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1956 United States presidential election in Kentucky

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1956 United States presidential election in Kentucky
Flag of Kentucky (1918-1963).svg

← 1952 November 6, 1956[1] 1960 →

All 10 Kentucky votes to the Electoral College
 
Dwight David Eisenhower, photo portrait by Bachrach, 1952.jpg
AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg
Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Pennsylvania[a] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 572,192 476,453
Percentage 54.3% 45.2%

Kentucky Presidential Election Results 1956.svg
County Results

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

The 1956 United States presidential election in Kentucky took place on November 6, 1956, as part of the 1956 United States presidential election. Kentucky voters chose ten[3] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Kentucky was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 54.30 percent of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 45.21 percent of the popular vote.[4][5]

Results

1956 United States presidential election in Kentucky
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 572,192 54.30%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 476,453 45.21%
States’ Rights Harry F. Byrd 2,657 0.25%
Prohibition Enoch A. Holtwick 2,145 0.20%
Socialist Labor Eric Hass 358 0.03%
Total votes 1,053,805 100%

Results by county

County Dwight David Eisenhower[6]
Republican
Adlai Stevenson II[6]
Democratic
Harry Flood Byrd[6]
States’ Rights
Enoch Arden Holtwick[6]
Prohibition
Eric Hass[6]
Socialist Labor
Margin Total votes cast
# % # % # % # % # % # %
Adair 4,157 62.50% 2,491 37.45% 1 0.02% 1 0.02% 1 0.02% 1,666 25.05% 6,651
Allen 3,200 61.62% 1,975 38.03% 3 0.06% 15 0.29% 0 0.00% 1,225 23.59% 5,193
Anderson 1,878 47.27% 2,089 52.58% 4 0.10% 2 0.05% 0 0.00% -211 -5.31% 3,973
Ballard 838 21.29% 3,088 78.46% 4 0.10% 4 0.10% 2 0.05% -2,250 -57.16% 3,936
Barren 4,206 44.68% 5,206 55.30% 1 0.01% 1 0.01% 0 0.00% -1,000 -10.62% 9,414
Bath 1,889 45.79% 2,221 53.84% 9 0.22% 6 0.15% 0 0.00% -332 -8.05% 4,125
Bell 6,824 60.29% 4,477 39.55% 18 0.16% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 2,347 20.74% 11,319
Boone 3,139 51.54% 2,933 48.16% 14 0.23% 4 0.07% 0 0.00% 206 3.38% 6,090
Bourbon 2,475 42.75% 3,263 56.36% 14 0.24% 33 0.57% 5 0.09% -788 -13.61% 5,790
Boyd 11,502 57.28% 8,546 42.56% 10 0.05% 22 0.11% 2 0.01% 2,956 14.72% 20,082
Boyle 3,427 49.81% 3,436 49.94% 10 0.15% 5 0.07% 2 0.03% -9 -0.13% 6,880
Bracken 1,754 53.54% 1,515 46.25% 6 0.18% 1 0.03% 0 0.00% 239 7.30% 3,276
Breathitt 2,423 42.71% 3,246 57.22% 4 0.07% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% -823 -14.51% 5,673
Breckinridge 3,784 56.72% 2,867 42.98% 13 0.19% 7 0.10% 0 0.00% 917 13.75% 6,671
Bullitt 2,007 46.78% 2,279 53.12% 2 0.05% 1 0.02% 1 0.02% -272 -6.34% 4,290
Butler 3,303 73.19% 1,202 26.63% 2 0.04% 5 0.11% 1 0.02% 2,101 46.55% 4,513
