1956 United States presidential election in Maryland

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United States presidential election in Maryland, 1956

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All 9 Maryland votes to the Electoral College
  Dwight David Eisenhower, photo portrait by Bachrach, 1952.jpg AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg
Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Pennsylvania[2][3] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 9 0
Popular vote 559,738 372,613
Percentage 60.0% 39.9%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The 1956 United States presidential election in Maryland took place on November 6, 1956, as part of the 1956 United States presidential election. Maryland voters chose nine[4] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Maryland was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 60.04 percent of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 39.96 percent of the popular vote.[5][6]

By winning all 24 county-equivalents, Eisenhower became and remains the solitary presidential candidate to sweep all Maryland’s counties and Baltimore City.[7] As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which the City of Baltimore voted for the Republican candidate.[8]


United States presidential election in Maryland, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 559,738 60.04%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 372,613 39.96%
Total votes 932,351 100%


  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  2. ^ Although he was born in Texas and grew up in Kansas before his military career, at the time of the 1952 election Eisenhower was president of Columbia University and was, officially, a resident of New York. During his first term as president, he moved his private residence to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and officially changed his residency to Pennsylvania.
  3. ^ "The Presidents". David Leip. Retrieved September 27, 2017. Eisenhower's home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  4. ^ "1956 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results - Maryland". Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1956". Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  7. ^ Thomas, G. Scott; The Pursuit of the White House: A Handbook of Presidential Election Statistics and History, p. 433 ISBN 0313257957
  8. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016