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1940 New Jersey gubernatorial election

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1940 New Jersey gubernatorial election

← 1937 November 5, 1940 1943 →
Charles Edison.jpg
Robert Clymer Hendrickson.jpg
Nominee Charles Edison Robert C. Hendrickson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 984,407 920,512
Percentage 51.4% 48.0%

Governor before election

A. Harry Moore

Elected Governor

Charles Edison

The 1940 New Jersey gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1940. Democratic nominee Charles Edison defeated Republican nominee Robert C. Hendrickson with 51.38% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on May 21, 1940.[1]

Democratic primary



Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles Edison 257,008 100.00
Total votes 257,008 100.00

Republican primary



Republican Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert C. Hendrickson 283,942 53.46
Republican Harold G. Hoffman 247,221 46.54
Total votes 531,163 100.00

General election


Major party candidates

  • Charles Edison, Democratic
  • Robert C. Hendrickson, Republican

Other candidates

  • Marion Douglas, Socialist Party of America
  • Manuel Cantor, Communist Party USA
  • John C. Butterworth, Socialist Labor Party of America
  • Elmo L. Bateman, Prohibition Party


New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1940[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Charles Edison 984,407 51.38%
Republican Robert C. Hendrickson 920,512 48.04%
Socialist Marion Douglas 7,607 0.40%
Communist Manuel Cantor 1,544 0.08%
Socialist Labor John C. Butterworth 1,411 0.07%
Prohibition Elmo L. Bateman 584 0.03%
Democratic hold Swing


  1. ^ a b c "Candidates for the Office of Governor – State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1940. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  2. ^ "Votes Cast for the Office of Governor of the State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1940. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
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