1952 Iowa gubernatorial election

The 1952 Iowa gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1952. Incumbent Republican William S. Beardsley defeated Democratic nominee Herschel C. Loveless with 51.90% of the vote.

1952 Iowa gubernatorial election
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Nominee William S. Beardsley Herschel C. Loveless
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 638,388 587,671
Percentage 51.90% 47.78%

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County results

Beardsley:      40-50%      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%

Loveless:      50–60%      60–70%

Governor before election

William S. Beardsley
Republican

Elected Governor

William S. Beardsley
Republican

Primary electionsEdit

Primary elections were held on June 2, 1952.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Herschel C. Loveless 49,766 58.20
Democratic Otha Wearin 35,742 41.80
Total votes 85,508 100.00

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Republican primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William S. Beardsley (incumbent) 129,145 38.78
Republican Kenneth A. Evans 110,510 33.19
Republican William H. Nicholas 93,336 28.03
Total votes 332,991 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • William S. Beardsley, Republican
  • Herschel C. Loveless, Democratic

Other candidates

  • Z. Everett Kellum, Prohibition
  • Ernest J. Seemann, Independent

ResultsEdit

1952 Iowa gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William S. Beardsley (incumbent) 638,388 51.90%
Democratic Herschel C. Loveless 587,671 47.78%
Prohibition Z. Everett Kellum 2,775 0.23%
Independent Ernest J. Seemann 1,202 0.10%
Majority 50,717
Turnout 1,230,045
Republican hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Summary of Official Canvass of Votes Cast in Iowa Primary Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of Iowa. 1952. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  2. ^ "Summary of Official Canvass of Votes Cast in Iowa General Election" (PDF). Secretary of State of Iowa. 1952. Retrieved April 3, 2020.