1956 United States presidential election in Indiana

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1956 United States presidential election in Indiana

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All 13 Indiana 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[note 1][2] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 13 0
Popular vote 1,182,811 783,908
Percentage 59.9% 39.7%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

The 1956 United States presidential election in Indiana took place on November 6, 1956, as part of the 1956 United States presidential election. Indiana voters chose thirteen[3] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Indiana was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 59.90 percent of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 39.70 percent of the popular vote.[4][5]

Results[edit]

1956 United States presidential election in Indiana
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 1,182,811 59.90%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 783,908 39.70%
Prohibition Enoch Holtwick 6,554 0.33%
Socialist Labor Eric Hass 1,334 0.07%
Total votes 1,974,607 100%

Results by county[edit]

Dwight David Eisenhower
Republican
Adlai Stevenson II
Democratic
Various candidates
Other parties
Margin Total votes cast[6]
County # % # % # % # % #
Adams 7,079 66.11% 3,520 32.87% 109 1.02% 3,559 33.24% 10,708
Allen 58,210 69.43% 25,444 30.35% 190 0.23% 32,766 39.08% 83,844
Bartholomew 12,227 59.78% 8,134 39.77% 92 0.45% 4,093 20.01% 20,453
Benton 4,004 67.02% 1,961 32.83% 9 0.15% 2,043 34.20% 5,974
Blackford 3,855 54.52% 3,152 44.58% 64 0.91% 703 9.94% 7,071
Boone 8,573 61.56% 5,318 38.19% 35 0.25% 3,255 23.37% 13,926
Brown 1,649 51.23% 1,555 48.31% 15 0.47% 94 2.92% 3,219
Carroll 5,748 63.26% 3,312 36.45% 26 0.29% 2,436 26.81% 9,086
Cass 12,624 62.19% 7,594 37.41% 81 0.40% 5,030 24.78% 20,299
Clark 12,483 51.09% 11,871 48.59% 79 0.32% 612 2.50% 24,433
Clay 7,302 55.91% 5,720 43.79% 39 0.30% 1,582 12.11% 13,061
Clinton 9,690 60.44% 6,268 39.10% 74 0.46% 3,422 21.34% 16,032
Crawford 2,694 51.96% 2,433 46.92% 58 1.12% 261 5.03% 5,185
Daviess 8,608 62.80% 5,057 36.89% 42 0.31% 3,551 25.91% 13,707
Dearborn 7,189 56.40% 5,535 43.43% 22 0.17% 1,654 12.98% 12,746
Decatur 6,390 64.87% 3,427 34.79% 34 0.35% 2,963 30.08% 9,851
De Kalb 9,061 66.75% 4,435 32.67% 79 0.58% 4,626 34.08% 13,575
Delaware 24,792 54.10% 20,818 45.43% 217 0.47% 3,974 8.67% 45,827
Dubois 6,942 57.19% 5,177 42.65% 20 0.16% 1,765 14.54% 12,139
Elkhart 28,088 69.05% 12,363 30.39% 226 0.56% 15,725 38.66% 40,677
Fayette 6,673 56.26% 5,156 43.47% 33 0.28% 1,517 12.79% 11,862
Floyd 10,410 55.18% 8,378 44.41% 77 0.41% 2,032 10.77% 18,865
Fountain 6,456 63.11% 3,751 36.67% 23 0.22% 2,705 26.44% 10,230
Franklin 4,429 63.02% 2,573 36.61% 26 0.37% 1,856 26.41% 7,028
Fulton 6,258 67.59% 2,945 31.81% 56 0.60% 3,313 35.78% 9,259
Gibson 9,256 55.58% 7,318 43.94% 79 0.47% 1,938 11.64% 16,653
Grant 17,548 64.50% 9,455 34.75% 203 0.75% 8,093 29.75% 27,206
Greene 8,722 54.62% 7,186 45.00% 61 0.38% 1,536 9.62% 15,969
Hamilton 11,220 68.96% 4,974 30.57% 77 0.47% 6,246 38.39% 16,271
Hancock 6,962 59.93% 4,600 39.60% 55 0.47% 2,362 20.33% 11,617
Harrison 5,299 54.92% 4,266 44.22% 83 0.86% 1,033 10.71% 9,648
Hendricks 10,578 65.58% 5,521 34.23% 30 0.19% 5,057 31.35% 16,129
Henry 13,750 61.33% 8,502 37.92% 166 0.74% 5,248 23.41% 22,418
Howard 17,234 58.26% 12,159 41.10% 188 0.64% 5,075 17.16% 29,581
Huntington 11,024 64.15% 6,027 35.07% 133 0.77% 4,997 29.08% 17,184
Jackson 8,375 57.30% 6,185 42.31% 57 0.39% 2,190 14.98% 14,617
Jasper 5,374 72.63% 2,004 27.08% 21 0.28% 3,370 45.55% 7,399
Jay 6,767 59.08% 4,571 39.91% 116 1.01% 2,196 19.17% 11,454
Jefferson 6,632 60.27% 4,344 39.48% 28 0.25% 2,288 20.79% 11,004
Jennings 4,502 60.72% 2,879 38.83% 33 0.45% 1,623 21.89% 7,414
