Missouri gubernatorial election, 1948

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Missouri gubernatorial election, 1948
Missouri
1944 ←
November 2, 1948
→ 1952

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Nominee Forrest Smith Murray Thompson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 893,092 670,064
Percentage 56.98% 42.75%

Governor before election

Phil M. Donnelly
Democratic

Elected Governor

Forrest Smith
Democratic

The Missouri gubernatorial election of 1948 was Missouri's thirty-seventh gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 2, 1948 and resulted in a victory for the Democratic nominee, State Auditor Forrest Smith, over the Republican candidate Murray Thompson, and candidates representing the Progressive, Socialist and Socialist Labor parties.

Results[edit]

1948 gubernatorial election, Missouri[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Forrest Smith 893,092 56.98 +6.04
Republican Murray Thompson 670,064 42.75 -6.22
Progressive Robert B. Logsdon 2,874 0.18 +0.18
Socialist Ralph E. Gipe 1,117 0.07 -0.01
Socialist Labor Henry W. Genck 191 0.01 ±0.00
Majority 223,028 14.23 +12.27
Turnout 1,567,338 41.41 -0.55
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MO Governor Race - Nov 02, 1948". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-07.