1952 Arizona gubernatorial election

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1952 Arizona gubernatorial election

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  John Howard Pyle (Arizona governor).jpg No image.svg
Nominee John Howard Pyle Joe C. Haldiman
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 156,592 103,693
Percentage 60.16% 39.84%

Governor before election

John Howard Pyle

Elected Governor

John Howard Pyle

The 1952 Arizona gubernatorial election took place on November 4, 1952. Incumbent Governor John Howard Pyle, the first Republican elected to the office in two decades, ran for reelection to a second term.

John Howard Pyle defeated Democratic nominee Joe C. Haldiman by a wide margin, becoming only the second Republican to be reelected to a consecutive term as Governor of Arizona in the state's history.

Republican primary[edit]


Democratic primary[edit]


  • Joe C. Haldiman, State Senator
  • Sam J. Head, Yavapai County Attorney


Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joe C. Haldiman 62,388 52.29%
Democratic Sam J. Head 56,922 47.71%
Total votes 119,310 100.00

General election[edit]


Arizona gubernatorial election, 1952[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican John Howard Pyle 156,592 60.16%
Democratic Joe C. Haldiman 103,693 39.84%
Majority 52,899 20.32%
Turnout 260,285
Republican gain from Democratic Swing