1945 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1945

← 1944 November 6, 1945 1946 →

1 state governorship
  Majority party Minority party
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 25 governorships 23 governorships
Seats before 25 23
Seats after 25 23
Seat change Steady Steady

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  Democratic holds
  Democratic pickups
  Republican holds
  Republican pickups

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1945, in the state of Virginia. Virginia holds its gubernatorial elections in odd numbered years, every 4 years, following the United States presidential election year.


State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Virginia Colgate W. Darden Jr. Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory William M. Tuck (Democratic) 66.58%
S. Lloyd Landreth (Republican) 31.04%
Howard Carwile (Independent) 2.38%


  1. ^ "VA Governor, 1945". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 7 March 2019.