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1950 Alabama gubernatorial election

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1950 Alabama gubernatorial election

← 1946 November 7, 1950 1954 →
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Nominee Gordon Persons John S. Crowder
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 154,414 15,127
Percentage 91.08% 8.92%

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County results
Persons:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%

Governor before election

Jim Folsom

Elected Governor

Gordon Persons

The 1950 Alabama gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 1950, to elect the Governor of Alabama. Incumbent Democrat Jim Folsom was term-limited, and could not seek a second consecutive term.

Democratic primary

At the time this election took place, Alabama, as with most other southern states, was solidly Democratic, and the Republican Party had such diminished influence that the Democratic primary was the de facto contest for state offices.



1950 Alabama Democratic gubernatorial primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gordon Persons 137,055 34.08
Democratic Phil Hamm 56,395 14.02
Democratic Elbert Boozer 61,530 11.94
Democratic J. Bruce Henderson 38,867 9.66
Democratic Chauncey Sparks 27,404 6.81
Democratic Bull Connor 20,629 5.13
Democratic Robert Bell 20,171 5.02
Democratic Reuben Newton 15,502 3.85
Democratic Joe Money 10,555 2.62
Democratic William M. Beck 10,218 2.54
Democratic Albert Stapp 6,200 1.54
Democratic Wiley Gordon 6,067 1.51
Democratic Hugh Dubose 2,594 0.65
Democratic Jas. M. Dement 2,030 0.51
Democratic W. R. Farnell 478 0.12
Total votes 402,186 100.00

Hamm withdrew from the primary runoff, meaning that Persons became the Democratic nominee.


1950 Alabama gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gordon Persons 154,414 91.08
Republican John S. Crowder 15,127 8.92
Total votes 169,541 100.00
Democratic hold


  1. ^ "AL Governor D Primary 1950". Retrieved October 17, 2016.
  2. ^ "AL Governor 1950". Retrieved October 17, 2016.
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