1920 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1920

← 1919 November 2, 1920;
September 13, 1920 (ME)
1921 →

35 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 27 governorships 20 governorships
Seats before 27 20
Seats after 34 14
Seat change Increase7 Decrease6

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     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1920, in 35 states, concurrent with the House, Senate elections and presidential election, on November 2, 1920 (September 13 in Maine).

In Massachusetts, the governor was elected to a two-year term for the first time, instead of a one-year term.

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Arizona Thomas Edward Campbell Republican Re-elected, 54.15% Mit Simms (Democratic) 45.85%
[1]
Arkansas Charles Hillman Brough Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Thomas C. McRae (Democratic) 65.02%
Wallace Townsend (Republican) 24.38%
J. H. Blount (Negro Independent) 8.22%
Sam Butler (Socialist) 2.38%
[2]
Colorado Oliver Henry Nelson Shoup Republican Re-elected, 59.55% James M. Collins (Democratic) 37.11%
William Penn Collins (Farmer Labor) 3.35%
[3]
Connecticut Marcus H. Holcomb Republican Retired, Republican victory Everett J. Lake (Republican) 63.04%
Rollin U. Tyler (Democratic) 33.25%
Charles T. Peach (Socialist) 2.77%
Edward Pryor (Socialist Labor) 0,52%
Albert P. Krone (Farmer Labor) 0.41%
[4]
Delaware John G. Townsend Jr. Republican Retired, Republican victory William Denney (Republican) 55.23%
Andrew J. Lynch (Democratic) 43.68%
William H. Conner (Socialist) 1.09%
[5]
Florida Sidney Johnston Catts Prohibition Term-limited, Democratic victory Cary A. Hardee (Democratic) 77.94%
George E. Gay (Republican) 17.93%
F. C. Whitaker (Socialist) 2.13%
W. L. Van Duzer (White Republican) 2.00%
[6]
Georgia Hugh Dorsey Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Thomas W. Hardwick (Democratic) 100.00%
[7]
(Democratic primary run-off results)
Thomas W. Hardwick 55.25%
Clifford M. Walker 44.75%
[8]
Idaho David W. Davis Republican Re-elected, 52.97% Ted A. Walters (Democratic) 26.93%
Sherman D. Fairchild (Independent) 20.11%
[9]
Illinois Frank Orren Lowden Republican Retired, Republican victory Len Small (Republican) 58.87%
James Hamilton Lewis (Democratic) 34.64%
Andrew Lafin (Socialist) 2.79%
John H. Walker (Farmer Labor) 2.68%
James H. Woertendyke (Prohibition) 0.47%
Scattering 0.55%
[10]
Indiana James P. Goodrich Republican Term-limited, Republican victory Warren T. McCray (Republican) 54.63%
Carleton B. McCulloch (Democratic) 41.20%
Andrew J. Hart (Socialist) 1.86%
James M. Zion (Farmer Labor) 1.33%
Charles M. Kroft (Prohibition) 0.98%
[11]
Iowa William L. Harding Republican Term-limited, Republican victory Nathan E. Kendall (Republican) 58.66%
Clyde L. Herring (Democratic) 38.65%
George J. Peck (Socialist) 1.56%
Mathis Faber (Farmer Labor) 1.05%
J. Jay Hisel (Socialist Labor) 0.09%
[12]
Kansas Henry Justin Allen Republican Re-elected, 58.44% Jonathan M. Davis (Democratic) 39.27%
Roy Stanton (Socialist) 2.29%
[13]
Maine
(held, 13 September 1920)
Carl Milliken Republican Defeated in Republican primary, Republican victory Frederic H. Parkhurst (Republican) 65.90%
Bertrand G. McIntire (Democratic) 34.10%
[14]
Massachusetts Calvin Coolidge Republican Retired to run for U.S. Vice President, Republican victory Channing H. Cox (Republican) 67.02%
John Jackson Walsh (Democratic) 30.22%
Walter S. Hutchins (Socialist) 2.09%
Patrick Mulligan (Socialist Labor) 0.66%
[15]
Michigan Albert Sleeper Republican Retired, Republican victory Alex J. Groesbeck (Republican) 66.43%
Woodbridge Nathan Ferris (Democratic) 29.34%
Benjamin Blumenberg (Socialist) 2.22%
J. Jeffries (Farmer Labor) 1.12%
Faith Johnston (Prohibition) 0.66%
E. R. Markley (Socialist Labor) 0.20%
Scattering 0.03%
[16]
Minnesota J. A. A. Burnquist Republican Retired, Republican victory J. A. O. Preus (Republican) 53.06%
Henrik Shipstead (Independent) 35.91%
Laurence C. Hodgson (Democratic) 10.37%
Peter J. Sampson (Socialist) 0.65%
[17]
Missouri Frederick D. Gardner Democratic Term-limited, Republican victory Arthur M. Hyde (Republican) 54.25%
John M. Atkinson (Democratic) 43.64%
Marvin M. Aldrich (Socialist) 1.46%
Herman P. Faris (Prohibition) 0.30%
Vaughn Hickman (Farmer Labor) 0.23%
Edward G. Middlecoff (Socialist Labor) 0.12%
[18]
Montana Sam V. Stewart Democratic Retired, Republican victory Joseph M. Dixon (Republican) 59.74%
Burton K. Wheeler (Democratic) 40.26%
[19]
Nebraska Samuel R. McKelvie Republican Re-elected, 40.41% John H. Morehead (Democratic) 34.48%
Arthur G. Wray (Non-Partisan League) 23.51%
J. P. Graves (Prohibition) 1.60%
[20][21]
New Hampshire John H. Bartlett Republican Retired, Republican victory Albert O. Brown (Republican) 59.59%
Charles E. Tilton (Democratic) 39.72%
Frank T. Butler (Socialist) 0.69%
[22]
New Mexico Octaviano Larrazolo Republican Retired, Republican victory Merritt C. Mechem (Republican) 51.26%
Richard H. Hanna (Democratic) 47.80%
W. E. McGrath (Farmer Labor) 0.95%
[23]
New York Alfred E. Smith Democratic Defeated, 44.00% Nathan L. Miller (Republican) 46.58%
Joseph D. Cannon (Socialist) 5.57%
Dudley Field Malone (Farmer Labor) 2.44%
George F. Thompson (Prohibition) 1.24%
John P. Quinn (Socialist Labor) 0.18%
[24]
North Carolina Thomas Walter Bickett Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Cameron A. Morrison (Democratic) 57.22%
