1917 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1917

← 1916 November 6, 1917 1918 →

2 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 25 governorships 21 governorships
Seats before 25[a] 22[b][c]
Seats after 25 22
Seat change Steady Steady

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Prohibition Progressive
Last election 1 governorships 1 governorships
Seats before 1 0
Seats after 1 0
Seat change Steady Steady

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     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold

United States gubernatorial elections were held on 6 November 1917, in two states. Virginia holds its gubernatorial elections in odd numbered years, every 4 years, following the United States presidential election year. Massachusetts at this time held gubernatorial elections every year, which it would abandon in 1920.

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Massachusetts Samuel W. McCall Republican Re-elected, 58.29% Frederick W. Mansfield (Democratic) 34.97%
John McCarty (Socialist) 4.28%
James Hayes (Socialist Labor) 1.35%
Chester R. Lawrence (Prohibition) 1.10%
[1]
Virginia Henry Carter Stuart Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Westmoreland Davis (Democratic) 71.47%
T. J. Muncy (Republican) 27.77%
Frank Smith (Socialist) 0.76%
[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MA Governor, 1917". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  2. ^ "VA Governor, 1917". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 25 March 2019.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ George W. P. Hunt (D) succeeded Arizona Governor Thomas Edward Campbell (R) whose election was overturned by the Arizona Supreme Court in December 1917.
  2. ^ William Stephens (R) succeeded California Governor Hiram Johnson (Progressive) who resigned to take a seat in the U.S. Senate in March 1917.
  3. ^ Washington Ellsworth Lindsey (R) succeeded New Mexico Governor Ezequiel Cabeza De Baca (D) upon his death in office in February 1917.