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1943 United States gubernatorial elections

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1943 United States gubernatorial elections

← 1942 November 2, 1943;
April 18, 1944 (LA)
1944 →

4 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 23 governorships 24 governorships
Seats before 24[1] 24
Seats after 26 22
Seat change Increase2 Decrease2

  Democratic holds
  Democratic pickups
  Republican holds
  Republican pickups

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1943, in four states. Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi hold their gubernatorial elections in odd numbered years, every 4 years, preceding the United States presidential election year. New Jersey at this time held gubernatorial elections every 3 years, which it would abandon in 1949.


State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Kentucky Keen Johnson Democratic Term-limited, Republican victory Simeon S. Willis (Republican) 50.49%
J. Lyter Donaldson (Democratic) 48.93%
Andrew N. Johnson (Prohibition) 0.59%
(Held, 18 April 1944)
Sam H. Jones Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Jimmie H. Davis (Democratic) 100.00%
(Democratic primary run-off results)
Jimmie H. Davis 53.55%
Lewis L. Morgan 46.45%
Mississippi Paul B. Johnson Sr. Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Thomas L. Bailey (Democratic) 100.00%
(Democratic primary run-off results)
Thomas L. Bailey 55.31%
Martin S. Conner 46.79%
New Jersey Charles Edison Democratic Term-limited, Republican victory Walter E. Edge (Republican) 55.20%
Vincent J. Murphy (Democratic) 44.08%
John C. Butterworth (Socialist Labor) 0.40%
John Binns (National Prohibition) 0.18%
Roy V. H. Wilkinson (Socialist) 0.14%


  1. ^ Walter Samuel Goodland (R) succeeded Wisconsin Governor-elect Orland S. Loomis (Progressive) who died before his inauguration in January 1943.
  2. ^ "KY Governor, 1943". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  3. ^ "LA Governor, 1944". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  4. ^ "LA Governor, 1944 – D Runoff". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  5. ^ "MS Governor, 1943". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  6. ^ "MS Governor, 1943 – D Runoff". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
  7. ^ "NJ Governor, 1943". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 13 March 2019.
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