1953 Virginia gubernatorial election

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Virginia gubernatorial election, 1953

← 1949 November 3, 1953 1957 →
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Nominee Thomas B. Stanley Ted Dalton
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 226,998 183,328
Percentage 54.83% 44.28%

Governor before election

John S. Battle

Elected Governor

Thomas B. Stanley

In the 1953 Virginia gubernatorial election, incumbent Governor John S. Battle, a Democrat, was unable to seek re-election due to term limits. Virginia State Senator Theodore Roosevelt Dalton was nominated by the Republican Party to run against former Democratic U.S. Representative Thomas B. Stanley.



Virginia gubernatorial election, 1953[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Thomas B. Stanley 226,998 54.83% -15.60%
Republican Theodore Roosevelt Dalton 183,328 44.28% +16.84%
Independent Howard Carwile 3,673 0.89%
Majority 43,670 10.55% -32.44%
Turnout 413,999
Democratic hold Swing