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Parents > United States > West Virginia > Governor
OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline 00, 1940 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 05, 1940 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 05, 1940 - 11:00pm Central
Term Start January 20, 1941 - 12:00pm
Term End January 15, 1945 - 12:00pm
Turnout 46.25% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedThomas Walker July 21, 2005 02:46pm
Data SourcesCongressional Quarterly Guide to U S Elections
American Governors and Gubernatorial Elections, 1775-1978 Glashan
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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/03/1936
NameHomer A. Holt Votes492,333 (59.16%)
Term01/18/1937 - 01/20/1941 Margin152,443 (+18.32%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/07/1944
NameClarence Watson Meadows Votes395,122 (54.44%)
Term01/15/1945 - 01/17/1949 Margin64,473 (+8.88%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
May 14, 1940 WV Governor - R Primary Daniel Boone Dawson R 215,139
May 14, 1940 WV Governor - D Primary Matthew M. Neely D 361,008
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Name Sen. Matthew M. Neely Daniel Boone Dawson  
PartyDemocratic Republican  
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Uncertified Votes496,028 (56.38%) 383,698 (43.62%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -112,330 (-12.77%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
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