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1954 Arkansas gubernatorial election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1954 Arkansas gubernatorial election

← 1952 November 2, 1954 1956 →
 
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Nominee Orval Faubus Pratt C. Remmel
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 208,121 127,004
Percentage 62.09% 37.89%

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County Results

Faubus:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Remmel:      50–60%

Governor before election

Francis Cherry
Democratic

Elected Governor

Orval Faubus
Democratic

The 1954 Arkansas gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1954.

Incumbent Democratic Governor Francis Cherry was defeated in the Democratic primary.

Democratic nominee Orval Faubus defeated Republican nominee Pratt C. Remmel with 62.09% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on July 27, 1954, with the Democratic runoff held on August 10, 1954.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Francis Cherry 154,879 47.71
Democratic Orval Faubus 109,614 33.77
Democratic Guy H. Jones 41,249 12.71
Democratic Gus McMillan 18,857 5.81
Total votes 324,599 100.00
Democratic primary run-off results[8][7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Orval Faubus 191,328 50.91
Democratic Francis Cherry 184,509 49.09
Total votes 375,837 100.00

General election

Candidates

Results

1954 Arkansas gubernatorial election[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Orval Faubus 208,121 62.09%
Republican Pratt C. Remmel 127,004 37.89%
Scattering 51 0.02%
Majority 81,117 24.20%
Turnout 335,176 100.00%
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ "Table IV. 1954 Elections". Voting Information. Washington, D.C.: Prepared by Office of Armed Forces Information & Education, Department of Defense. April 1954. pp. 99–101. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Arkansas vote". The Key West citizen. Key West, Fla. 28 July 1954. p. 8. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  3. ^ Historical Review - Volume Two. Arkansas State Highway Commission and Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department (PDF). Little Rock, Arkansas: Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department. 2004. p. 81.
  4. ^ "Guy Hamilton "Mutt" Jones (1911–1986)". Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  5. ^ "McClellan claiming victory in primary; has lead of 4,428". Evening star. Washington, D.C. 28 July 1954. p. A-6. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  6. ^ "AR Governor, 1956 - D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  7. ^ a b Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 100.
  8. ^ "AR Governor, 1954 - D Runoff". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  9. ^ "Pratt Remmel (1915–1991)". Encyclopedia of Arkansas. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  10. ^ "AR Governor, 1954". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 8 November 2020.
  11. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 42.

Bibliography

  • Gubernatorial Elections, 1787-1997. Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1998. ISBN 1-56802-396-0.
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