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1960 Arkansas gubernatorial election

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1960 Arkansas gubernatorial election

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Nominee Orval Faubus Henry M. Britt
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 292,064 129,921
Percentage 69.21% 30.79%

Governor before election

Orval Faubus
Democratic

Elected Governor

Orval Faubus
Democratic

The 1960 Arkansas gubernatorial election was held on November 8, 1960.

Incumbent Democratic Governor Orval Faubus won election to a fourth term, defeating Republican nominee Henry M. Britt with 69.21% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on July 26, 1960. By winning over 50% of the vote, Faubus avoided a run-off which would have been held on August 9, 1960.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Orval Faubus 238,997 58.75
Democratic Joe C. Hardin 66,499 16.35
Democratic Bruce Bennett 58,400 14.36
Democratic H. E. Williams 33,374 8.20
Democratic Hal Millsap 9,547 2.35
Total votes 406,817 100.00

Republican primary

Candidates

  • Henry M. Britt, attorney

Results

Republican primary results[5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Henry M. Britt unopposed

General election

Candidates

Results

1960 Arkansas gubernatorial election[6][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Orval Faubus 292,064 69.21%
Republican Henry M. Britt 129,921 30.79%
Majority 162,143 38.42%
Turnout 421,985 100.00%
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ Compiled by the Senate Library under the direction of Felton M. Johnston, Secretary of the Senate (1960). Factual Campaign Information. Washington D.C.: United States Government Printing Office. p. 3. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  2. ^ Kearney, Kevin E. (1961). "The 1960 campaign speaking of Orval E. Faubus". The Southern Speech Journal. 27 (2): 102–109. doi:10.1080/10417946109371633. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  3. ^ a b Reed, Roy (1997). Faubus: the Life and Times of an American Prodigal. University of Arkansas Press: Fayetteville, Arkansas. p. 285. ISBN 1-55728-457-1.
  4. ^ "AR Governor, 1960 - D Primary". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  5. ^ a b Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 100.
  6. ^ "AR Governor, 1960". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 4 June 2020.
  7. ^ Congressional Quarterly 1998, p. 42.

Bibliography

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