1938 Michigan gubernatorial election

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1938 Michigan gubernatorial election

← 1936 November 8, 1938 1940 →
  Frank D. Fitzgerald.jpg Justice Frank Murphy.jpg
Nominee Frank Fitzgerald Frank Murphy
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 847,245 753,752
Percentage 52.78% 46.96%

Governor before election

Frank Murphy
Democratic

Elected Governor

Frank Fitzgerald
Republican

The 1938 Michigan gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1938. Republican nominee Frank Fitzgerald defeated incumbent Democratic Frank Murphy with 52.78% of the vote.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

Other candidates

  • Nahum Burnett, Socialist
  • Clayton O'Donohue, Socialist Labor
  • Juliet K. Hammond, American
  • Vahan K. Beshgetoor, Commonwealth
  • Howard L. Holmes, Square Deal
  • Bowen R. Gover, Protestants United

Results[edit]

Michigan gubernatorial election, 1938[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Fitzgerald 847,245 52.78
Democratic Frank Murphy 753,752 46.96
Socialist Nahum Burnett 2,896 0.18
Socialist Labor Clayton O'Donohue 446 0.03
American Juliet K. Hammond 257 0.02
Commonwealth Vahan K. Beshgetoor 242 0.02
Square Deal Howard L. Holmes 205 0.01
Protestants United Bowen R. Gover 177 0.01
Write-ins 21 0.00
Total votes 1,602,088 100
Republican gain from Democratic

Primaries[edit]

Republican Primary[edit]

Michigan gubernatorial Republican primary, 1938[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Fitzgerald 420,188 65.45
Republican Harry S. Toy 207,543 32.33
Republican Roscoe Conkling Fitch 14,253 2.22
Total votes 641,984 100.00

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - MI Governor - Nov 08, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 8, 2019.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - MI Governor - R Primary Race - Sept 13, 1938". Our Campaigns. Retrieved December 8, 2019.