1934 Nebraska gubernatorial election

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Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1934

← 1932 November 6, 1934 1936 →
  Gov. Roy L. Cochran.jpg Dwight P. Griswold (1893–1954).jpg
Nominee Robert L. Cochran Dwight Griswold
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 284,095 266,707
Percentage 50.8% 47.7%

Governor before election

Charles W. Bryan
Democratic

Elected Governor

Robert L. Cochran
Democratic

The 1934 Nebraska gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1934, and featured state engineer Robert L. Cochran, a Democrat, defeating Republican nominee, newspaper publisher and former state legislator Dwight Griswold.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert L. Cochran 56,961 28.79
Democratic Terry Carpenter 44,024 22.25
Democratic Eugene D. O'Sullivan 41,058 20.75
Democratic John F. Rohn 22,762 11.50
Democratic William B. Banning 16,039 8.11
Democratic Maud Edgerton Nuquist 7,018 3.55
Democratic W. F. Porter 3,755 1.90
Democratic Frank J. Klopping 3,440 1.74
Democratic J. G. Stroble 2,784 1.41
Democratic Write-in 13 0.01

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight Griswold 94,781 52.75
Republican Christian A. Sorensen 42,200 23.48
Republican Theodore W. Metcalfe 36,037 20.06
Republican George B. Clark 3,954 2.20
Republican George W. Sterling 2,701 1.50
Republican Write-in 17 0.01

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1934[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert L. Cochran 284,095 50.84%
Republican Dwight Griswold 266,707 47.73%
Independent Ralph W. Madison 4,630 0.83%
Independent John J. Schefcik 3,362 0.60%
Write-in Others 7 >0.01%
Total votes 558,801 100.0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ Governor Robert Leroy (Roy) Cochran National Governors Association. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  2. ^ "Frank J. Klopping Dubbed 'Kingfish' of State Legislature". Lincoln Star. January 13, 1933. 'Kingfish' is the unofficial title bestowed on State Representative Frank J. Klopping of Wayne by some of his colleagues in the legislature. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ Raby, Elizabeth. "Maud E. Nuquist, First Woman Candidate for Governor of Nebraska" (PDF). nebraskahistory.org. Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  4. ^ "City May Purchase Claim Made That Rates Offered For Natural Gas are Higher Than Other Places Pay". Lincoln Star. March 26, 1931. Just why Fremont should pay more members of the council were unable to understand. Mayor John F. Rohn, who is an attorney, declared that he questioned the legality of the gas company's franchise. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  5. ^ a b Harry R. Swanson. "Official Report of the Nebraska State Canvassing Board Primary Election August 14, 1934" (PDF). Retrieved October 3, 2017.
  6. ^ Cooper, Harold. "The Great Nebraska Navy: Its Origin and Growth" (PDF). Nebraska State Historical Society. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  7. ^ Szalewski, Susan. "Philip Sorensen's 'fondness for Nebraska never lagged'". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  8. ^ Harry R. Swanson. "Official Report of the Nebraska State Canvassing Board General Election November 6, 1934" (PDF). Retrieved October 3, 2017.