1952 Florida gubernatorial election

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1952 Florida gubernatorial election

← 1948 November 4, 1952 1954 (Special) →
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Nominee Daniel T. McCarty Harry S. Swan
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 624,463 210,009
Percentage 74.83% 25.17%

Governor before election

Fuller Warren
Democratic

Elected Governor

Daniel T. McCarty
Democratic

The 1952 Florida gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1952. Democratic nominee Daniel T. McCarty defeated Republican nominee Harry S. Swan with 74.83% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on May 6, 1952.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel T. McCarty 361,427 48.94
Democratic J. Brailey Odham 232,565 31.49
Democratic Alto L. Adams 126,426 17.12
Democratic Bill Hendrix 11,208 1.52
Democratic Dale E. Spencer 6,871 0.93
Total votes 738,497 100.00
Democratic primary runoff results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel T. McCarty 384,200 53.29
Democratic J. Brailey Odham 336,716 46.71
Total votes 720,916 100.00

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Harry S. Swan, attorney
  • Bert L. Acker
  • Elmore F. Kitzmiller, dentist

Results[edit]

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Harry S. Swan 11,148 43.00
Republican Bert L. Acker 9,728 37.52
Republican Elmore F. Kitzmiller 5,050 19.48
Total votes 25,926 100.00
Republican primary runoff results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Harry S. Swan 10,217 63.02
Republican Bert L. Acker 5,995 36.98
Total votes 16,212 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Daniel T. McCarty, Democratic
  • Harry S. Swan, Republican

Results[edit]

1952 Florida gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Daniel T. McCarty 624,463 74.83%
Republican Harry S. Swan 210,009 25.17%
Majority 414,454
Turnout 834,518
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "The Florida Handbook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-07-06.
  2. ^ "America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-07-06.