1952 Kansas gubernatorial election

The 1952 Kansas gubernatorial election was held on November 4, 1952. Incumbent Republican Edward F. Arn defeated Democratic nominee Charles Rooney with 56.34% of the vote.

1952 Kansas gubernatorial election

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Nominee Edward F. Arn Charles Rooney
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 491,338 363,482
Percentage 56.34% 41.68%

1952 Kansas gubernatorial election results map by county.svg
County results
Arn:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Rooney:      40–50%      50–60%

Governor before election

Edward F. Arn
Republican

Elected Governor

Edward F. Arn
Republican

Primary electionsEdit

Primary elections were held on August 5, 1952.[1]

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Charles Rooney
  • Robert G. Martin
  • David S. Downing
  • Henry D. Parkinson
  • Ewell Stewart

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary results[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles Rooney 35,967 33.21
Democratic Robert G. Martin 23,021 21.25
Democratic David S. Downing 22,319 20.61
Democratic Henry D. Parkinson 20,314 18.75
Democratic Ewell Stewart 6,698 6.18
Total votes 108,319 100.00

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

Major party candidates

  • Edward F. Arn, Republican
  • Charles Rooney, Democratic

Other candidates

  • David C. White, Prohibition
  • W. W. Tamplin, Socialist

ResultsEdit

1952 Kansas gubernatorial election[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Edward F. Arn (incumbent) 491,338 56.34%
Democratic Charles Rooney 363,482 41.68%
Prohibition David C. White 15,369 1.76%
Socialist W. W. Tamplin 1,950 0.22%
Majority 127,856
Turnout 872,139
Republican hold Swing

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Guide to U.S. elections - CQ Press, Congressional Quarterly, inc. CQ Press. 2005. ISBN 9781568029818. Retrieved 2020-04-13.
  2. ^ Cook, Rhodes (17 November 2015). America Votes 31: 2013-2014, Election Returns by State - Rhodes Cook. ISBN 9781483383026. Retrieved 2020-04-13.