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1950 Maryland gubernatorial election

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1950 Maryland gubernatorial election

← 1946 November 7, 1950 1954 →
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Nominee Theodore McKeldin William Preston Lane Jr.
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 369,807 275,824
Percentage 57.28% 42.72%

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County Results
McKeldin:      50–60%      60–70%
Lane:      50–60%

Governor before election

William Preston Lane Jr.

Elected Governor

Theodore McKeldin

The 1950 Maryland gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1950. Republican nominee Theodore McKeldin defeated Democratic incumbent William Preston Lane Jr. with 57.28% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on September 18, 1950.[1]

Democratic primary



Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William Preston Lane Jr. (incumbent) 173,611 50.13
Democratic George P. Mahoney 191,193 45.52
Democratic Herbert William Larrabee 6,649 1.74
Democratic Harry Kemper 5,426 1.42
Democratic Stephen B. Peddicord 4,496 1.18
Total votes 381,375 100.00

General election


  • Theodore McKeldin, Republican
  • William Preston Lane Jr., Democratic


1950 Maryland gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Theodore McKeldin 369,807 57.28%
Democratic William Preston Lane Jr. (incumbent) 275,824 42.72%
Majority 93,983
Turnout 645,631
Republican gain from Democratic Swing


  1. ^ a b Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc. CQ Press. 2005. ISBN 9781568029818. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
  2. ^ Cook, Rhodes (17 November 2015). America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook. ISBN 9781483383026. Retrieved 2019-06-30.
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