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1958 United States Senate election in West Virginia

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1958 United States Senate election in West Virginia

← 1956 (special) November 4, 1958 1964 →
Robert C. Byrd – 1967.jpg
Nominee Robert Byrd Chapman Revercomb
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 381,745 263,172
Percentage 59.19% 40.81%

West Virginia Senate Election Results by County, 1958.svg
County results
Byrd:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Revercomb:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%

U.S. senator before election

Chapman Revercomb

Elected U.S. Senator

Robert Byrd

The 1958 United States Senate election in West Virginia was held on November 4, 1958. Robert Byrd was elected Senator, and he held the seat until 2010, upon his death.


In 1956 Senator Harley M. Kilgore died, and former Senator Chapman Revercomb won his seat in the 1956 special election. The election was held alongside the 1958 midterms, where Republicans had a net loss nationally. Revercomb lost re-election to Robert Byrd. West Virginia was one of the many states that was flipped from Republican to Democrat in the 1958 midterms.


1958 United States Senate election in West Virginia
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Robert Byrd 381,745 64.4% +18.39%
Republican Chapman Revercomb (incumbent) 263,172 40.81% -18.39%
Total votes 644,917 100.00% -21.5
Democratic gain from Republican


  1. ^ "WV US Senate". Retrieved January 12, 2019.
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