1957 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1957

← 1956 November 5, 1957 1958 →

2 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 29 governorships 19 governorships
Seats before 29 19
Seats after 29 19
Seat change Steady Steady

  Democratic holds
  Democratic pickups
  Republican holds
  Republican pickups

United States gubernatorial elections were held on 5 November 1957, in two states.


State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
New Jersey Robert B. Meyner Democratic Re-elected, 54.55% Malcolm Forbes (Republican) 44.46%
Albert Ronis (Socialist Labor) 0.31%
Henry B. Krajewski (American Third) 0.31%
Winifred O. Perry (Conservative) 0.30%
Anthony D. Scipio (American) 0.08%
Virginia Thomas B. Stanley Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory J. Lindsay Almond (Democratic) 63.16%
Theodore Roosevelt Dalton (Republican) 36.44%
C. Gilmer Brooks (Independent) 0.40%


  1. ^ "NJ Governor, 1957". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
  2. ^ "VA Governor, 1957". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 21 March 2018.
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