1952 United States Senate election in North Dakota

The 1952 United States Senate election in North Dakota took place on November 4, 1952, to elect a member of the United States Senate to represent the State of North Dakota, concurrently with other Class 1 elections to the Senate and various other federal, state, and local elections.

1952 United States Senate election in North Dakota

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Nominee William Langer Harold Morrison Fred G. Aandahl
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Popular vote 157,907 55,347 24,741
Percentage 66.35% 23.26% 10.40%

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County results
Langer:      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%      80–90%

Senator before election

William Langer

Elected Senator

William Langer

Incumbent Republican-NPL Senator William Langer was re-elected to a third term with 66.35% of the vote, defeating Democratic candidate Harold A. Morrison with 23.26% of the vote and independent candidate Fred G. Aandahl with 10.40% of the vote.[1] Aandahl, the 23rd Governor of North Dakota, ran as an independent after having failed to defeat Langer in the Republican primary.

General electionEdit

1952 United States Senate election in North Dakota
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William Langer (incumbent) 157,907 66.35% +13.01%
Democratic Harold Morrison 55,347 23.26% +0.06%
Write-In Fred G. Aandahl 24,741 10.40% +10.40%
Majority 102,560 43.09% +13.21%
Total votes 237,995 100.00% N/A
Republican hold


  1. ^ "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 4, 1952" (PDF). Compiled from official sources by Earl Rockwood under direction of Lyle O. Snader. Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. May 12, 1953. Archived from the original (PDF) on November 14, 2006. Retrieved November 14, 2006.CS1 maint: others (link)

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