1962 United States Senate election in North Dakota

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1962 United States Senate election in North Dakota

← 1956 November 6, 1962 1968 →
  Milton Young.jpg No image.svg
Nominee Milton R. Young William Lanier
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 135,705 88,032
Percentage 60.65% 39.35%

Senator before election

Milton R. Young

Elected Senator

Milton R. Young

The 1962 U.S. Senate election for the state of North Dakota was held November 6, 1962. The incumbent, Republican Senator Milton Young, sought and received re-election to his fourth term, defeating North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party candidate William Lanier of Fargo, North Dakota.[1]

Only Young filed as a Republican, and the endorsed Democratic candidate was William Lanier of Fargo, North Dakota, who had previously faced Young in a special election held in 1946 to fill the seat which was vacated by the late John Moses. Lanier is not to be confused with former Governor of North Dakota William Langer. Young and Lanier won the primary elections for their respective parties. No independent candidates sought the senate seat.

Election results[edit]

1962 United States Senate election, North Dakota
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Milton R. Young 135,705 60.65%
Democratic William Lanier 88,032 39.35%
Turnout 223,737


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