1934 United States gubernatorial elections

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1934 United States gubernatorial elections

← 1933 November 6, 1934;
September 10, 1934 (ME)
1935 →

34 state governorships
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Democratic Republican
Last election 38 governorships 8 governorships
Seats before 37[a] 9
Seats after 38 8
Seat change Increase1 Decrease1

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Farmer–Labor Progressive
Last election 1 governorship 0 governorship
Seats before 1 0
Seats after 1 1
Seat change Steady Increase1

  Fifth party
 
Party Independent
Last election 1 governorship
Seats before 1
Seats after 0
Seat change Decrease1

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     Democratic gain      Democratic hold
     Republican gain      Republican hold
     Farmer–Labor hold
     Progressive gain

United States gubernatorial elections were held in 1934, in 34 states, concurrent with the House and Senate elections, on November 6, 1934 (September 10 in Maine).

Results[edit]

State Incumbent Party Status Opposing Candidates
Alabama Benjamin M. Miller Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Bibb Graves (Democratic) 86.93%
Edmund H. Dryer (Republican) 12.67%
Arlie Barber (Socialist) 0.25%
J. M. Davis (Communist) 0.15%
[1]
Arizona Benjamin Baker Moeur Democratic Re-elected, 59.65% Thomas Maddock (Republican) 38.15%
Lawrence McGivern (Socialist) 1.83%
Clay Naff (Communist) 0.36%
[2]
Arkansas Junius Marion Futrell Democratic Re-elected, 89.19% G. C. Ledbetter (Republican) 9.44%
J. Russell Butler (Socialist) 1.37%
[3]
California Frank F. Merriam Republican Re-elected, 48.87% Upton Sinclair (Democratic) 37.75%
Raymond L. Haight (Progressive) 12.99%
Sam Darcy (Communist) 0.25%
Milen C. Dempster (Socialist) 0.13%
Scattering 0.01%
[4]
Colorado Edwin Carl Johnson Democratic Re-elected, 58.11% Nate C. Warren (Republican) 39.91%
Paul S. McCormick (Socialist) 1.31%
Paul W. Hipp (Prohibition) 0.35%
P. C. Feste (Communist) 0.32%
[5]
Connecticut Wilbur L. Cross Democratic Re-elected, 46.71% Hugh Meade Alcorn (Republican) 45.16%
Jasper McLevy (Socialist) 6.96%
Alvin M. Gully (Socialist Labor) 0.68%
William E. Hogan (Independent Citizens) 0.26%
Isadore Wofsy (Communist) 0.23%
[6]
Georgia Eugene Talmadge Democratic Re-elected, 100.00%
[7]
(Democratic primary results)
Eugene Talmadge 65.95%
Claude Pittman 32.18%
Ed Gilliam 1.88%
[8]
Idaho C. Ben Ross Democratic Re-elected, 54.58% Frank L. Stephan (Republican) 44.26%
Allen F. Adams (Socialist) 0.68%
T. H. Darrow (Commonwealth Prohibition) 0.48%
[9]
Iowa Clyde L. Herring Democratic Re-elected, 51.75% Dan W. Turner (Republican) 43.55%
Wallace M. Short (Farmer Labor) 4.09%
L. J. U. Smay (Prohibition) 0.24%
Arthur W. Saarman (Socialist) 0.21%
Ira R. Meade (Communist) 0.17%
[10]
Kansas Alfred M. Landon Republican Re-elected, 53.51% Omar B. Ketchum (Democratic) 45.63%
George M. Whiteside (Socialist) 0.86%
[11]
Maine
(held, 10 September 1934)
Louis J. Brann Democratic Re-elected, 53.99% Alfred K. Ames (Republican) 45.90%
Harry Warsaw (Communist) 0.11%
[12]
Maryland Albert C. Ritchie Democratic Defeated, 48.32% Harry Whinna Nice (Republican) 49.52%
Broadus Mitchell (Socialist) 1.32%
William A. Gillespe (Independent) 0.55%
Bernard Ades (Communist) 0.15%
Harry B. Galantian (Labor) 0.14%
[13]
Massachusetts Joseph B. Ely Democratic Retired, Democratic victory James Michael Curley (Democratic) 49.65%
Gaspar G. Bacon (Republican) 42.30%
Frank A. Goodwin (Equal Tax) 6.35%
Alfred B. Lewis (Socialist) 0.83%
John W. Aiken (Socialist Labor) 0.39%
Edward Rand Stevens (Communist) 0.28%
