1957 Pittsburgh mayoral election

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Pittsburgh mayoral election, 1957
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← 1953 November 5, 1957 1959 (special) →
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Nominee David Lawrence John Drew
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 128,532 68,644
Percentage 65.2% 34.8%

Mayor before election

David Lawrence

Elected Mayor

David Lawrence

The Mayoral election of 1957 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was held on Tuesday, November 5, 1957. The incumbent mayor, David Lawrence of the Democratic Party won an unprecedented fourth term. Lawrence defeated former Court of Common Pleas Judge John Drew. For the third straight election, the powerful mayor gained quiet support from the Republican business community for his urban renewal projects, which compromised the GOP candidate's position.

Pittsburgh mayoral election, 1957
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic David Lawrence 128,532 65.2
Republican John Drew 68,644 34.8
Turnout 197,176
Democratic hold Swing


  • "Republican mayoral candidates through the years". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 7 November 2007. Retrieved 18 September 2009.

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Pittsburgh mayoral election
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