Missouri gubernatorial election, 1940

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Missouri gubernatorial election, 1940
Missouri
1936 ←
November 5, 1940
→ 1944

  Forrest C. Donnell.jpg
Nominee Forrest C. Donnell Larry McDaniel
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 911,530 907,917
Percentage 50.05% 49.85%

Governor before election

Lloyd C. Stark
Democratic

Elected Governor

Forrest C. Donnell
Republican

The Missouri gubernatorial election of 1940 was Missouri's thirty-fifth gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 5, 1940 and resulted in a victory for the Republican nominee, Forrest C. Donnell, over the Democratic candidate, and candidates representing the Socialist and Socialist Labor parties.

Results[edit]

1940 gubernatorial election, Missouri[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Forrest C. Donnell 911,530 50.05 +7.52
Democratic Larry McDaniel 907,917 49.85 -7.21
Socialist Jed A. High 1,555 0.09 -0.06
Socialist Labor William Wesley Cox 205 0.01 -0.01
Majority 3,613 0.20 -14.34
Turnout 1,821,207 48.12 -1.96
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MO Governor Race - Nov 05, 1940". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-02.