1958 Arkansas gubernatorial election

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Arkansas gubernatorial election, 1958

← 1956 November 4, 1958 1960 →
Nominee Orval Faubus George W. Johnson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 236,598 50,288
Percentage 82.47% 17.53%

Governor before election

Orval E. Faubus

Elected Governor

Orval E. Faubus

The 1958 Arkansas gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1958. Incumbent Governor Orval Faubus was overwhelmingly re-elected Governor of Arkansas, winning 82% of the vote.[1] Faubus surged in popularity after denying the Little Rock Nine entrance to Central High School with the use of the Arkansas National Guard on September 4, 1957.


  1. ^ "AR Governor". Retrieved February 26, 2017.