1956 United States presidential election in Georgia

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United States presidential election in Georgia, 1956

← 1952 November 6, 1956[1] 1960 →

All 12 Georgia votes to the Electoral College
  AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg Dwight David Eisenhower, photo portrait by Bachrach, 1952.jpg
Nominee Adlai Stevenson Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Illinois Pennsylvania[a][2]
Running mate Estes Kefauver Richard Nixon
Electoral vote 12 0
Popular vote 441,094 216,652
Percentage 66.5% 32.7%

Georgia Presidential Election Results 1956.svg
County Results

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

The 1956 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 6, 1956, as part of the 1956 United States presidential election. Georgia voters chose twelve[3] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Georgia was won by Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 66.48% of the popular vote against incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 32.65% of the popular vote.[4][5]

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Georgia, 1956[b]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 441,094 66.48%
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 216,652 32.65%
Write-in 5,734 0.86%
Total votes 663,480 100%

Results by county[edit]

Adlai Stevenson II
Democratic
Dwight David Eisenhower
Republican
Various candidates
Write-ins
Margin Total votes cast[6]
County # % # % # % # % #
Appling 1,719 72.56% 506 21.36% 144 6.08% 1,213 51.20% 2,369
Atkinson 1,719 93.37% 122 6.63% 1,597 86.75% 1,841
Bacon 2,445 86.12% 394 13.88% 2,051 72.24% 2,839
Baker 783 96.07% 32 3.93% 751 92.15% 815
Baldwin 2,275 67.69% 1,080 32.13% 6 0.18% 1,195 35.55% 3,361
Banks 990 83.97% 187 15.86% 2 0.17% 803 68.11% 1,179
Barrow 2,266 83.68% 442 16.32% 1,824 67.36% 2,708
Bartow 3,640 70.32% 1,536 29.68% 2,104 40.65% 5,176
Ben Hill 2,150 79.39% 554 20.46% 4 0.15% 1,596 58.94% 2,708
Berrien 2,403 93.47% 167 6.50% 1 0.04% 2,236 86.97% 2,571
Bibb 15,382 67.61% 7,368 32.39% 8,014 35.23% 22,750
Bleckley 1,537 91.87% 136 8.13% 1,401 83.74% 1,673
Brantley 1,208 84.12% 228 15.88% 980 68.25% 1,436
Brooks 1,936 77.84% 534 21.47% 17 0.68% 1,402 56.37% 2,487
Bryan 1,242 78.81% 331 21.00% 3 0.19% 911 57.80% 1,576
Bulloch 3,414 79.12% 901 20.88% 2,513 58.24% 4,315
Burke 1,300 63.45% 721 35.19% 28 1.37% 579 28.26% 2,049
Butts 1,885 85.37% 323 14.63% 1,562 70.74% 2,208
Calhoun 1,094 90.71% 107 8.87% 5 0.41% 987 81.84% 1,206
Camden 1,178 53.69% 1,014 46.22% 2 0.09% 164 7.47% 2,194
Candler 996 75.57% 308 23.37% 14 1.06% 688 52.20% 1,318
Carroll 4,855 73.93% 1,712 26.07% 3,143 47.86% 6,567
Catoosa 2,163 60.37% 1,336 37.29% 84 2.34% 827 23.08% 3,583
