The 1916 Montana gubernatorial election took place on November 7, 1916. Incumbent Governor of MontanaSam V. Stewart, who was first elected governor in 1912, ran for re-election. After comfortably winning the Democratic primary, he advanced to the general election, where he faced Frank J. Edwards, the former Mayor of Helena, who narrowly emerged victorious in a close Republican primary. Benefitting from then-President Woodrow Wilson's landslide victory in Montana in the presidential election that year, Stewart narrowly won re-election to his second and final term as governor.
^Stout, Tom (1921). Montana, Its Story and Biography: A History of Aboriginal and Territorial Montana and Three Decades of Statehood. American Historical Society. p. 538. |access-date= requires |url= (help)