Maine gubernatorial election, 1942

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Maine gubernatorial election, 1942
← 1940 September 14, 1942 1944 →
Nominee Sumner Sewall George W. Lane, Jr.
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 118,047 58,558
Percentage 66.84% 33.16%

County results
  Counties won by Lane
  Counties won by Sewall

Governor before election

Sumner Sewall

Elected Governor

Sumner Sewall

The 1942 Maine gubernatorial election took place on September 14, 1942. Incumbent Republican Governor Sumner Sewall was seeking a second term, and faced off against Democratic challenger George W. Lane, Jr. Sewall was able to easily win his re-election. This contest was the first gubernatorial election held after the entry of the United States into the second world war.


1942 Gubernatorial Election, Maine[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Sumner Sewall 118,047 66.84% -
Democratic George W. Lane, Jr. 58,558 33.16% -
Majority 59,489 33.68%