United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 1956

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United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 1956
1950 ←
November 6, 1956 → 1962

  JosephSClark.jpg James Henderson Duff.jpg
Nominee Joseph S. Clark, Jr. James H. Duff
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 2,268,641 2,250,671
Percentage 50.1% 49.7%

Pennsylvania Senatorial Election Results by County, 1956.svg

County results

U.S. Senator before election

James H. Duff

Elected U.S. Senator

Joseph S. Clark, Jr.

The 1956 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on November 6, 1956. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator James H. Duff sought re-election to another term, but was defeated by the Democratic nominee, Joseph S. Clark, Jr.

Major candidates[edit]




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Joseph S. Clark, Jr. 2,268,641 50.08
Republican James H. Duff (incumbent) 2,250,671 49.69
Socialist Labor George S. Taylor 7,447 4528794 0.16
Militant Workers Herbert G. Lewin 2,035 0.05

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional and Presidential Election of November 6, 1956" (PDF). Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House. Retrieved 8 July 2014.