Johnson 10,125 62.15% 6,125 37.60% 41 0.25% 4,000 24.55% 16,291
Knox 13,047 59.85% 8,691 39.87% 63 0.29% 4,356 19.98% 21,801
Kosciusko 12,777 71.68% 4,904 27.51% 143 0.80% 7,873 44.17% 17,824
Lagrange 3,815 70.47% 1,562 28.85% 37 0.68% 2,253 41.61% 5,414
Lake 92,803 52.00% 85,000 47.63% 657 0.37% 7,803 4.37% 178,460
La Porte 24,622 62.90% 14,417 36.83% 103 0.26% 10,205 26.07% 39,142
Lawrence 11,090 63.93% 6,197 35.73% 59 0.34% 4,893 28.21% 17,346
Madison 30,329 54.21% 25,408 45.42% 206 0.37% 4,921 8.80% 55,943
Marion 162,566 61.97% 99,102 37.78% 679 0.26% 63,464 24.19% 262,347
Marshall 10,504 65.72% 5,398 33.78% 80 0.50% 5,106 31.95% 15,982
Martin 2,946 55.63% 2,343 44.24% 7 0.13% 603 11.39% 5,296
Miami 9,574 62.28% 5,724 37.24% 74 0.48% 3,850 25.05% 15,372
Monroe 13,223 62.92% 7,732 36.79% 60 0.29% 5,491 26.13% 21,015
Montgomery 10,418 65.41% 5,443 34.17% 66 0.41% 4,975 31.24% 15,927
Morgan 8,318 63.48% 4,735 36.14% 50 0.38% 3,583 27.34% 13,103
Newton 3,890 74.49% 1,316 25.20% 16 0.31% 2,574 49.29% 5,222
Noble 8,175 66.64% 4,028 32.84% 64 0.52% 4,147 33.81% 12,267
Ohio 1,237 53.07% 1,087 46.63% 7 0.30% 150 6.44% 2,331
Orange 5,751 62.37% 3,438 37.28% 32 0.35% 2,313 25.08% 9,221
Owen 3,685 58.48% 2,581 40.96% 35 0.56% 1,104 17.52% 6,301
Parke 5,080 59.04% 3,502 40.70% 22 0.26% 1,578 18.34% 8,604
Perry 4,946 55.00% 4,037 44.89% 10 0.11% 909 10.11% 8,993
Pike 4,596 57.34% 3,353 41.83% 66 0.82% 1,243 15.51% 8,015
Porter 14,970 72.71% 5,574 27.07% 45 0.22% 9,396 45.64% 20,589
Posey 5,780 59.44% 3,919 40.30% 25 0.26% 1,861 19.14% 9,724
Pulaski 4,117 62.07% 2,424 36.54% 92 1.39% 1,693 25.52% 6,633
Putnam 6,684 59.26% 4,572 40.53% 24 0.21% 2,112 18.72% 11,280
Randolph 9,020 65.02% 4,701 33.89% 152 1.10% 4,319 31.13% 13,873
Ripley 6,577 61.85% 4,026 37.86% 30 0.28% 2,551 23.99% 10,633
Rush 6,202 64.69% 3,346 34.90% 39 0.41% 2,856 29.79% 9,587
St. Joseph 57,827 51.41% 54,152 48.15% 493 0.44% 3,675 3.27% 112,472
Scott 3,117 50.63% 3,011 48.91% 28 0.45% 106 1.72% 6,156
Shelby 9,170 58.00% 6,561 41.50% 80 0.51% 2,609 16.50% 15,811
Spencer 5,404 60.31% 3,530 39.40% 26 0.29% 1,874 20.92% 8,960
Starke 5,063 59.94% 3,349 39.65% 35 0.41% 1,714 20.29% 8,447
Steuben 5,538 71.56% 2,171 28.05% 30 0.39% 3,367 43.51% 7,739
Sullivan 5,829 48.79% 6,048 50.63% 69 0.58% -219 -1.83% 11,946
Switzerland 2,074 49.28% 2,114 50.23% 21 0.50% -40 -0.95% 4,209
Tippecanoe 23,776 70.25% 9,995 29.53% 72 0.21% 13,781 40.72% 33,843
Tipton 4,939 59.47% 3,320 39.98% 46 0.55% 1,619 19.49% 8,305
Union 2,026 63.47% 1,157 36.25% 9 0.28% 869 27.22% 3,192
Vanderburgh 42,462 57.68% 30,860 41.92% 297 0.40% 11,602 15.76% 73,619
Vermillion 5,352 50.81% 5,149 48.88% 32 0.30% 203 1.93% 10,533
Vigo 25,253 50.44% 24,680 49.29% 135 0.27% 573 1.14% 50,068
Wabash 10,318 71.18% 4,085 28.18% 93 0.64% 6,233 43.00% 14,496
Warren 2,979 67.61% 1,408 31.96% 19 0.43% 1,571 35.66% 4,406
Warrick 6,286 57.21% 4,668 42.49% 33 0.30% 1,618 14.73% 10,987
Washington 4,864 55.66% 3,849 44.04% 26 0.30% 1,015 11.61% 8,739
Wayne 20,157 61.76% 12,337 37.80% 144 0.44% 7,820 23.96% 32,638
Wells 5,703 58.32% 3,984 40.74% 91 0.93% 1,719 17.58% 9,778
White 6,708 67.42% 3,219 32.36% 22 0.22% 3,489 35.07% 9,949
Whitley 6,422 63.23% 3,688 36.31% 47 0.46% 2,734 26.92% 10,157
Totals 1,182,811 59.90% 783,908 39.70% 7,888 0.40% 398,903 20.20% 1,974,607

Note[edit]

  1. ^ 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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Presidents". David Leip. Retrieved September 27, 2017. Eisenhower's home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  3. ^ "1956 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results – Indiana". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1956". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  6. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 145-146 ISBN 0405077114