1956 United States presidential election in Kentucky

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United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1956

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All 10 Kentucky votes to the Electoral College
  Dwight David Eisenhower, photo portrait by Bachrach, 1952.jpg AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg
Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Pennsylvania[2][3] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 10 0
Popular vote 572,192 476,453
Percentage 54.3% 45.2%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The 1956 United States presidential election in Kentucky took place on November 6, 1956, as part of the 1956 United States presidential election. Kentucky voters chose ten[4] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Kentucky was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 54.30% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 45.21% of the popular vote.[5][6]


United States presidential election in Kentucky, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 572,192 54.30%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 476,453 45.21%
States' Rights Party of KY Harry F. Byrd 2,657 0.25%
Write-in 2,503 0.24%
Total votes 1,053,805 100%


  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ "The Presidents". David Leip. Retrieved September 27, 2017. Eisenhower's home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  4. ^ "1956 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  5. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results - Kentucky". Retrieved July 9, 2017.
  6. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1956". Retrieved July 9, 2017.