1962 Texas gubernatorial election

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1962 Texas gubernatorial election

← 1960 November 6, 1962 1964 →
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Nominee John Connally Jack Cox
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 847,038 715,025
Percentage 54.0% 45.6%

Governor before election

Price Daniel
Democratic

Elected Governor

John Connally
Democratic

The 1962 Texas gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1962 to elect the Governor of Texas. Incumbent Democratic Governor Price Daniel was running for reelection to a fourth term, but was defeated in the primary by John Connally. Although Connally was easily elected, Republican Jack Cox's 46% of the vote was the highest received by any Republican candidate for governor since George C. Butte in 1924.

Primaries[edit]

Republican[edit]

Republican Primary Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack Cox 99,170 86.01%
Republican Roy Whittenburg 16,136 13.99%
Total votes 115,306 100.00%

Democratic[edit]

Democratic Primary Results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Connally 431,498 29.82%
Democratic Don Yarborough 317,986 21.97%
Democratic Price Daniel (Inc.) 248,524 17.17%
Democratic Will Wilson 171,617 11.86%
Democratic Marshall Formby 139,094 9.61%
Democratic Edwin A. Walker 138,387 9.56%
Total votes 1,447,115 100.00%
Democratic Runoff Results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Connally 565,174 51.18%
Democratic Don Yarborough 538,924 48.88%
Total votes 1,104,306 100.00%

Results[edit]

General Election Results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Connally 847,038 53.98%
Republican Jack Cox 715,025 45.57%
Constitution Jack Carswell 7,125 0.45%
Total votes 1,569,198 100.00%
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Texas Alamanac".