1956 United States Senate election in Maryland

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1956 United States Senate election in Maryland

← 1950 November 6, 1956 1962 →
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Nominee John Marshall Butler George P. Mahoney
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 473,059 420,108
Percentage 52.96% 47.04%

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County results
Butler:      50–60%      60–70%
Mahoney:      50–60%

U.S. senator before election

John Marshall Butler
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

John Marshall Butler
Republican

The 1956 United States Senate election in Maryland was held on November 6, 1956. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator John Marshall Butler was re-elected to a second term in office, defeating Democratic businessman George P. Mahoney.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

1956 Republican U.S. Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Marshall Butler (inc.) 40,848 86.66%
Republican Earl E. Knepper 3,814 8.09%
Republican Harry L. Simms 2,474 5.25%
Total votes 47,136 100.00%

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

1956 Democratic U.S. Senate primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Millard Tydings 142,238 47.50%
Democratic George P. Mahoney 134,246 44.83%
Democratic George Washington Williams 13,348 4.46%
Democratic Thomas L. Christian 7,285 2.43%
Democratic Andrew J. Easter 2,311 0.77%
Total votes 299,428 100.00%

After winning the primary, Tydings was forced to withdraw from the race due to ill health. Mahoney replaced him on the general election ticket.[3]

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

1956 U.S. Senate election in Maryland[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Marshall Butler (inc.) 473,059 52.96%
Democratic George P. Mahoney 420,108 47.04%
Total votes 893,167 100.00%
Republican hold

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=767930
  2. ^ https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=113577
  3. ^ "TYDINGS, Millard Evelyn - US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives". history.house.gov. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  4. ^ https://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=25355