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1954 South Dakota gubernatorial election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1954 South Dakota gubernatorial election

← 1952 November 2, 1954 1956 →
 
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Nominee Joe Foss Ed C. Martin
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 133,878 102,377
Percentage 56.67% 43.33%

South Dakota Governor Election Results by County, 1954.svg
County results

Foss:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Martin:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

Sigurd Anderson
Republican

Elected Governor

Joe Foss
Republican

The 1954 South Dakota gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1954.

Incumbent Republican Governor Sigurd Anderson was term-limited.

Republican nominee Joe Foss defeated Democratic nominee Ed C. Martin with 56.67% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on June 1, 1954.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

  • Ernest F. McKellips, former mayor of Alcester[2]
  • Ed C. Martin, rancher[3]

Results

Democratic primary results[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ed C. Martin 16,383 53.44
Democratic Ernest F. McKellips 14,276 46.56
Total votes 30,659 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

Results

Republican primary results[4][7]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joe Foss 55,272 53.65
Republican Rex Terry 26,163 25.40
Republican Harold O. Lund 21,585 20.95
Total votes 103,020 100.00

General election

Candidates

Results

1954 South Dakota gubernatorial election[4][8][9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Joe Foss 133,878 56.67%
Democratic Ed C. Martin 102,377 43.33%
Majority 31,501 13.33%
Turnout 236,255 100.00%
Republican 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 3 June 2020.
  2. ^ "Funeral set for Monday for E. F. McKellips, 84". Argus-Leader. Sioux Falls, SD. 7 April 1972. p. 1. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Chamberlain Register. February 25, 1954. 65 Years Ago" (PDF). The Chamberlain/Oacoma Sun. 15 (9). Chamberlain, SD. 27 February 2019. p. 5. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  4. ^ a b c Elections (PDF). 2005 South Dakota Legislative Manual. p. 634. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  5. ^ "SD Governor, 1954 - D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  6. ^ "South Dakota Prison Changes Indicated During Hearing". Argus-Leader. Sioux Falls, SD. 19 November 1954. p. 1. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  7. ^ "SD Governor, 1954 - R Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  8. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 79.
  9. ^ "SD Governor, 1954". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 3 June 2020.

Bibliography

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