1947 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1947

← 1946 November 4, 1947 (KY and MS);
April 20, 1948 (LA)
1948 →

3 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 25 governorships 23 governorships
Seats before 25 23
Seats after 24 24
Seat change Decrease1 Increase1

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  Democratic holds
  Democratic pickups
  Republican holds
  Republican pickups

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1947, in three states. Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi hold their gubernatorial elections in odd numbered years, every 4 years, preceding the United States presidential election year.

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Kentucky Simeon Willis Republican Term-limited, Democratic victory Earle C. Clements (Democratic) 57.24%
Eldon S. Dummit (Republican) 42.48%
W. A. Sandefur (Socialist) 0.29%
[1]
Louisiana
(Held, 20 April 1948)
Jimmie Davis Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Earl K. Long (Democratic) unopposed
[2]
(Democratic primary run-off results)
Earl K. Long 65.88%
Sam H. Jones 34.12%
[3]
Mississippi Fielding L. Wright Democratic Re-elected, 97.59% George L. Sheldon (Independent Republican) 2.41%
[4]
(Democratic primary run-off results)
Fielding L. Wright 55.31%
Paul B. Johnson Jr. 30.70%
Jesse M. Byrd 10.40%
Frank L. Jacobs 2.40%
William L. Spinks 1.19%
[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KY Governor, 1947". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  2. ^ "LA Governor, 1948". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  3. ^ "LA Governor, 1948 – D Runoff". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  4. ^ "MS Governor, 1947". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2019.
  5. ^ "MS Governor, 1947 – D Runoff". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2019.