Charlton 750 78.62% 204 21.38% 546 57.23% 954
Chatham 9,587 36.73% 16,512 63.27% -6,925 -26.53% 26,099
Chattahoochee 107 71.33% 43 28.67% 64 42.67% 150
Chattooga 3,823 69.43% 1,682 30.55% 1 0.02% 2,141 38.88% 5,506
Cherokee 2,110 53.57% 1,829 46.43% 281 7.13% 3,939
Clarke 4,257 66.82% 2,107 33.07% 7 0.11% 2,150 33.75% 6,371
Clay 390 78.16% 103 20.64% 6 1.20% 287 57.52% 499
Clayton 5,522 77.61% 1,593 22.39% 3,929 55.22% 7,115
Clinch 1,579 75.30% 518 24.70% 1,061 50.60% 2,097
Cobb 11,696 63.19% 6,798 36.73% 16 0.09% 4,898 26.46% 18,510
Coffee 3,199 84.76% 574 15.21% 1 0.03% 2,625 69.55% 3,774
Colquitt 4,412 76.53% 1,336 23.17% 17 0.29% 3,076 53.36% 5,765
Columbia 866 65.16% 463 34.84% 403 30.32% 1,329
Cook 2,100 89.51% 245 10.44% 1 0.04% 1,855 79.07% 2,346
Coweta 3,003 77.90% 850 22.05% 2 0.05% 2,153 55.85% 3,855
Crawford 779 87.23% 109 12.21% 5 0.56% 670 75.03% 893
Crisp 2,526 75.04% 835 24.81% 5 0.15% 1,691 50.24% 3,366
Dade 863 54.41% 723 45.59% 140 8.83% 1,586
Dawson 721 54.05% 613 45.95% 108 8.10% 1,334
Decatur 3,699 77.69% 1,062 22.31% 2,637 55.39% 4,761
DeKalb 30,336 65.46% 15,979 34.48% 26 0.06% 14,357 30.98% 46,341
Dodge 3,479 82.46% 738 17.49% 2 0.05% 2,741 64.97% 4,219
Dooly 1,851 91.41% 174 8.59% 1,677 82.81% 2,025
Dougherty 4,126 54.92% 3,248 43.23% 139 1.85% 878 11.69% 7,513
Douglas 2,111 67.83% 1,001 32.17% 1,110 35.67% 3,112
Early 1,818 90.27% 193 9.58% 3 0.15% 1,625 80.69% 2,014
Echols 530 79.58% 134 20.12% 2 0.30% 396 59.46% 666
Effingham 611 44.63% 637 46.53% 121 8.84% -26 -1.90% 1,369
Elbert 3,635 88.98% 447 10.94% 3 0.07% 3,188 78.04% 4,085
Emanuel 2,373 77.75% 679 22.25% 1,694 55.50% 3,052
Evans 1,154 76.27% 356 23.53% 3 0.20% 798 52.74% 1,513
Fannin 1,945 35.58% 3,521 64.42% -1,576 -28.83% 5,466
Fayette 1,308 90.46% 138 9.54% 1,170 80.91% 1,446
Floyd 6,633 52.69% 5,955 47.31% 678 5.39% 12,588
Forsyth 1,998 63.85% 1,131 36.15% 867 27.71% 3,129
Franklin 2,968 92.03% 253 7.84% 4 0.12% 2,715 84.19% 3,225
Fulton 52,062 55.85% 40,966 43.95% 191 0.20% 11,096 11.90% 93,219
Gilmer 1,275 40.68% 1,857 59.25% 2 0.06% -582 -18.57% 3,134
Glascock 314 73.88% 110 25.88% 1 0.24% 204 48.00% 425
Glynn 3,071 49.78% 3,098 50.22% -27 -0.44% 6,169
Gordon 1,972 65.67% 1,025 34.13% 6 0.20% 947 31.54% 3,003
Grady 2,697 84.47% 496 15.53% 2,201 68.93% 3,193
Greene 2,012 78.75% 541 21.17% 2 0.08% 1,471 57.57% 2,555
Gwinnett 5,687 79.76% 1,443 20.24% 4,244 59.52% 7,130
Habersham 2,276 72.69% 855 27.31% 1,421 45.38% 3,131
Hall 5,989 68.52% 2,752 31.48% 3,237 37.03% 8,741
Hancock 860 70.84% 354 29.16% 506 41.68% 1,214
Haralson 2,472 52.71% 2,218 47.29% 254 5.42% 4,690
Harris 1,328 69.86% 563 29.62% 10 0.53% 765 40.24% 1,901
Hart 2,016 94.51% 117 5.49% 1,899 89.03% 2,133
Heard 1,106 85.08% 194 14.92% 912 70.15% 1,300
