For the first time, the governor was elected to a four-year term, as opposed to three years.
|Democratic||Elmer H. Wene||152,054||100.00|
|Republican||Alfred E. Driscoll||207,144||69.51|
|Republican||Robert L. Adams||90,885||30.50|
Major party candidates
- Alfred E. Driscoll, Republican
- Elmer H. Wene, Democratic
- James Imbrie, Progressive Party
- John C. Butterworth, Socialist Labor Party of America
- Edson R. Leach, Prohibition Party
|Republican||Alfred E. Driscoll||885,882||51.54%|
|Democratic||Elmer H. Wene||810,022||47.13%|
|Socialist Labor||John C. Butterworth||6,515||0.38%|
|Prohibition||Edson R. Leach||5,529||0.32%|
- "Candidates for the Office of Governor - State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1949. Retrieved August 28, 2015.
- "Votes Cast for the Office of Governor of the State of New Jersey" (PDF). Secretary of State of New Jersey. 1949. Retrieved August 28, 2015.