1960 Montana gubernatorial election
|Elections in Montana|
The 1960 Montana gubernatorial election took place on November 8, 1960. Incumbent Governor of Montana J. Hugo Aronson, who was first elected governor in 1952 and was re-elected in 1956, declined to run for re-election. Donald Grant Nutter, a former state senator, narrowly won the Republican primary, and advanced to the general election, where he was opposed by Paul Cannon, the Lieutenant Governor of Montana and the Democratic nominee. Nutter defeated Cannon by a fairly wide margin, winning his one and only term as governor, as he would die just a year into his term.
- Paul Cannon, Lieutenant Governor of Montana
- Jack Toole, former Chairman of the Montana Democratic Party
- Mike Kuchera, furniture dealer
- Willard E. Fraser, businessman
- John M. Nickey
- Merrill K. Riddick
|Democratic||Willard E. Fraser||6,505||5.08|
|Democratic||John M. Nickey||1,806||1.41|
|Democratic||Merrill K. Riddick||1,344||1.05|
- Donald Grant Nutter, Chairman of the Montana Republican Party, former State Senator
- Wesley A. D'Ewart, former United States Congressman from Montana's 2nd congressional district, 1954 Republican nominee for the United States Senate
|Republican||Donald Grant Nutter||33,099||50.43|
|Republican||Wesley A. D'Ewart||32,538||49.57|
|Republican||Donald Grant Nutter||154,230||55.11%||+3.74%|
- "Report of the Official Canvass of the Vote Cast at the Primary Election Held in the State of Montana, June 7, 1960". Montana Secretary of State. Retrieved July 5, 2014.
- "Official Montana General Election Returns, November 8, 1960". Montana Secretary of State. Retrieved July 5, 2014.