|Elections in Virginia|
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..
|Democratic||Albertis S. Harrison, Jr.||251,861||63.85%||+0.69%|
|Republican||H. Clyde Pearson||142,567||36.15%||-0.29%|
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