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1944 Arkansas gubernatorial election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1944 Arkansas gubernatorial election

← 1942 November 7, 1944 1946 →
 
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Nominee Benjamin Travis Laney Harley C. Stump
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 186,401 30,442
Percentage 85.96% 14.04%

Governor before election

Homer Martin Adkins
Democratic

Elected Governor

Benjamin Travis Laney
Democratic

The 1944 Arkansas gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1944.

Incumbent Democratic Governor Homer Martin Adkins did not seek a third term, instead running unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate.

Democratic nominee Benjamin Travis Laney defeated Republican nominee Harley C. Stump with 85.96% of the vote.

Democratic primary

The Democratic primary election was held on July 25, 1944, with the Democratic runoff scheduled for August 8, 1944 if no candidate won over 50% of the vote.

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Benjamin Travis Laney 70,965 38.55
Democratic J. Bryan Sims 63,434 34.46
Democratic David D. Terry 49,685 26.99
Total votes 184,084 100.00

Sims withdrew from a runoff, and Laney became the Democratic nominee.[6][7][8]

General election

Candidates

Results

1944 Arkansas gubernatorial election[10][11][12][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Benjamin Travis Laney 186,401 85.96%
Republican Harley C. Stump 30,442 14.04%
Majority 155,959 71.92%
Turnout 216,843 100.00%
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b "Smith, Mrs. Caraway seek renomination in primaries today". Evening star. Washington, D.C. 25 July 1944. p. A-5. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  2. ^ Gallagher, Hubert R., ed. (1943). The Book of the States, 1943-44 (PDF). V. Chicago: Council of State Governments. p. 426.
  3. ^ Donovan, Timothy P.; Gatewood, Jr., Willard B., eds. (1981). The Governors of Arkansas. Fayetteville, Arkansas: The University of Arkansas Press. p. 196. ISBN 0-938626-00-0.
  4. ^ "AR Governor, 1944 - D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  5. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 99.
  6. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 101.
  7. ^ Forgey, Tom (25 January 2017). "Benjamin Travis Laney Jr. (1896–1977)". The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. The Central Arkansas Library System. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  8. ^ Goodner, Wes (5 October 2018). "Revenue Stabilization Act". The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History & Culture. The Central Arkansas Library System. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  9. ^ "America's 'Prayingest' Town Yonder in Arkansas" (PDF). The Glengarry News. Alexandria, Ontario. 12 July 1946. p. 6. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  10. ^ "AR Governor, 1944". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 19 November 2020.
  11. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 42.
  12. ^ Glashan 1979, pp. 22–23.
  13. ^ Dubin, Michael J. (2014). United States Gubernatorial Elections, 1932-1952: The Official Results by State and County. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc. p. 9. ISBN 978-0-7864-7034-1.

Bibliography

  • Gubernatorial Elections, 1787-1997. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1998. ISBN 1-56802-396-0.
  • Glashan, Roy R. (1979). American Governors and Gubernatorial Elections, 1775-1978. Meckler Books. ISBN 0-930466-17-9.
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