1956 Indiana gubernatorial election

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1956 Indiana gubernatorial election

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Nominee Harold W. Handley Ralph Tucker
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,086,868 859,393
Percentage 55.61% 43.98%

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County results
Handley:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Tucker:      40-50%      50–60%

Governor before election

George N. Craig
Republican

Elected Governor

Harold W. Handley
Republican

The 1956 Indiana gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1956. Republican nominee Harold W. Handley defeated Democratic nominee Ralph Tucker with 55.61% of the vote.

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Harold W. Handley, Republican
  • Ralph Tucker, Democratic

Other candidates

  • J. Ralston Miller, Prohibition
  • Merle N. Miller, Socialist Labor

Results[edit]

1956 Indiana gubernatorial election[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Harold W. Handley 1,086,868 55.61%
Democratic Ralph Tucker 859,393 43.98%
Prohibition J. Ralston Miller 6,791 0.35%
Socialist Labor Merle N. Miller 1,238 0.06%
Majority 227,475
Turnout 1,954,290
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cook, Rhodes (5 November 2013). America Votes 30: 2011-2012, Election Returns by State. ISBN 9781452290171. Retrieved June 8, 2020.