1956 United States presidential election in Louisiana

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All 10 Louisiana votes to the Electoral College
 
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Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson Unpledged electors
Party Republican Democratic Dixiecrat
Home state Pennsylvania[a] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 10 0 0
Popular vote 329,047 243,977 44,520
Percentage 53.3% 39.5% 7.21%

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Parish Results

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower
Republican

The 1956 United States presidential election in Louisiana took place on November 6, 1956, as part of the 1956 United States presidential election. State voters chose ten[3] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Louisiana was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 53.28% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 39.51% of the popular vote. This was the first time a Republican presidential candidate won Louisiana since Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876.[4][5] Along with Kentucky and West Virginia, Louisiana was one of 3 states that Dwight Eisenhower lost in 1952, but managed to flip in 1956.

Results

1956 United States presidential election in Louisiana
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 329,047 53.28%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 243,977 39.51%
Dixiecrat Unpledged electors 44,520 7.21%
Total votes 617,544 100%

Results by parish

Parish Dwight David Eisenhower
Republican
Adlai Stevenson II
Democratic
Unpledged electors
States’ Rights
Margin Total votes cast[6]
# % # % # % # %
Acadia 4,204 55.93% 3,122 41.53% 191 2.54% 1,082 14.39% 7,517
Allen 2,469 50.46% 2,284 46.68% 140 2.86% 185 3.78% 4,893
Ascension 1,853 40.86% 2,606 57.46% 76 1.68% -753 -16.60% 4,535
Assumption 1,708 55.17% 1,282 41.41% 106 3.42% 426 13.76% 3,096
Avoyelles 3,255 44.47% 3,628 49.57% 436 5.96% -373 -5.10% 7,319
Beauregard 2,711 52.68% 2,276 44.23% 159 3.09% 435 8.45% 5,146
Bienville 1,515 48.87% 815 26.29% 770 24.84% 700 22.58% 3,100
Bossier 3,107 48.97% 1,954 30.80% 1,284 20.24% 1,153 18.17% 6,345
Caddo 23,432 60.32% 10,780 27.75% 4,637 11.94% 12,652 32.57% 38,849
Calcasieu 13,760 51.47% 12,255 45.84% 718 2.69% 1,505 5.63% 26,733
Caldwell 587 35.17% 468 28.04% 614 36.79% -27[b] -1.62% 1,669
Cameron 547 40.22% 794 58.38% 19 1.40% -247 -18.16% 1,360
Catahoula 845 46.89% 707 39.23% 250 13.87% 138 7.66% 1,802
Claiborne 2,084 53.63% 810 20.84% 992 25.53% 1,092[b] 28.10% 3,886
Concordia 841 39.74% 699 33.03% 576 27.22% 142 6.71% 2,116
DeSoto 2,011 53.33% 1,206 31.98% 554 14.69% 805 21.35% 3,771
East Baton Rouge 24,018 56.74% 17,072 40.33% 1,241 2.93% 6,946 16.41% 42,331
East Carroll 415 30.81% 545 40.46% 387 28.73% -130 -9.65% 1,347
East Feliciana 912 37.45% 1,304 53.55% 219 8.99% -392 -16.10% 2,435
Evangeline 2,170 38.20% 3,336 58.73% 174 3.06% -1,166 -20.53% 5,680
Franklin 1,130 32.69% 1,352 39.11% 975 28.20% -222 -6.42% 3,457
Grant 1,630 46.06% 1,542 43.57% 367 10.37% 88 2.49% 3,539
Iberia 6,733 63.43% 3,544 33.39% 338 3.18% 3,189 30.04% 10,615
Iberville 1,843 46.97% 2,018 51.43% 63 1.61% -175 -4.46% 3,924
Jackson 1,553 54.26% 916 32.01% 393 13.73% 637 22.26% 2,862
Jefferson 24,324 57.23% 16,577 39.01% 1,598 3.76% 7,747 18.23% 42,499
Jefferson Davis 4,170 62.93% 2,346 35.41% 110 1.66% 1,824 27.53% 6,626
Lafayette 6,711 57.10% 4,695 39.95% 347 2.95% 2,016 17.15% 11,753
Lafourche 5,741 60.25% 3,466 36.38% 321 3.37% 2,275 23.88% 9,528
LaSalle 1,885 61.56% 951 31.06% 226 7.38% 934 30.50% 3,062
Lincoln 2,676 59.20% 1,014 22.43% 830 18.36% 1,662 36.77% 4,520
