1959 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1959

← 1958 July 28, 1959 (HI);
November 3, 1959 (KY and MS);
April 19, 1960 (LA)
1960 →

4 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 35 governorships 14 governorships
Seats before 35 14
Seats after 35 15
Seat change Steady Increase1

1959 Gubernatorial election map.svg
  Democratic holds
  Democratic pickups
  Republican holds
  Republican pickups

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1959, in four states. Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi hold their gubernatorial elections in odd numbered years, every 4 years, preceding the United States presidential election year. Hawaii held its first gubernatorial election on achieving statehood.

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Hawaii
(Held, 28 July 1959)
New state William F. Quinn (Republican) 51.12%
John A. Burns (Democratic) 48.66%
David Kihei (Commonwealth) 0.22%
[1]
Kentucky Happy Chandler Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Bert Combs (Democratic) 60.56%
John M. Robsion Jr. (Republican) 39.44%
[2]
Louisiana
(Held, 19 April 1960)
Earl Long Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Jimmie Davis (Democratic) 80.53%
Francis Grevemberg (Republican) 17.00%
Kent Courtney (States Rights) 2.47%
[3]
Mississippi James P. Coleman Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Ross Barnett (Democratic) unopposed in the general election.
(Democratic primary run-off results)
Ross Barnett 54.34%
Carroll Gartin 45.66%
[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HI Governor, 1959". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  2. ^ "KY Governor, 1959". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  3. ^ "LA Governor, 1960". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 9 March 2018.
  4. ^ "MS Governor, 1959 – D Runoff". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 9 March 2018.