1956 New Hampshire gubernatorial election

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1956 New Hampshire gubernatorial election

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Nominee Lane Dwinell John Shaw
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 141,578 117,117
Percentage 54.73% 45.27%

New Hampshire Governor Election Results by County, 1956.svg
County results
Dwinell:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Shaw:      50-60%

Governor before election

Lane Dwinell
Republican

Elected Governor

Lane Dwinell
Republican

The 1956 New Hampshire gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1956. Incumbent Republican Lane Dwinell defeated Democratic nominee John Shaw with 54.73% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on September 11, 1956.[1]

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Lane Dwinell 38,734 53.13
Republican Wesley Powell 33,408 45.82
Republican Elmer E. Bussey 769 1.06
Total votes 72,911 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Lane Dwinell, Republican
  • John Shaw, Democratic

Results[edit]

1956 New Hampshire gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Lane Dwinell 141,578 54.73%
Democratic John Shaw 117,117 45.27%
Majority 24,461
Turnout 258,695
Republican hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc. CQ Press. 2005. ISBN 9781568029818. Retrieved 2020-05-26.
  2. ^ Cook, Rhodes (5 November 2013). America Votes 30: 2011-2012, Election Returns by State. ISBN 9781452290171. Retrieved 2020-05-26.