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1916 Nebraska gubernatorial election

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1916 Nebraska gubernatorial election

← 1914 November 7, 1916 1918 →
 
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Nominee Keith Neville Abraham L. Sutton
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 143,564 136,811
Percentage 49.3% 47.0%

Governor before election

John H. Morehead
Democratic

Elected Governor

Keith Neville
Democratic

The 1916 Nebraska gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1916, and featured bank director and rancher Keith Neville, a Democrat, defeating Republican nominee, Douglas County District Judge Abraham L. Sutton.

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Keith Neville 46,662 58.54
Democratic Charles W. Bryan 33,022 41.42
Democratic Write-in 32 0.04

Prohibition primary

Candidates

  • Julian D. Graves, attorney[2]

Results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Prohibition Julian D. Graves 339 94.96
Prohibition Write-in 18 5.04

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Abraham L. Sutton 30,902 32.70
Republican Samuel R. McKelvie 30,097 31.85
Republican Clarence J. Miles 20,020 21.19
Republican Walter A. George 8,426 8.92
Republican William Madgett 5,039 5.33
Republican Write-in 12 0.01

Socialist primary

Candidates

  • Benjamin Z. Millikan, railroader[6] and labor union official[7]

Results

Socialist primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Socialist Benjamin Z. Millikan 745 98.54
Socialist Write-in 11 1.46

General election

Results

Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1916[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Keith Neville[note 1] 143,564 49.27%
Republican Abraham L. Sutton[note 2] 136,811 46.95%
Socialist Benjamin Z. Millikan 6,816 2.34%
Prohibition Julian D. Graves 4,215 1.45%
Write-in Others 3 >0.01%
Total votes 291,409 100.0%
  1. ^ Cross-endorsed by the People's Independent Party.
  2. ^ Cross-endorsed by the Progressive Party.

References

  1. ^ a b c d Charles W. Pool. "Official Report of the Nebraska State Canvassing Board Presidential Preference Primary Election April 18, 1916" (PDF). Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "J. D. Graves of Peru Dies". Lincoln Evening Journal. January 22, 1937. J. D. Graves of Peru, attorney, real estate and insurance agent for many years, died Friday morning in an Omaha hospital at the age of 85. Though retired and in failing health for some years, he became seriously ill only this week. A resident of Peru nearly all his life, Mr. Graves was one of those foremost in obtaining state teachers' college for the town, and was associated with T. J. Majors for years fostering the school's growth and keeping it for Peru. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ "Staunch Republican Supporters Predict Victory in November". Lincoln Daily News. October 3, 1916. Mayor William Madgett of Hastings, ex-republican gubernatorial candidate, was introduced to Congressman C. F. Reavis in the Lincoln hotel lobby, Monday afternoon. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  4. ^ "Biography of Hon. Clarence J. Miles – Adams County, NE Biographies". onlinebiographies.info. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  5. ^ Lindsay, Harry C.; Stoddart, Henry P. (1916). "Reports of Cases in the Supreme Court of Nebraska September Term, 1915—January Term, 1916 Volume XCIX". p. 283. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  6. ^ "Bury B. Z. Millikan". Nebraska State Journal. April 18, 1943. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon for Benjamin Z. Millikan, 72, retired railroader by Rev. Maurice F. Lyerla. Mr. Millikan married Tillie A. Gallimore in 1889. She died in 1915. In 1916, Mr. Millikan married Edna Griffus Woodard, who survives. He spent 53 years in railroad service, retiring in 1939. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  7. ^ "The Boilermakers' Journal: Official Organ of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders and Helpers of America, Volume 27". 1915. p. 775. Retrieved October 11, 2017.
  8. ^ Charles W. Pool. "Official Report of the Nebraska State Canvassing Board General Election November 7, 1916" (PDF). Retrieved October 11, 2017.


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