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
Democratic

Elected Governor

Thomas B. Stanley
Democratic

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.

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

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

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