1954 Georgia gubernatorial election

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Georgia gubernatorial election of 1954

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Nominee Marvin Griffin
Party Democratic
Popular vote 331,899
Percentage 99.98%

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County Results


Griffin:      90-100%



Governor before election

Herman Talmadge
Democratic

Elected Governor

Marvin Griffin
Democratic

The 1954 Georgia gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1954. Running unopposed in the general election, Democratic Lt. Gov Marvin Griffin[1] was elected with 99.98% of the vote.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Declared[edit]

  • Marvin Griffin, incumbent Lieutenant Governor
  • Charlie Gowen, State Representative
  • Fred Hand, Speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives
  • Tom Linder, Commissioner of Agriculture
  • Melvin Thompson, former Governor

Results[edit]

Georgia gubernatorial Democratic primary, 1954[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Marvin Griffin 234,690 36.32%
Democratic Melvin Thompson 162,007 25.07%
Democratic Tom Linder 87,240 13.50%
Democratic Fred Hand 78,125 12.09%
Democratic Charlie Gowen 73,809 11.42%
Democratic Grace Wilkey Thomas 6,285 0.97%
Democratic Ben Garland 2,847 0.44%
Democratic Edmond Barfield 747 0.12%
Democratic Arthur H. Neeson 485 0.08%
Turnout 646,235

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

Georgia gubernatorial election, 1954[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Marvin Griffin 331,899 99.98%
N/A write-ins 67 0.02%
Majority 331,832 99.96
Turnout 331,966
Democratic hold Swing

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