Caldwell 2,681 52.32% 2,417 47.17% 22 0.43% 3 0.06% 1 0.02% 264 5.15% 5,124
Calloway 2,292 27.09% 6,152 72.72% 4 0.05% 10 0.12% 2 0.02% -3,860 -45.63% 8,460
Campbell 18,617 63.82% 10,359 35.51% 121 0.41% 56 0.19% 18 0.06% 8,258 28.31% 29,171
Carlisle 608 22.72% 2,063 77.09% 5 0.19% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% -1,455 -54.37% 2,676
Carroll 1,130 34.08% 2,169 65.41% 10 0.30% 5 0.15% 2 0.06% -1,039 -31.33% 3,316
Carter 5,127 62.09% 3,112 37.68% 8 0.10% 8 0.10% 3 0.04% 2,015 24.40% 8,258
Casey 4,167 72.48% 1,570 27.31% 2 0.03% 8 0.14% 2 0.03% 2,597 45.17% 5,749
Christian 4,963 43.18% 6,487 56.43% 38 0.33% 5 0.04% 2 0.02% -1,524 -13.26% 11,495
Clark 3,030 45.48% 3,609 54.16% 17 0.26% 5 0.08% 2 0.03% -579 -8.69% 6,663
Clay 4,897 82.52% 1,027 17.31% 3 0.05% 5 0.08% 2 0.03% 3,870 65.22% 5,934
Clinton 3,396 81.89% 747 18.01% 3 0.07% 1 0.02% 0 0.00% 2,649 63.88% 4,147
Crittenden 2,548 62.64% 1,494 36.73% 19 0.47% 4 0.10% 3 0.07% 1,054 25.91% 4,068
Cumberland 2,584 71.76% 1,000 27.77% 4 0.11% 10 0.28% 3 0.08% 1,584 43.99% 3,601
Daviess 11,491 62.54% 6,674 36.33% 50 0.27% 146 0.79% 12 0.07% 4,817 26.22% 18,373
Edmonson 2,800 71.85% 1,092 28.02% 1 0.03% 3 0.08% 1 0.03% 1,708 43.83% 3,897
Elliott 1,033 32.53% 2,143 67.47% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% -1,110 -34.95% 3,176
Estill 2,946 60.52% 1,912 39.28% 2 0.04% 7 0.14% 1 0.02% 1,034 21.24% 4,868
Fayette 21,904 61.38% 13,547 37.96% 84 0.24% 132 0.37% 16 0.04% 8,357 23.42% 35,683
Fleming 2,744 51.97% 2,519 47.71% 9 0.17% 6 0.11% 2 0.04% 225 4.26% 5,280
Floyd 6,166 43.77% 7,907 56.13% 1 0.01% 10 0.07% 4 0.03% -1,741 -12.36% 14,088
Franklin 4,047 38.35% 6,412 60.76% 19 0.18% 70 0.66% 5 0.05% -2,365 -22.41% 10,553
Fulton 1,147 27.79% 2,953 71.54% 23 0.56% 5 0.12% 0 0.00% -1,806 -43.75% 4,128
Gallatin 547 30.89% 1,223 69.06% 1 0.06% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% -676 -38.17% 1,771
Garrard 2,311 55.92% 1,798 43.50% 3 0.07% 19 0.46% 2 0.05% 513 12.41% 4,133
Grant 1,680 42.04% 2,300 57.56% 10 0.25% 5 0.13% 1 0.03% -620 -15.52% 3,996
Graves 3,711 26.86% 10,090 73.04% 8 0.06% 6 0.04% 0 0.00% -6,379 -46.17% 13,815
Grayson 4,565 69.25% 2,021 30.66% 2 0.03% 4 0.06% 0 0.00% 2,544 38.59% 6,592
Green 2,951 62.93% 1,726 36.81% 8 0.17% 3 0.06% 1 0.02% 1,225 26.12% 4,689
Greenup 5,464 51.85% 5,045 47.87% 15 0.14% 10 0.09% 4 0.04% 419 3.98% 10,538
Hancock 1,317 56.14% 1,022 43.56% 4 0.17% 2 0.09% 1 0.04% 295 12.57% 2,346
Hardin 5,050 53.55% 4,325 45.86% 17 0.18% 33 0.35% 5 0.05% 725 7.69% 9,430
Harlan 8,820 55.96% 6,915 43.87% 8 0.05% 9 0.06% 9 0.06% 1,905 12.09% 15,761
Harrison 2,128 37.62% 3,515 62.14% 9 0.16% 4 0.07% 1 0.02% -1,387 -24.52% 5,657
Hart 3,276 50.35% 3,207 49.29% 11 0.17% 5 0.08% 7 0.11% 69 1.06% 6,506
Henderson 5,085 46.92% 5,501 50.76% 226 2.09% 23 0.21% 3 0.03% -416 -3.84% 10,838
Henry 1,670 34.52% 3,157 65.25% 5 0.10% 5 0.10% 1 0.02% -1,487 -30.74% 4,838
Hickman 785 24.82% 2,367 74.83% 9 0.28% 1 0.03% 1 0.03% -1,582 -50.02% 3,163
