1956 United States presidential election in Kansas

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United States presidential election in Kansas, 1956

← 1952 November 6, 1956[1] 1960 →

All 8 Kansas 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[a][2] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 566,878 296,317
Percentage 65.4% 34.2%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

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

Kansas was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 65.44 percent of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 34.21 percent of the popular vote. Eisenhower, as expected, had no trouble carrying his boyhood home state, having spent his formative years in Abilene.[4][5]

With 65.44% of the popular vote, Kansas proved to be Eisenhower's fifth strongest state after Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire and Nebraska.[6]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Kansas, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 566,878 65.44%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 296,317 34.21%
Prohibition Enoch Holtwick 3,048 0.35%
Total votes 866,243 100%

Results by county[edit]

Dwight David Eisenhower
Republican
Adlai Stevenson II
Democratic
Enoch Holtwick
Prohibition
Margin Total votes cast[7]
County # % # % # % # % #
Allen 5,342 71.15% 2,143 28.54% 23 0.31% 3,199 42.61% 7,508
Anderson 3,080 69.01% 1,369 30.67% 14 0.31% 1,711 38.34% 4,463
Atchison 5,608 64.08% 3,134 35.81% 9 0.10% 2,474 28.27% 8,751
Barber 2,698 68.32% 1,241 31.43% 10 0.25% 1,457 36.90% 3,949
Barton 8,644 66.17% 4,378 33.51% 41 0.31% 4,266 32.66% 13,063
Bourbon 5,306 62.39% 3,151 37.05% 47 0.55% 2,155 25.34% 8,504
Brown 5,138 76.95% 1,519 22.75% 20 0.30% 3,619 54.20% 6,677
Butler 9,591 60.73% 6,158 38.99% 45 0.28% 3,433 21.74% 15,794
Chase 1,553 74.45% 529 25.36% 4 0.19% 1,024 49.09% 2,086
Chautauqua 2,180 70.85% 887 28.83% 10 0.32% 1,293 42.02% 3,077
Cherokee 5,824 58.39% 4,112 41.22% 39 0.39% 1,712 17.16% 9,975
Cheyenne 1,479 68.79% 663 30.84% 8 0.37% 816 37.95% 2,150
Clark 1,243 69.83% 529 29.72% 8 0.45% 714 40.11% 1,780
Clay 4,378 80.17% 1,034 18.93% 49 0.90% 3,344 61.23% 5,461
Cloud 4,466 68.61% 2,008 30.85% 35 0.54% 2,458 37.76% 6,509
Coffey 3,286 72.24% 1,247 27.41% 16 0.35% 2,039 44.82% 4,549
Comanche 1,238 72.40% 461 26.96% 11 0.64% 777 45.44% 1,710
Cowley 6,734 63.93% 3,753 35.63% 46 0.44% 2,981 28.30% 10,533
Crawford 9,578 54.93% 7,799 44.73% 60 0.34% 1,779 10.20% 17,437
Decatur 2,028 68.58% 920 31.11% 9 0.30% 1,108 37.47% 2,957
Dickinson 7,422 74.91% 2,452 24.75% 34 0.34% 4,970 50.16% 9,908
Doniphan 3,130 72.14% 1,197 27.59% 12 0.28% 1,933 44.55% 4,339
