1952 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1952

← 1951 November 4, 1952;
September 8, 1952 (ME)
1953 →

30 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 25 governorships 23 governorships
Seats before 25 23
Seats after 30 18
Seat change Increase5 Decrease5

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  Democratic holds
  Democratic pickups
  Republican holds
  Republican pickups

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1952, in 30 states, concurrent with the House, Senate elections and presidential election, on November 4, 1952 (September 8 in Maine).

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Arizona John Howard Pyle Republican Re-elected, 60.16% Joe C. Haldiman (Democratic) 39.84%
[1]
Arkansas Sid McMath Democratic Defeated in primary, Democratic victory Francis Adam Cherry (Democratic) 87.41%
Jefferson W. Speck (Republican) 12.59%
[2]
Colorado Daniel I. J. Thornton Republican Re-elected, 57.08% John W. Metzger (Democratic) 42.42%
Louis K. Stephens (Socialist Labor) 0.50%
[3]
Delaware Elbert N. Carvel Democratic Defeated, 47.89% J. Caleb Boggs (Republican) 52.11%
[4]
Florida Fuller Warren Democratic Term limited, Democratic victory Daniel T. McCarty (Democratic) 74.83%
Harry S. Swan (Republican) 25.17%
Scattering 0.01%
[5]
Illinois Adlai Stevenson II Democratic Won primary but retired to run for U.S. President, Republican victory William G. Stratton (Republican) 52.48%
Sherwood Dixon (Democratic) 47.32%
Louis Fisher (Socialist Labor) 0.20%
[6]
Indiana Henry F. Schricker Democratic Term limited, Republican victory George N. Craig (Republican) 55.68%
John A. Watkins (Democratic) 43.58%
Lester N. Abel (Prohibition) 0.65%
Samuel Boorda (Progressive) 0.05%
Charles Ginsberg (Socialist Labor) 0.04%
[7]
Iowa William S. Beardsley Republican Re-elected, 51.90% Herschel C. Loveless (Democratic) 47.78%
Z. Everett Kellum (Prohibition) 0.23%
Ernest J. Seemann (Republican Vigilantes) 0.10%
[8]
Kansas Edward F. Arn Republican Re-elected, 56.34% Charles Rooney (Democratic) 41.68%
David C. White (Prohibition) 1.76%
W. W. Tamplin (Socialist) 0.22%
[9]
Maine
(held, 8 September 1952)
Frederick G. Payne Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory Burton M. Cross (Republican) 51.74%
James C. Oliver (Democratic) 33.22%
Neil S. Bishop (Independent Republican) 14.38%
Henry W. Boyker (Independent) 0.66%
[10]
Massachusetts Paul A. Dever Democratic Defeated, 49.29% Christian A. Herter (Republican) 49.91%
Florence H. Luscomb (Peace Progressive) 0.32%
Larence Gilfedder (Socialist Labor) 0.26%
Guy S. Williams (Prohibition) 0.22%
[11]
Michigan G. Mennen Williams Democratic Re-elected, 49.96% Frederick M. Alger, Jr. (Republican) 49.66%
Earle Harold Munn (Prohibition) 0.31%
Theos A. Grove (Socialist Labor) 0.04%
Howard Lerner (Socialist Workers) 0.02%
[12]
Minnesota Clyde Elmer Anderson Republican Re-elected, 55.34% Orville Freeman (DFL) 44.01%
Martin Frederickson (Progressive) 0.37%
Eldrid H. Bauers (Socialist Labor) 0.29%
[13]
Missouri Forrest Smith Democratic Term limited, Democratic victory Phil M. Donnelly (Democratic) 52.55%
Howard Elliott (Republican) 47.37%
Howard Edsell (Progressive) 0.05%
Maurice R. Wheeler (Socialist) 0.02%
Don Lohbeck (Christian Nationalist) 0.01%
Clara Hayes (Socialist Labor) 0.01%
[14]
Montana John W. Bonner Democratic Defeated, 49.04% J. Hugo Aronson (Republican) 50.96%
[15]
Nebraska Val Peterson Republican Retired, Republican victory Robert B. Crosby (Republican) 61.44%
Walter R. Raecke (Democratic) 38.56%
[16]
New Hampshire Sherman Adams Republican Retired, Republican victory Hugh Gregg (Republican) 63.15%
William H. Craig (Democratic) 36.85%
[17]
New Mexico Edwin L. Mechem Republican Re-elected, 53.77% Everett Grantham (Democratic) 46.24%
[18]
North Carolina W. Kerr Scott Democratic Term limited, Democratic victory William Bradley Umstead (Democratic) 67.50%
Herbert F. Seawell Jr. (Republican) 32.50%
[19]
North Dakota C. Norman Brunsdale Republican Re-elected, 78.74% Ole C. Johnson (Democratic) 21.26%
[20]
Ohio Frank J. Lausche Democratic Re-elected, 55.90% Charles Phelps Taft II (Republican) 44.10%
[21]
Rhode Island Dennis J. Roberts Democratic Re-elected, 52.62% Raoul Archambault, Jr. (Republican) 47.38%
[22]
South Dakota Sigurd Anderson Republican Re-elected, 70.15% Sherman A. Iverson (Democratic) 29.85%
[23]
Tennessee Gordon Browning Democratic Defeated in primary, Democratic victory Frank G. Clement (Democratic) 79.37%
R. Beecher Witt (Republican) 20.62%
Scattering 0.01%
[24]
Texas Allan Shivers Democratic Re-elected, 98.05% Scattering 1.95%
[25]
Utah J. Bracken Lee Republican Re-elected, 55.09% Earl J. Glade (Democratic) 44.91%
[26]
Vermont Lee Earl Emerson Republican Re-elected, 51.93% Robert W. Larrow (Democratic) 39.81%
Henry D. Vail (Independent, write-in) 8.25%
Scattering 0.02%
[27]
Washington Arthur B. Langlie Republican Re-elected, 52.65% Hugh Burnton Mitchell (Democratic) 47.35%
[28]
West Virginia Okey L. Patteson Democratic Term limited, Democratic victory William Casey Marland (Democratic) 51.54%
Rush D. Holt, Sr. (Republican) 48.46%
[29]
Wisconsin Walter J. Kohler Jr. Republican Re-elected, 62.50% William Proxmire (Democratic) 37.27%
Michael Essin (Independent Progressive) 0.23%
[30]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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