1952 North Carolina gubernatorial election

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1952 North Carolina gubernatorial election

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Nominee William B. Umstead Herbert F. "Chub" Seawell Jr.
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 796,306 383,329
Percentage 67.50% 32.50%

Governor before election

W. Kerr Scott
Democratic

Elected Governor

William B. Umstead
Democratic

The 1952 North Carolina gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1952. Democratic nominee William B. Umstead defeated Republican nominee Herbert F. "Chub" Seawell Jr. with 67.50% of the vote.

Seawell, an attorney, followed in the footsteps of his father, Herbert, Sr., who had lost the 1928 North Carolina gubernatorial election.[1]

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on May 31, 1952.[2]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William B. Umstead 294,170 52.11
Democratic Hubert E. Olive 265,675 47.06
Democratic Manley R. Dunaway 4,660 0.83
Total votes 564,505 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • William B. Umstead, Democratic
  • Herbert F. "Chub" Seawell Jr., Republican

Results[edit]

1952 North Carolina gubernatorial election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic William B. Umstead 796,306 67.50%
Republican Herbert F. "Chub" Seawell Jr. 383,329 32.50%
Majority 412,977
Turnout 1,179,635
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ NCpedia biography of Herbert Floyd Seawell, Jr.
  2. ^ a b "North Carolina Manual". 1991. Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  3. ^ Cook, Rhodes (26 October 2017). America Votes 32: 2015–2016, Election Returns by State – Rhodes Cook. ISBN 9781506368993. Retrieved 2019-07-06.