Douglas 11,029 71.85% 4,283 27.90% 39 0.25% 6,746 43.95% 15,351
Edwards 1,816 69.93% 771 29.69% 10 0.39% 1,045 40.24% 2,597
Elk 1,909 69.90% 812 29.73% 10 0.37% 1,097 40.17% 2,731
Ellis 4,466 59.33% 3,058 40.62% 4 0.05% 1,408 18.70% 7,528
Ellsworth 2,524 64.90% 1,351 34.74% 14 0.36% 1,173 30.16% 3,889
Finney 3,576 66.87% 1,752 32.76% 20 0.37% 1,824 34.11% 5,348
Ford 5,561 66.84% 2,710 32.57% 49 0.59% 2,851 34.27% 8,320
Franklin 6,557 71.42% 2,591 28.22% 33 0.36% 3,966 43.20% 9,181
Geary 4,013 65.54% 2,078 33.94% 32 0.52% 1,935 31.60% 6,123
Gove 1,315 72.29% 492 27.05% 12 0.66% 823 45.24% 1,819
Graham 1,676 69.49% 725 30.06% 11 0.46% 951 39.43% 2,412
Grant 1,058 69.47% 459 30.14% 6 0.39% 599 39.33% 1,523
Gray 1,278 66.77% 627 32.76% 9 0.47% 651 34.01% 1,914
Greeley 599 77.09% 174 22.39% 4 0.51% 425 54.70% 777
Greenwood 4,164 70.01% 1,763 29.64% 21 0.35% 2,401 40.37% 5,948
Hamilton 865 60.66% 552 38.71% 9 0.63% 313 21.95% 1,426
Harper 3,111 69.99% 1,311 29.49% 23 0.52% 1,800 40.49% 4,445
Harvey 7,367 70.20% 3,084 29.39% 43 0.41% 4,283 40.81% 10,494
Haskell 829 70.49% 341 29.00% 6 0.51% 488 41.50% 1,176
Hodgeman 1,113 71.62% 435 27.99% 6 0.39% 678 43.63% 1,554
Jackson 3,469 71.72% 1,356 28.03% 12 0.25% 2,113 43.68% 4,837
Jefferson 3,677 70.24% 1,536 29.34% 22 0.42% 2,141 40.90% 5,235
Jewell 3,395 75.51% 1,034 23.00% 67 1.49% 2,361 52.51% 4,496
Johnson 35,511 71.40% 14,185 28.52% 37 0.07% 21,326 42.88% 49,733
Kearny 854 66.98% 418 32.78% 3 0.24% 436 34.20% 1,275
Kingman 3,226 69.08% 1,428 30.58% 16 0.34% 1,798 38.50% 4,670
Kiowa 1,717 76.18% 517 22.94% 20 0.89% 1,200 53.24% 2,254
Labette 7,677 59.35% 5,202 40.21% 57 0.44% 2,475 19.13% 12,936
Lane 992 72.09% 380 27.62% 4 0.29% 612 44.48% 1,376
Leavenworth 8,826 61.55% 5,480 38.22% 33 0.23% 3,346 23.33% 14,339
Lincoln 2,219 76.20% 681 23.39% 12 0.41% 1,538 52.82% 2,912
Linn 2,991 71.64% 1,177 28.19% 7 0.17% 1,814 43.45% 4,175
Logan 1,328 72.61% 493 26.95% 8 0.44% 835 45.65% 1,829
Lyon 8,021 67.34% 3,831 32.16% 59 0.50% 4,190 35.18% 11,911
McPherson 7,521 73.75% 2,603 25.52% 74 0.73% 4,918 48.23% 10,198
Marion 5,318 75.99% 1,644 23.49% 36 0.51% 3,674 52.50% 6,998
Marshall 5,664 69.25% 2,487 30.41% 28 0.34% 3,177 38.84% 8,179
Meade 1,720 74.30% 575 24.84% 20 0.86% 1,145 49.46% 2,315
Miami 5,031 59.30% 3,428 40.41% 25 0.29% 1,603 18.89% 8,484
Mitchell 3,198 72.16% 1,214 27.39% 20 0.45% 1,984 44.77% 4,432
Montgomery 13,252 64.34% 7,265 35.27% 81 0.39% 5,987 29.07% 20,598
Morris 2,677 68.55% 1,208 30.93% 20 0.51% 1,469 37.62% 3,905
Morton 814 64.76% 436 34.69% 7 0.56% 378 30.07% 1,257
Nemaha 4,195 67.11% 2,038 32.60% 18 0.29% 2,157 34.51% 6,251
Neosho 5,886 65.99% 3,005 33.69% 29 0.33% 2,881 32.30% 8,920