Henry 2,636 75.66% 848 24.34% 1,788 51.32% 3,484
Houston 4,483 80.76% 1,060 19.10% 8 0.14% 3,423 61.66% 5,551
Irwin 1,554 83.28% 312 16.72% 1,242 66.56% 1,866
Jackson 3,100 87.40% 438 12.35% 9 0.25% 2,662 75.05% 3,547
Jasper 962 76.96% 288 23.04% 674 53.92% 1,250
Jeff Davis 1,656 86.84% 247 12.95% 4 0.21% 1,409 73.89% 1,907
Jefferson 1,356 72.01% 515 27.35% 12 0.64% 841 44.66% 1,883
Jenkins 1,000 78.62% 261 20.52% 11 0.86% 739 58.10% 1,272
Johnson 1,607 85.98% 179 9.58% 83 4.44% 1,428 76.40% 1,869
Jones 1,208 75.69% 382 23.93% 6 0.38% 826 51.75% 1,596
Lamar 1,531 73.39% 555 26.61% 976 46.79% 2,086
Lanier 890 85.25% 152 14.56% 2 0.19% 738 70.69% 1,044
Laurens 5,085 81.05% 1,189 18.95% 3,896 62.10% 6,274
Lee 532 85.81% 79 12.74% 9 1.45% 453 73.06% 620
Liberty 892 47.98% 967 52.02% -75 -4.03% 1,859
Lincoln 696 81.79% 155 18.21% 541 63.57% 851
Long 1,195 80.96% 281 19.04% 914 61.92% 1,476
Lowndes 3,936 64.66% 2,135 35.07% 16 0.26% 1,801 29.59% 6,087
Lumpkin 693 58.78% 486 41.22% 207 17.56% 1,179
McDuffie 1,039 61.48% 649 38.40% 2 0.12% 390 23.08% 1,690
McIntosh 624 41.32% 886 58.68% -262 -17.35% 1,510
Macon 1,984 84.28% 363 15.42% 7 0.30% 1,621 68.86% 2,354
Madison 2,222 93.24% 161 6.76% 2,061 86.49% 2,383
Marion 618 79.64% 158 20.36% 460 59.28% 776
Meriwether 3,137 83.97% 592 15.85% 7 0.19% 2,545 68.12% 3,736
Miller 1,563 77.99% 441 22.01% 1,122 55.99% 2,004
Mitchell 2,735 87.35% 382 12.20% 14 0.45% 2,353 75.15% 3,131
Monroe 1,545 75.33% 506 24.67% 1,039 50.66% 2,051
Montgomery 1,052 79.40% 271 20.45% 2 0.15% 781 58.94% 1,325
Morgan 1,492 85.85% 246 14.15% 1,246 71.69% 1,738
Murray 1,819 61.39% 1,144 38.61% 675 22.78% 2,963
Muscogee 8,160 49.39% 8,176 49.48% 187 1.13% -16 -0.10% 16,523
Newton 3,232 85.87% 532 14.13% 2,700 71.73% 3,764
Oconee 1,159 78.42% 314 21.24% 5 0.34% 845 57.17% 1,478
Oglethorpe 1,404 89.31% 167 10.62% 1 0.06% 1,237 78.69% 1,572
Paulding 1,599 62.98% 940 37.02% 659 25.96% 2,539
Peach 1,541 76.86% 461 22.99% 3 0.15% 1,080 53.87% 2,005
Pickens 1,236 34.55% 2,341 65.45% -1,105 -30.89% 3,577
Pierce 1,766 82.06% 386 17.94% 1,380 64.13% 2,152
Pike 1,067 83.56% 210 16.44% 857 67.11% 1,277
Polk 4,502 68.20% 2,098 31.78% 1 0.02% 2,404 36.42% 6,601
Pulaski 1,422 89.27% 171 10.73% 1,251 78.53% 1,593
Putnam 1,093 80.31% 268 19.69% 825 60.62% 1,361
Quitman 355 91.97% 31 8.03% 324 83.94% 386
Rabun 1,391 76.94% 413 22.84% 4 0.22% 978 54.09% 1,808
Randolph 1,582 74.31% 547 25.69% 1,035 48.61% 2,129
Richmond 6,819 39.27% 10,251 59.03% 295 1.70% -3,432 -19.76% 17,365
Rockdale 1,779 78.61% 484 21.39% 1,295 57.22% 2,263
Schley 441 78.05% 117 20.71% 7 1.24% 324 57.35% 565
Screven 1,332 71.42% 521 27.94% 12 0.64% 811 43.49% 1,865
Seminole 1,343 91.11% 129 8.75% 2 0.14% 1,214 82.36% 1,474
Spalding 4,853 76.68% 1,458 23.04% 18 0.28% 3,395 53.64% 6,329
