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1946 Nebraska gubernatorial election

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1946 Nebraska gubernatorial election

← 1944 November 5, 1946 1948 →
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Nominee Val Peterson Frank Sorrell
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 249,468 131,367
Percentage 65.5% 34.5%

Governor before election

Dwight Griswold

Elected Governor

Val Peterson

The 1946 Nebraska gubernatorial election was held on November 5, 1946, and featured former school superintendent and newspaper publisher Val Peterson, a Republican, defeating Democratic nominee, state Senator Frank Sorrell.

Democratic primary



Democratic primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Sorrell 34,636 68.88
Democratic Samuel K. Howard 15,652 31.12

Republican primary



Republican primary results[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Val Peterson 60,708 46.11
Republican Arthur J. Weaver Jr. 39,911 30.31
Republican Joseph Wishart 16,062 12.20
Republican William E. Johnson 4,338 3.30
Republican A. E. Swanson 4,129 3.14
Republican George J. Thomas 2,983 2.27
Republican William R. Brooks 2,312 1.76
Republican A. B. Walker 1,214 0.92

General election


Nebraska gubernatorial election, 1946[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Val Peterson 249,468 65.51%
Democratic Frank Sorrell 131,367 34.49%
Total votes 380,835 100.0%


  1. ^ "State Primary Candidates". Beatrice Daily Sun. June 9, 1946. Samuel K. Howard, Democrat, 59, Omaha; laundry route supervisor, World War I vet. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  2. ^ "State Primary Candidates". Beatrice Daily Sun. June 9, 1946. Frank Sorrell, Democrat, 51, Syracuse; auctioneer, real estate dealer, and insurance man; member of state legislature four terms; secretary Otoe County agricultural association six years; party endorsed. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  3. ^ a b c Frank Marsh (Sr.). "Official Report of the Nebraska State Canvassing Board Primary Election June 11, 1946, General Election November 5, 1946" (PDF). Retrieved September 29, 2017.
  4. ^ "State Primary Candidates". Beatrice Daily Sun. June 9, 1946. William R. Brooks, Republican, 69, Omaha; salt company manager; attended York College; veteran Spanish-American, World War I; American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars; past president, Nebraska reserve officers association. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  5. ^ "State Primary Candidates". Beatrice Daily Sun. June 9, 1946. A. E. Swanson. Republican, 62, Polk; retired farmer and stockman. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  6. ^ "State Primary Candidates". Beatrice Daily Sun. June 9, 1946. George J. Thomas, Republican, 58, Omaha; candy distributor; former Omaha city milk inspector; attended Nebraska U.; brother, Amos Thomas, former legislator; former farm appraiser for bank and trust companies; World War I; American Legion. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  7. ^ "State Primary Candidates". Beatrice Daily Sun. June 9, 1946. Dr. A. B. Walker, Republican, 68, Lincoln; physician. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  8. ^ "State Primary Candidates". Beatrice Daily Sun. June 9, 1946. Arthur J. Weaver, Republican, 33, Lincoln; insurance man; attended Nebraska U.; vice president, Lincoln city council since 1939; delegate at large to 1944 GOP national convention; son of late Gov. Arthur J. Weaver. Missing or empty |url= (help)
  9. ^ "State Primary Candidates". Beatrice Daily Sun. June 9, 1946. Joseph Wishart, Republican, 54, Lincoln; attorney, farmer. Missing or empty |url= (help)

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