1919 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1919

← 1918 November 4, 1919;
April 20, 1920 (LA)
1920 →

6 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party Third party
 
Party Republican Democratic Prohibition
Last election 26 governorships 21 governorships 1 governorship
Seats before 27[a] 20 1
Seats after 27 20 1
Seat change Steady Steady Steady

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     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1919, in six states. Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland and Mississippi held their gubernatorial elections in odd numbered years, every 4 years, preceding the United States presidential election year. New Jersey at this time held gubernatorial elections every 3 years, which it would abandon in 1949. This was the last time 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 D. Black Democratic Defeated, 45.29% Edwin P. Morrow (Republican) 53.82%
G. D. Becker (Socialist) 0.89%
[1]
Louisiana
(Held, 20 April 1920)
Ruffin Pleasant Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory John Milliken Parker (Democratic) 97.47%
J. Stewart Thompson (Republican) 2.53%
[2]
(Democratic primary results)
John Milliken Parker 54.28%
Frank P. Stubbs 45.72%
[3]
Maryland Emerson Harrington Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Albert C. Ritchie (Democratic) 49.06%
Harry Whinna Nice (Republican) 48.99%
Arthur L. Blessing (Socialist) 1.22%
Robert W. Stevens (Labor) 0.73%[4]
Massachusetts Calvin Coolidge Republican Re-elected, 60.94% Richard H. Long (Democratic) 36.95%
William A. King (Socialist) 1.35%
Ingvar Paulsen (Socialist Labor) 0.45%
Charles B. Ernst (Prohibition) 0.32%
[5]
Mississippi Theodore G. Bilbo Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Lee M. Russell (Democratic) 96.96%
J. T. Lester (Socialist) 3.04%
[6]
(Democratic primary run-off results)
Lee M. Russell 52.67%
Oscar Goodbar Johnston 47.33%
[7]
New Jersey William Nelson Runyon Republican Defeated in Republican primary, Democratic victory Edward I. Edwards (Democratic) 49.20%
Newton A. K. Bugbee (Republican) 45.92%
Albert Farr (Socialist) 2.49%
Charles E. Lane (National Prohibition) 1.38%
John C. Butterworth (Socialist Labor) 0.73%
Mark M. Denterfass (Single Tax) 0.28%
[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KY Governor, 1919". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  2. ^ "LA Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  3. ^ "LA Governor, 1920 – D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  4. ^ "MD Governor, 1919". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  5. ^ "MA Governor, 1919". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  6. ^ "MS Governor, 1919". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  7. ^ "MS Governor, 1919 – D Runoff". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  8. ^ "NJ Governor, 1919". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 25 March 2019.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Louis Folwell Hart (R) succeeded Washington Governor Ernest Lister (D) upon his resignation in February 1919.