Maine gubernatorial election, 1948

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Maine gubernatorial election, 1948
← 1946 September 13, 1948 1950 →
  Frederick George Payne.jpg
Nominee Frederick G. Payne Louis B. Lausier
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 145,956 76,544
Percentage 65.60% 34.40%

County results
  Counties won by Lausier
  Counties won by Payne

Governor before election

Horace A. Hildreth

Elected Governor

Frederick G. Payne

The 1948 Maine gubernatorial election took place on September 13, 1948. Incumbent Republican Governor Horace A. Hildreth, was term limited and seeking election to the United States Senate (eventually losing the Republican Primary to Margaret Chase Smith), thus did not run. Republican mayor of Augusta Frederick G. Payne faced off against Democratic challenger Louis B. Lausier, defeating him in a landslide.


1948 Gubernatorial Election, Maine[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Frederick G. Payne 145,956 65.60% -
Democratic Louis B. Lausier 76,544 34.40% -
Majority 69,412 31.20%