1962 United States Senate election in North Carolina

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United States Senate election in North Carolina, 1962

← 1956 November 6, 1962 1968 →
Nominee Sam Ervin Claude Greene
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 491,520 321,635
Percentage 60.45% 39.55%

Senator before election

Sam Ervin

Elected Senator

Sam Ervin

The North Carolina United States Senate election of 1962 was held on 6 November 1962 as part of the nationwide elections to the Senate. The general election was fought between the Democratic incumbent, Sam Ervin, and the Republican nominee, farmer[1] Claude Greene, Jr.

Ervin was elected to a second full (six-year) term, though by a somewhat smaller margin than he enjoyed in his victory in 1956.

General Election Result[edit]

1962 North Carolina U.S. Senate election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Sam Ervin 491,520 60.45
Republican Claude Greene, Jr. 321,635 39.55
Turnout 813,155


Democratic primary[edit]

Ervin was unopposed for the Democratic nomination.

Republican primary[edit]

1962 North Carolina U.S. Senate Republican primary election[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Claude Greene, Jr. 31,756 61.07
Republican Charles H. Babcock 20,246 38.93
Turnout 52,002