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1940 Nebraska gubernatorial election

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1940 Nebraska gubernatorial election

← 1938 November 5, 1940 1942 →
Dwight P. Griswold (1893–1954).jpg
Terry Carpenter (Nebraska Congressman).jpg
Nominee Dwight Griswold Terry Carpenter
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 365,638 235,167
Percentage 60.9% 39.1%

Governor before election

Robert L. Cochran

Elected Governor

Dwight Griswold

The 1940 Nebraska gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1940, and featured newspaper publisher and former state legislator Dwight Griswold, a Republican, defeating Democratic nominee, former U.S. Representative Terry Carpenter.

Democratic primary



Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Terry Carpenter 68,017 47.53
Democratic Keith Neville 67,013 46.82
Democratic John A. Guttery 4,502 3.15
Democratic Fred W. Bartzatt 3,584 2.50

Republican primary



Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight Griswold 73,330 42.52
Republican Charles J. Warner 55,386 32.12
Republican Arthur L. Miller 22,408 12.99
Republican Ed M. Baumann 10,693 6.20
Republican C. E. Alter 7,570 4.39
Republican Robert G. Ross 3,075 1.78

General election


Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1940[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight Griswold 365,638 60.86%
Democratic Terry Carpenter 235,167 39.14%
Total votes 600,805 100.0%


  1. ^ a b c Harry R. Swanson. "Official Report of the Nebraska State Canvassing Board Primary Election April 9, 1940, General Election November 5, 1940" (PDF). Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  2. ^ "Alma Power Plant, Which Ended City Tax Levy Five Years Ago, Made 4 Rate Cuts During 1939". Lincoln Star. November 27, 1939. C. E. Alter, Alma, president of the South Platte United Chambers of Commerce and Nebraska director of the National Reclamation Association, was listed for the morning's principal address. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ "Ed Baumann in Race for Governor". Lincoln Star. December 7, 1939. Ed M. Baumann, mayor of West Point, announced today he is a candidate for the republican nomination for governor of Nebraska. Missing or empty |url= (help)

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