1962 United States Senate election in Georgia

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1962 U.S. Senate Democratic primary in Georgia

← 1956 September 12, 1962 1968 →
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Nominee Herman Talmadge Henry M. Henderson
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 673,782 91,654
Percentage 88.03% 11.79%

U.S. senator before election

Herman Talmadge
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Herman Talmadge
Democratic

The 1962 United States Senate election in Georgia took place on November 5, 1962. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Herman Talmadge was re-elected to a second consecutive term in office, winning large victories in the primary and general elections.

At this time, Georgia was a one-party state. Talmadge's victory in the September 12 primary was tantamount to election, and he was unopposed in the general election.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

1962 Democratic U.S. Senate primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Herman Talmadge (incumbent) 673,782 88.03%
Democratic Henry M. Henderson 91,654 11.97%
Total votes 765,436 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

1962 United States Senate election in Georgia[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Herman Talmadge 306,250 100.00% Increase0.03
Total votes 306,250 100.00%
Democratic hold Swing

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