1915 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1915

← 1914 November 2, 1915;
April 18, 1916 (LA)
1916 →

5 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 29 governorships 19 governorships
Seats before 28 20[a]
Seats after 28 20
Seat change Steady Steady

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     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1915, in five states. Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland and Mississippi held their gubernatorial elections in odd numbered years, every 4 years, preceding the United States presidential election year. Massachusetts elected its governors to a single-year term, switching to two years from the 1920 election.

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Kentucky James B. McCreary Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Augustus O. Stanley (Democratic) 49.06%
Edwin P. Morrow (Republican) 48.96%
L. L. Pickett (Prohibition) 0.94%
Charles Dobbs (Socialist) 0.74%
Fred J. Drexler (Progressive) 0.31%
[1]
Louisiana
(Held, 18 April 1916)
Luther E. Hall Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Ruffin G. Pleasant (Democratic) 62.51%
John Milliken Parker (Progressive) 37.20%
Horace Noonan (Independent) 0.28%
Scattering 0.02%
[2]
(Democratic primary results)
Ruffin G. Pleasant 73.71%
Thomas C. Barren 26.29%
[3]
Maryland Phillips Lee Goldsborough Republican Retired, Democratic victory Emerson C. Harrington (Democratic) 49.57%
Ovington E. Weller (Republican) 48.25%
George B. Gorsuch (Prohibition) 0.97%
Charles E. Devlin (Socialist) 0.87%
Robert W. Stevens (Labor) 0.35%
[4]
Massachusetts David I. Walsh Democratic Defeated, 45.71% Samuel W. McCall (Republican) 46.97%
William Shaw (Prohibition) 3.90%
Walter S. Hutchins (Socialist) 1.74%
Nelson B. Clark (Progressive) 1.39%
Peter O'Rourke (Socialist Labor) 0.29%[5]
Mississippi Earl L. Brewer Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Theodore G. Bilbo (Democratic) 92.59%
J. T. Lester (Socialist) 7.41%
[6]
(Democratic primary results)
Theodore G. Bilbo 50.36%
M. W. Reily 32.23%
John R. Tally 7.73%
H. M. Quinn 5.15%
Peter Simpson Stovall 4.53%[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KY Governor, 1915". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  2. ^ "LA Governor, 1916". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  3. ^ "LA Governor, 1916 – D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  4. ^ "MD Governor, 1915". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  5. ^ "MA Governor, 1915". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  6. ^ "MS Governor, 1915". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 March 2019.
  7. ^ "MS Governor, 1915 – D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 March 2019.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ J. A. A. Burnquist (R) succeeded Minnesota Governor Winfield S. Hammond (D) upon his death in office in December 1915.