1962 Maine gubernatorial election Article

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Maine gubernatorial election, 1962

←  1960 November 6, 1962 1966 →
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Nominee John H. Reed Maynard C. Dolloff
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 146,604 146,121
Percentage 50.08% 49.92%

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Election results by county
Reed:      50–60%      60–70%
Dolloff:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

John H. Reed

Elected Governor

John H. Reed

The 1962 Maine gubernatorial election took place on November 6, 1962. Incumbent Republican Governor 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.


1962 Gubernatorial Election, Maine [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John H. Reed (Incumbent) 146,604 50.08% -
Democratic Maynard C. Dolloff 146,121 49.92% -
Majority 483 0.17%


  1. ^ Guide to US Elections, Fifth Edition, Volume II. CQ Press. 2005. pp. 1497–1499. ISBN  978-1-56802-981-8.