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1938 United States gubernatorial elections

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1938 United States gubernatorial elections

← 1937 November 8, 1938;
September 12, 1938 (ME)
1939 →

33 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 39 governorships 6 governorships
Seats before 39 6
Seats after 30 18
Seat change Decrease9 Increase12

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Farmer–Labor Progressive
Last election 1 governorship 1 governorship
Seats before 1 1
Seats after 0 0
Seat change Decrease1 Decrease1

  Fifth party
 
Party Non-Partisan League
Last election 1 governorship
Seats before 1
Seats after 0
Seat change Decrease1

USgubernatorial1938.png
     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1938, in 33 states, concurrent with the House and Senate elections, on November 8, 1938 (September 12 in Maine).

In New York, the governor was elected to a 4-year term for the first time, instead of a 2-year term.

Results

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama Bibb Graves Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Frank Dixon (Democratic) 87.52%
W. A. Clardy (Republican) 12.48%
[1]
Arizona Rawghlie Clement Stanford Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Robert Taylor Jones (Democratic) 68.57%
Jerrie W. Lee (Republican) 27.33%
James H. Kerby (Independent Democrat) 4.11%
[2]
Arkansas Carl E. Bailey Democratic Re-elected, 86.32% Charles F. Cole (Independent) 8.78%
Walter S. McNutt (Republican) 4.89%
[3]
California Frank F. Merriam Republican Defeated, 44.17% Culbert L. Olson (Democratic) 52.49%
Raymond L. Haight (Progressive) 2.43%
Robert Noble (Commonwealth) 0.90%
Scattering 0.02%
[4]
Colorado Teller Ammons Democratic Defeated, 40.02% Ralph L. Carr (Republican) 59.50%
Jack R. White (National Union) 0.25%
Harvey L. Mayfield (Royal Way) 0.23%
[5]
Connecticut Wilbur L. Cross Democratic Defeated, 36.00% Raymond E. Baldwin (Republican) 36.43%
Jasper McLevy (Socialist) 26.30%
Joseph C. Borden Jr. (Socialist Labor) 1.15%
Devere Allen (Labor) 0.12%
[6]
Georgia Eurith D. Rivers Democratic Re-elected, 94.28% E. S. Fuller (Independent) 2.70%
L. P. Glass (Prohibition) 1.92%
Alexander Stephens Mitchell (Independent) 1.11%
[7]
(Democratic primary results)
Eurith D. Rivers 50.72%
Hugh Howell 42.40%
J. J. Mangham 6.18%
Robert F. Wood 0.70%
[8]
Idaho Barzilla W. Clark Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Republican victory C. A. Bottolfsen (Republican) 57.30%
C. Ben Ross (Democratic) 41.89%
R. B. Wilson (National Progressive) 0.81%
[9]
Iowa Nelson G. Kraschel Democratic Defeated, 45.72% George A. Wilson (Republican) 52.71%
Wallace M. Short (Farmer Labor) 1.20%
John F. Wirds (Progressive) 0.25%
J. Alvin Mitchell (Prohibition) 0.13%
[10]
Kansas Walter A. Huxman Democratic Defeated, 45.13% Payne Ratner (Republican) 52.10%
Jonathan M. Davis (Independent) 1.99%
C. Floyd Hester (Prohibition) 0.57%
Ida A. Beloof (Socialist) 0.20%
[11]
Maine
(held, 12 September 1938)
Lewis O. Barrows Republican Re-elected, 52.89% Louis J. Brann (Democratic) 47.02%
Winfred Tabbutt (Communist) 0.10%
[12]
Maryland Harry Whinna Nice Republican Defeated, 42.88% Herbert R. O'Conor (Democratic) 54.62%
Herbert Brune (Independent) 1.33%
Joshua C. Gwin (Union) 0.75%
David W. Eyman (Socialist) 0.17%
Robert Kadish (Labor) 0.13%
Samuel Gordon (Communist) 0.11%
[13]
Massachusetts Charles F. Hurley Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Republican victory Leverett Saltonstall (Republican) 53.32%
James Michael Curley (Democratic) 44.96%
William H. McMasters (Townsend Party) 0.41%
Jeffrey W. Campbell (Socialist) 0.32%
Henning A. Blomen (Socialist Labor) 0.22%
Otis Archer Hood (Communist) 0.20%
Roland S. Bruneau (Independent) 0.19%
[14]
Michigan Frank Murphy Democratic Defeated, 46.96% Frank D. Fitzgerald (Republican) 52.78%
Nahum Burnett (Socialist) 0.18%
Clayton O’Donohue (Socialist Labor) 0.03%
Scattering 0.05%
[15]
Minnesota Elmer A. Benson Farmer-Labor Defeated, 34.18% Harold E. Stassen (Republican) 59.92%
Thomas F. Gallagher (Democratic) 5.82%
John William Castle (Industrial) 0.08%
[16]
Nebraska Robert L. Cochran Democratic Re-elected, 44.03% Charles J. Warner (Republican) 40.63%
Charles W. Bryan (Independent) 15.35%
[17]
Nevada Richard Kirman Sr. Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Edward P. Carville (Democratic) 61.86%
John A. Fulton (Republican) 38.14%
[18]
New Hampshire Francis P. Murphy Republican Re-elected, 57.08% John L. Sullivan (Democratic) 42.79%
Elba K. Chase (Communist) 0.13%
[19]
New Mexico Clyde Tingley Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory John E. Miles (Democratic) 52.24%
Albert K. Mitchell (Republican) 47.59%
J. D. Shuster (Independent) 0.17%
[20]
New York Herbert H. Lehman Democratic Re-elected, 50.38% Thomas E. Dewey (Republican) 49.02%
