United States Presidential Election in West Virginia, 1956
Get United States Presidential Election in West Virginia, 1956 essential facts below. View Videos or join the United States Presidential Election in West Virginia, 1956 discussion. Add United States Presidential Election in West Virginia, 1956 to your PopFlock.com topic list for future reference or share this resource on social media.
United States Presidential Election in West Virginia, 1956
1956 United States presidential election in West Virginia

← 1952 November 6, 1956[1] 1960 →

All 8 West Virginia votes to the Electoral College
  Dwight David Eisenhower, photo portrait by Bachrach, 1952.jpg AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg
Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Pennsylvania[2][3] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 449,297 381,534
Percentage 54.1% 45.9%

West Virginia Presidential Election Results 1956.svg
County Results

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

The 1956 United States presidential election in West Virginia took place on November 6, 1956, as part of the 1956 United States presidential election. West Virginia voters chose eight[4] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

West Virginia was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (R-Pennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 54.08% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (D-Illinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 45.92% of the popular vote.[5][6]

Results

1956 United States presidential election in West Virginia
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 449,297 54.08%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 381,534 45.92%
Total votes 830,831 100.00%

References

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ Although he was born in Texas and grew up in Kansas before his military career, at the time of the 1952 election Eisenhower was president of Columbia University and was, officially, a resident of New York. During his first term as president, he moved his private residence to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and officially changed his residency to Pennsylvania.
  3. ^ "The Presidents". David Leip. Retrieved 2017. Eisenhower's home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  4. ^ "1956 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results - West Virginia". Retrieved 2017.
  6. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1956". Retrieved 2017.



  This article uses material from the Wikipedia page available here. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.

United_States_presidential_election_in_West_Virginia,_1956
 



 



 
Music Scenes