1948 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1948

← 1947 November 2, 1948;
September 13, 1948 (ME)
1949 →

33 state governorships (including 2 special elections)
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 24 governorships 24 governorships
Seats before 24 24
Seats after 30 18
Seat change Increase6 Decrease6

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  Democratic holds
  Democratic pickups
  Republican holds
  Republican pickups

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1948, in 33 states, concurrent with the House, Senate elections and presidential election, on November 2, 1948 (September 13 in Maine).

This was the last time Connecticut elected its governors to two year terms, switching to four years from the 1950 election.

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Arizona Dan Edward Garvey Democratic Re-elected, 59.17% Bruce Brockett (Republican) 40.06%
Ernest Fohle (Prohibition) 0.76%
[1]
Arkansas Benjamin Travis Laney Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Sid McMath (Democratic) 89.37%
Charles R. Black (Republican) 10.63%
[2]
Colorado William Lee Knous Democratic Re-elected, 66.33% David A. Hamil (Republican) 33.67%
[3]
Connecticut James C. Shannon Republican Defeated, 49.00% Chester Bowles (Democratic) 49.31%
Jasper McLevy (Socialist) 1.45%
Joseph Mackay (Socialist Labor) 0.16%
Morris Chertov (Socialist Workers) 0.09%
[4]
Delaware Walter W. Bacon Republican Term-limited, Democratic victory Elbert N. Carvel (Democratic) 53.69%
Hyland P. George (Republican) 46.32%
[5]
Florida Millard Caldwell Democratic Term-limited, Republican victory Fuller Warren (Democratic) 83.35%
Bert L. Acker (Republican) 16.64%
Scattering 0.01%
[6]
Georgia
(special election)
Melvin E. Thompson Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Democratic victory Herman Talmadge (Democratic) 97.51%
Morgan Blake (Independent) 2.20%
James Barfoot (Independent) 0.18%
Melvin E. Thompson (Independent) 0.09%
Scattering 0.01%
[7]
Illinois Dwight H. Green Republican Defeated, 42.59% Adlai E. Stevenson II (Democratic) 57.11%
Willis R. Wilson (Prohibition) 0.24%
Louis Fisher (Socialist Labor) 0.07%
[8]
Indiana Ralph F. Gates Republican Term-limited, Democratic victory Henry F. Schricker (Democratic) 53.56%
Hobart Creighton (Republican) 45.14%
Clinton W. Speicher (Prohibition) 0.82%
Walter Frisbie (Progressive) 0.38%
William Rabe (Socialist) 0.06%
Charles Ginsberg (Socialist Labor) 0.04%
[9]
Iowa Robert D. Blue Republican Defeated in Republican primary, Republican victory William Beardsley (Republican) 55.68%
Carroll O. Switzer (Democratic) 43.67%
C. E. Bierderman (Progressive) 0.36%
Marvin Galbreath (Prohibition) 0.25%
William F. Leonard (Socialist) 0.05%
[10]
Kansas Frank Carlson Republican Re-elected, 57.00% Randolph Carpenter (Democratic) 40.44%
N. W. Nice (Prohibition) 2.24%
W. W. Tamplin (Socialist) 0.33%
[11]
Maine
(held, 13 September 1948)
Horace Hildreth Republican Term-limited, Republican victory Frederick G. Payne (Republican) 65.60%
Louis B. Lausier (Democratic) 34.40%
[12]
Massachusetts Robert F. Bradford Republican Defeated, 40.49% Paul A. Dever (Democratic) 59.03%
Horace I. Hillis (Socialist Labor) 0.35%
Mark R. Shaw (Prohibition) 0.14%
[13]
Michigan Kim Sigler Republican Defeated, 45.66% G. Mennen Williams (Democratic) 53.41%