Hopkins 5,300 44.47% 6,535 54.84% 73 0.61% 7 0.06% 2 0.02% -1,235 -10.36% 11,917
Jackson 3,950 88.35% 501 11.21% 6 0.13% 9 0.20% 5 0.11% 3,449 77.14% 4,471
Jefferson 119,262 58.49% 83,483 40.94% 357 0.18% 727 0.36% 88 0.04% 35,779 17.55% 203,917
Jessamine 2,340 51.39% 2,072 45.51% 53 1.16% 70 1.54% 18 0.40% 268 5.89% 4,553
Johnson 5,802 71.06% 2,356 28.85% 6 0.07% 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 3,446 42.20% 8,165
Kenton 20,895 57.93% 14,923 41.37% 202 0.56% 33 0.09% 17 0.05% 5,972 16.56% 36,070
Knott 1,715 30.02% 3,987 69.80% 6 0.11% 4 0.07% 0 0.00% -2,272 -39.78% 5,712
Knox 6,341 71.39% 2,539 28.59% 1 0.01% 1 0.01% 0 0.00% 3,802 42.81% 8,882
Larue 2,387 56.05% 1,859 43.65% 10 0.23% 3 0.07% 0 0.00% 528 12.40% 4,259
Laurel 6,586 73.87% 2,316 25.98% 7 0.08% 5 0.06% 2 0.02% 4,270 47.89% 8,916
Lawrence 2,932 53.92% 2,495 45.88% 2 0.04% 6 0.11% 3 0.06% 437 8.04% 5,438
Lee 1,774 65.32% 938 34.54% 4 0.15% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 836 30.78% 2,716
Leslie 3,770 87.37% 531 12.31% 3 0.07% 8 0.19% 3 0.07% 3,239 75.06% 4,315
Letcher 5,741 57.97% 4,133 41.73% 11 0.11% 16 0.16% 3 0.03% 1,608 16.24% 9,904
Lewis 3,333 67.65% 1,585 32.17% 2 0.04% 7 0.14% 0 0.00% 1,748 35.48% 4,927
Lincoln 3,535 54.30% 2,953 45.36% 11 0.17% 9 0.14% 2 0.03% 582 8.94% 6,510
Livingston 1,247 40.94% 1,795 58.93% 3 0.10% 1 0.03% 0 0.00% -548 -17.99% 3,046
Logan 2,855 34.93% 5,299 64.83% 12 0.15% 4 0.05% 4 0.05% -2,444 -29.90% 8,174
Lyon 989 39.01% 1,527 60.24% 13 0.51% 5 0.20% 1 0.04% -538 -21.22% 2,535
Madison 5,955 50.85% 5,670 48.42% 26 0.22% 55 0.47% 4 0.03% 285 2.43% 11,710
Magoffin 2,343 51.96% 2,162 47.95% 1 0.02% 3 0.07% 0 0.00% 181 4.01% 4,509
Marion 2,945 49.98% 2,927 49.68% 10 0.17% 8 0.14% 2 0.03% 18 0.31% 5,892
Marshall 2,015 31.57% 4,358 68.29% 2 0.03% 7 0.11% 0 0.00% -2,343 -36.71% 6,382
Martin 2,927 80.57% 694 19.10% 4 0.11% 7 0.19% 1 0.03% 2,233 61.46% 3,633
Mason 3,880 51.80% 3,572 47.69% 31 0.41% 6 0.08% 1 0.01% 308 4.11% 7,490
McCracken 7,076 33.29% 14,103 66.34% 42 0.20% 35 0.16% 2 0.01% -7,027 -33.06% 21,258
McCreary 3,812 82.33% 814 17.58% 3 0.06% 1 0.02% 0 0.00% 2,998 64.75% 4,630
McLean 1,886 48.73% 1,965 50.78% 7 0.18% 11 0.28% 1 0.03% -79 -2.04% 3,870
Meade 1,670 45.23% 2,016 54.60% 5 0.14% 1 0.03% 0 0.00% -346 -9.37% 3,692
Menifee 799 40.25% 1,185 59.70% 1 0.05% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% -386 -19.45% 1,985
Mercer 3,168 53.23% 2,767 46.49% 10 0.17% 5 0.08% 2 0.03% 401 6.74% 5,952
Metcalfe 2,412 54.35% 2,014 45.38% 3 0.07% 9 0.20% 0 0.00% 398 8.97% 4,438
Monroe 3,759 74.97% 1,255 25.03% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 2,504 49.94% 5,014
Montgomery 2,220 45.35% 2,656 54.26% 9 0.18% 9 0.18% 1 0.02% -436 -8.91% 4,895
Morgan 1,878 37.20% 3,164 62.68% 4 0.08% 1 0.02% 1 0.02% -1,286 -25.48% 5,048
Muhlenberg 5,323 52.64% 4,752 46.99% 29 0.29% 7 0.07% 2 0.02% 571 5.65% 10,113
Nelson 4,107 55.76% 3,240 43.99% 7 0.10% 9 0.12% 2 0.03% 867 11.77% 7,365
Nicholas 999 37.07% 1,667 61.86% 9 0.33% 19 0.71% 1 0.04% -668 -24.79% 2,695
