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1960 Delaware gubernatorial election

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1960 Delaware gubernatorial election

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Nominee Elbert N. Carvel John W. Rollins
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 100,792 94,043
Percentage 51.73% 48.27%

County results
Carvel:      50–60%

Governor before election

J. Caleb Boggs

Elected Governor

Elbert N. Carvel

The 1960 Delaware gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1960.

Incumbent Republican Governor J. Caleb Boggs was term-limited, having served two consecutive terms. Boggs instead ran for the U.S. Senate.

Democratic nominee Elbert N. Carvel defeated Republican nominee John W. Rollins with 51.73% of the vote.


Nominations were made by party conventions.

Democratic nomination

The Democratic convention was held on August 25.[1]


Republican nomination

The Republican convention was held on August 31 and September 1.[2]



General election


1960 Delaware gubernatorial election[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Elbert N. Carvel 100,792 51.73%
Republican John W. Rollins 94,043 48.27%
Majority 6,749 3.46%
Turnout 194,835 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican Swing


  1. ^ Liberman, Cy (26 August 1960). "Mrs. Belle Everett, Ernest E. Killen Complete Ticket At Quiet Session". Wilmington Morning News. Wilmington, Delaware. p. 1. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  2. ^ Hartmann, Fred (1 September 1960). "Williams Loses Dramatic Battle By 82-78 Vote At GOP Parley". Wilmington Morning News. Wilmington, Delaware. p. 1. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  3. ^ "DE Governor, 1960". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 10 October 2020.
  4. ^ Glashan 1979, pp. 52–53.
  5. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 46.


  • Gubernatorial Elections, 1787-1997. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1998. ISBN 1-56802-396-0.
  • Glashan, Roy R. (1979). American Governors and Gubernatorial Elections, 1775-1978. Meckler Books. ISBN 0-930466-17-9.
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