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1955 United States gubernatorial elections

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1955 United States gubernatorial elections

← 1954 November 7, 1955 (KY and MS);
April 17, 1956 (LA)
1956 →

3 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 27 governorships 21 governorships
Seats before 27 21
Seats after 27 21
Seat change Steady Steady

  Democratic holds
  Democratic pickups
  Republican holds
  Republican pickups

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1955, in three states. Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi hold their gubernatorial elections in odd numbered years, every 4 years, preceding the United States presidential election year.

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State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Kentucky Lawrence Wetherby Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory A. B. “Happy” Chandler (Democratic) 58.02%
Edwin R. Denney (Republican) 41.45%
Robert H. Garrison (Prohibition) 0.35%
Jesse K. Lewis (Free Citizens Party) 0.19%
(Held, 17 April 1956)
Robert F. Kennon Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Earl K. Long (Democratic) unopposed
(Democratic primary results)
Earl K. Long 51.44%
deLesseps Morrison 23.27%
Fred Preaus 11.71%
Francis Grevemberg 7.60%
James M. McLemore 5.88%
Mississippi Hugh L. White Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory James P. Coleman (Democratic) unopposed
(Democratic primary run-off results)
James P. Coleman 55.64%
Paul B. Johnson Jr. 44.36%


  1. ^ "KY Governor, 1955". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  2. ^ "LA Governor, 1956". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  3. ^ "LA Governor, 1956 – D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  4. ^ "MS Governor, 1955". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  5. ^ "MS Governor, 1955 – D Runoff". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
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