1952 United States presidential election in South Dakota

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United States presidential election in South Dakota, 1952

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All 4 South Dakota votes to the Electoral College
  General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower 1947.jpg AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg
Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York[2] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon John Sparkman
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 203,857 90,426
Percentage 69.27% 30.73%

President before election

Harry S. Truman

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The 1952 United States presidential election in South Dakota took place on November 4, 1952, as part of the 1952 United States presidential election. South Dakota voters chose four representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.[3]

South Dakota was won by Columbia University President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RNew York), running with Senator Richard Nixon, with 69.27% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator John Sparkman, with 30.73% of the popular vote. As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Oglala Lakota County, then known as Shannon County, voted for the Republican candidate.

With 69.27% of the popular vote, South Dakota would be Eisenhower's third strongest state after Vermont and neighboring North Dakota.[4]


United States presidential election in South Dakota, 1952[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower 203,857 69.27%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 90,426 30.73%
Total votes 294,283 100%


  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1952 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "U.S. presidential election, 1952". Facts on File. Retrieved October 24, 2013. Eisenhower, born in Texas, considered a resident of New York, and headquartered at the time in Paris, finally decided to run for the Republican nomination
  3. ^ a b "1952 Presidential Election Results South Dakota".
  4. ^ "1952 Presidential Election Statistics". Dave Leip’s Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections. Retrieved 2018-03-05.