Electoral history of Gerald Ford

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President Gerald R. Ford

Electoral history of Gerald Ford, 38th President of the United States (1974–1977), 40th Vice President of the United States (1973–1974); United States Representative from Michigan (1949–1973).

Congressional elections (1948–1972)[edit]

1948[edit]

Michigan's 5th congressional district Republican primary election, 1948[1]
* denotes incumbent
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford 23,632 62.23%
Republican Bartel J. Jonkman* 14,341 37.77%
Michigan's 5th congressional district election, 1948[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford 74,191 60.51%
Democratic Fred J. Barr, Jr. 46,972 38.31%
Prohibition William H. Barlette 853 0.70%
Progressive Theodore Theodore 504 0.41%
Socialist Eugene Ten Brink, Jr. 93 0.08%

1950[edit]

Michigan's 5th congressional district election, 1950[3]
* denotes incumbent
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford* 72,829 66.74%
Democratic James H. McLaughlin 35,927 32.92%
Prohibition Ella Fruin 376 0.35%

1952[edit]

Michigan's 5th congressional district election, 1952[4]
* denotes incumbent
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford* 109,807 66.26%
Democratic Vincent E. O’Neill 55,147 33.28%
Prohibition Ella Fruin 617 0.37%
Progressive William Glenn 146 0.09%

1954[edit]

Michigan's 5th congressional district election, 1954[5]
* denotes incumbent
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford* 81,702 63.26 %
Democratic Robert S. McAllister 47,453 36.74%

1956[edit]

Michigan's 5th congressional district election, 1956[6]
* denotes incumbent
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford* 120,349 67.14%
Democratic George E. Clay 58,899 32.86%

1958[edit]

Michigan's 5th congressional district election, 1958[7]
* denotes incumbent
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford* 88,156 63.64%
Democratic Richard Vander Veen 50,203 36.24%
Prohibition Bernard Elve 156 0.11%

1960[edit]

Michigan's 5th congressional district election, 1960[8]
* denotes incumbent
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford* 131,461 66.84%
Democratic William G. Reamon 65,064 33.08%
Prohibition LeRoy A. Robert 115 0.06%
Socialist Labor Donald Teets 54 0.03%

1962[edit]

Michigan's 5th congressional district election, 1962[9]
* denotes incumbent
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford* 110,043 67.04%
Democratic William G. Reamon 54,112 32.96%

1964[edit]

Michigan's 5th congressional district election, 1964[10]
* denotes incumbent
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford* 101,810 61.22%
Democratic William G. Reamon 64,488 38.78%

1966[edit]

Michigan's 5th congressional district election, 1966[11]
* denotes incumbent
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford* 87,914 68.39%
Democratic James M. Catchick 40,629 31.61%

1968[edit]

Michigan's 5th congressional district election, 1968[12]
* denotes incumbent
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford* 105,085 62.75%
Democratic Lawrence E. Howard 62,219 37.16%
Socialist Labor Frank Girard 156 0.09%

1970[edit]

Michigan's 5th congressional district election, 1970[13]
* denotes incumbent
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford* 88,208 61.36%
Democratic Jean McKee 55,337 38.50%
Socialist Labor Frank Girard 120 0.08%
Socialist Workers Walter M. Kus 87 0.06%

1972[edit]

Michigan's 5th congressional district election, 1972[14]
* denotes incumbent
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford* 118,027 61.08%
Democratic Jean McKee 72,782 37.67%
American Independent Dwight W. Johnson 2,045 1.06%
Socialist Labor Frank Girard 235 0.12%
Communist Alan Lee Maki 140 0.07%

Speaker of the House elections (1965–1973)[edit]

1965[edit]

1965 election for speaker – 89th Congress[15]
* denotes incumbent
Party Candidate (state) Votes %
Democratic John McCormack* (Massachusetts) 289 67.52
Republican Gerald Ford (Michigan) 139 32.48
Total votes: 428
Votes necessary: 215

1967[edit]

1967 election for speaker – 90th Congress[16]
* denotes incumbent
Party Candidate (state) Votes %
Democratic John McCormack* (Massachusetts) 246 56.94
Republican Gerald Ford (Michigan) 186 43.06
Total votes: 432
Votes necessary: 217

1969[edit]

1969 election for speaker – 91st Congress[17]
* denotes incumbent
Party Candidate (state) Votes %
Democratic John McCormack* (Massachusetts) 241 56.31
Republican Gerald Ford (Michigan) 187 43.69
Total votes: 428
Votes necessary: 215

1971[edit]

1971 election for speaker – 92nd Congress[18]
Party Candidate (state) Votes %
Democratic Carl Albert (Oklahoma) 250 58.68
Republican Gerald Ford (Michigan) 176 41.32
Total votes: 426
Votes necessary: 214

1973[edit]

1973 election for speaker – 93rd Congress[19]
* denotes incumbent
Party Candidate (state) Votes %
Democratic Carl Albert* (Oklahoma) 236 55.66
Republican Gerald Ford (Michigan) 188 44.34
Total votes: 424
Votes necessary: 213

Vice presidential confirmation (1973)[edit]

1973 U.S. Senate Vice presidential confirmation
November 27, 1973
[20]
Party Total votes
Democratic Republican Conservative Independent
Yes 51 39 1 1 92
No 3 0 0 0 3
1973 U.S. House Vice presidential confirmation
December 6, 1973
[21]
Party Total votes
Democratic Republican
Yes 199 188 387
No 35 0 35

Presidential election (1976)[edit]

1976 Republican Party presidential primaries[22]
* denotes incumbent
Party Candidate Aggregate votes % #W
Republican Gerald Ford* 5,529,899 53.29 27
Ronald Reagan 4,760,222 45.88 24
Others 44,626 0.43 0
Unpledged 34,717 0.34 0
1976 Republican presidential nomination[23]
* denotes incumbent
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gerald Ford* 1,187 52.57
Ronald Reagan 1,070 47.39
Elliot Richardson 1 0.04
1976 United States presidential election[24]
* denotes incumbent
Party Presidential
candidate
Vice presidential
Candidate
PV  (%) EV
Democratic Jimmy Carter Walter Mondale 40,831,881  (50.08) 2970
Republican Gerald Ford* Bob Dole 39,148,634  (48.01) 240[a]
Independent Eugene McCarthy [b] 744,763  (0.91) 00
Libertarian Roger MacBride David Bergland 172,557  (0.21) 00
American Independent Lester Maddox William Dyke 170,373  (0.21) 00
American Thomas J. Anderson Rufus Shackelford 158,724  (0.19) 00
Others 313,848 (0.39) 00
Total votes: 81,540,780 538
Votes necessary: 270

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ One faithless elector in the state of Washington cast his electoral vote for Ronald Reagan (president) and Robert Dole (vice president).
  2. ^ The running mate of Eugene McCarthy varied from state to state.

References[edit]

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  20. ^ "To advise and consent to the nomination of Gerald R. Ford to be Vice-President of the U.S." govtrack.us. U.S. Senate–November 27, 1973. Retrieved February 12, 2019.
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