Alaska gubernatorial election, 1958

Alaska gubernatorial election, 1958
November 25, 1958

Nominee Bill Egan John Butrovich, Jr.
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 29,189 19,299
Percentage 59.61% 39.41%

Governor before election

Waino Hendrickson

Elected Governor

Bill Egan

The 1958 Alaska gubernatorial election took place on November 25, 1958 for the post of governor of Alaska. This was Alaska's first gubernatorial election as a U.S. state, although this did not actually take effect until January 3, 1959. Democratic State Senator Bill Egan defeated Republican State Senator John Butrovich, Jr..


1958 gubernatorial election, Alaska[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Bill Egan 29,189 59.61%
Republican John Butrovich, Jr. 19,299 39.41%
Independent Mike Dollinter 480 0.98%
Majority 9,890 20.20%
Turnout 48,968
Democratic gain from Republican Swing


  1. "1958 Gubernatorial General Election Results – Alaska". Alaska Division of Elections. Archived from the original on 2 September 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-31.

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