Missouri gubernatorial election, 1956

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Missouri gubernatorial election, 1956
Missouri
1952 ←
November 6, 1956 → 1960

 
Nominee James T. Blair, Jr. Lon Hocker
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 941,528 866,810
Percentage 52.07% 47.93%

Governor before election

Phil M. Donnelly
Democratic

Elected Governor

James T. Blair, Jr.
Democratic

The Missouri gubernatorial election of 1956 was Missouri's thirty-ninth gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 6, 1956 and resulted in a victory for the Democratic nominee, Lt. Governor James T. Blair, Jr., over the Republican candidate, Lon Hocker.

Results[edit]

1956 gubernatorial election, Missouri[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic James T. Blair, Jr. 941,528 52.07 -0.48
Republican Lon Hocker 866,810 47.93 +0.56
Majority 74,718 4.13 -1.04
Turnout 1,808,338 45.73 -1.58
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MO Governor Race - Nov 06, 1956". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-07.