1958 United States gubernatorial elections

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1958

← 1957 November 4, 1958;
September 8, 1958 (ME);
November 25, 1958 (AK)
1959 →

34 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 29 governorships 19 governorships
Seats before 29 19
Seats after 35 14
Seat change Increase6 Decrease5

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  Democratic holds
  Democratic pickups
  Republican holds
  Republican pickups

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1958, in 34 states, concurrent with the House and Senate elections, on November 4, 1958 (September 8 in Maine, November 25 in Alaska). Alaska held its first gubernatorial election on achieving statehood.

In Colorado, Maine and Ohio, the governor was elected to a four-year term for the first time, instead of a two-year term.

Results

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama Jim Folsom Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory John Malcolm Patterson (Democratic) 88.22%
William Longshore (Republican) 11.44%
William Jackson (Independent) 0.34%
[1]
Alaska
(Held, 25 November 1958)
New state William A. Egan (Democratic) 59.61%
John Butrovich Jr. (Republican) 39.41%
Mike Dollinter (Independent) 0.98%
[2]
Arizona Ernest McFarland Democratic Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Republican victory Paul Fannin (Republican) 55.13%
Robert Morrison (Democratic) 44.87%
[3]
Arkansas Orval Faubus Democratic Re-elected, 82.47% George W. Johnson (Republican) 17.53%
[4]
California Goodwin Knight Republican Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic victory Pat Brown (Democratic) 59.75%
William Knowland (Republican) 40.16%
William Potter Gale (Independent) 0.04%
Scattering 0.05%
[5]
Colorado Stephen McNichols Democratic Re-elected, 58.41% Palmer L. Burch (Republican) 41.59%
[6]
Connecticut Abraham A. Ribicoff Democratic Re-elected, 62.29% Fred R. Zeller (Republican) 37.01%
Jasper McLevy (Socialist) 0.70%
[7]
Georgia Marvin Griffin Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Ernest Vandiver (Democratic) unopposed in the general election.
(Democratic primary results)
Ernest Vandiver 80.51%
William T. Bodenhamer 14.16%
Lee Roy Abernathy 5.34%
[8]
Idaho Robert E. Smylie Republican Re-elected, 50.96% Alfred M. Derr (Democratic) 49.04%
[9]
Iowa Herschel C. Loveless Democratic Re-elected, 54.13% William G. Murray (Republican) 45.87%
[10]
Kansas George Docking Democratic Re-elected, 56.46% Clyde M. Reed, Jr. (Republican) 42.54%
Warren C. Martin (Prohibition) 1.01%
[11]
Maine
(Held, 8 September 1958)
Edmund Muskie Democratic Term-limited, Republican victory Clinton A. Clauson (Democratic) 51.99%
Horace A. Hildreth (Republican) 48.01%
[12]
Maryland Theodore Roosevelt McKeldin Republican Term-limited, Democratic victory J. Millard Tawes (Democratic) 63.55%
James Devereux (Republican) 36.45%
[13]
Massachusetts Foster Furcolo Democratic Re-elected, 56.19% Charles Gibbons (Republican) 43.10%
Henning A. Blomen (Socialist Labor) 0.41%
Guy S. Williams (Prohibition) 0.30%
[14]
Michigan G. Mennen Williams Democratic Re-elected, 53.00% Paul Douglas Bagwell (Republican) 46.63%
Ralph Muncy (Socialist Labor) 0.17%
Rollin M. Severance (Prohibition) 0.16%
Frank Lovell (Socialist Workers) 0.04%
[15]
Minnesota Orville Freeman DFL Re-elected, 56.76% George E. MacKinnon (Republican) 42.31%
Arne Anderson (Industrial Government) 0.94%
[16]
Nebraska Victor E. Anderson Republican Defeated, 49.80% Ralph G. Brooks (Democratic) 50.19%
Scattering 0.00%
[17]
Nevada Charles H. Russell Republican Defeated, 40.08% Grant Sawyer (Democratic) 59.92%
[18]
New Hampshire Lane Dwinell Republican Retired, Republican victory Wesley Powell (Republican) 51.65%
Bernard L. Boutin (Democratic) 48.35%
[19]
New Mexico Edwin L. Mechem Republican Defeated, 49.53% John Burroughs (Democratic) 50.47%
[20]
New York W. Averell Harriman Democratic Defeated, 44.71% Nelson A. Rockefeller (Republican) 54.74%
John T. McManus (Independent Socialist) 0.55%
[21]
North Dakota John E. Davis Republican Re-elected, 53.10% John F. Lord (D-NPL) 46.90%
[22]
Ohio C. William O'Neill Republican Defeated, 43.08% Michael V. DiSalle (Democratic) 56.92%
[23]
Oklahoma Raymond D. Gary Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory J. Howard Edmondson (Democratic) 74.14%
