1913 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1913

← 1912 November 4, 1913;
July 23, 1913 (AR)
1914 →

4 state governorships (including 1 special election)
  Majority party Minority party Third party
Party Democratic Republican Progressive
Last election 30 governorships 16 governorships 2 governorships
Seats before 30 16 2
Seats after 30 16 2
Seat change Steady Steady Steady

     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1913, in four states. Massachusetts at this time held gubernatorial elections every year, which it would abandon in 1920. New Jersey at this time held gubernatorial elections every 3 years, which it would abandon in 1949. Virginia holds its gubernatorial elections in odd numbered years, every 4 years, following the United States presidential election year.

In Arkansas, a special election was held in July 1913 following the resignation of Joseph Taylor Robinson in March 1913 to take a seat in the United States Senate.


State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
(special election, held 23 July 1913)
Junius Marion Futrell (acting) Democratic Did not contest, Democratic victory George W. Hays (Democratic) 64.25%
Harry H. Meyers (Republican) 20.41%
George W. Murphy (Progressive) 10.10%
J. Emil Webber (Socialist) 5.24%[1]
Massachusetts Eugene Foss Democratic Did not contest Democratic renomination, ran as an independent, defeated David I. Walsh (Democratic) 39.77%
Charles S. Bird (Progressive) 27.72%
Augustus P. Gardner (Republican) 25.32%
Eugene Foss (Independent) 4.38%
George H. Wrenn (Socialist) 1.96%
Alfred H. Evans (Prohibition) 0.44%
Arthur Elmer Reimer (Socialist Labor) 0.42%[2]
New Jersey Leon R. Taylor (acting)[a] Democratic Did not contest, Democratic victory James F. Fielder (Democratic) 46.13%
Edward C. Stokes (Republican) 37.38%
Everett Colby (Progressive) 10.96%
James M. Reilly (Socialist) 3.72%
James G. Mason (Prohibition) 0.91%
John C. Butterworth (Socialist Labor) 0.66%
Daniel F. Dwyer (Independent) 0.23%[4]
Virginia William Hodges Mann Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Henry Carter Stuart (Democratic) 91.87%
C. Campbell (Socialist) 5.23%
B. D. Downey (Socialist Labor) 2.90%
Democratic primary results
Henry Carter Stuart, unopposed[6][7] or "without serious opposition"[8]
[Data unknown/missing.]


  1. ^ "AR Governor, 1913 – Special Election". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  2. ^ "MA Governor, 1913". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  3. ^ "James Fairman Fielder" (PDF). New Jersey State Library. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 20, 2007. Retrieved January 14, 2010.
  4. ^ "NJ Governor, 1913". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  5. ^ "VA Governor, 1913". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 30 March 2019.
  6. ^ "Henry C. Stuart (1855-1933)". www.encyclopediavirginia.org. Retrieved 2019-03-30.
  7. ^ Evans Poston, Charles (1970). Henry Carter Stuart in Virginia Politics (PDF) (M.A.). University of Virginia. pp. 19–20. Retrieved 2019-04-01.
  8. ^ Henry C. Ferrell Jr. (1985). Claude A. Swanson of Virginia: A Political Biography. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-8131-5243-1.


  1. ^ James F. Fielder became governor when Woodrow Wilson resigned to be President of the United States. As president of the senate, Fielder acted as governor until he resigned from the senate. The constitution prohibited governors from succeeding themselves, so he resigned to run, winning the race.[3] This left Taylor, as speaker of the house of representatives, acting as governor for the remainder of the term.