United States gubernatorial elections, 1969

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United States gubernatorial elections, 1969
United States
1968 ←
1969 → 1970

Governorships of MD, NJ, VA
  Majority party Minority party
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 31 governorships 19 governorships
Seats before 31 19
Seats after 32 18
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1

The United States gubernatorial elections of 1969 were held on November 4, 1969 in two states, with a January 7 special election held in Maryland. Republicans achieved a net-gain of one in these elections.

Election results[edit]

A bolded state name features an article about the specific election.

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Maryland*[1] Spiro Agnew Republican Elected Vice President, Democratic victory[note 1] Marvin Mandel (Democratic) 70.00%
Rogers Morton (Republican) 14.44%
Francis X. Gallagher (Democratic) 8.33%
William S. James (Democratic) 7.22%
New Jersey[2] Brendan Byrne Democratic Term-limited, Republican victory William T. Cahill (Republican) 59.66%
Robert B. Meyner (Democratic) 38.49%
James E. Johnson (Independent) 0.45%
Jack D. Alvino (Independent) 0.43%
Winifred O. Perry (Conservative) 0.43%
Louis Vanderplate (Independent) 0.28%
Julius Levin (Socialist Labor) 0.26%
Virginia[3] Mills E. Godwin, Jr. Democratic Term-limited,[4] Republican victory A. Linwood Holton, Jr. (Republican) 52.51%
William C. Battle (Democratic) 45.40%
Beverly B. McDowell (Virginia Conservative) 1.16%
William A. Pennington (American Independent) 0.81%
George R. Walker (Independent) 0.13%

*Note: Special election which occurred on January 7, 1969.


  1. ^ Special election was conducted by the Maryland General Assembly.


  1. ^ "MD Governor - Special Election". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "NJ Governor". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  3. ^ "VA Governor". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 2 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Gurwitt, Rob (October 2005). "The Last One-Term Statehouse". Retrieved 16 August 2013.