1952 Missouri gubernatorial election

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1952 Missouri gubernatorial election

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Nominee Phil M. Donnelly Howard Elliott
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 983,166 886,370
Percentage 52.55% 47.37%

Missouri Governor Election Results by County, 1952.svg
County results
Donnelly:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%
Elliott:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%      80–90%

Governor before election

Forrest Smith
Democratic

Elected Governor

Phil M. Donnelly
Democratic

The Missouri gubernatorial election of 1952 was Missouri's 38th gubernatorial election. The election was held on November 4, 1952 and resulted in a victory for the Democratic nominee, former Governor Phil M. Donnelly, over the Republican candidate, former Speaker of the Missouri House of Representatives Howard Elliott,[1] and candidates representing the Progressive, Socialist and Socialist Labor parties.

Results[edit]

1952 gubernatorial election, Missouri[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Phil M. Donnelly 983,166 52.55 -4.43
Republican Howard Elliott 886,370 47.37 +4.62
Progressive Howard Edsell 911 0.05 -0.13
Socialist Maurice R. Wheeler 316 0.02 -0.05
Christian Nationalist Don Lohbeck 195 0.01 +0.01
Socialist Labor Clara "Mrs. Anthony" Hayes 138 0.01 ±0.00
Majority 96,796 5.17 -9.06
Turnout 1,871,096 47.31 +5.90
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elliott, Howard". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-07.
  2. ^ "MO Governor Race – Nov 04, 1952". Our Campaigns. Retrieved 2013-02-07.