1960 South Dakota gubernatorial election

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1960 South Dakota gubernatorial election

← 1958 November 8, 1960 1962 →
  Archie M. Gubbrud 1962.jpg Ralph Herseth.jpg
Nominee Archie M. Gubbrud Ralph Herseth
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 154,530 150,095
Percentage 50.73% 49.27%

South Dakota Governor Election Results by County, 1960.svg
County results

Gubbrud:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Herseth:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Ralph Herseth
Democratic

Elected Governor

Archie M. Gubbrud
Republican

The 1960 South Dakota gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1960.

Incumbent Democratic Governor Ralph Herseth was defeated by Republican nominee Archie M. Gubbrud, who won 50.73% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on June 7, 1960.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ralph Herseth (inc.) unopposed

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Archie M. Gubbrud unopposed

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

1960 South Dakota gubernatorial election[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Archie M. Gubbrud 154,530 50.73%
Democratic Ralph Herseth (inc.) 150,095 49.27%
Majority 4,435 1.46%
Turnout 304,625 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Compiled by the Senate Library under the direction of Felton M. Johnston, Secretary of the Senate (1960). Factual Campaign Information. Washington D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. p. 3.
  2. ^ a b Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 142.
  3. ^ Elections (PDF). 2005 South Dakota Legislative Manual. p. 635. Retrieved 14 May 2020.
  4. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 79.
  5. ^ "SD Governor, 1960". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 14 May 2020.

Bibliography[edit]

  • Gubernatorial Elections, 1787-1997. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1998. ISBN 1-56802-396-0.