1952 Indiana gubernatorial election

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1952 Indiana gubernatorial election

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Nominee George N. Craig John A. Watkins
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,075,685 841,984
Percentage 55.68% 43.58%

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County results
Craig:      40-50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Watkins:      40-50%      50–60%

Governor before election

Henry F. Schricker
Democratic

Elected Governor

George N. Craig
Republican

The 1952 Indiana gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1952. Republican nominee George N. Craig defeated Democratic nominee John A. Watkins with 55.68% of the vote.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • George N. Craig, Republican
  • John A. Watkins, Democratic

Other candidates

  • Lester N. Abel, Prohibition
  • Samuel Boorda, Progressive
  • Charles Ginsberg, Socialist Labor

Results[edit]

1952 Indiana gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican George N. Craig 1,075,685 55.68%
Democratic John A. Watkins 841,984 43.58%
Prohibition Lester N. Abel 12,554 0.65%
Progressive Samuel Boorda 920 0.05%
Socialist Labor Charles Ginsberg 726 0.04%
Majority 233,701
Turnout 1,931,869
Republican gain from Democratic Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cook, Rhodes (5 November 2013). America Votes 30: 2011-2012, Election Returns by State. ISBN 9781452290171. Retrieved June 10, 2020.