Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1938

← 1934 November 8, 1938 (1938-11-08) 1942 →
 
Nominee Arthur James Charles Alvin Jones
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 2,035,340 1,756,192
Percentage 53.39% 46.07%

Pennsylvania Governor Election Results by County, 1938.svg
County Results

James:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Jones:      50–60%

Governor before election

George Earle
Democratic

Elected Governor

Arthur James
Republican

The Pennsylvania gubernatorial election of 1938 occurred on November 8, 1938. Incumbent Democratic governor George Howard Earle III was not a candidate for re-election. Republican candidate Arthur James defeated Democratic candidate Charles Alvin Jones to become Governor of Pennsylvania.

Results

Pennsylvania gubernatorial election, 1938[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arthur James 2,035,340 53.39
Democratic Charles Alvin Jones 1,756,192 46.07
Socialist Jesse H. Holmes 12,635 0.33
Prohibition Robert G. Burnham 6,438 0.17
Communist Ella Reeve Bloor Omholt 1,273 0.03
N/A Others 89 0.00
Totals 3,811,967 100.00%

References

  1. ^ "Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Election Returns 1938". Wilkes University. Retrieved 20 December 2012.