1960 United States presidential election in Louisiana

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Nominee John F. Kennedy Richard Nixon Unpledged electors
Party Democratic Republican States' Rights
Home state Massachusetts California
Running mate Lyndon B. Johnson Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr.
Electoral vote 10 0 0
Popular vote 407,339 230,980 169,752
Percentage 50.4% 28.6% 21.0%

Parish Results

The 1960 United States presidential election in Louisiana took place on November 8, 1960, as part of the 1960 United States presidential election. State voters chose ten[2] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Louisiana was won by Senator John F. Kennedy (DMassachusetts), running with Senator Lyndon B. Johnson, with 50.42% of the popular vote against incumbent Vice President Richard Nixon (RCalifornia), running with United States Ambassador to the United Nations Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., with 28.59% of the popular vote.[3][4]

Louisiana has a higher Roman Catholic population than the rest of Southern United States, greatly benefiting Kennedy, the second Roman Catholic to head a major party ticket and the first elected to the presidency. This Catholic base was concentrated in the southern half of the state, while Nixon and an unpledged States’ Rights slate split the northern Protestant parishes, with Nixon winning the less fertile poor white parishes and the unpledged slate the northern Black Belt. As of the 2020 presidential election, this is the last election in which Jefferson Parish and St. Tammany Parish voted for a Democratic presidential candidate.[5]

Results

1960 United States presidential election in Louisiana
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John F. Kennedy 407,339 50.42%
Republican Richard Nixon 230,980 28.59%
States' Rights Unpledged electors 169,572 20.99%
Total votes 807,891 100%

