1956 Florida gubernatorial election

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Nominee LeRoy Collins William A. Washburne Jr.
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 747,753 266,980
Percentage 73.69% 26.31%

County results
Collins:      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%      >90%

Governor before election

LeRoy Collins
Democratic

Elected Governor

LeRoy Collins
Democratic

The 1956 Florida gubernatorial election was held on November 6, 1956. Incumbent Democrat LeRoy Collins defeated Republican nominee William A. Washburne Jr. with 73.69% of the vote.

Primary elections

Primary elections were held on May 8, 1956.[1]

Democratic primary

Candidates

Results

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic LeRoy Collins (incumbent) 434,274 51.69
Democratic Sumter de Leon Lowry Jr. 179,019 21.31
Democratic C. Farris Bryant 110,469 13.15
Democratic Fuller Warren 107,990 12.86
Democratic Peaslee Streets 5,086 0.61
Democratic W.B. "Bill" Price 3,245 0.39
Total votes 840,083 100.00

General election

Candidates

Results

1956 Florida gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic LeRoy Collins (incumbent) 747,753 73.69%
Republican William A. Washburne Jr. 266,980 26.31%
Majority 480,773
Turnout 1,014,733
Democratic hold Swing

References

  1. ^ a b The Florida Handbook. 1987. ISBN 9780961600006. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  2. ^ Cook, Rhodes (17 November 2015). America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook. ISBN 9781483383026. Retrieved 2019-01-15.