1956 United States Senate election in Maryland
Butler: 50–60% 60–70%
|Elections in Maryland|
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.
- John Marshall Butler, incumbent Senator since 1951
- Earl E. Knepper
- Henry J. Laque, Jr.
|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%|
- George P. Mahoney, Baltimore businessman and 1952 nominee for Senate
- Millard Tydings, former Senator from 1927 to 1951
|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%|
After winning the primary, Tydings was forced to withdraw from the race due to ill health. Mahoney replaced him on the general election ticket.
|Republican||John Marshall Butler (inc.)||473,059||52.96%|
|Democratic||George P. Mahoney||420,108||47.04%|
- "TYDINGS, Millard Evelyn - US House of Representatives: History, Art & Archives". history.house.gov. Retrieved 19 June 2020.