United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1956

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United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1956

← 1952 November 6, 1956[1] 1960 →

All 11 Tennessee votes to the Electoral College
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Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Pennsylvania[2][3] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 11 0
Popular vote 462,288 456,507
Percentage 49.2% 48.6%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

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

Tennessee was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 49.21% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 48.60% of the popular vote.[5][6]

Results

United States presidential election in Tennessee, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 462,288 49.21%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 456,507 48.60%
Dixiecrat T. Coleman Andrews 19,820 2.11%
Prohibition Enoch Holtwick 789 0.08%
Total votes 939,404 100%

References

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 5, 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 September 27, 2017. Eisenhower's home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  4. ^ "1956 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  5. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results - Tennessee". Retrieved July 5, 2017.
  6. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1956". Retrieved July 5, 2017.


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