1916 Missouri gubernatorial election

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Missouri gubernatorial election, 1916

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  Fred D. Gardner.jpg Henrylamm-nov1916.jpg
Nominee Frederick D. Gardner Henry Lamm
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 382,355 380,092
Percentage 48.65% 48.36%

Governor before election

Elliot Woolfolk Major
Democratic

Elected Governor

Frederick D. Gardner
Democratic

The Missouri gubernatorial election of 1916 was Missouri's 29th gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 7, 1916 and resulted in a narrow victory for the Democratic nominee, St. Louis businessman Frederick D. Gardner, over the Republican candidate, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Missouri Henry Lamm,[1][2] and candidates representing the Socialist, Progressive, Prohibition, and Socialist Labor parties. To date it is the closest gubernatorial election in Missouri history.

Results[edit]

1916 gubernatorial election, Missouri[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Frederick D. Gardner 382,355 48.65 +0.45
Republican Henry Lamm 380,092 48.36 +17.21
Socialist William J. Adames 14,555 1.85 -2.18
Progressive Joseph P. Fontron 4,041 0.51 -15.11
Prohibition William H. Yount 4,009 0.51 -0.24
Socialist Labor Charles Rogers 946 0.12 -0.15
Majority 2,263 0.29 -16.76
Turnout 785,998 23.87
Democratic hold Swing

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