1962 Tennessee gubernatorial election

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1962 Tennessee gubernatorial election

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  Frank Goad Clement Tennessee Governor.jpg Congressman William Anderson D-TN 06.jpg 3x4.svg
Nominee Frank G. Clement William Anderson Hubert David Patty
Party Democratic Independent Republican
Popular vote 315,648 203,765 99,884
Percentage 50.85% 32.83% 16.09%

Governor before election

Buford Ellington
Democratic

Elected Governor

Frank G. Clement
Democratic

The 1962 Tennessee gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1962. Democratic nominee Frank G. Clement defeated Independent candidate William Anderson with 50.85% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on August 2, 1962.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank G. Clement 309,333 42.54
Democratic P.R. Olgiati 211,812 29.13
Democratic William W. Farris 202,813 27.89
Democratic Lillard Anthony Watts 2,153 0.30
Democratic Ronald Little 1,087 0.15
Total votes 727,198 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Frank G. Clement, Democratic
  • Hubert David Patty, Republican

Other candidates

  • William Anderson, Independent
  • E.B. Bowles, Independent

Results[edit]

1962 Tennessee gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Frank G. Clement 315,648 50.85%
Independent William Anderson 203,765 32.83%
Republican Hubert David Patty 99,884 16.09%
Independent E.B. Bowles 1,441 0.23%
Majority 215,764
Turnout 620,758
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-04-10.
  2. ^ "America Votes 32: 2015-2016, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-04-10.