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1954 Democratic Senate primary election in Louisiana

← 1948 July 27, 1954 1960 →
Nominee Allen Ellender Frank B. Ellis
Party Democratic Democratic
Popular vote 268,054 162,775
Percentage 59.15% 35.92%

U.S. senator before election

Allen Ellender

Elected U.S. Senator

Allen Ellender

The 1954 United States Senate election in Louisiana was held on November 2, 1954. Incumbent Senator Allen J. Ellender was re-elected to a fourth term in office.

On July 27, Ellender won the Democratic primary with 59.15% of the vote. At this time, Louisiana was a one-party state, and the Democratic nomination was tantamount to victory. Ellender won the November general election without an opponent.

Democratic primary



1954 United States Senate Democratic primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Allen J. Ellender (incumbent) 268,054 59.15%
Democratic Frank Burton Ellis 162,775 35.92%
Democratic W. Gilbert Faulk 22,366 4.94%
Total votes 453,195 100.00%

General election

1954 United States Senate election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Allen J. Ellender (incumbent) 207,115 100.00% Steady
Total votes 207,115 100.00%


  1. ^ "LA US Senate – D Primary". Retrieved 24 Jan 2020.
  2. ^ "LA US Senate". Retrieved 24 Jan 2020.