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1950 Texas gubernatorial election

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1950 Texas gubernatorial election

← 1948 November 7, 1950 1952 →
 
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Nominee Allan Shivers Ralph W. Currie
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 355,010 39,737
Percentage 89.93% 10.07%

Governor before election

Allan Shivers
Democratic

Elected Governor

Allan Shivers
Democratic

The 1950 Texas gubernatorial election was held on November 7, 1950.

Incumbent Democratic Governor Allan Shivers defeated Republican nominee Ralph W. Currie with 89.93% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on July 22, 1950.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

  • Wellington Abbey
  • Charles B. Hutchison, unsuccessful candidate for Democratic nomination for Governor in 1946 and 1948
  • Benita Lawrence, teacher[2]
  • Caso March, former Baylor University law professor[3] and unsuccessful candidate for Democratic nomination for Governor in 1946 and 1948
  • Gene S. Porter, unsuccessful candidate for Democratic nomination for Governor in 1942 and 1944
  • Allan Shivers, incumbent Governor
  • J. M. Wren

Results

Democratic primary results[4][5][1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Allan Shivers 829,730 76.36
Democratic Caso March 195,997 18.04
Democratic Charles B. Hutchison 16,048 1.48
Democratic Gene S. Porter 14,728 1.36
Democratic J. M. Wren 14,138 1.30
Democratic Benita Louise Marek Lawrence 9,542 0.88
Democratic Wellington Abbey 6,381 0.59
Total votes 1,086,564 100.00

General election

Candidates

Results

1950 Texas gubernatorial election[6][7][8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Allan Shivers 355,010 89.93%
Republican Ralph W. Currie 39,737 10.07%
Scattering 26 0.00%
Majority 315,273 79.86%
Turnout 394,773 100.00%
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b Texas Almanac & 1952-1953, p. 491.
  2. ^ "Candidates line-up for Dem campaign". McKinney Daily Courier-Gazette. McKinney, Texas. 6 June 1950. p. 1. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Texas Campaign Quiet". Evening star. Washington, D.C. 2 July 1950. p. A-9. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  4. ^ "TX Governor, 1950 - D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  5. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 145.
  6. ^ "TX Governor, 1950". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  7. ^ Texas Almanac & 1952-1953, p. 508.
  8. ^ Journal of the House of Representatives of the Regular Session of the Fifty-Second Legislature of the State of Texas (PDF). Austin, Texas. 1951. p. 50.

Bibliography

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