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%

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%