|Elections in Missouri|
The Missouri gubernatorial election of 1972 was Missouri's 43rd gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 7, 1972, and resulted in a victory for the Republican nominee, incumbent State Auditor of Missouri Kit Bond, over the Democratic candidate, Edward L. Dowd, and Nonpartisan Paul J. Leonard.
|Democratic||Edward L. Dowd||832,751||44.64||-16.16|
|Nonpartisan||Paul J. Leonard||3,481||0.19||+0.19|
|Republican gain from Democratic||Swing|
- "MO Governor Race - Nov 07, 1972". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-09.