1936 Nebraska gubernatorial election

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Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1936

← 1934 November 3, 1936 1938 →
  Gov. Roy L. Cochran.jpg Dwight P. Griswold (1893–1954).jpg
Nominee Robert L. Cochran Dwight Griswold
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 333,412 257,267
Percentage 55.9% 43.1%

Governor before election

Robert L. Cochran

Elected Governor

Robert L. Cochran

The 1936 Nebraska gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1936, and featured incumbent Governor Robert L. Cochran, a Democrat, defeating Republican nominee, newspaper publisher and former state legislator Dwight Griswold, to win a second two-year term in office.

General election[edit]


Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1936[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert L. Cochran 333,412 55.90%
Republican Dwight Griswold 257,267 43.13%
Independent Peter Mehrens 5,746 0.96%
Total votes 596,425 100.0%


  1. ^ "Official Report of the Nebraska State Canvassing Board 1936 General Election" (PDF). Retrieved October 2, 2017.