1958 Tennessee gubernatorial election

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1958 Tennessee gubernatorial election

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Nominee Buford Ellington Jim Nance McCord Tom Wall
Party Democratic Independent Republican
Popular vote 248,874 136,406 35,938
Percentage 57.54% 31.54% 8.31%

Governor before election

Frank G. Clement
Democratic

Elected Governor

Buford Ellington
Democratic

The 1958 Tennessee gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1958. Democratic nominee Buford Ellington defeated Independent Jim Nance McCord with 57.54% of the vote.

Primary elections[edit]

Primary elections were held on August 7, 1958.[1]

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Buford Ellington 213,415 31.14
Democratic Andrew T. "Tip" Taylor 204,629 29.86
Democratic Edmund Orgill 204,382 29.82
Democratic Clifford Allen 56,854 8.30
Democratic Jake Armstrong 2,936 0.43
Democratic John Hickey 1,495 0.22
Democratic G. Edward Friar 1,487 0.22
Democratic Edward Brown 93 0.01
Total votes 685,291 100.00

General election[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Major party candidates

  • Buford Ellington, Democratic
  • Tom Wall, Republican

Other candidates

  • Jim Nance McCord, Independent
  • Allen Bell, Independent
  • Thomas E. Cook, Independent
  • Herbert P. Moore, Independent
  • Paul David Warwick, Independent
  • Lee R. Foster, Independent
  • John Randolph Neal Jr., Independent

Results[edit]

1958 Tennessee gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Buford Ellington 248,874 57.54%
Independent Jim Nance McCord 136,406 31.54%
Republican Tom Wall 35,938 8.31%
Independent Allen Bell 3,024 0.70%
Independent Thomas E. Cook 2,673 0.62%
Independent Herbert P. Moore 1,923 0.45%
Independent Paul David Warwick 1,639 0.38%
Independent Lee R. Foster 1,605 0.37%
Independent John Randolph Neal Jr. 453 0.11%
Majority 212,936
Turnout 432,545
Democratic hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  2. ^ "America Votes 32: 2015-2016, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook". Books.google.com. Retrieved 2019-05-22.