Freeman W. Follett (Prohibition) 0.20%
[14]
Michigan William Comstock Democratic Defeated in Democratic primary, Republican victory Frank D. Fitzgerald (Republican) 52.41%
Arthur J. Lacy (Democratic) 45.84%
Arthur E. Larsen (Socialist) 0.95%
Raymond Anderson (Communist) 0.46%
Donald D. Alderdyce (Farmer Labor) 0.17%
Scattering 0.17%
[15]
Minnesota Floyd B. Olson Farmer-Labor Re-elected, 44.61% Martin A. Nelson (Republican) 37.72%
John E. Regan (Democratic) 16.84%
Arthur C. Townley (Independent) 0.42%
Samuel K. Davis (Communist) 0.41%
()
[16]
Nebraska Charles W. Bryan Democratic Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic victory Robert L. Cochran (Democratic) 50.84%
Dwight P. Griswold (Republican) 47.73%
Ralph W. Madison (Independent) 0.83%
John J. Schefcik (Independent) 0.60%
[17]
Nevada Morley Griswold Republican Defeated, 34.52% Richard Kirman (Democratic) 53.94%
Lindley C. Branson (Independent) 11.54%
[18]
New Hampshire John Gilbert Winant Republican Retired, Republican victory H. Styles Bridges (Republican) 50.55%
John L. Sullivan (Democratic) 49.16%
Eli Bourdon (Socialist) 0.16%
Elba K. Chase (Communist) 0.14%
[19]
New Jersey A. Harry Moore Democratic Term-limited, Republican victory Harold Giles Hoffman (Republican) 49.90%
William L. Dill (Democratic) 49.00%
Herman F. Niessner (Socialist) 0.64%
Morris M. Brown (Communist) 0.21%
Leslie E. Molineaux (Prohibition) 0.11%
George E. Bopp (Socialist Labor) 0.08%
Charles H. Ingersoll (Independent) 0.04%
[20]
New Mexico Andrew W. Hockenhull Democratic Retired, Democratic victory Clyde Tingley (Democratic) 51.90%
Jaffa Miller (Republican) 47.60%
E. E. Frost (Socialist) 0.42%
Philip Howe (Communist) 0.09%
[21]
New York Herbert H. Lehman Democratic Re-elected, 57.77% Robert Moses (Republican) 36.57%
Charles Solomon (Socialist) 3.32%
Israel Amter (Communist) 1.20%
William Frederick Varney (Law Preservation) 0.54%
John F. Hylan (Recovery) (write-in) 0.41%
Aaron M. Orange (Socialist Labor) 0.19%
[22]
North Dakota Ole H. Olson Republican Retired to run for Lieutenant Governor, Democratic victory Thomas H. Moodie (Democratic) 52.98%
Lydia Cady Langer (Republican) 46.61%
Pat J. Barrett (Communist) 0.41%
[23]
Ohio George White Democratic Retired to run for U.S. Senate, Democratic victory Martin L. Davey (Democratic) 51.13%
Clarence J. Brown (Republican) 48.14%
I. O. Ford (Communist) 0.73%
[24]
Oklahoma William H. Murray Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Ernest W. Marland (Democratic) 58.25%
William B. Pine (Republican) 38.81%
S. P. Green (Socialist) 2.66%
Francis M. Simpson (Independent) 0.23%
Scattering 0.05%
[25]
Oregon Julius L. Meier Independent Retired, Democratic victory Charles H. Martin (Democratic) 38.57%
Peter C. Zimmerman (Independent) 31.57%
Joe E. Dunne (Republican) 28.73%
Harry J. Correll (Independent) 0.49%
Abraham M. Silverman (Independent) 0.46%
Hank E. Wirth (Independent) 0.18%
[26]
Pennsylvania Gifford Pinchot Republican Retired, Democratic victory George H. Earle (Democratic) 50.04%
William A. Schnader (Republican) 47.79%
Jesse H. Holmes (Socialist) 1.44%
Herbert T. Ames (Prohibition) 0.46%
Emmett Patrick Cush (Communist) 0.19%
Bess Gyekis (Industrial Labor) 0.08%
[27]
Rhode Island Theodore F. Green Democratic Re-elected, 56.62% Luke H. Callan (Republican) 42.44%
Joseph M. Coldwell (Socialist) 0.94%
[28]
South Carolina Ibra Charles Blackwood Democratic Term-limited, Democratic victory Olin Johnston (Democratic) 100.00%
[29]
(Democratic primary run-off results)
Olin Johnston 56.20%
Coleman L. Blease 43.80%
[30]
South Dakota Tom Berry Democratic Re-elected, 58.60% William C. Allen (Republican) 40.65%