Phil Ferguson (Republican) 19.95%
D. A. "Jelly" Bryce (Independent) 5.91%
[24]
Oregon Robert D. Holmes Democratic Defeated, 44.66% Mark O. Hatfield (Republican) 55.32%
Scattering 0.03%
[25]
Pennsylvania George M. Leader Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory David L. Lawrence (Democratic) 50.79%
Arthur T. McGonigle (Republican) 48.88%
Herman A. Johansen (Socialist Labor) 0.22%
Eloise Fickland (Workers) 0.11%
[26]
Rhode Island Dennis J. Roberts Democratic Defeated, 49.10% Christopher Del Sesto (Republican) 50.90%
[27]
South Carolina George Bell Timmerman Jr. Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Ernest F. Hollings (Democratic) unopposed in the general election.
(Democratic primary/primary run-off results)
Ernest F. Hollings 41.93%/56.78%
Donald S. Russell 35.02%/43.22%
William C. Johnston 23.06%
[28]
South Dakota Joe Foss Republican Term-limited, Democratic victory Ralph Herseth (Democratic) 51.40%
Phil Saunders (Republican) 48.60%
[29]
Tennessee Frank G. Clement Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Buford Ellington (Democratic) 57.54%
Jim Nance McCord (Independent) 31.54%
Tom Wall (Republican) 8.31%
Scattering 2.61%
[30]
Texas Price Daniel Democratic Re-elected, 88.09% Edwin S. Mayer (Republican) 11.91%
[31]
Vermont Joseph B. Johnson Republican Retired, Republican victory Robert T. Stafford (Republican) 50.29%
Bernard Joseph Leddy (Democratic) 49.71%
[32]
Wisconsin Vernon Wallace Thomson Republican Defeated, 46.28% Gaylord A. Nelson (Democratic) 53.59%
Wayne Leverenz (Socialist Workers) 0.12%
[33]
Wyoming Milward Simpson Republican Defeated, 46.64% John J. Hickey (Democratic) 48.94%
Louis W. Carlson (Economy) 4.42%
[34]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Alabama Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  2. ^ "Alaska Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  3. ^ "Arizona Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  4. ^ "Arkansas Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  5. ^ "California Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  6. ^ "Colorado Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Connecticut Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Georgia Governor, 1958 – D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  9. ^ "Idaho Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  10. ^ "Iowa Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Kansas Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  12. ^ "Maine Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  13. ^ "Maryland Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  14. ^ "Massachusetts Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  15. ^ "Michigan Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  16. ^ "Minnesota Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Nebraska Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  18. ^ "Nevada Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  19. ^ "New Hampshire Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  20. ^ "New Mexico Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  21. ^ "New York Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  22. ^ "North Dakota Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  23. ^ "Ohio Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  24. ^ "Oklahoma Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  25. ^ "Oregon Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  26. ^ "Pennsylvania Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  27. ^ "Rhode Island Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  28. ^ "South Carolina Governor, 1958 – D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
    "South Carolina Governor, 1958 – D Runoff". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  29. ^ "South Dakota Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  30. ^ "Tennessee Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  31. ^ "Texas Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  32. ^ "Vermont Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  33. ^ "Wisconsin Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  34. ^ "Wyoming Governor, 1958". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
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