1939 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1939

← 1938 November 7, 1939;
April 16, 1940 (LA)
1940 →

3 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 30 governorships 18 governorships
Seats before 30 18
Seats after 30 18
Seat change Steady Steady

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     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1939, in three states. Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi hold their gubernatorial elections in odd numbered years, every 4 years, preceding the United States presidential election year.

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Kentucky Keen Johnson Democratic Re-elected, 56.51% King Swope (Republican) 43.49%
[1]
Louisiana
(Held, 16 April 1940)
Earl K. Long Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Democratic victory Sam H. Jones (Democratic) 99.40%
W. W. Tuttle (Republican) 0.60%
[2]
(Democratic primary run-off results)
Sam H. Jones 51.73%
Earl K. Long 48.27%
[3]
Mississippi Hugh L. White Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Paul B. Johnson Sr. (Democratic) 100.00%
[4]
(Democratic primary run-off results)
Paul B. Johnson Sr. 54.66%
Martin S. Conner 45.34%
[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KY Governor, 1939". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  2. ^ "LA Governor, 1940". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  3. ^ "LA Governor, 1940 – D Runoff". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  4. ^ "MS Governor, 1939". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  5. ^ "MS Governor, 1939 – D Runoff". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.