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