Norman M. Thomas (Socialist) 0.53%
Aaron M. Orange (Industrial Government) 0.07%
[21]
North Dakota William Langer Non-Partisan League Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic victory John Moses (Democratic) 52.47%
John N. Hagan (Republican) 47.53%
[22]
Ohio Martin L. Davey Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Republican victory John W. Bricker (Republican) 52.45%
Charles Sawyer (Democratic) 47.55%
[23]
Oklahoma E. W. Marland Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Leon C. Phillips (Democratic) 70.03%
Ross Rizley (Republican) 29.31%
John Wesley Lanham (Prohibition) 0.51%
John Franing (Independent) 0.15%
[24]
Oregon Charles H. Martin Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Republican victory Charles A. Sprague (Republican) 57.40%
Henry L. Hess (Democratic) 42.59%
Scattering 0.02%
[25]
Pennsylvania George Howard Earle III Democratic Term-limited, Republican victory Arthur H. James (Republican) 53.39%
Charles Alvin Jones (Democratic) 46.07%
Jesse H. Holmes (Socialist) 0.33%
Robert G. Burnham (Prohibition) 0.17%
Ella Reeve Bloor Omholt (Communist) 0.03%
[26]
Rhode Island Robert E. Quinn Democratic Defeated, 41.63% William H. Vanderbilt (Republican) 54.17%
Walter E. O'Hara (Square Deal) 4.08%
Morris Kominsky (Communist) 0.12%
[27]
South Carolina Olin D. Johnston Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Burnet Rhett Maybank (Democratic) 99.43%
Joseph A. Tolbert (Republican) 0.57%
[28]
(Democratic primary run-off results)
Burnet Rhett Maybank 52.33%
Wyndham Meredith Manning 47.67%
[29]
South Dakota Leslie Jensen Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic victory Harlan J. Bushfield (Republican) 53.95%
Oscar Fosheim (Democratic) 46.05%
[30]
Tennessee Gordon Browning Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Democratic victory Prentice Cooper (Democratic) 71.72%
Howard H. Baker (Republican) 28.28%
[31]
Texas James Allred Democratic Retired, Democratic victory W. Lee O'Daniel (Democratic) 96.82%
A. Boynton (Republican) 3.05%
Earl E. Miller (Socialist) 0.08%
Homer Brooks (Communist) 0.06%
[32]
Vermont George D. Aiken Republican Re-elected, 66.75% Fred C. Martin (Democratic) 33.25%
[33]
Wisconsin Philip La Follette Progressive Defeated, 36.00% Julius P. Heil (Republican) 55.39%
Harry W. Bolens (Democratic) 7.99%
Frank W. Smith (Union) 0.47%
John Schleier Jr. (Independent) 0.15%
[34]
Wyoming Leslie A. Miller Democratic Defeated, 40.19% Nels H. Smith (Republican) 59.81%
[35]

See also

References

  1. ^ "AL Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  2. ^ "AZ Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  3. ^ "AR Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  4. ^ "CA Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  5. ^ "CO Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  6. ^ "CT Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  7. ^ "GA Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  8. ^ "GA Governor, 1938 – D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  9. ^ "ID Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  10. ^ "IA Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  11. ^ "KS Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  12. ^ "ME Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  13. ^ "MD Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  14. ^ "MA Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  15. ^ "MI Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  16. ^ "MN Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  17. ^ "NE Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  18. ^ "NV Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  19. ^ "NH Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  20. ^ "NM Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  21. ^ "NY Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  22. ^ "ND Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  23. ^ "OH Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  24. ^ "OK Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  25. ^ "OR Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  26. ^ "PA Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  27. ^ "RI Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  28. ^ "SC Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  29. ^ "SC Governor, 1938 – D Run-off". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  30. ^ "SD Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  31. ^ "TN Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  32. ^ "TX Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  33. ^ "VT Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  34. ^ "WI Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
  35. ^ "WY Governor, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 15 March 2019.
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