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1956 Texas gubernatorial election

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1956 Texas gubernatorial election

← 1954 November 6, 1956 1958 →
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Nominee Price Daniel William R. Bryant W. Lee O'Daniel
Party Democratic Republican Write-in
Popular vote 1,350,736 261,283 110,234
Percentage 78.3% 15.2% 6.4%

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Governor before election

Allan Shivers

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Elected Governor

Price Daniel

The 1956 Texas gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1956, to elect the Governor of Texas. Incumbent Democratic Governor Allan Shivers did not run for a fourth term. Senator Price Daniel won the election with over 78% of the vote.



Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Price Daniel 628,914 39.88%
Democratic Ralph Yarborough 463,416 29.39%
Democratic W. Lee O'Daniel 347,757 22.05%
Democratic J. Evetts Haley 88,772 5.63%
Democratic Reuben Senterfitt 37,774 2.40%
Democratic J. J. Holmes 10,165 0.64%
Total votes 1,576,870 100.00%
Democratic runoff results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Price Daniel 698,001 50.11%
Democratic Ralph Yarborough 694,830 49.89%
Total votes 1,392,831 100.00%


General election results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Price Daniel 1,350,736 78.34%
Republican Edwin S. Mayer 261,283 15.15%
Write-in W. Lee O'Daniel 110,234 6.39%
Total votes 1,724,091 100.00%
Democratic hold


  1. ^ "Texas Almanac".
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