Ohio 4,901 64.07% 2,726 35.64% 8 0.10% 11 0.14% 3 0.04% 2,175 28.44% 7,649
Oldham 2,128 54.44% 1,769 45.25% 8 0.20% 4 0.10% 0 0.00% 359 9.18% 3,909
Owen 857 22.61% 2,928 77.24% 5 0.13% 1 0.03% 0 0.00% -2,071 -54.63% 3,791
Owsley 2,013 85.77% 331 14.10% 1 0.04% 1 0.04% 1 0.04% 1,682 71.67% 2,347
Pendleton 2,273 54.46% 1,889 45.26% 6 0.14% 6 0.14% 0 0.00% 384 9.20% 4,174
Perry 6,591 59.05% 4,545 40.72% 8 0.07% 15 0.13% 2 0.02% 2,046 18.33% 11,161
Pike 11,678 50.37% 11,466 49.45% 13 0.06% 25 0.11% 3 0.01% 212 0.91% 23,185
Powell 1,339 49.87% 1,343 50.02% 3 0.11% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% -4 -0.15% 2,685
Pulaski 10,363 72.47% 3,899 27.27% 18 0.13% 16 0.11% 3 0.02% 6,464 45.21% 14,299
Robertson 617 43.70% 793 56.16% 2 0.14% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% -176 -12.46% 1,412
Rockcastle 3,787 74.08% 1,313 25.68% 7 0.14% 3 0.06% 2 0.04% 2,474 48.40% 5,112
Rowan 2,470 50.85% 2,380 49.00% 5 0.10% 2 0.04% 0 0.00% 90 1.85% 4,857
Russell 3,065 70.33% 1,284 29.46% 1 0.02% 7 0.16% 1 0.02% 1,781 40.87% 4,358
Scott 1,940 40.02% 2,860 58.99% 12 0.25% 32 0.66% 4 0.08% -920 -18.98% 4,848
Shelby 2,768 40.71% 4,017 59.08% 6 0.09% 8 0.12% 0 0.00% -1,249 -18.37% 6,799
Simpson 1,454 33.43% 2,879 66.18% 9 0.21% 6 0.14% 2 0.05% -1,425 -32.76% 4,350
Spencer 896 42.32% 1,214 57.35% 3 0.14% 2 0.09% 2 0.09% -318 -15.02% 2,117
Taylor 3,892 61.37% 2,433 38.36% 5 0.08% 10 0.16% 2 0.03% 1,459 23.01% 6,342
Todd 1,480 32.28% 3,087 67.33% 9 0.20% 9 0.20% 0 0.00% -1,607 -35.05% 4,585
Trigg 1,329 34.47% 2,517 65.29% 7 0.18% 2 0.05% 0 0.00% -1,188 -30.82% 3,855
Trimble 506 21.90% 1,792 77.58% 1 0.04% 10 0.43% 1 0.04% -1,286 -55.67% 2,310
Union 1,956 37.67% 2,863 55.13% 369 7.11% 3 0.06% 2 0.04% -907 -17.47% 5,193
Warren 8,123 53.06% 7,143 46.66% 27 0.18% 14 0.09% 3 0.02% 980 6.40% 15,310
Washington 2,536 54.71% 2,084 44.96% 11 0.24% 1 0.02% 3 0.06% 452 9.75% 4,635
Wayne 3,609 61.15% 2,263 38.34% 18 0.30% 9 0.15% 3 0.05% 1,346 22.81% 5,902
Webster 1,948 37.08% 3,050 58.06% 242 4.61% 9 0.17% 4 0.08% -1,102 -20.98% 5,253
Whitley 7,759 74.33% 2,656 25.45% 10 0.10% 12 0.11% 1 0.01% 5,103 48.89% 10,438
Wolfe 1,059 38.62% 1,683 61.38% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0 0.00% -624 -22.76% 2,742
Woodford 2,170 50.97% 2,027 47.62% 19 0.45% 37 0.87% 4 0.09% 143 3.36% 4,257
Totals 572,192 54.30% 476,453 45.21% 2,657 0.25% 2,145 0.20% 358 0.03% 95,739 9.09% 1,053,805

Notes

  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]

References

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Presidents". David Leip. Retrieved September 27, 2017. Eisenhower's home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  3. ^ "1956 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results – Kentucky". Retrieved August 12, 2020.
  5. ^ "The American Presidency Project – Election of 1956". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  6. ^ a b c d e Our Campaigns; KY US Presidential Race, November 06, 1956
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