1952 Tennessee gubernatorial election

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1952 Tennessee gubernatorial election

← 1950 November 4, 1952 1954 →
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Nominee Frank G. Clement R. Beecher Witt
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 640,290 166,377
Percentage 79.37% 20.62%

Governor before election

Gordon Browning
Democratic

Elected Governor

Frank G. Clement
Democratic

The 1952 Tennessee gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1952. Democratic nominee Frank G. Clement defeated Republican nominee R. Beecher Witt with 79.37% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on August 7, 1952.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank G. Clement 302,491 46.74
Democratic Gordon Browning 245,166 37.89
Democratic Clifford Allen 75,269 11.63
Democratic Clifford Pierce 24,191 3.74
Total votes 647,117 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

  • Frank G. Clement, Democratic
  • R. Beecher Witt, Republican

Results[edit]

1952 Tennessee gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Frank G. Clement 640,290 79.37%
Republican R. Beecher Witt 166,377 20.62%
Majority 473,913
Turnout 806,771
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-06-24.
  2. ^ "America Votes 32: 2015-2016, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-06-24.