1962 United States Senate election in Maryland

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1962 United States Senate election in Maryland

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Nominee Daniel Brewster Edward Tylor Miller
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 439,723 269,131
Percentage 62.03% 37.97%

Maryland Senate Election Results by County, 1962.svg
County results
Brewster:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Miller:      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. senator before election

John Marshall Butler

Elected U.S. Senator

Daniel Brewster

The 1962 United States Senate election in Maryland was held on November 6, 1962. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator John Marshall Butler did not run for re-election to a third term in office. Democratic U.S. Representative Daniel Brewster won the re-election to succeed him easily over Republican U.S. Representative Edward Tylor Miller.

Republican primary[edit]


  • James P. Gleason, former legislative assistant to Senators Richard Nixon and William F. Knowland
  • Henry J. Laque Jr., perennial candidate
  • Edward Tylor Miller, U.S. Representative from Easton
  • Harry L. Simms, real estate broker[1]



1962 Republican U.S. Senate primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edward Tylor Miller 43,437 48.15%
Republican James P. Gleason 34,523 38.27%
Republican Harry L. Simms 7,689 8.52%
Republican Henry J. Laque, Jr. 4,565 5.06%
Total votes 90,214 100.00%

Democratic primary[edit]



1962 Democratic U.S. Senate primary[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel Brewster 182,272 52.18%
Democratic Blair Lee III 100,915 28.89%
Democratic Elbert M. Byrd, Jr. 32,147 9.20%
Democratic Herbert J. Hoover 19,719 5.65%
Democratic Andrew J. Easter 14,276 4.09%
Total votes 349,329 100.00%

General election[edit]


1962 U.S. Senate election in Maryland[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel Brewster 439,723 62.03%
Republican Edward Tylor Miller 269,131 37.97%
Total votes 708,854 100.00%
Democratic gain from Republican

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