Results by parish

Parish John Fitzgerald Kennedy
Democratic
Richard Milhous Nixon
Republican
Unpledged electors
States’ Rights
Margin Total votes cast[6]
# % # % # % # %
Acadia 11,440 75.84% 2,616 17.34% 1,028 6.82% 8,824 58.50% 15,084
Allen 3,719 59.84% 1,676 26.97% 820 13.19% 2,043 32.87% 6,215
Ascension 5,689 74.76% 1,012 13.30% 909 11.94% 4,677 61.46% 7,610
Assumption 3,019 71.69% 766 18.19% 426 10.12% 2,253 53.50% 4,211
Avoyelles 7,625 75.98% 1,270 12.66% 1,140 11.36% 6,355 63.33% 10,035
Beauregard 2,903 48.67% 2,432 40.77% 630 10.56% 471 7.90% 5,965
Bienville 625 17.62% 1,230 34.67% 1,693 47.72% -463[a] -13.05% 3,548
Bossier 2,198 25.21% 3,429 39.32% 3,093 35.47% 336[a] 3.85% 8,720
Caddo 11,481 24.80% 25,139 54.29% 9,681 20.91% -13,658 -29.50% 46,301
Calcasieu 24,233 64.40% 10,243 27.22% 3,151 8.37% 13,990 37.18% 37,627
Caldwell 694 34.00% 716 35.08% 631 30.92% -22 -1.08% 2,041
Cameron 1,944 83.08% 322 13.76% 74 3.16% 1,622 69.32% 2,340
Catahoula 558 26.17% 971 45.54% 603 28.28% 368[a] 17.26% 2,132
Claiborne 489 12.69% 1,336 34.67% 2,029 52.65% -693[a] -17.98% 3,854
Concordia 768 23.06% 1,009 30.29% 1,554 46.65% -545[a] -16.36% 3,331
DeSoto 1,183 26.65% 1,603 36.11% 1,653 37.24% -50[a] -1.13% 4,439
East Baton Rouge 26,326 46.65% 17,749 31.45% 12,360 21.90% 8,577 15.20% 56,435
East Carroll 364 23.88% 448 29.40% 712 46.72% -264[a] -17.32% 1,524
East Feliciana 475 24.65% 313 16.24% 1,139 59.11% -664[b] -34.46% 1,927
Evangeline 7,865 80.55% 1,105 11.32% 794 8.13% 6,760 69.23% 9,764
Franklin 1,213 30.03% 1,336 33.08% 1,490 36.89% -154[a] -3.81% 4,039
Grant 1,219 31.40% 1,254 32.30% 1,409 36.30% -155[a] -3.99% 3,882
Iberia 9,235 59.70% 3,551 22.95% 2,684 17.35% 5,684 36.74% 15,470
Iberville 4,558 72.25% 1,000 15.85% 751 11.90% 3,558 56.40% 6,309
Jackson 1,398 34.10% 1,799 43.88% 903 22.02% -401 -9.78% 4,100
Jefferson 32,119 51.28% 17,215 27.48% 13,304 21.24% 14,904 23.79% 62,638
Jefferson Davis 5,904 67.77% 2,251 25.84% 557 6.39% 3,653 41.93% 8,712
Lafayette 14,132 62.30% 6,047 26.66% 2,505 11.04% 8,085 35.64% 22,684
Lafourche 12,244 76.26% 2,930 18.25% 881 5.49% 9,314 58.01% 16,055
LaSalle 843 21.94% 2,123 55.26% 876 22.80% 1,247[a] 32.46% 3,842
Lincoln 1,051 20.57% 2,766 54.14% 1,292 25.29% 1,474[a] 28.85% 5,109
Livingston 2,881 43.47% 954 14.39% 2,793 42.14% 88[b] 1.33% 6,628
Madison 235 12.45% 629 33.32% 1,024 54.24% -395[a] -20.92% 1,888
Morehouse 1,085 22.70% 2,551 53.37% 1,144 23.93% 1,407[a] 29.44% 4,780
Natchitoches 2,781 39.39% 2,562 36.29% 1,717 24.32% 219 3.10% 7,060
Orleans 87,242 49.64% 47,111 26.80% 41,414 23.56% 40,131 22.83% 175,767
Ouachita 5,202 26.97% 10,525 54.56% 3,564 18.47% -5,323 -27.59% 19,291
Plaquemines 1,087 21.12% 712 13.84% 3,347 65.04% -2,260[b] -43.92% 5,146
Pointe Coupee 2,953 71.81% 674 16.39% 485 11.79% 2,279 55.42% 4,112
Rapides 9,651 40.58% 8,155 34.29% 5,976 25.13% 1,496 6.29% 23,782
Red River 377 19.67% 406 21.18% 1,134 59.15% -728[a] -37.98% 1,917
Richland 996 25.74% 1,378 35.62% 1,495 38.64% -117[a] -3.02% 3,869
Sabine 2,412 40.96% 2,419 41.08% 1,058 17.97% -7 -0.12% 5,889
Saint Bernard 4,660 42.56% 1,431 13.07% 4,858 44.37% -198[b] -1.81% 10,949
Saint Charles 4,708 71.31% 1,377 20.86% 517 7.83% 3,331 50.45% 6,602
Saint Helena 678 37.48% 296 16.36% 835 46.16% -157[b] -8.68% 1,809
Saint James 4,362 82.09% 620 11.67% 332 6.25% 3,742 70.42% 5,314
Saint John the Baptist 3,782 80.13% 488 10.34% 450 9.53% 3,294 69.79% 4,720
Saint Landry 14,625 72.18% 3,083 15.22% 2,554 12.60% 11,542 56.96% 20,262
Saint Martin 5,506 77.96% 858 12.15% 699 9.90% 4,648 65.81% 7,063
Saint Mary 6,671 61.59% 2,992 27.62% 1,169 10.79% 3,679 33.96% 10,832
Saint Tammany 5,179 46.81% 2,850 25.76% 3,034 27.42% 2,145[b] 19.39% 11,063
Tangipahoa 6,648 46.32% 3,285 22.89% 4,418 30.79% 2,230[b] 15.54% 14,351
Tensas 247 20.45% 510 42.22% 451 37.33% 59[a] 4.88% 1,208
Terrebonne 8,992 68.07% 3,126 23.66% 1,092 8.27% 5,866 44.41% 13,210
Union 1,034 25.45% 2,017 49.64% 1,012 24.91% -983 -24.19% 4,063
Vermilion 11,257 77.13% 2,170 14.87% 1,168 8.00% 9,087 62.26% 14,595
Vernon 3,145 51.06% 1,991 32.32% 1,024 16.62% 1,154 18.73% 6,160
Washington 5,678 49.81% 1,847 16.20% 3,875 33.99% 1,803[b] 15.82% 11,400
Webster 1,273 16.60% 3,139 40.94% 3,255 42.45% -116[a] -1.51% 7,667
West Baton Rouge 2,315 73.70% 390 12.42% 436 13.88% 1,879[b] 59.82% 3,141
West Carroll 784 32.36% 742 30.62% 897 37.02% -113[b] -4.66% 2,423
West Feliciana 271 30.42% 196 22.00% 424 47.59% -153[b] -17.17% 891
Winn 1,108 27.05% 1,839 44.90% 1,149 28.05% 690[a] 16.85% 4,096
Totals 407,339 50.42% 230,980 28.59% 169,572 20.99% 176,359 21.83% 807,891

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r In this parish where Kennedy ran third behind both Nixon and the unpledged slate, margin given is Nixon vote minus unpledged vote and percentage margin Nixon percentage minus unpledged percentage.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k In this parish where Nixon ran third behind both Kennedy and the unpledged slate, margin given is Kennedy vote minus unpledged vote and percentage margin Kennedy percentage minus unpledged percentage.

References

  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1960 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "1960 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "1960 Presidential General Election Results - Louisiana". Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  4. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1960". Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  5. ^ Sullivan, Robert David; ‘How the Red and Blue Map Evolved Over the Past Century’; America Magazine in The National Catholic Review; June 29, 2016
  6. ^ "LA US President Race, November 08, 1960". Our Campaigns.