1940 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1940

← 1939 November 5, 1940;
September 9, 1940 (ME)
1941 →

34 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 30 governorships 18 governorships
Seats before 30 18
Seats after 28 20
Seat change Decrease2 Increase2

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     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1940, in 34 states, concurrent with the House, Senate elections and presidential election, on November 5, 1940 (September 9 in Maine).

This was the last time Georgia elected its governors to two year terms, switching to four years from the 1942 election.

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Arizona Robert Taylor Jones Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Democratic victory Sidney P. Osborn (Democratic) 65.52%
Jerrie W. Lee (Republican) 33.81%
Charles R. Osburn (Prohibition) 0.67%
[1]
Arkansas Carl Edward Bailey Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Democratic victory Homer Adkins (Democratic) 91.36%
H. C. Stump (Republican) 8.22%
Walter S. McNutt (Independent) 0.43%
[2]
Colorado Ralph L. Carr Republican Re-elected, 54.37% George E. Saunders (Democratic) 44.96%
Carle Whitehead (Socialist) 0.41%
Laurence W. Cofman (Prohibition) 0.27%
[3]
Connecticut Raymond E. Baldwin Republican Defeated, 47.78% Robert A. Hurley (Democratic) 49.54%
Jasper McLevy (Socialist) 2.31%
Joseph Mackay (Socialist Labor) 0.23%
Michael A. Russo (Communist) 0.15%
[4]
Delaware Richard McMullen Democratic Won Democratic primary but retired as candidate, Republican victory Walter W. Bacon (Republican) 52.38%
Josiah Marvel Jr. (Democratic) 45.41%
Ivan Culbertson (Liberal Democrat) 2.21%
[5]
Florida Fred P. Cone Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Spessard L. Holland (Democratic) 100.00%
[6]
(Democratic primary runoff results)
Spessard L. Holland 56.95%
Francis P. Whitehair 43.05%
[7]
Georgia Eurith D. Rivers Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Eugene Talmadge (Democratic) 99.60%
J. L. R. Boyd (Prohibition) 0.30%
Joe Wallace (Independent) 0.10%
[8]
(Democratic primary results)
Eugene Talmadge 51.58%
Columbus Roberts 35.95%
Hosea Abit Nix 12.47%
[9]
Idaho C. A. Bottolfsen Republican Defeated, 49.52% Chase Clark (Democratic) 50.48%
[10]
Illinois John Henry Stelle Democratic Retired, Republican victory Dwight H. Green (Republican) 52.93%
Harry Hershey (Democratic) 46.74%
Arthur McDowell (Socialist) 0.18%
Clay Freeman Gaumer (Prohibition) 0.16%
[11]
Indiana M. Clifford Townsend Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Henry F. Schricker (Democratic) 49.92%
Glenn R. Hillis (Republican) 49.69%
Mary Donovan Hapgood (Socialist) 0.27%
Omer S. Whiteman (Prohibition) 0.08%
Herman Barcus Barefield (Socialist Labor) 0.04%
[12]
Iowa George A. Wilson Republican Re-elected, 52.72% John Valentine (Democratic) 47.07%
M. M. Heptonstall (Prohibition) 0.11%
Charles Speck (Communist) 0.11%
[13]
Kansas Payne Ratner Republican Re-elected, 49.63% William H. Burke (Democratic) 49.58%
David C. White (Prohibition) 0.61%
Ida A. Beloof (Socialist) 0.19%
[14]
Maine
(held, 9 September 1940)
Lewis O. Barrows Republican Retired, Republican victory Sumner Sewall (Republican) 63.79%
Fulton J. Redman (Democratic) 36.08%
Helen Knudsen (Communist) 0.13%
[15]
Massachusetts Leverett Saltonstall Republican Re-elected, 49.74% Paul A. Dever (Democratic) 49.46%
Otis Archer Hood (Communist) 0.28%
Jeffrey W. Campbell (Socialist) 0.23%
