1954 Texas gubernatorial election

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Nominee Allan Shivers Tod R. Adams
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 569,533 66,154
Percentage 89.4% 10.4%

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Governor before election

Allan Shivers
Democratic

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Elected Governor

Allan Shivers
Democratic

The 1954 Texas gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 1954 to elect the Governor of Texas. Incumbent Democratic Governor Allan Shivers was overwhelmingly reelected in the general election after defeating future Senator Ralph Yarborough in the Democratic primary.

Primaries[edit]

Democratic[edit]

Democratic Primary Results [1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Allan Shivers (Inc.) 668,913 49.52%
Democratic Ralph Yarborough 645,994 47.82%
Democratic J.J. Holmes 19,591 1.45%
Democratic Arlon B. Davis Jr. 16,254 1.20%
Total votes 1,350,752 100.00%
Democratic Runoff Results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Allan Shivers (Inc.) 775,088 53.15%
Democratic Ralph Yarborough 683,132 46.85%
Total votes 1,458,220 100.00%

Results[edit]

General Election Results
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Allan Shivers (Inc.) 569,533 89.42%
Republican Tod R. Adams 66,154 10.39%
Total votes 636,892 100.00%
Democratic hold

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Texas Almanac".