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1953 New Jersey gubernatorial election

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1953 New Jersey gubernatorial election

← 1949 November 3, 1953 1957 →
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Nominee Robert B. Meyner Paul L. Troast
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 962,710 809,068
Percentage 53.2% 44.7%

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County Results
Meyner:      50–60%      60–70%
Troast:      50-60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Alfred E. Driscoll

Elected Governor

Robert B. Meyner

The 1953 New Jersey gubernatorial election was held on November 3, 1953. Democratic nominee Robert B. Meyner defeated Republican nominee Paul L. Troast with 53.17% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on April 21, 1953.[1]

Democratic primary



Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert B. Meyner 107,801 45.68
Democratic Elmer H. Wene 106,216 45.01
Democratic Alexander F. Ormsby 17,161 7.27
Democratic John J. Winberry 4,828 2.05
Total votes 236,006 100.00

Republican primary



Republican Party primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul L. Troast 218,826 51.59
Republican Malcolm Forbes 166,364 39.22
Republican Kenneth C. Hand 15,373 3.62
Republican Alvin W. Van Schoick 7,504 1.77
Republican Frederick F. Richardson 6,255 1.48
Republican Fred E. Shepard 6,229 1.47
Republican Charles Richard Klein 3,627 0.86
Total votes 424,178 100.00

General election


Major party candidates

  • Robert B. Meyner, Democratic
  • Paul L. Troast, Republican

Other candidates

  • Clendenin Ryan, Independent Voters
  • Henry B. Krajewski, Veterans Bonus Now
  • Albert Ronis, Socialist Labor Party of America


New Jersey gubernatorial election, 1953[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Robert B. Meyner 962,710 53.17%
Republican Paul L. Troast 809,068 44.68%
Independent Clendenin Ryan 23,271 1.29%
Independent Henry B. Krajewski 12,881 0.71%
Socialist Labor Albert Ronis 2,882 0.16%
Democratic hold Swing


  1. ^ a b c "Candidates for the Office of Governor - State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1953. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  2. ^ "Votes Cast for the Office of Governor of the State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1953. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
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