The 1962 Maine gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 1962. Incumbent
John Reed, had been elected in 1960 in a
special election to finish the final two years of
Clinton Clauson's term following his death, and was seeking a full term of his own. He faced off against
Democratic challenger Maynard C. Dolloff. Reed was re-elected by one of the narrowest margins in Maine history – a mere 483 votes.
As of 2018, this is the last Maine gubernatorial election in which the Republican candidate won over 50% of the vote.