Knute Walstad (Independent) 0.75%
[31]
Tennessee Hill McAlister Democratic Re-elected, 61.78% Lewis S. Pope (Independent) 38.22%
[32]
Texas Miriam A. Ferguson Democratic Retired, Democratic victory James V. Allred (Democratic) 96.44%
D. E. W aggoner (Republican) 3.08%
George C. Edwards (Socialist) 0.42%
Enoch Hardaway (Communist) 0.06%
[33]
Vermont Stanley C. Wilson Republican Retired, Republican victory Charles Manley Smith (Republican) 57.26%
James Patrick Leamy (Democratic) 42.13%
John G. Hutton (Socialist) 0.47%
Thomas Alexander Boyd (Communist) 0.14%
[34]
Wisconsin Albert George Schmedeman Democratic Defeated, 37.69% Philip La Follette (Progressive) 39.12%
Howard T. Greene (Republican) 18.14%
George A. Nelson (Socialist) 4.68%
George A. Childs (Ind. Communist) 0.26%
Thomas W. North (Ind. Prohibition) 0.09%
Joseph Ehrhardt (Ind. Socialist Labor) 0.04%
[35]
Wyoming Leslie A. Miller Democratic Re-elected, 57.91% Alonzo M. Clark (Republican) 41.37%
Louis Sky (Socialist) 0.56%
Merton Willer (Communist) 0.17%
[36]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AL Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  2. ^ "AZ Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  3. ^ "AR Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  4. ^ "CA Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  5. ^ "CO Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  6. ^ "CT Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  7. ^ "GA Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  8. ^ "GA Governor, 1934 – D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  9. ^ "ID Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  10. ^ "IA Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  11. ^ "KS Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  12. ^ "ME Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  13. ^ "MD Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  14. ^ "MA Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  15. ^ "MI Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  16. ^ "MN Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  17. ^ "NE Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  18. ^ "NV Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  19. ^ "NH Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  20. ^ "NJ Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  21. ^ "NM Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  22. ^ "NY Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  23. ^ "ND Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  24. ^ "OH Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  25. ^ "OK Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  26. ^ "OR Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  27. ^ "PA Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  28. ^ "RI Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  29. ^ "SC Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  30. ^ "SC Governor, 1934 – D Runoff". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  31. ^ "SD Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  32. ^ "TN Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  33. ^ "TX Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  34. ^ "VT Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  35. ^ "WI Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  36. ^ "WY Governor, 1934". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 17 March 2019.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Horace Griggs Prall (R) succeeded New Jersey Governor A. Harry Moore (D) who resigned to take a seat in the U.S. Senate in January 1935.