1956 United States presidential election in Alabama

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United States presidential election in Alabama, 1956

← 1952 November 6, 1956[1] 1960 →

All 11 Alabama votes to the Electoral College
  AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg President Eisenhower Portrait 1959.tif
Nominee Adlai Stevenson Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Illinois Pennsylvania[2][3]
Running mate Estes Kefauver Richard Nixon
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 280,844 195,694
Percentage 56.52% 39.39%

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County Results
  Stevenson—80-90%
  Stevenson—70-80%
  Stevenson—60-70%
  Stevenson—50-60%
  Stevenson—40-50%
  Stevenson—<40%
  Eisenhower—<40%
  Eisenhower—40-50%
  Eisenhower—50-60%
  Eisenhower—60-70%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

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

Alabama was won by Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 56.52 percent of the popular vote against incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 39.39 percent of the popular vote. Stevenson received ten of Alabama’s eleven electoral votes; the eleventh was cast by a faithless elector to Walter B. Jones.[5][6] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Macon County voted for a Republican nominee and the last time that Houston County voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.[7]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Alabama, 1956
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Democratic Adlai Stevenson Estes Kefauver 280,844 56.52% 10
Democratic Walter B. Jones Herman E. Talmadge 0 0.00% 1
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower Richard Nixon 195,694 39.39% 0
Dixiecrat Unpledged electors
T. Coleman Andrews
Thomas Werdel 20,323 4.09% 0
Write-in 10 0.00% 0
Totals 496,871 100.00% 11

Results by county[edit]

County Stevenson# Stevenson% Eisenhower# Eisenhower% Independent# Independent% Total votes cast[8]
Autauga 1,161 50.77% 857 37.47% 269 11.76% 2,287
Baldwin 3,878 46.08% 4,293 51.02% 244 2.90% 8,415
Barbour 2,530 73.35% 777 22.53% 142 4.12% 3,449
Bibb 1,471 56.97% 1,004 38.88% 107 4.14% 2,582
Blount 3,208 54.17% 2,628 44.38% 86 1.45% 5,922
Bullock 812 64.86% 304 24.28% 136 10.86% 1,252
Butler 1,958 55.42% 1,324 37.48% 251 7.10% 3,533
Calhoun 9,069 65.24% 4,473 32.18% 358 2.58% 13,900
Chambers 5,165 76.67% 1,448 21.49% 124 1.84% 6,737
Cherokee 2,661 75.75% 845 24.05% 7 0.20% 3,513
Chilton 1,891 36.73% 3,139 60.98% 118 2.29% 5,148
Choctaw 1,250 70.26% 457 25.69% 72 4.05% 1,779
Clarke 1,962 57.91% 1,246 36.78% 180 5.31% 3,388
Clay 1,677 50.47% 1,597 48.06% 49 1.47% 3,323
Cleburne 1,407 56.96% 1,056 42.75% 7 0.28% 2,470
Coffee 4,163 79.02% 973 18.47% 132 2.51% 5,268
Colbert 7,007 78.40% 1,819 20.35% 111 1.24% 8,937
Conecuh 1,687 61.26% 885 32.14% 182 6.61% 2,754
Coosa 1,411 56.01% 1,070 42.48% 38 1.51% 2,519
Covington 4,887 65.25% 2,257 30.13% 346 4.62% 7,490
Crenshaw 2,252 75.70% 567 19.06% 156 5.24% 2,975
Cullman 5,510 55.49% 4,381 44.12% 38 0.38% 9,929
Dale 2,318 62.45% 1,284 34.59% 110 2.96% 3,712
Dallas 2,121 39.59% 2,324 43.37% 913 17.04% 5,358
DeKalb 5,768 50.30% 5,684 49.56% 16 0.14% 11,468
Elmore 3,353 62.16% 1,619 30.01% 422 7.82% 5,394
Escambia 3,437 64.86% 1,529 28.85% 333 6.28% 5,299
Etowah 12,374 62.22% 7,198 36.20% 314 1.58% 19,886
Fayette 1,956 49.80% 1,948 49.59% 24 0.61% 3,928
Franklin 3,354 49.55% 3,399 50.21% 16 0.24% 6,769
Geneva 2,841 68.99% 1,179 28.63% 98 2.38% 4,118
Greene 691 66.19% 309 29.60% 44 4.21% 1,044
Hale 1,314 68.54% 504 26.29% 99 5.16% 1,917
Henry 2,127 78.40% 429 15.81% 157 5.79% 2,713
Houston 3,630 53.06% 2,632 38.47% 579 8.46% 6,841
Jackson 4,758 71.58% 1,868 28.10% 21 0.32% 6,647
Jefferson 38,604 44.11% 43,695 49.93% 5,214 5.96% 87,513
Lamar 2,501 73.58% 867 25.51% 31 0.91% 3,399
Lauderdale 9,150 78.26% 2,458 21.02% 84 0.72% 11,692
Lawrence 2,961 70.75% 1,197 28.60% 27 0.65% 4,185
Lee 3,302 65.37% 1,586 31.40% 163 3.23% 5,051
Limestone 4,145 87.26% 589 12.40% 16 0.34% 4,750
Lowndes 623 52.27% 326 27.35% 243 20.39% 1,192
Macon 1,024 46.69% 1,067 48.65% 102 4.65% 2,193
Madison 9,054 74.52% 2,993 24.63% 103 0.85% 12,150
Marengo 1,858 60.88% 1,009 33.06% 185 6.06% 3,052
Marion 2,849 52.67% 2,536 46.88% 24 0.44% 5,409
Marshall 6,329 66.66% 3,071 32.34% 95 1.00% 9,495
Mobile 17,163 43.41% 20,639 52.21% 1,732 4.38% 39,534
Monroe 2,069 69.95% 759 25.66% 130 4.39% 2,958
Montgomery 6,890 36.57% 8,727 46.32% 3,224 17.11% 18,841
Morgan 7,671 70.56% 2,974 27.35% 227 2.09% 10,872
Perry 974 53.75% 613 33.83% 225 12.42% 1,812
Pickens 1,660 58.78% 993 35.16% 171 6.06% 2,824
Pike 2,631 68.53% 997 25.97% 211 5.50% 3,839
Randolph 3,151 66.18% 1,584 33.27% 26 0.55% 4,761
Russell 3,060 68.32% 1,265 28.24% 154 3.44% 4,479
St. Clair 2,420 48.64% 2,441 49.07% 114 2.29% 4,975
Shelby 2,502 44.83% 2,901 51.98% 178 3.19% 5,581
Sumter 981 58.71% 578 34.59% 112 6.70% 1,671
Talladega 5,243 54.63% 4,197 43.73% 157 1.64% 9,597
Tallapoosa 5,070 72.00% 1,879 26.68% 93 1.32% 7,042
Tuscaloosa 8,186 59.33% 4,994 36.19% 618 4.48% 13,798
Walker 7,661 59.30% 5,179 40.09% 79 0.61% 12,919
Washington 1,705 66.37% 777 30.25% 87 3.39% 2,569
Wilcox 778 52.78% 499 33.85% 197 13.36% 1,474
Winston 1,570 34.35% 2,998 65.60% 2 0.04% 4,570
Totals 280,844 56.52% 195,694 39.39% 20,323 4.09% 496,861

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Presidents". David Leip. Retrieved September 27, 2017. Eisenhower's home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "1956 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results - Alabama". Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "The American Presidency Project – Election of 1956". Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  7. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  8. ^ Scammon, Richard M. (compiler); America at the Polls: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics 1920-1964; pp. 33-34 ISBN 0405077114