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1948 Washington gubernatorial election

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1948 Washington gubernatorial election

← 1944 November 2, 1948 1952 →
Arthur Bernard Langlie (cropped).jpg
Governor Monrad Charles Wallgren.jpg
Nominee Arthur Langlie Monrad Wallgren
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 445,958 417,035
Percentage 50.50% 47.22%

Washington gubernatorial election 1948.svg
County results
Langlie:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Wallgren:      40–50%      50–60%

Governor before election

Monrad Wallgren

Elected Governor

Arthur B. Langlie

The 1948 Washington gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1948. Republican nominee Arthur B. Langlie defeated incumbent Democrat Monrad Wallgren with 50.50% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on September 14, 1948.[1]



1948 Washington gubernatorial primary election[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arthur B. Langlie 206,851 38.29
Democratic Monrad Wallgren 165,775 30.68
Democratic Clarence D. Martin 89,890 16.64
Republican John T. McCutcheon 28,130 5.21
Democratic Robert F. Waldron 16,300 3.02
Republican James M. Greene 12,346 2.29
Democratic George J. Smith 11,730 2.17
Republican Marius Rasmussen 3,068 0.57
Republican Clark R. Belknap 2,925 0.54
Republican Richard C. Beam 1,822 0.34
Republican L.R. "Lal" Kemoe 1,429 0.26
Total votes 540,266 100.00

General election


Major party candidates

  • Arthur B. Langlie, Republican
  • Monrad Wallgren, Democratic

Other candidates

  • Russell H. Fluent, Progressive
  • Henry Killman, Socialist Labor
  • Daniel Roberts, Socialist Workers


1948 Washington gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Arthur B. Langlie 445,958 50.50%
Democratic Monrad Wallgren 417,035 47.22%
Progressive Russell H. Fluent 19,224 2.18%
Socialist Labor Henry Killman 780 0.09%
Socialist Workers Daniel Roberts 144 0.02%
Republican gain from Democratic Swing


  1. ^ a b "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Retrieved 2019-01-13.
  2. ^ "November 1948 General". Retrieved 2019-01-13.
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