1961 Virginia gubernatorial election Information

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Virginia gubernatorial election, 1961

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Nominee Albertis Harrison H. Clyde Pearson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 251,861 142,567
Percentage 63.85% 36.15%

Governor before election

James Lindsay Almond, Jr.

Elected Governor

Albertis S. Harrison, Jr.

In the 1961 Virginia gubernatorial election, incumbent Governor James Lindsay Almond, Jr., a Democrat, was unable to seek re-election due to term limits. H. Clyde Pearson was nominated by the Republican Party to run against former Democratic Attorney General of Virginia Albertis S. Harrison, Jr..



Virginia gubernatorial election, 1961 [1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Albertis S. Harrison, Jr. 251,861 63.85% +0.69%
Republican H. Clyde Pearson 142,567 36.15% -0.29%
Majority 109,294 27.71% +0.99%
Turnout 394,428
Democratic hold Swing