1946 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1946

← 1945 November 5, 1946;
September 9, 1946 (ME)
1947 →

34 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 23 governorships 25 governorships
Seats before 22[1] 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 1946, in 34 states, concurrent with the House and Senate elections, on November 5, 1946 (September 9 in Maine).

In Idaho, the governor was elected to a four-year term for the first time, instead of a two-year term. In New Jersey, this was the last election on a three-year cycle, before switching to a four-year term for governors from 1949.

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama Chauncey Sparks Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory James E. Folsom, Sr. (Democratic) 88.67%
Lyman Ward (Republican) 11.33%
[2]
Arizona Sidney Preston Osborn Democratic Re-elected, 60.10% Bruce Brockett (Republican) 39.90%
[3]
Arkansas Benjamin Travis Laney Democratic Re-elected, 84.14% W. T. Mills (Republican) 15.86%
[4]
California Earl Warren Republican[5] Re-elected, 91.64% Henry R. Schmidt (Prohibition) 7.06%
Archie Brown (write-in) (Communist) 0.88%
James Roosevelt (write-in) (Democratic) 0.13%
Robert W. Kenny (Independent) 0.06%
Albert Clark (Independent) 0.03%
[6]
Colorado John Charles Vivian Republican Retired, Democratic victory William Lee Knous (Democratic) 52.11%
Leon E. Lavington (Republican) 47.89%
[7]
Connecticut Raymond E. Baldwin Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory James L. McConaughy (Republican) 54.38%
Charles Wilbert Snow (Democratic) 40.41%
Jasper McLevy (Socialist) 4.72%
Herman N. Simon (Socialist Labor) 0.50%
[8]
Georgia Ellis Arnall Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Eugene Talmadge (Democratic) 98.54%
Herman Talmadge (write-in) (Democratic) 0.46%
James V. Carmichael (write-in) (Democratic) 0.46%
D. Talmadge Bowers (write-in) (Independent) 0.44%
Ellis Arnall (write-in) (Democratic) 0.08%
Scattering 0.01%
[9]
(Democratic primary results)
Eugene Talmadge 42.96% (244)
James V. Carmichael 45.30% (144)
Eurith D. Rivers 10.04% (22)
Hoke O’Kelley 1.70%
[10]
Idaho Arnold Williams Democratic Defeated, 43.63% C. A. Robins (Republican) 56.37%
[11]
Iowa Robert D. Blue Republican Re-elected, 57.40% Frank Miles (Democratic) 42.14%
E. P. Gabriel (Prohibition) 0.46%
[12]
Kansas Andrew Frank Schoeppel Republican Retired, Republican victory Frank Carlson (Republican) 53.50%
Harry H. Woodring (Democratic) 44.02%
David C. White (Prohibition) 2.17%
Harry Graber (Socialist) 0.32%
[13]
Maine Horace Hildreth Republican Re-elected, 61.31% F. Davis Clark (Democratic) 38.69%
[14]
Maryland Herbert O'Conor Democratic Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic victory William Preston Lane Jr. (Democratic) 54.73%
Theodore Roosevelt McKeldin (Republican) 45.27%
[15]
Massachusetts Maurice J. Tobin Democratic Defeated, 45.31% Robert F. Bradford (Republican) 54.12%
Horace I. Hillis (Socialist Labor) 0.42%
Guy S. Williams (Prohibition) 0.14%
[16]
Michigan Harry Kelly Republican Retired, Republican victory Kim Sigler (Republican) 60.28%
Murray D. Van Wagoner (Democratic) 38.70%
Gordon Phillips (Prohibition) 0.72%
James Sim (Socialist Labor) 0.30%
[17]
Minnesota Edward J. Thye Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory Luther Wallace Youngdahl (Republican) 58.96%
Harold H. Barker (DFL) 39.71%
Rudolph Gustafson (Industrial Government) 1.33%
[18]
Nebraska Dwight Griswold Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory Val Peterson (Republican) 65.51%
Frank Sorrell (Democratic) 34.49%
[19]
Nevada Vail M. Pittman Democratic Re-elected, 57.42% Melvin E. Jepson (Republican) 42.58%
[20]
New Hampshire Charles M. Dale Republican Re-elected, 63.14% F. Clyde Keefe (Democratic) 36.86%
[21]
New Jersey Walter Evans Edge Republican Term-limited, Republican victory Alfred E. Driscoll (Republican) 57.08%
Lewis G. Hansen (Democratic) 41.42%
Alan Kohlman (Socialist Workers) 0.69%
Lawrence Mahan (Communist) 0.29%
Rubye Smith (Socialist) 0.16%
Robert L. Gittings (Independent) 0.15%
George E. Bopp (Socialist Labor) 0.10%
John Binns (Prohibition) 0.10%
[22]
New Mexico John J. Dempsey Democratic Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory Thomas J. Mabry (Democratic) 52.70%
Edward L. Safford (Republican) 47.30%
[23]
New York Thomas E. Dewey Republican Re-elected, 56.92% James M. Mead (Democratic) 43.08%
[24]
North Dakota Fred G. Aandahl Republican Re-elected, 68.88% Quentin N. Burdick (Democratic) 31.12%
[25]
Ohio Frank J. Lausche Democratic Defeated, 48.88% Thomas J. Herbert (Republican) 50.64%
Arla A. Albaugh (Socialist Labor) 0.49%
[26]
Oklahoma Robert S. Kerr Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Roy J. Turner (Democratic) 52.47%
Olney F. Flynn (Republican) 45.98%
Mildred “Mickey” Harrell (Independent) 1.45%
R. M. Funk (Independent) 0.05%
Bruno H. Miller (Independent) 0.05%
[27]
Oregon Earl Willcox Snell Republican Re-elected, 69.06% Carl C. Donaugh (Democratic) 30.94%
[28]
Pennsylvania Edward Martin Republican Term-limited, Republican victory James H. Duff (Republican) 58.53%
John S. Rice (Democratic) 40.68%
James Killip (Prohibition) 0.44%
George S. Taylor (Socialist Labor) 0.34%
[29]
Rhode Island John O. Pastore Democratic Re-elected, 54.27% John G. Murphy (Republican) 45.73%
[30]
South Carolina Ransome Judson Williams Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Democratic victory J. Strom Thurmond (Democratic) unopposed
[31]
(Democratic primary run-off results)
J. Strom Thurmond 56.95%
James C. McLeod 43.05%
[32]
South Dakota Merrell Q. Sharpe Republican Defeated in Republican primary, Republican victory George T. Mickelson (Republican) 67.16%
Richard Haeder (Democratic) 32.84%
[33]
Tennessee Jim Nance McCord Democratic Re-elected, 65.35% W. O. Lowe (Republican) 31.91%
John Randolph Neal Jr. (Independent) 2.74%
[34]
Texas Coke R. Stevenson Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Beauford Jester (Democratic) 91.23%
Eugene Nolte (Republican) 8.77%
[35]
Vermont Mortimer R. Proctor Republican Defeated in Republican primary, Republican victory Ernest William Gibson, Jr. (Republican) 80.30%
Berthold C. Coburn (Democratic) 19.57%
Scattering 0.14%
[36]
Wisconsin Walter S. Goodland Republican Re-elected, 59.78% Daniel Webster Hoan (Democratic) 39.07%
Walter H. Uphoff (Socialist) 0.87%
Sigmund Eisenscher (Communist) 0.18%
Jerry Kenyon (Socialist Labor) 0.09%
Scattering 0.02%
[37]
Wyoming Lester C. Hunt Democratic Re-elected, 52.88% Earl Wright (Republican) 47.12%
[38]

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