Indianapolis mayoral election, 1955

← 1951 November 8, 1955 1959 →
Turnout45.4%
 
Nominee Philip L. Bayt James O. Birr
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 74,682 58,497
Percentage 56.1% 43.9%

Mayor before election

Alex M. Clark
Republican

Elected Mayor

Philip L. Bayt
Democratic

The Indianapolis mayoral election of 1955 took place on November 8, 1955 and saw the election of Philip L. Bayt to a second non-consecutive term.[1] Bayt's opponent was Republican James O. Birr.[2]

Results

Indianapolis mayoral election, 1955[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Philip L. Bayt 7,468 56.1
Republican James O. Birr 58,497 43.9
Turnout 133,179 45.4
Majority 16,185 12.2
Democratic gain from Republican

References

  1. ^ Bodenhamer, David J. (1994). The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Indiana University Press. p. 312. ISBN 0-253-31222-1.
  2. ^ "Indianapolis Recorder 6 August 1955". Indianapolis Recorder. 6 August 1955. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  3. ^ Bodenhamer, David J.; Barrows, Robert G. (1994). The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Indiana University Press. p. 1356 and 1357. ISBN 0-253-31222-1.
Preceded by
1951
Indianapolis mayoral election
1955
Succeeded by
1959