United States presidential election in Missouri, 1956

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United States presidential election in Missouri, 1956
1952 ←
November 6, 1956 → 1960

  AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower 1947.jpg
Nominee Adlai Stevenson Dwight Eisenhower
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Illinois Pennsylvania[1]
Running mate Estes Kefauver Richard Nixon
Electoral vote 13 0
Popular vote 918,273 914,289
Percentage 50.1% 49.9%

President before election

Dwight Eisenhower

Elected President

Dwight Eisenhower

This article describes the United States presidential election, 1956, in Missouri. With the exceptions of the 1956 election, the 2008 election, and the 2012 election, Missouri has chosen the eventual winner of each U.S. presidential contest since the 1904 election. Democrat Adlai Stevenson narrowly won the state over the Republican Incumbent, Dwight Eisenhower.

Missouri has voted in presidential elections since 1820.

Presidential Candidate Running Mate Party Electoral Vote (EV) Popular Vote (PV)
Adlai Stevenson Estes Kefauver Democrat 13[2] 918,273 50.11%
Dwight D. Eisenhower Richard Nixon Republican 0 914,289 49.89%

Statewide winner in bold.


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 1956 Presidential General Election Results - Missouri