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Hawaii gubernatorial election, 1959

Hawaii gubernatorial election, 1959

July 28, 1959

 
Nominee William F. Quinn John A. Burns
Party Republican Democratic
Running mate James Kealoha Mitsuyuki Kido
Popular vote 86,213 82,074
Percentage 51.12% 48.66%

Elected Governor

William F. Quinn
Republican

The 1959 Hawaii gubernatorial election was Hawaii's first gubernatorial election. The election was held on July 28, 1959; one month after Hawaiians had voted for statehood in accordance with the Hawaii Admission Act[1][2] and one month before admission as the 50th state on August 21, 1959.[3]

In the election, the Republican candidate, Territorial Governor William F. Quinn, defeated the Democratic candidate, Territorial Delegate John A. Burns. Quinn won only the island of Oahu while Burns carried all other islands.[4]

General election

Results

Hawaii gubernatorial election, 1959[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William F. Quinn 86,213 51.12
Democratic John A. Burns 82,074 48.66
Commonwealth David Kihei 375 0.22
Majority 4,139 2.45
Turnout 168,662

References

  1. ^ "Hawaii Statehood Admissions Act, 1959". Hawaii-nation.org. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  2. ^ "USC 48 Ch 3, S. 3 HAWAII". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  3. ^ "When Did Hawaii Become A State?". Mauihawaii.org. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
  4. ^ a b "HI Governor Race - Jul 28, 1959". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-15. 
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