1952 United States presidential election in Rhode Island

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1952 United States presidential election in Rhode Island

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  General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower 1947.jpg AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg
Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state New York[1] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon John Sparkman
Electoral vote 4 0
Popular vote 210,935 203,293
Percentage 50.89% 49.05%

President before election

Harry S. Truman

Elected President

Dwight Eisenhower

The 1952 United States presidential election in Rhode Island took place on November 4, 1952, as part of the 1952 United States presidential election which was held throughout all contemporary 48 states. Voters chose four representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Rhode Island voted for the Republican nominee, General Dwight D. Eisenhower of New York, over the Democratic nominee, former Governor Adlai Stevenson of Illinois. Eisenhower ran with Senator Richard Nixon of California, while Stevenson's running mate was Senator John Sparkman of Alabama.

Eisenhower won Rhode Island by a very narrow margin of 1.85 percent. As a result of this, he became the first Republican candidate since Calvin Coolidge in 1924 to win the state.


1952 United States presidential election in Rhode Island[2]
Party Candidate Running mate Popular vote Electoral vote
Count % Count %
Republican Dwight David Eisenhower of New York Richard Nixon of California 210,935 50.89% 4 100.00%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson II of Illinois John Jackson Sparkman of Alabama 203,293 49.05% 0 0.00%
Progressive Vincent Hallinan of California Charlotta Amanda Bass of New York 187 0.05% 0 0.00%
Socialist Labor Eric Hass of New York Stephen Emery of New York 83 0.02% 0 0.00%
Total 414,498 100.00% 4 100.00%


  1. ^ "U.S. presidential election, 1952". Facts on File. Retrieved October 24, 2013. Eisenhower, born in Texas, considered a resident of New York, and headquartered at the time in Paris, finally decided to run for the Republican nomination
  2. ^ "1952 Presidential General Election Results - Rhode Island".