Maine gubernatorial election, 1956

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Maine gubernatorial election, 1956
1954 ←
September 10, 1956 → 1958

  Edmund Muskie.jpg
Nominee Edmund Muskie Willis A. Trafton, Jr.
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 180,254 124,395
Percentage 59.17% 40.83%


Election results by county
Republican (Red), Democrat (Blue)

Governor before election

Edmund Muskie

Elected Governor

Edmund Muskie

The 1956 Maine gubernatorial election took place on September 10, 1956. Incumbent Democratic Governor Edmund Muskie was seeking re-election, and faced off against Republican Willis A. Trafton, Jr. in the general election. Extremely popular, Muskie was able to easily win re-election.


1956 Gubernatorial Election, Maine[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Edmund Muskie (Incumbent) 180,254 59.17% -
Republican Willis A. Trafton, Jr. 124,395 40.83% -
Majority 55,859 18.34%