1942 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1942

← 1941 November 3, 1942;
September 14, 1942 (ME)
1943 →

33 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 28 governorships 20 governorships
Seats before 28 20
Seats after 24 23
Seat change Decrease4 Increase3

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     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold
     Progressive gain      Progressive hold

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1942, in 33 states, concurrent with the House and Senate elections, on November 3, 1942 (September 14 in Maine).

In Georgia, the governor was elected to a four-year term for the first time, instead of a two-year term.

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama Frank M. Dixon Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Chauncey Sparks (Democratic) 88.96%
Hugh McEniry (Republican) 10.52%
Ordway Southard (Communist) 0.52%
[1]
Arizona Sidney Preston Osborn Democratic Re-elected, 72.48% Jerrie W. Lee (Republican) 26.90%
Charles R. Osburn (Prohibition) 0.61%
[2]
Arkansas Homer Martin Adkins Democratic Re-elected, 100.00%[3] (Democratic primary results)
Homer Martin Adkins 71.76%
Fred Keller 26.31%
Bill Neill 1.03%
Vernon Heath 0.91%
[4]
California Culbert Olson Democratic Defeated, 41.75% Earl Warren (Republican) 57.07%
Nathan T. Porter (Townsend Party) 0.69%
Fred Dyster (Prohibition) 0.48%
Scattering 0.01%
[5]
Colorado Ralph Lawrence Carr Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory John Charles Vivian (Republican) 56.23%
Homer F. Bedford (Democratic) 43.41%
William R. Dietrich (Communist) 0.36%
[6]
Connecticut Robert A. Hurley Democratic Defeated, 44.38% Raymond E. Baldwin (Republican) 48.93%
Jasper McLevy (Socialist) 6.01%
Joseph C. Borden Jr. (Socialist Labor) 0.69%
[7]
Georgia Eugene Talmadge Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Democratic victory Ellis Arnall (Democratic) 96.30%
Scattering 3.70%
[8]
(Democratic primary results)
Ellis Arnall 57.65%
Eugene Talmadge 42.35%
[9]
Idaho Chase A. Clark Democratic Defeated, 49.85% C. A. Bottolfsen (Republican) 50.15%
[10]
Iowa George A. Wilson Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory Bourke B. Hickenlooper (Republican) 62.75%
Nelson G. Kraschel (Democratic) 36.96%
Ward Hall (Prohibition) 0.21%
F. M. Briggs (Independent) 0.08%
[11]
Kansas Payne Ratner Republican Retired, Republican victory Andrew F. Schoeppel (Republican) 56.68%
William H. Burke (Democratic) 41.75%
David C. White (Prohibition) 1.28%
Ida A. Beloof (Socialist) 0.29%
[12]
Maine
(held, September 14, 1942)
Sumner Sewall Republican Re-elected, 66.84% G. Lane Jr. (Democratic) 33.16%
[13]
Maryland Herbert R. O'Conor Democratic Re-elected, 52.55% Theodore Roosevelt McKeldin (Republican) 47.45%
[14]
Massachusetts Leverett Saltonstall Republican Re-elected, 54.11% Roger L. Putnam (Democratic) 44.96%
Otis Archer Hood (Communist) 0.33%
Joseph F. Massidda (Socialist) 0.22%
Henning A. Blomen (Socialist Labor) 0.22%
Guy S. Williams (Prohibition) 0.14%
Scattering 0.02%
[15]
Michigan Murray D. Van Wagoner Democratic Defeated, 46.73% Harry Kelly (Republican) 52.60%
Frederic S. Goodrich (Prohibition) 0.66%
Scattering 0.01%
[16]
Minnesota Harold E. Stassen Republican Re-elected, 51.60% Hjalmar Petersen (Minnesota Farmer-Labor) 37.76%
John D. Sullivan (Democratic) 9.46%
Martin Mackie (Communist) 0.64%
Harris A. Brandborg (Industrial Government) 0.54%
[17]
Nebraska Dwight P. Griswold Republican Re-elected, 74.84% Charles W. Bryan (Democratic) 25.16%
[18]
Nevada Edward P. Carville Democratic Re-elected, 60.26% Aaron V. Tallman (Republican) 39.75%
