Eldon S. Dummit

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Eldon S. Dummit was the Republican nominee for Governor of Kentucky in 1947. Dummit was nominated to succeed Simeon S. Willis, the last Republican Governor of Kentucky since Flem D. Sampson. Dummit's opponent in 1947 was Earle Clements, a former member of the Kentucky House of Representatives who was then representing Kentucky in the United States House of Representatives.

Clements defeated Dummit, taking 387,795 votes (57.4%) to Dummit's 287,756 (42.6%). Clements went on to serve in the United States Senate after serving as governor, and Kentucky would not elect another Republican governor until Louie Nunn in 1967.

External sources[edit]

  • The Kentucky Encyclopedia
Legal offices
Preceded by
Hubert Meredith
Attorney General of Kentucky
1944–1948
Succeeded by
Alvarado E. Funk
Party political offices
Preceded by
Simeon S. Willis
Republican nominee for Governor of Kentucky
1947
Succeeded by
Eugene Siler