John J. Parker (Republican) 42.74%
W. B. Taylor (Socialist) 0.04%
[25]
North Dakota Lynn J. Frazier Republican Re-elected, 51.01% J. F. T. O'Connor (Democratic) 48.99%
[26]
Ohio James M. Cox Democratic Retired to run for U.S. President, Republican victory Harry L. Davis (Republican) 51.91%
A. Victor Donahey (Democratic) 45.88%
Frank B. Hamilton (Socialist) 2.14%
Earl H. Foote (Single Tax) 0.08%
[27]
Rhode Island R. Livingston Beeckman Republican Retired, Republican victory Emery J. San Souci (Republican) 64.64%
Edward M. Sullivan (Democratic) 33.15%
Ernest Sherwood (Socialist) 1.95%
Peter McDermott (Socialist Labor) 0.27%
[28]
South Carolina Robert Archer Cooper Democratic Re-elected, 100.00%
[29]
(Democratic primary results)
Robert Archer Cooper 100.00%
[30]
South Dakota Peter Norbeck Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory William H. McMaster (Republican) 56.33%
Mark P. Bates (Non-Partisan League) 26.34%
W. W. Howes (Democratic) 17.33%
[31][32]
Tennessee Albert H. Roberts Democratic Defeated, 44.56% Alfred A. Taylor (Republican) 54.93%
J. M. Lindsley (Socialist) 0.51%
[33]
Texas William P. Hobby Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Pat Morris Neff (Democratic) 60.03%
J. G. Culbertson (Republican) 18.73%
T. H. McGregor (American) 14.40%
H. Capers (Black and Tan Republican) 5.42%
L. L. Rhodes (Socialist) 1.41%
Scattering 0.01%
[34]
Utah Simon Bamberger Democratic Retired, Republican victory Charles Rendell Mabey (Republican) 57.59%
Thomas N. Taylor (Democratic) 38.78%
E. B. Locke (Socialist) 2.01%
George Crosby (Farmer Labor) 1.62%
[35]
Vermont Percival W. Clement Republican Retired, Republican victory James Hartness (Republican) 78.00%
Fred C. Martin (Democratic) 21.80%
Scattering 0.20%
[36]
Washington Louis Folwell Hart Republican Re-elected, 52.25% Robert Bridges (Farmer Labor) 30.10%
William Wilson Black (Democratic) 16.39%
David Burgess (Socialist Labor) 1.26%
[37]
West Virginia John J. Cornwell Democratic Term-limited, Republican victory Ephraim F. Morgan (Republican) 47.32%
Arthur B. Koontz (Democratic) 36.27%
S. B. Montgomery (Independent) 15.89%
D. M. S. Holt (Socialist) 0.53%
[38][39]
Wisconsin Emanuel L. Philipp Republican Retired, Republican victory John J. Blaine (Republican) 52.98%
Robert Bruce McCoy (Democratic) 35.84%
William Coleman (Socialist) 10.29%
Henry H. Tubbs (Prohibition) 0.88%
Scattering 0.02%
[40]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AZ Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  2. ^ "AR Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  3. ^ "CO Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  4. ^ "CT Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  5. ^ "DE Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  6. ^ "FL Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  7. ^ "GA Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  8. ^ "GA Governor, 1920 – D Runoff". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  9. ^ "ID Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  10. ^ "IL Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  11. ^ "IN Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  12. ^ "IA Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  13. ^ "KS Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  14. ^ "ME Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  15. ^ "MA Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  16. ^ "MI Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  17. ^ "MN Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  18. ^ "MO Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  19. ^ "MT Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  20. ^ "NE Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  21. ^ Glashan 1979, pp. 186–189.
  22. ^ "NH Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  23. ^ "NM Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  24. ^ "NY Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  25. ^ "NC Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  26. ^ "ND Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  27. ^ "OH Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  28. ^ "RI Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  29. ^ "SC Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  30. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 140.
  31. ^ "SD Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  32. ^ Glashan 1979, pp. 288–289.
  33. ^ "TN Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  34. ^ "TX Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  35. ^ "UT Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  36. ^ "VT Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  37. ^ "WA Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  38. ^ "WV Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.
  39. ^ Glashan 1979, pp. 334–335.
  40. ^ "WI Governor, 1920". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 26 March 2019.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Glashan, Roy R. (1979). American Governors and Gubernatorial Elections, 1775-1978. Meckler Books. ISBN 0-930466-17-9.
  • "Primary Election Returns, 1919-1997: South Carolina". Gubernatorial Elections, 1787-1997. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1998. ISBN 1-56802-396-0.