1956 United States Senate Election in North Dakota
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1956 United States Senate Election in North Dakota
1956 United States Senate election in North Dakota

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  Sen Milton Young.jpg Quentin Burdick.jpg
Nominee Milton Young Quentin Burdick
Party Republican Democratic-NPL
Popular vote 155,305 87,919
Percentage 63.61% 36.01%

1956 United States Senate election in North Dakota results map by county.svg
County results
     40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80-90%

U.S. senator before election

Milton Young
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Milton Young
Republican

The 1956 U.S. Senate election in North Dakota was held November 6, 1956. The incumbent, Republican Senator Milton Young, sought and received re-election to his third term, defeating North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party candidate Quentin N. Burdick, son of North Dakota congressman Usher L. Burdick.[1]

Only Young filed as a Republican, and the endorsed Democratic candidate was Quentin Burdick, the son of well-known politician Usher Burdick, and former candidate for Governor of North Dakota. Young and Burdick won the primary elections for their respective parties.

One independent candidate, Arthur C. Townley, also filed before the deadline. Townley would later seek the state's other senate seat in 1958 (see election), and was known for creating the National Non-Partisan League.

Election results

United States Senate election in North Dakota, 1956
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Milton Young (incumbent) 155,305 63.61%
Democratic Quentin Burdick 87,919 36.01%
Independent Arthur C. Townley 937 0.38%
Majority
Turnout 244,161

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