Gordon Phillips (Prohibition) 0.72%
Emanuel Seidler (Socialist) 0.10%
Arthur Chenoweth (Socialist Labor) 0.07%
Howard Lerner (Socialist Workers) 0.04%
[14]
Minnesota Luther Wallace Youngdahl Republican Re-elected, 53.15% Charles L. Halsted (DFL) 45.07%
Orville E. Olson (Prohibition) 1.24%
Rudolph Gustafson (Socialist Labor) 0.55%
[15]
Missouri Phil M. Donnelly Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Forrest Smith (Democratic) 56.98%
Murray Thompson (Republican) 42.75%
Robert B. Logsdon (Progressive) 0.18%
Ralph E. Gipe (Socialist) 0.07%
Henry W. Genck (Socialist Labor) 0.01%
[16]
Montana Sam C. Ford Republican Defeated, 43.86% John W. Bonner (Democratic) 55.73%
Leverne Hamilton (Socialist) 0.41%
[17]
Nebraska Val Peterson Republican Re-elected, 60.07% Frank Sorrell (Democratic) 39.93%
[18]
New Hampshire Charles M. Dale Republican Retired, Republican victory Sherman Adams (Republican) 52.21%
Herbert W. Hill (Democratic) 47.27%
Irma C. Otto (Progressive) 0.52%
[19]
New Mexico Thomas J. Mabry Democratic Re-elected, 54.72% Manuel Lujan (Republican) 45.28%
[20]
North Carolina R. Gregg Cherry Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory W. Kerr Scott (Democratic) 73.16%
George M. Pritchard (Republican) 26.41%
Mary Price (Progressive) 0.43%
[21]
North Dakota Fred G. Aandahl Republican Re-elected, 61.33% Howard I. Henry (Democratic) 37.49%
H. A. Porter (Progressive) 0.87%
George Lund (Socialist) 0.31%
[22]
Ohio Thomas J. Herbert Republican Defeated, 46.34% Frank J. Lausche (Democratic) 53.67%
[23]
Oregon
(special election)
John Hubert Hall Republican Defeated in Republican primary, Republican victory Douglas McKay (Republican) 53.23%
Lew Wallace (Democratic) 44.53%
Wendell E. Barnett (Independent) 2.23%
[24]
Rhode Island John O. Pastore Democratic Re-elected, 61.15% Albert P. Ruerat (Republican) 38.42%
Clemens J. France (Progressive) 0.42%
[25]
South Dakota George T. Mickelson Republican Re-elected, 61.08% Harold J. Volz (Democratic) 38.92%
[26]
Tennessee Jim Nance McCord Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Democratic victory Gordon W. Browning (Democratic) 66.91%
Roy Claxton Acuff (Republican) 33.09%
[27]
Texas Beauford H. Jester Democratic Re-elected, 84.72% Alvin H. Lane (Republican) 14.68%
Herman Wright (Progressive) 0.31%
Gerard Overholt (Prohibition) 0.29%
[28]
Utah Herbert B. Maw Democratic Defeated, 45.01% J. Bracken Lee (Republican) 54.99%
[29]
Vermont Ernest W. Gibson, Jr. Republican Re-elected, 71.89% Charles F. Ryan (Democratic) 27.95%
Scattering 0.17%
[30]
Washington Monrad C. Wallgren Democratic Defeated, 47.22% Arthur B. Langlie (Republican) 50.50%
Russell H. Fluent (Progressive) 2.18%
Henry Killman (Socialist Labor) 0.09%
Daniel Roberts (Socialist Workers) 0.02%
[31]
West Virginia Clarence W. Meadows Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Okey Leonidas Patteson (Democratic) 57.13%
Herbert Boreman (Republican) 42.88%
[32]
Wisconsin Oscar Rennebohm Republican Re-elected, 54.09% Carl W. Thompson (Democratic) 44.11%
Henry J. Berquist (People's Progressive) 1.02%
Walter H. Uphoff (Socialist) 0.72%
James E. Boulton (Socialist Workers) 0.03%
Georgia Cozzini (Socialist Labor) 0.03%
[33]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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