1954 Tennessee gubernatorial election

← 1952 November 2, 1954 1958 →
 
Nominee Frank G. Clement John Randolph Neal Jr.
Party Democratic Independent
Popular vote 281,291 39,574
Percentage 87.20% 12.27%

County results
Clement:      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%

Governor before election

Frank G. Clement
Democratic

Elected Governor

Frank G. Clement
Democratic

The 1954 Tennessee gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1954. Incumbent Democrat Frank G. Clement defeated Independent John Randolph Neal Jr. with 87.20% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on August 5, 1954.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank G. Clement (incumbent) 481,808 68.17
Democratic Gordon Browning 195,156 27.61
Democratic Raulston Schoolfield 29,866 4.23
Total votes 706,830 100.00

General election

Candidates

Major party candidates

Other candidates

Results

1954 Tennessee gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Frank G. Clement (incumbent) 281,291 87.20%
Independent John Randolph Neal Jr. 39,574 12.27%
Republican W. E. Michel 1,705 0.53%
Majority 281,291
Turnout 322,586
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc. CQ Press. 2005. ISBN 9781568029818. Retrieved 2019-06-16.
  2. ^ Cook, Rhodes (26 October 2017). America Votes 32: 2015-2016, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook. ISBN 9781506368993. Retrieved 2019-06-16.