United States gubernatorial elections, 1963

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1963

← 1962 November 5, 1963;
March 3, 1964 (LA)
1964 →

3 state governorships

  Majority party Minority party
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 34 governorships 16 governorships
Seats before 34 16
Seats after 34 16
Seat change Steady Steady

  Democratic holds
  Democratic pickups
  Republican holds
  Republican pickups

United States gubernatorial elections were held in November 1963, 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.

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Kentucky Bert Combs Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Edward T. Breathitt (Democratic) 50.74%
Louie B. Nunn (Republican) 49.26%
(Held, 3 March 1964)
Jimmie Davis Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory John McKeithen (Democratic) 60.72%
Charlton Lyons (Republican) 38.50%
Thomas S. Williams (States Rights Party) 0.78%
Mississippi Ross Barnett Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Paul B. Johnson, Jr. (Democratic) 61.94%
Rubel Phillips (Republican) 38.06%


  1. ^ "KY Governor, 1963". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018. 
  2. ^ "LA Governor, 1964". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018. 
  3. ^ "MS Governor, 1963". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 28 February 2018. 
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