1926 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1926

← 1925 November 2, 1926;
September 13, 1926 (ME)
1927 →

33 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 24 governorships 24 governorships
Seats before 24 24
Seats after 26 22
Seat change Increase2 Decrease2

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     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1926, in 33 states, concurrent with the House and Senate elections, on November 2, 1926 (September 13 in Maine).

In South Carolina, the governor was elected to a four-year term for the first time, instead of a two-year term. In Maryland, the election was held in an even-numbered year for the first time, having previously been held in the odd numbered year preceding the United States presidential election year.

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama William W. Brandon Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Bibb Graves (Democratic) 81.22%
J. A. Bingham (Republican) 18.78%
[1]
Arizona George W. P. Hunt Democratic Re-elected, 50.25% Elias S. Clark (Republican) 49.75%
[2]
Arkansas Tom Terral Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Democratic victory John E. Martineau (Democratic) 76.45%
M. D. Bowers (Republican) 23.56%
[3]
California Friend Richardson Republican Defeated in Republican primary, Republican victory Clement C. Young (Republican) 71.22%
Justus S. Wardell (Democratic) 24.69%
Upton Sinclair (Socialist) 4.02%
Scattering 0.08%
[4]
Colorado Clarence Morley Republican Retired, Democratic victory William H. Adams (Democratic) 59.84%
Oliver Henry Nelson Shoup (Republican) 38.11%
Frank Cass (Farmer Labor) 1.28%
Edward F. Wright (Socialist) 0.49%
William R. Dietrich (Communist) 0.19%
Barney Haughey (Commonwealth Land) 0.10%
[5]
Connecticut John H. Trumbull Republican Re-elected, 63.58% Charles G. Morris (Democratic) 35.37%
Karl C. Jursek (Socialist) 1.06%
[6]
Georgia Clifford Walker Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Lamartine G. Hardman (Democratic) 100.00%
[7]
(Democratic primary run-off results)
Lamartine G. Hardman 57.33%
John N. Holder 42.67%
[8]
Idaho Charles C. Moore Republican Retired, Republican victory H. C. Baldridge (Republican) 51.05%
W. Scott Hall (Progressive) 28.36%
Asher B. Wilson (Democratic) 20.59%
[9]
Iowa John Hammill Republican Re-elected, 71.51% Alex R. Miller (Democratic) 28.50%
[10]
Kansas Benjamin S. Paulen Republican Re-elected, 63.31% Jonathan M. Davis (Democratic) 35.30%
H. Hilfrich (Socialist) 1.39%
[11]
Maine
(held, 13 September 1926)
Ralph Owen Brewster Republican Re-elected, 55.52% Ernest L. McLean (Democratic) 44.48%
[12]
Maryland Albert C. Ritchie Democratic Re-elected, 57.93% Addison E. Mullikin (Republican) 41.37%
P. Gustave Dill (Socialist) 0.70%
[13]
Massachusetts Alvan Tufts Fuller Republican Re-elected, 58.79% William A. Gaston (Democratic) 40.25%
Walter S. Hutchins (Socialist) 0.47%
Lewis Marks (Workers) 0.30%
Samuel Leger (Socialist Labor) 0.20%
[14]
Michigan Alex J. Groesbeck Republican Defeated in Republican primary, Republican victory Fred W. Green (Republican) 63.35%
William A. Comstock (Democratic) 36.01%
Frank E. Titus (Prohibition) 0.40%
William Reynolds (Workers) 0.24%
[15]
Minnesota Theodore Christianson Republican Re-elected, 56.49% Magnus Johnson (Farmer-Labor) 38.09%
Alfred Jaques (Democratic) 5.43%
[16]