Livingston 1,628 37.24% 2,571 58.81% 173 3.96% -943 -21.57% 4,372
Madison 461 27.25% 276 16.31% 955 56.44% -494[b] -29.20% 1,692
Morehouse 1,850 35.70% 1,512 29.18% 1,820 35.12% 30[b] 0.58% 5,182
Natchitoches 3,203 55.51% 2,028 35.15% 539 9.34% 1,175 20.36% 5,770
Orleans 93,082 56.54% 64,958 39.46% 6,594 4.01% 28,124 17.08% 164,634
Ouachita 7,094 46.80% 4,372 28.84% 3,692 24.36% 2,722 17.96% 15,158
Plaquemines 2,998 81.20% 534 14.46% 160 4.33% 2,464 66.74% 3,692
Pointe Coupee 1,332 45.03% 1,542 52.13% 84 2.84% -210 -7.10% 2,958
Rapides 9,105 53.84% 5,961 35.25% 1,845 10.91% 3,144 18.59% 16,911
Red River 661 36.97% 803 44.91% 324 18.12% -142 -7.94% 1,788
Richland 1,063 29.88% 1,094 30.76% 1,400 39.36% -306[c] -8.60% 3,557
Sabine 2,086 50.46% 1,800 43.54% 248 6.00% 286 6.92% 4,134
Saint Bernard 3,648 50.55% 3,283 45.49% 286 3.96% 365 5.06% 7,217
Saint Charles 2,417 57.86% 1,671 40.00% 89 2.13% 746 17.86% 4,177
Saint Helena 545 32.27% 997 59.03% 147 8.70% -452 -26.76% 1,689
Saint James 1,849 49.19% 1,832 48.74% 78 2.08% 17 0.45% 3,759
Saint John the Baptist 1,372 50.55% 1,278 47.09% 64 2.36% 94 3.46% 2,714
Saint Landry 5,141 51.56% 4,435 44.48% 394 3.95% 706 7.08% 9,970
Saint Martin 1,615 42.72% 2,069 54.74% 96 2.54% -454 -12.01% 3,780
Saint Mary 4,097 61.49% 2,395 35.94% 171 2.57% 1,702 25.54% 6,663
Saint Tammany 3,965 51.90% 3,373 44.15% 301 3.94% 592 7.75% 7,639
Tangipahoa 5,788 51.75% 4,831 43.19% 566 5.06% 957 8.56% 11,185
Tensas 359 34.99% 324 31.58% 343 33.43% 16[b] 1.56% 1,026
Terrebonne 4,983 64.85% 2,460 32.01% 241 3.14% 2,523 32.83% 7,684
Union 1,384 40.49% 878 25.69% 1,156 33.82% 228[b] 6.67% 3,418
Vermilion 3,877 44.59% 4,564 52.49% 254 2.92% -687 -7.90% 8,695
Vernon 2,372 49.81% 2,158 45.32% 232 4.87% 214 4.49% 4,762
Washington 3,081 38.29% 4,658 57.88% 308 3.83% -1,577 -19.60% 8,047
Webster 3,280 48.72% 2,352 34.93% 1,101 16.35% 928 13.78% 6,733
West Baton Rouge 1,035 44.73% 1,208 52.20% 71 3.07% -173 -7.48% 2,314
West Carroll 658 25.10% 875 33.37% 1,089 41.53% -214[c] -8.16% 2,622
West Feliciana 442 56.38% 296 37.76% 46 5.87% 146 18.62% 784
Winn 1,736 49.56% 1,225 34.97% 542 15.47% 511 14.59% 3,503
Totals 329,047 53.28% 243,977 39.51% 44,520 7.21% 85,070 13.78% 617,544

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Although he was born in Texas and grew up in Kansas before his military career, at the time of the 1952 election Eisenhower was president of Columbia University and was, officially, a resident of New York. During his first term as president, he moved his private residence to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and officially changed his residency to Pennsylvania.[2]
  2. ^ a b c d e f In this parish where Stevenson ran third behind both Eisenhower and the unpledged slate, margin given is Eisenhower vote minus unpledged vote and percentage margin Eisenhower percentage minus unpledged percentage.
  3. ^ a b In this parish where Eisenhower ran third behind both Stevenson and the unpledged slate, margin given is Stevenson vote minus unpledged vote and percentage margin Stevenson percentage minus unpledged percentage.

References

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 – Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  2. ^ "The Presidents". David Leip. Retrieved September 27, 2017. Eisenhower's home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  3. ^ "1956 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  4. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results – Louisiana". Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  5. ^ "The American Presidency Project – Election of 1956". Retrieved July 10, 2017.
  6. ^ "LA US President Race, November 06, 1956". Our Campaigns.