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1916 Arkansas gubernatorial election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1916 Arkansas gubernatorial election

← 1914 November 7, 1916 1918 →
 
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Nominee Charles Hillman Brough Wallace Townsend William Davis
Party Democratic Republican Socialist
Popular vote 122,041 43,963 9,730
Percentage 69.44% 25.02% 5.54%

Governor before election

George Washington Hays
Democratic

Elected Governor

Charles Hillman Brough
Democratic

The 1916 Arkansas gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1916.

Incumbent Democratic Governor George Washington Hays did not seek a third term.

Democratic nominee Charles Hillman Brough defeated Republican nominee Wallace Townsend and Socialist nominee William Davis with 69.44% of the vote.

Democratic primary

The Democratic primary election was held on March 29, 1916.[1]

Candidates

Declared

Withdrew

Results

Democratic primary results [1][4][6]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles Hillman Brough 48,892 42.11
Democratic L. C. Smith 34,918 30.08
Democratic Earle W. Hodges 32,292 27.81
Total votes 116,102 100.00

Contemporary sources indicate the vote was higher than stated here, with one stating the official vote was Brough 59,676, Smith 44,024, Hodges 41,456.[7][8][9][10]

General election

Candidates

Results

1916 Arkansas gubernatorial election[11][12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Charles Hillman Brough 122,041 69.44%
Republican Wallace Townsend 43,963 25.02%
Socialist William Davis 9,730 5.54%
Majority 78,078 44.42%
Turnout 175,734 100.00%
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b Widener Jr., Ralph W. (Summer 1975). "Charles Hillman Brough". The Arkansas Historical Quarterly. Arkansas Historical Association. 34 (2): 99–121. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  2. ^ Dougan, Michael B. (2 November 2019). "Charles Hillman Brough (1876–1935)". Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Central Arkansas Library System.
  3. ^ "DeWitt ladies denounce Brough". Daily Arkansas Gazette. Little Rock, Arkansas. 28 May 1918. p. 13. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  4. ^ a b Crawford, Charles W. (Autumn 1962). "From Classroom to State Capitol: Charles H. Brough and the Campaign of 1916". The Arkansas Historical Quarterly. Arkansas Historical Association. 21 (3): 213–230. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  5. ^ Lisenby, Foy (1996). Charles Hillman Brough: A Biography. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. p. 30. ISBN 1-55728-411-3.
  6. ^ "Ogden young man is next Governor of Arkansas". The Ogden standard. Ogden City, Utah. 3 April 1916. p. 7. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  7. ^ "Atty-Gen'l race still undecided". The log cabin Democrat. Conway, Ark. 5 April 1916. p. 1. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  8. ^ "Dr. Charles Brough Democratic nominee". The Nevada County picayune. Prescott, Ark. 6 April 1916. p. 1. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  9. ^ "Arbuckle wins by majority of 1,000". The log cabin Democrat. Conway, Ark. 7 April 1916. p. 1. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  10. ^ "Brough nominated for Governor of Arkansas". The Monett times. Monett, Mo. 7 April 1916. p. 6. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  11. ^ "AR Governor, 1916". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  12. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 41.
  13. ^ Glashan 1979, pp. 20–21.

Bibliography

  • Gubernatorial Elections, 1787-1997. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1998. ISBN 1-56802-396-0.
  • Glashan, Roy R. (1979). American Governors and Gubernatorial Elections, 1775-1978. Meckler Books. ISBN 0-930466-17-9.
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