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1956 Utah gubernatorial election

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1956 Utah gubernatorial election

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George Dewey Clyde.jpg
J. Bracken Lee.jpg
Nominee George Dewey Clyde L.C. "Rennie" Romney J. Bracken Lee
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Popular vote 127,164 111,297 94,428
Percentage 38.20% 33.43% 28.37%

Utah Governor Election Results by County, 1956.svg
County results
Clyde:      30–40%      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Romney:      30–40%      40–50%      50–60%
Lee:      50-60%

Governor before election

J. Bracken Lee

Elected Governor

George Dewey Clyde

The 1956 Utah gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1956. Republican nominee George Dewey Clyde defeated Democratic nominee L.C. "Rennie" Romney with 38.20% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on September 11, 1956.[1]



Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic L.C. "Rennie" Romney 40,908 51.98
Democratic John S. Boyden 37,798 48.02
Total votes 78,706 100.00

Republican primary



Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George Dewey Clyde 62,811 53.52
Republican J. Bracken Lee (incumbent) 54,544 46.48
Total votes 117,355 100.00

General election


Major party candidates

  • George Dewey Clyde, Republican
  • L.C. "Rennie" Romney, Democratic

Other candidates

  • J. Bracken Lee, Independent


1956 Utah gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican George Dewey Clyde 127,164 38.20%
Democratic L.C. "Rennie" Romney 111,297 33.43%
Independent J. Bracken Lee 94,428 28.37%
Majority 15,867
Turnout 332,889
Republican hold Swing


  1. ^ a b c Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc. CQ Press. 2005. ISBN 9781568029818. Retrieved 2020-05-15.
  2. ^ Cook, Rhodes (5 November 2013). America Votes 30: 2011-2012, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook. ISBN 9781452290171. Retrieved 2020-05-15.
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