Nebraska Adam McMullen Republican Re-elected, 49.82% Charles W. Bryan (Democratic) 48.99%
Roy M. Harrop (Progressive) 1.19%
[17]
Nevada James G. Scrugham Democratic Defeated, 47.00% Frederick B. Balzar (Republican) 53.00%
[18]
New Hampshire John Gilbert Winant Republican Defeated in Republican primary, Republican victory Huntley N. Spaulding (Republican) 59.70%
Eaton D. Sargent (Democratic) 40.30%
[19]
New Mexico Arthur T. Hannett Democratic Defeated, 48.15% Richard C. Dillon (Republican) 51.60%
Q. M. Bixler (Independent) 0.25%
[20]
New York Alfred E. Smith Democratic Re-elected, 52.30% Ogden L. Mills (Republican) 43.80%
Jacob Panken (Socialist) 2.87%
Charles Manierre (Prohibition) 0.73%
Benjamin Gitlow (Workers) 0.19%
Jeremiah D. Crowley (Socialist Labor) 0.12%
[21]
North Dakota Arthur G. Sorlie Republican Re-elected, 81.74% David M. Holmes (Democratic) 15.15%
Ralph Ingerson (Farmer Labor) 3.10%
[22]
Ohio A. Victor Donahey Democratic Re-elected, 50.33% Myers Y. Cooper (Republican) 49.13%
Joseph W. Sharts (Socialist) 0.43%
Walter Freeman (Socialist Labor) 0.11%
[23]
Oklahoma Martin E. Trapp Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Henry S. Johnston (Democratic) 54.90%
Omer K. Benedict (Republican) 44.22%
John Franing (Farmer Labor) 0.42%
E. H. H. Gates (Socialist) 0.35%
Ed Boyle (Independent) 0.11%
[24]
Oregon Walter M. Pierce Democratic Defeated, 41.37% Isaac L. Patterson (Republican) 53.14%
H. H. Stallard (Independent) 5.49%
[25]
Pennsylvania Gifford Pinchot Republican Term-limited, Republican victory John S. Fisher (Republican) 73.34%
Eugene C. Bonniwell (Democratic) 24.29%
George L. Pennock (Prohibition) 1.30%
John W. Slayton (Socialist) 0.78%
H. W. Hicks (Workers) 0.22%
Julian P. Hickok (Commonwealth Land) 0.06%
Scattering 0.01%
[26]
Rhode Island Aram J. Pothier Republican Re-elected, 53.90% Joseph H. Gainer (Democratic) 45.66%
Peter McDermott (Socialist Labor) 0.45%
[27]
South Carolina Thomas Gordon McLeod Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory John Gardiner Richards (Democratic) 100.00%
[28]
(Democratic primary run-off results)
John Gardiner Richards 58.20%
Ibra Charles Blackwood 41.80%
[29]
South Dakota Carl Gunderson Republican Defeated, 40.32% William J. Bulow (Democratic) 47.38%
Tom Ayres (Farmer Labor) 6.51%
John E. Hipple (Independent) 5.79%
[30]
Tennessee Austin Peay Democratic Re-elected, 64.69% Watler White (Republican) 35.20%
P. W. Williams (Independent) 0.12%
[31]
Texas Miriam A. Ferguson Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Democratic victory Daniel Moody (Democratic) 86.75%
H. H. Haines (Republican) 12.96%
M. A. Smith (Socialist) 0.29%
[32]
Vermont Franklin S. Billings Republican Retired, Republican victory John Eliakim Weeks (Republican) 60.85%
Herbert C. Comings (Democratic) 39.13%
Scattering 0.02%
[33]
Wisconsin John J. Blaine Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory Fred R. Zimmerman (Republican) 63.47%
Charles B. Perry (Independent) 13.84%
Virgil H. Cady (Democratic) 13.14%
Herman O. Kent (Socialist) 7.29%
David W. Emerson (Prohibition) 1.33%
Alex Gordon (Socialist Labor) 0.83%
Scattering 0.11%
[34]
Wyoming Nellie Tayloe Ross Democratic Defeated, 48.95% Frank C. Emerson (Republican) 50.90%
William B. Guthrie (Radical) 0.15%
[35]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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