1944 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1944

← 1943 November 7, 1944;
September 11, 1944 (ME)
1945 →

32 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 22 governorships 26 governorships
Seats before 22 26
Seats after 25 23
Seat change Increase3 Decrease3

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  Democratic holds
  Democratic pickups
  Republican holds
  Republican pickups

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1944, in 32 states, concurrent with the House, Senate elections and presidential election, on November 7, 1944 (September 11 in Maine).

This was the last time Idaho elected its governors to two year terms, switching to four years from the 1946 election.

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Arizona Sidney Preston Osborn Democratic Re-elected, 77.91% Jerrie W. Lee (Republican) 21.19%
Charles R. Osburn (Prohibition) 0.90%
[1]
Arkansas Homer Martin Adkins Democratic Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic victory Ben T. Laney (Democratic) 85.96%
H. C. Stump (Republican) 14.04%
[2]
Colorado John C. Vivian Republican Re-elected, 52.40% Roy Phelix Best (Democratic) 47.60%
[3]
Connecticut Raymond E. Baldwin Republican Re-elected, 50.48% Robert A. Hurley (Democratic) 47.36%
Jasper McLevy (Socialist) 1.99%
Joseph C. Borden Jr. (Socialist Labor) 0.17%
[4]
Delaware Walter W. Bacon Republican Re-elected, 50.52% Isaac J. MacCollum (Democratic) 49.19%
Thomas W. Jakes (Prohibition) 0.29%
[5]
Florida Spessard Holland Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Millard F. Caldwell (Democratic) 78.94%
Bert L. Acker (Republican) 21.06%
[6]
Idaho C. A. Bottolfsen Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic victory Charles C. Gossett (Democratic) 52.64%
W. H. Detweiler (Republican) 47.36%
[7]
Illinois Dwight H. Green Republican Re-elected, 50.75% Thomas J. Courtney (Democratic) 48.93%
Charles Storm (Socialist Labor) 0.17%
Willis R. Wilson (Prohibition) 0.14%
[8]
Indiana Henry F. Schricker Democratic Term-limited, Republican victory Ralph F. Gates (Republican) 50.97%
Samuel D. Jackson (Democratic) 48.18%
Waldo E. Yeater (Prohibition) 0.74%
William Rabe (Socialist) 0.11%
[9]
Iowa Bourke B. Hickenlooper Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory Robert D. Blue (Republican) 56.01%
R. F. Mitchell (Democratic) 43.63%
Glen Williamson (Prohibition) 0.28%
Hugh Bockewitz (Socialist) 0.08%
[10]
Kansas Andrew F. Schoeppel Republican Re-elected, 65.73% Robert S. Lemon (Democratic) 32.84%
David C. White (Prohibition) 1.11%
W. W. Tamplin (Socialist) 0.32%
[11]
Maine
(held, September 11, 1944)
Sumner Sewall Republican Retired, Republican victory Horace A. Hildreth (Republican) 70.27%
Paul Julien (Democratic) 29.73%
[12]
Massachusetts Leverett Saltonstall Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic victory Maurice Tobin (Democratic) 53.64%
Horace T. Cahill (Republican) 0.27%
Henning A. Blomen (Socialist Labor) 0.27%
Guy S. Williams (Prohibition) 0.15%
Scattering 0.01%
[13]
Michigan Harry Kelly Republican Re-elected, 54.69% Edward J. Fry (Democratic) 44.76%
Seth A. Davey (Prohibition) 0.26%
Forest Odell (Socialist) 0.13%
Leland Marion (America First) 0.10%
Theos A. Grove (Socialist Labor) 0.06%
[14]
Minnesota Edward John Thye Republican Re-elected, 61.59% Byron G. Allen (DFL) 37.78%
Gerald M. York (Industrial Government) 0.63%
[15]
Missouri Forrest C. Donnell Republican Term-limited, Democratic victory Phil M. Donnelly (Democratic) 50.94%
Jean Paul Bradshaw (Republican) 48.97%
W. F. Rinck (Socialist) 0.08%
Stephen Tendler (Socialist Labor) 0.01%
[16]
Montana Sam C. Ford Republican Re-elected, 56.36% Leif Erickson (Democratic) 43.18%
Charles R. Miller (Prohibition) 0.47%
[17]
Nebraska Dwight P. Griswold Republican Re-elected, 76.11% George W. Olsen (Democratic) 23.89%
[18]
New Hampshire Robert O. Blood Republican Lost Republican primary, Republican victory Charles M. Dale (Republican) 53.11%
James J. Powers (Democratic) 46.89%
[19]
New Mexico John J. Dempsey Democratic Re-elected, 51.81% Carroll G. Gunderson (Republican) 48.19%
[20]
North Carolina J. Melville Broughton Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory R. Gregg Cherry (Democratic) 69.61%
Frank C. Patton (Republican) 30.40%
[21]
North Dakota John Moses Democratic Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory Fred G. Aandahl (Republican) 52.02%
William T. Depuy (Democratic) 28.92%
Alvin C. Strutz (Independent) 18.81%
A. M. Wiley (Prohibition) 0.26%
[22]
Ohio John W. Bricker Republican Retired to run for Vice President of the United States, Democratic victory Frank J. Lausche (Democratic) 51.82%
James Garfield Stewart (Republican) 48.19%
[23]
Rhode Island J. Howard McGrath Democratic Re-elected, 60.65% Norman D. MacLeod (Republican) 39.35%
[24]
South Dakota Merrell Q. Sharpe Republican Re-elected, 65.51% Lynn Fellows (Democratic) 34.50%
[25]
Tennessee Prentice Cooper Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Jim Nance McCord (Democratic) 62.50%
John W. Kilgo (Republican) 35.98%
John Randolph Neal Jr. (Independent) 1.52%
[26]
Texas Coke R. Stevenson Democratic Re-elected, 90.95% B. J. Peasley (Republican) 9.05%
[27]
Utah Herbert B. Maw Democratic Re-elected, 50.21% J. Bracken Lee (Republican) 49.79%
[28]
Vermont William Henry Wills Republican Retired, Republican victory Mortimer Robinson Proctor (Republican) 65.90%
Ernest H. Bailey (Democratic) 34.10%
[29]
Washington Arthur B. Langlie Republican Defeated, 48.12% Monrad Charles Wallgren (Democratic) 51.51%
Allen Emerson (Prohibition) 0.20%
Henry E. O. Gusey (Socialist Labor) 0.16%
[30]
West Virginia Matthew M. Neely Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Clarence W. Meadows (Democratic) 54.44%
Daniel Boone Dawson (Republican) 45.56%
[31]
Wisconsin Walter S. Goodland Republican Re-elected, 52.84% Daniel Webster Hoan (Democratic) 40.62%
Alexander O. Benz (Progressive) 5.76%
George A. Nelson (Socialist) 0.70%
Georgia Cozzini (Socialist Labor) 0.09%
[32]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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