1956 United States Senate election in Alabama

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1956 Democratic Senate primary election in Alabama

← 1950 May 1, 1956 1962 →
  Listerhill.jpg Captain John Geraerdt Crommelin, US Navy, circa in 1947.jpg
Nominee Lister Hill John G. Crommelin
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 247,519 115,440
Percentage 68.20% 31.81%

U.S. senator before election

J. Lister Hill
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

J. Lister Hill
Democratic

The 1956 United States Senate election in Alabama was held on November 6, 1956. Incumbent Senator J. Lister Hill was re-elected for a fourth term in office.

On May 1, Hill won the Democratic primary over John G. Crommelin, who ran in 1950 as an independent, with 68.20% of the vote.

Hill won the November general election without an opponent.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

1956 United States Senate Democratic primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic J. Lister Hill (incumbent) 247,519 68.20%
Democratic John G. Crommelin 115,440 31.21%
Total votes 362,959 100.00%

General election[edit]

1956 United States Senate election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic J. Lister Hill (incumbent) 330,182 100.00% Increase23.46
Write-in All others 9 0.00% N/A
Total votes 330,191 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AL US Senate – D Primary". Ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved January 24, 2020.
  2. ^ "AL US Senate". Ourcampaigns.com. Retrieved January 24, 2020.