1950 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1950

← 1949 November 7, 1950;
September 11, 1950 (ME)
1951 →

33 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 19 governorships 29 governorships
Seats before 19 29
Seats after 25 23
Seat change Increase6 Decrease6

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  Democratic holds
  Democratic pickups
  Republican holds
  Republican pickups

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1950, in 33 states, concurrent with the House and Senate elections, on November 7, 1950 (September 11 in Maine).

In Connecticut, the governor was elected to a four-year term for the first time, instead of a two-year term.

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama Jim Folsom Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Gordon Persons (Democratic) 91.08%
John S. Crowder (Republican) 8.92%
[1]
Arizona Dan Edward Garvey Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Republican victory John Howard Pyle (Republican) 50.77%
Ana Frohmiller (Democratic) 49.23%
[2]
Arkansas Sid McMath Democratic Re-elected, 84.13% Jefferson W. Speck (Republican) 15.87%
[3]
California Earl Warren Republican Re-elected, 64.85% James Roosevelt (Democratic) 35.14%
Scattering 0.01%
[4]
Colorado Walter Walford Johnson Democratic Defeated, 47.22% Daniel I. J. Thornton (Republican) 52.43%
Louis K. Stephens (Socialist Labor) 0.34%
[5]
Connecticut Chester Bowles Democratic Defeated, 47.73% John Davis Lodge (Republican) 49.66%
Jasper McLevy (Socialist) 2.61%
[6]
Georgia Herman Talmadge Democratic Re-elected, 98.44% Morgan Blake (Independent) 1.42%
Scattering 0.14%
[7]
(Democratic primary results)
Herman Talmadge 49.33% (295)
Melvin E. Thompson 47.88% (115)
C. O. Baker 1.76%
Pat Avery 0.52%
Mrs. J. W. Jenkins 0.51%
[8]
Idaho C. A. Robins Republican Term-limited, Republican victory Leonard B. Jordan (Republican) 52.56%
Calvin E. Wright (Democratic) 47.44%
[9]
Iowa William S. Beardsley Republican Re-elected, 59.10% Lester S. Gillette (Democratic) 40.50%
W. Raymond Picken (Prohibition) 0.33%
Howard H. Tyler (States Rights) 0.07%
[10]
Kansas Frank Carlson Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory Edward F. Arn (Republican) 53.77%
Kenneth Anderson (Democratic) 44.48%
C. Floyd Hester (Prohibition) 1.52%
W. W. Tamplin (Socialist) 0.22%
[11]
Maine
(held, September 11, 1950)
Frederick G. Payne Republican Re-elected, 60.46% Earl S. Grant (Democratic) 39.10%
Leland B. Currier (States Rights) 0.44%
[12]
Maryland William Preston Lane Jr. Democratic Defeated, 42.72% Theodore Roosevelt McKeldin (Republican) 57.28%
[13]
Massachusetts Paul A. Dever Democratic Re-elected, 56.26% Arthur W. Coolidge (Republican) 43.14%
Horace I. Hillis (Socialist Labor) 0.41%
Mark R. Shaw (Prohibition) 0.20%
[14]
Michigan G. Mennen Williams Democratic Re-elected, 49.76% Harry Francis Kelly (Republican) 49.70%
Perry Hayden (Prohibition) 0.45%
Theos A. Grove (Socialist Labor) 0.06%
Howard Lerner (Socialist Workers) 0.03%
[15]
Minnesota Luther Wallace Youngdahl Republican Re-elected, 60.75% Harry H. Peterson (DFL) 38.28%
Vernon G. Campbell (Industrial Government) 0.97%
[16]
Nebraska Val Peterson Republican Re-elected, 54.94% Walter R. Raecke (Democratic) 45.06%
[17]
Nevada Vail M. Pittman Democratic Defeated, 42.36% Charles H. Russell (Republican) 57.65%
[18]
New Hampshire Sherman Adams Republican Re-elected, 56.95% Robert P. Bingham (Democratic) 43.01%
Scattering 0.04%
[19]
New Mexico Thomas J. Mabry Democratic Term-limited, Republican victory Edwin L. Mechem (Republican) 53.74%
John E. Miles (Democratic) 46.26%
[20]
New York Thomas E. Dewey Republican Re-elected, 53.11% Walter A. Lynch (Democratic) 42.32%
John T. McManus (American Labor) 4.18%
Michael Bartell (Socialist Workers) 0.25%
Eric Hass (Socialist Labor) 0.14%
[21]
North Dakota Fred G. Aandahl Republican Retired to run for U.S. House, Republican victory C. Norman Brunsdale (Republican) 66.29%
Clyde G. Byerly (Democratic) 33.71%
[22]
Ohio Frank J. Lausche Democratic Re-elected, 52.62% Don H. Ebright (Republican) 47.38%
[23]
Oklahoma Roy J. Turner Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Johnston Murray (Democratic) 51.11%
Jo O. Ferguson (Republican) 48.61%
Mildred Harrell (Independent) 0.27%
[24]
Oregon Douglas McKay Republican Re-elected, 66.05% Austin F. Flegel (Democratic) 33.95%
[25]
Pennsylvania James H. Duff Republican Term-limited, Republican victory John S. Fine (Republican) 50.74%
Richardson Dilworth (Democratic) 48.31%
Richard R. Blews (Prohibition) 0.35%
Reginald B. Naugle (GI's Against Communism) 0.22%
Thomas J. Fizpatrick (Progressive) 0.17%
Robert Z. Wilson Mozer (Socialist) 0.14%
George S. Taylor (Industrial Government (0.05%)
[26]
Rhode Island John Pastore Democratic Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic victory Dennis J. Roberts (Democratic) 59.34%
Eugene J. Lachapelle (Republican) 40.66%
[27]
South Carolina Strom Thurmond Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory James F. Byrnes (Democratic) 100.00%
[28]
(Democratic primary results)
James F. Byrnes 71.63%
Lester L. Bates 18.23%
Thomas H. Pope 8.55%
Marcus A. Stone 1.59%
[29]
South Dakota George T. Mickelson Republican Term-limited, Republican victory Sigurd Anderson (Republican) 60.89%
Joseph Robbie (Democratic) 39.11%
[30]
Tennessee Gordon W. Browning Democratic Re-elected, 78.09% John Randolph Neal, Jr. (Good Government and Clean Elections) 21.91%
[31]
Texas Allan Shivers Democratic Re-elected, 89.93% Ralph W. Currie (Republican) 10.07%
[32]
Vermont Harold J. Arthur Republican Retired to run for U.S. House, Republican victory Lee Earl Emerson (Republican) 74.48%
J. Edward Moran (Democratic) 25.50%
Scattering 0.02%
[33]
Wisconsin Oscar Rennebohm Republican Retired, Republican victory Walter J. Kohler (Republican) 53.21%
Carl W. Thompson (Democratic) 46.16%
Michael Essin (People's Progressive) 0.33%
William O. Hart (Socialist) 0.30%
Scattering 0.01%
[34]
Wyoming Arthur G. Crane Republican Retired, Republican victory Frank A. Barrett (Republican) 56.15%
John J. McIntyre (Democratic) 43.85%
[35]

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