Henning A. Blomen (Socialist Labor) 0.17%
E. Tallmadge Root (Prohibition) 0.12%
[16]
Michigan Luren D. Dickinson Republican Defeated, 46.59% Murray D. Van Wagoner (Democratic) 53.06%
Seth Whitmore (Socialist) 0.20%
Philip Raymond (Communist) 0.12%
Ralph Naylor (Socialist Labor) 0.04%
[17]
Minnesota Harold E. Stassen Republican Re-elected, 52.06% Hjalmar Petersen (Farmer-Labor) 36.55%
Edward Murphy (Democratic) 11.14%
John William Castle (Industrial) 0.25%
[18]
Missouri Lloyd C. Stark Democratic Term-limited, Republican victory Forrest C. Donnell (Republican) 50.05%
Larry McDaniel (Democratic) 49.85%
Jed A. High (Socialist) 0.09%
William Wesley Cox (Socialist Labor) 0.01%
[19]
Montana Roy E. Ayers Democratic Defeated, 48.64% Sam C. Ford (Republican) 50.67%
Arvo Fredrickson (Communist) 0.70%
[20]
Nebraska Robert Leroy Cochran Democratic Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory Dwight P. Griswold (Republican) 60.86%
Terry McGovern Carpenter (Democratic) 39.14%
[21]
New Hampshire Francis P. Murphy Republican Retired, Republican victory Robert O. Blood (Republican) 50.74%
F. Clyde Keefe (Democratic) 49.26%
[22]
New Jersey A. Harry Moore Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Charles Edison (Democratic) 51.38%
Robert C. Hendrickson (Republican) 48.04%
Marion Douglas (Socialist) 0.40%
Manuel Cantor (Communist) 0.08%
John C. Butterworth (Socialist Labor) 0.07%
Elmo L. Bateman (National Prohibition) 0.03%
[23]
New Mexico John E. Miles Democratic Re-elected, 55.59% Maurice Miera (Republican) 44.41%
[24]
North Carolina Clyde R. Hoey Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory J. Melville Broughton (Democratic) 75.70%
Robert H. McNeill (Republican) 24.30%
[25]
North Dakota John Moses Democratic Re-elected, 63.11% Jack A. Patterson (Republican) 36.89%
[26]
Ohio John W. Bricker Republican Re-elected, 55.55% Martin L. Davey (Democratic) 44.45%
[27]
Rhode Island William Henry Vanderbilt III Republican Defeated, 44.08% J. Howard McGrath (Democratic) 55.84%
Wilfred J. Boissy (Communist) 0.08%
[28]
South Dakota Harlan J. Bushfield Republican Re-elected, 55.14% Lewis W. Bicknell (Democratic) 44.86%
[29]
Tennessee Prentice Cooper Democratic Re-elected, 72.09% C. Arthur Bruce (Republican) 27.91%
[30]
Texas W. Lee O'Daniel Democratic Re-elected, 94.43% George C. Hopkins (Republican) 5.55%
Ben H. Lauderdale (Communist) 0.03%
[31]
Utah Henry H. Blood Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Herbert B. Maw (Democratic) 52.07%
Don B. Colton (Republican) 47.69%
Ada Williams Quinn (Independent) 0.24%
[32]
Vermont George Aiken Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory William Henry Wills (Republican) 64.03%
John McGrath (Democratic) 35.97%
[33]
Washington Clarence D. Martin Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Republican victory Arthur B. Langlie (Republican) 50.24%
Clarence Cleveland Dill (Democratic) 49.49%
John Brockway (Communist) 0.21%
P. J. Ater (Socialist Labor) 0.06%
[34]
West Virginia Homer A. Holt Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Matthew M. Neely (Democratic) 56.38%
Daniel Boone Dawson (Republican) 43.62%
[35]
Wisconsin Julius P. Heil Republican Re-elected, 40.67% Orland S. Loomis (Progressive) 39.78%
Francis E. McGovern (Democratic) 19.29%
Fred B. Blair (Communist) 0.17%
Louis Fisher (Socialist Labor) 0.08%
Scattering 0.01%
[36]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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