1956 United States presidential election in Louisiana

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United States presidential election in Louisiana, 1956

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All 10 Louisiana votes to the Electoral College
  Dwight David Eisenhower, photo portrait by Bachrach, 1952.jpg AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg
Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson Unpledged electors
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Home state Pennsylvania[2][3] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 10 0 0
Popular vote 329,047 243,977 44,520
Percentage 53.3% 39.5% 7.21%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower

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

Louisiana was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 53.28% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 39.51% of the popular vote. This is the first time a Republican presidential candidate won Louisiana since Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876.[5][6]


United States presidential election in Louisiana, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 329,047 53.28%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 243,977 39.51%
Dixiecrat Unpledged electors 44,520 7.21%
Write-in 2,503 0.24%
Total votes 617,544 100%


  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 10, 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 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results - Louisiana". Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1956". Retrieved July 10, 2017.