Ness 1,876 70.79% 758 28.60% 16 0.60% 1,118 42.19% 2,650
Norton 3,052 71.58% 1,194 28.00% 18 0.42% 1,858 43.57% 4,264
Osage 4,136 67.28% 1,979 32.19% 32 0.52% 2,157 35.09% 6,147
Osborne 2,948 73.72% 1,023 25.58% 28 0.70% 1,925 48.14% 3,999
Ottawa 2,329 68.80% 1,037 30.64% 19 0.56% 1,292 38.17% 3,385
Pawnee 2,788 63.73% 1,567 35.82% 20 0.46% 1,221 27.91% 4,375
Phillips 3,117 75.49% 985 23.86% 27 0.65% 2,132 51.63% 4,129
Pottawatomie 4,335 74.97% 1,422 24.59% 25 0.43% 2,913 50.38% 5,782
Pratt 3,620 64.53% 1,956 34.87% 34 0.61% 1,664 29.66% 5,610
Rawlins 1,668 69.88% 711 29.79% 8 0.34% 957 40.09% 2,387
Reno 15,057 66.56% 7,461 32.98% 102 0.45% 7,596 33.58% 22,620
Republic 3,621 68.76% 1,613 30.63% 32 0.61% 2,008 38.13% 5,266
Rice 4,638 70.48% 1,926 29.27% 17 0.26% 2,712 41.21% 6,581
Riley 9,385 76.84% 2,784 22.80% 44 0.36% 6,601 54.05% 12,213
Rooks 3,059 70.88% 1,238 28.68% 19 0.44% 1,821 42.19% 4,316
Rush 2,007 64.87% 1,080 34.91% 7 0.23% 927 29.96% 3,094
Russell 3,920 71.78% 1,528 27.98% 13 0.24% 2,392 43.80% 5,461
Saline 11,172 69.32% 4,908 30.45% 37 0.23% 6,264 38.87% 16,117
Scott 1,376 75.11% 451 24.62% 5 0.27% 925 50.49% 1,832
Sedgwick 72,292 61.08% 45,732 38.64% 336 0.28% 26,560 22.44% 118,360
Seward 2,885 70.95% 1,162 28.58% 19 0.47% 1,723 42.38% 4,066
Shawnee 32,647 66.52% 16,298 33.21% 130 0.26% 16,349 33.31% 49,075
Sheridan 1,324 67.41% 633 32.23% 7 0.36% 691 35.18% 1,964
Sherman 1,825 64.97% 962 34.25% 22 0.78% 863 30.72% 2,809
Smith 3,142 72.95% 1,139 26.45% 26 0.60% 2,003 46.51% 4,307
Stafford 2,728 68.37% 1,242 31.13% 20 0.50% 1,486 37.24% 3,990
Stanton 549 70.20% 226 28.90% 7 0.90% 323 41.30% 782
Stevens 1,273 69.00% 565 30.62% 7 0.38% 708 38.37% 1,845
Sumner 7,024 62.95% 4,088 36.64% 46 0.41% 2,936 26.31% 11,158
Thomas 1,888 62.06% 1,138 37.41% 16 0.53% 750 24.65% 3,042
Trego 1,668 69.41% 726 30.21% 9 0.37% 942 39.20% 2,403
Wabaunsee 2,650 76.63% 802 23.19% 6 0.17% 1,848 53.44% 3,458
Wallace 684 72.69% 251 26.67% 6 0.64% 433 46.01% 941
Washington 4,220 74.81% 1,389 24.62% 32 0.57% 2,831 50.19% 5,641
Wichita 747 70.41% 312 29.41% 2 0.19% 435 41.00% 1,061
Wilson 4,502 73.00% 1,645 26.67% 20 0.32% 2,857 46.33% 6,167
Woodson 2,171 70.88% 870 28.40% 22 0.72% 1,301 42.47% 3,063
Wyandotte 34,604 47.64% 37,842 52.10% 186 0.26% -3,238 -4.46% 72,632
Totals 566,878 65.44% 296,317 34.21% 3,048 0.35% 270,561 31.23% 866,243

Notes[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 - Kansas". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1956". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "1956 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.
  7. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 171-172 ISBN 0405077114