1950 Maryland gubernatorial election

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1950 Maryland gubernatorial election

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Nominee Theodore McKeldin William Preston Lane Jr.
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 369,807 275,824
Percentage 57.28% 42.72%

Governor before election

William Preston Lane Jr.
Democratic

Elected Governor

Theodore McKeldin
Republican

The 1950 Maryland gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1950. Republican nominee Theodore McKeldin defeated Democratic incumbent William Preston Lane Jr. with 57.28% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on September 18, 1950.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Preston Lane Jr. 173,611 50.13
Democratic George P. Mahoney 191,193 45.52
Democratic Herbert William Larrabee 6,649 1.74
Democratic Harry Kemper 5,426 1.42
Democratic Stephen B. Peddicord 4,496 1.18
Total votes 381,375 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Theodore McKeldin, Republican
  • William Preston Lane Jr., Democratic

Results[edit]

1950 Maryland gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Theodore McKeldin 369,807 57.28%
Democratic William Preston Lane Jr. 275,824 42.72%
Majority 93,983
Turnout 645,631
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  2. ^ "America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-06-30.