1931 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1931

← 1930 November 3, 1931;
April 19, 1932 (LA)
1932 →

4 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 25 governorships 21 governorships
Seats before 25 21
Seats after 27 19
Seat change Increase2 Decrease2

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Farmer–Labor Independent
Last election 1 governorship 1 governorship
Seats before 1 1
Seats after 1 1
Seat change Steady Steady

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     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1931, in four states. Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi hold 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.

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Kentucky Flem D. Sampson Republican Term-limited, Democratic victory Ruby Laffoon (Democratic) 54.28%
William B. Harrison (Republican) 45.43%
John J. Thobe (Socialist) 0.14%
Herman Horning (Socialist Labor) 0.14%
[1]
Louisiana
(Held, 19 April 1932)
Huey Long Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory[a] Oscar K. Allen (Democratic) 99.95%
Scattering 0.05%
[2]
(Democratic primary results)
Oscar K. Allen 56.51%
Dudley J. LeBlanc 28.96%
George Seth Guion 14.15%
William C. Boone 0.26%
William L. Clark Jr. 0.12%
[3][4]
Mississippi Theodore G. Bilbo Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Martin S. Conner (Democratic) 100.00%
[5]
(Democratic primary run-off results)
Martin S. Conner 54.08%
Hugh L. White 45.92%
[6]
New Jersey Morgan Foster Larson Republican Term-limited, Democratic victory A. Harry Moore (Democratic) 57.82%
David Baird Jr. (Republican) 39.74%
Edmund R. Halsey (Independent) 1.06%
Owen M. Bruner (National Prohibition) 0.64%
Herman F. Niessner (Socialist) 0.41%
John J. Ballam (Communist) 0.14%
John C. Butterworth (Socialist Labor) 0.12%
John A. Kelly (Taxpayers) 0.08%[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KY Governor, 1931". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  2. ^ "LA Governor, 1932". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Primary Election Returns, 1919-1997: Louisiana". Gubernatorial Elections, 1787-1997. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1998. p. 115. ISBN 1568023960.
  4. ^ Compilation of Primary Election Returns of the Democratic Party, State of Louisiana. State of Louisiana. 1932.
  5. ^ "MS Governor, 1931". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  6. ^ "MS Governor, 1931 – D Runoff". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  7. ^ "NJ Governor, 1931". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 18 March 2019.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Long resigned on 25 January 1932 to take a seat in the U.S. Senate, after the Democratic primary.