[19]
New Hampshire Robert O. Blood Republican Re-elected, 52.18% William J. Neal (Democratic) 47.83%
[20]
New Mexico John E. Miles Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory John J. Dempsey (Democratic) 54.55%
Joseph F. Tondre (Republican) 45.45%
[21]
New York Herbert H. Lehman Democratic Retired, Republican victory Thomas E. Dewey (Republican) 52.10%
John J. Bennett Jr. (Democratic) 36.40%
Dean Alfange (American Labor) 9.79%
Israel Amter (Communist) 1.10%
Coleman B. Cheney (Socialist) 0.53%
Aaron M. Orange (Industrial Government) 0.09%
[22]
North Dakota John Moses Democratic Re-elected, 57.62% Oscar W. Hagen (Republican) 42.38%
[23]
Ohio John W. Bricker Republican Re-elected, 60.50% John McSweeney (Democratic) 39.50%
[24]
Oklahoma Leon C. Phillips Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Robert S. Kerr (Democratic) 51.89%
William J. Otjen (Republican) 47.64%
Edward W. Fickinger (Prohibition) 0.47%
[25]
Oregon Charles A. Sprague Republican Defeated in Republican primary, Republican victory Earl Willcox Snell (Republican) 77.87%
Lew Wallace (Democratic) 22.13%
[26]
Pennsylvania Arthur James Republican Term-limited, Republican victory Edward Martin (Republican) 53.67%
F. Clair Ross (Democratic) 45.13%
Dale H. Learn (Prohibition) 0.68%
John J. Haluska (United Pension) 0.31%
Joseph Pirincin (Socialist Labor) 0.21%
[27]
Rhode Island J. Howard McGrath Democratic Re-elected, 58.54% James O. McManus (Republican) 41.46%
[28]
South Carolina Richard Manning Jefferies Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Olin Johnston (Democratic) 100.00%
[29]
(Democratic primary results)
Olin Johnston 51.80%
Wyndham Manning 48.20%
[30]
South Dakota Harlan J. Bushfield Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory Merrell Q. Sharpe (Republican) 61.51%
Lewis W. Bicknell (Democratic) 38.49%
[31]
Tennessee Prentice Cooper Democratic Re-elected, 70.15% C. N. Frazier (Republican) 29.85%
[32]
Texas Coke R. Stevenson Democratic Re-elected, 96.83% C. K. McDowell (Republican) 3.17%
[33]
Vermont William Henry Wills Republican Re-elected, 77.90% Park H. Pollard (Democratic) 22.10%
[34]
Wisconsin Julius P. Heil Republican Defeated, 36.45% Orland S. Loomis (Progressive) 49.65%[35]
William C. Sullivan (Democratic) 12.25%
Frank P. Zeidler (Socialist) 1.41%
Fred B. Blair (Independent) 0.14%
Georgia Cozzini (Independent) 0.06%
Scattering 0.04%
[36]
Wyoming Nels H. Smith Republican Defeated, 48.68% Lester C. Hunt (Democratic) 51.32%
[37]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "AZ Governor, 1942". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  3. ^ "AR Governor, 1942". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  4. ^ "AR Governor, 1942 – D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  5. ^ "CA Governor, 1942". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
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  26. ^ "OR Governor, 1942". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
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  32. ^ "TN Governor, 1942". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  33. ^ "TX Governor, 1942". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  34. ^ "VT Governor, 1942". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  35. ^ Loomis died before inauguration and was succeeded by the lieutenant governor-elect, Walter Samuel Goodland (R)
  36. ^ "WI Governor, 1942". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 12 March 2019.
  37. ^ "WY Governor, 1942". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 12 March 2019.