican victory Allen Miller Fletcher (Republican) 40.47%
Harland Bradley Howe (Democratic) 30.85%
Fraser Metzger (Progressive) 24.10%
Clement F. Smith (Prohibition) 2.68%
Frederick W. Suitor (Socialist) 1.87%
Scattering 0.04%
[37]
(General Assembly result)[b]
Allen Miller Fletcher (Republican) 163
Harland Bradley Howe (Democratic) 76
Frazer Metzger (Progressive) 32[38]
Washington Marion E. Hay Republican Defeated, 30.35% Ernest Lister (Democratic) 30.55%
Robert T. Hodge (Progressive) 24.44%
Anna Agnes Maley (Socialist) 11.67%
George F. Stivers (Prohibition) 2.56%
Abraham Lincoln Brearcliff (Socialist Labor) 0.43%
[39]
West Virginia William E. Glasscock Republican Term-limited, Republican victory Henry Drury Hatfield (Republican) 47.74%
W. R. Thompson (Democratic) 44.47%
Walter B. Hilton (Socialist) 5.61%
Goodloe Jackson (Prohibition) 2.19%
[40]
Wisconsin Francis E. McGovern Republican Re-elected, 45.54% John C. Karel (Democratic) 42.48%
Carl D. Thompson (Social Democrat) 8.75%
Charles Lewis Hill (Prohibition) 2.40%
William H. Curtis (Socialist Labor) 0.83%
Scattering 0.01%
[41]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GA Governor – Special Election Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  2. ^ World Almanac 1913, p. 727.
  3. ^ Cecil Edward Weller Jr. (1998). Joe T Robinson: Always a Loyal Democrat. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. p. 53. ISBN 1-55728-513-6.
  4. ^ Barnes, Kenneth C. (2016). Anti-Catholicism in Arkansas: How Politicians, the Press, the Klan, and Religious Leaders Imagined an Enemy, 1910-1960. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. p. 132. ISBN 978-1-68226-016-6.
  5. ^ "AR Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  6. ^ "CO Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  7. ^ "CT Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  8. ^ "DE Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  9. ^ "FL Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  10. ^ "GA Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  11. ^ World Almanac 1913, p. 719.
  12. ^ "ID Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  13. ^ "IL Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  14. ^ "IN Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  15. ^ "IA Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  16. ^ "KS Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  17. ^ "ME Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  18. ^ "MA Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  19. ^ "MI Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  20. ^ "MN Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  21. ^ "MO Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  22. ^ "MT Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  23. ^ "NE Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  24. ^ "NH Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  25. ^ "NY Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  26. ^ "NC Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  27. ^ "ND Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  28. ^ "OH Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  29. ^ "RI Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  30. ^ "SC Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  31. ^ "SC Governor, 1912 – D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  32. ^ "SD Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  33. ^ "TN Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  34. ^ "TX Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  35. ^ "TX Governor, 1912 – D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  36. ^ "UT Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  37. ^ "VT Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  38. ^ "VT Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  39. ^ "WA Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  40. ^ "WV Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.
  41. ^ "WI Governor, 1912". Our Campaigns. Retrieved April 2, 2019.

Bibliography[edit]

The World Almanac and Encyclopedia, 1913. New York: The Press Publishing Co. (The New York World). 1912.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ California Governor Hiram Johnson (R) and Wyoming Governor Joseph M. Carey (D) joined the Progressive Party on its formation.
  2. ^ Since no candidate received 50% of the vote, the state legislature decided the election.