Stephens 2,595 79.14% 684 20.86% 1,911 58.28% 3,279
Stewart 692 73.70% 235 25.03% 12 1.28% 457 48.67% 939
Sumter 2,149 66.45% 730 22.57% 355 10.98% 1,419 43.88% 3,234
Talbot 710 83.73% 136 16.04% 2 0.24% 574 67.69% 848
Taliaferro 599 78.92% 160 21.08% 439 57.84% 759
Tattnall 1,881 81.04% 440 18.96% 1,441 62.09% 2,321
Taylor 1,359 82.76% 276 16.81% 7 0.43% 1,083 65.96% 1,642
Telfair 2,075 87.96% 284 12.04% 1,791 75.92% 2,359
Terrell 1,301 86.27% 203 13.46% 4 0.27% 1,098 72.81% 1,508
Thomas 3,522 61.12% 2,240 38.88% 1,282 22.25% 5,762
Tift 3,123 76.49% 960 23.51% 2,163 52.98% 4,083
Toombs 2,397 80.90% 565 19.07% 1 0.03% 1,832 61.83% 2,963
Towns 885 44.67% 1,096 55.33% -211 -10.65% 1,981
Treutlen 960 89.14% 117 10.86% 843 78.27% 1,077
Troup 6,162 73.48% 2,214 26.40% 10 0.12% 3,948 47.08% 8,386
Turner 1,398 79.79% 354 20.21% 1,044 59.59% 1,752
Twiggs 1,002 86.08% 158 13.57% 4 0.34% 844 72.51% 1,164
Union 1,386 50.47% 1,360 49.53% 26 0.95% 2,746
Upson 3,422 82.78% 712 17.22% 2,710 65.55% 4,134
Walker 3,693 50.12% 3,552 48.21% 123 1.67% 141 1.91% 7,368
Walton 3,271 87.37% 470 12.55% 3 0.08% 2,801 74.81% 3,744
Ware 5,888 72.12% 2,276 27.88% 3,612 44.24% 8,164
Warren 675 79.13% 152 17.82% 26 3.05% 523 61.31% 853
Washington 2,530 80.70% 602 19.20% 3 0.10% 1,928 61.50% 3,135
Wayne 2,084 68.69% 950 31.31% 1,134 37.38% 3,034
Webster 295 85.26% 51 14.74% 244 70.52% 346
Wheeler 993 86.88% 150 13.12% 843 73.75% 1,143
White 1,100 70.11% 469 29.89% 631 40.22% 1,569
Whitfield 4,264 50.35% 4,205 49.65% 59 0.70% 8,469
Wilcox 1,686 87.90% 232 12.10% 1,454 75.81% 1,918
Wilkes 1,714 84.06% 305 14.96% 20 0.98% 1,409 69.10% 2,039
Wilkinson 1,299 76.68% 393 23.20% 2 0.12% 906 53.48% 1,694
Worth 2,078 87.49% 293 12.34% 4 0.17% 1,785 75.16% 2,375
Totals 444,688 66.41% 222,778 33.27% 2,189 0.33% 221,910 33.14% 669,655

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Although he was born in Texas and grew up in Kansas before his military career, at the time of the 1952 election Eisenhower was president of Columbia University and was, officially, a resident of New York. During his first term as president, he moved his private residence to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and officially changed his residency to Pennsylvania.
  2. ^ These figures differ from those in Géoelections.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Presidents". David Leip. Retrieved September 27, 2017. Eisenhower's home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  3. ^ "1956 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results - Georgia". Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1956". Retrieved June 10, 2017.
  6. ^ Géoelections; Presidential election of 1956 Popular Vote (.xlsx file for €15)