1938 United States Senate election in Vermont

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United States Senate election in Vermont, 1938

← 1934 November 8, 1938 (1938-11-08) 1940 →
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Nominee Ernest W. Gibson, Sr. John Mcgrath
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 73,990 38,673
Percentage 65.7% 34.3%

U.S. Senator before election

Ernest W. Gibson, Sr.
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Ernest W. Gibson, Sr.
Republican

The 1938 United States Senate election in Vermont took place on November 8, 1938. Republican Ernest W. Gibson, Sr. successfully ran for re-election to another term in the United States Senate, defeating Democratic candidate John Mcgrath. Gibson, Sr. died in June 1940 and his son, Ernest W. Gibson, Jr., was appointed to fill the seat until a special election could be held in November 1940.

Republican primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Ernest W. Gibson, Sr. (inc.) 38,872 81.8%
Republican Martin S. Vilas 8,630 18.2%
Republican Other 14 0.0%
Total votes 47,516 100.0%

Democratic primary[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic John Mcgrath 4,931 99.9%
Democratic Other 6 0.1%
Total votes 4,937 100.0%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

United States Senate election in Vermont, 1938[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Ernest W. Gibson, Sr. (inc.) 73,990 65.7%
Democratic John Mcgrath 38,673 34.3%
Total votes 112,663 100.0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Primary Election Results" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 17 June 2015.
  2. ^ "General Election Results - U.S. Senator - 1914-2014" (PDF). Office of the Vermont Secretary of State. Retrieved 17 June 2015.