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1952 United States presidential election in West Virginia

The 1952 United States presidential election in West Virginia took place on November 4, 1952, as part of the 1952 United States presidential election. West Virginia voters chose eight[3] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

1952 United States presidential election in West Virginia

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All 8 West Virginia votes to the Electoral College
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Nominee Adlai Stevenson Dwight D. Eisenhower
Party Democratic Republican
Home state Illinois New York[2]
Running mate John Sparkman Richard Nixon
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 453,578 419,970
Percentage 51.9% 48.1%

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County Results

President before election

Harry S. Truman

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower

West Virginia was won by Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator John Sparkman, with 51.92% of the popular vote, against Columbia University President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RNew York), running with Senator Richard Nixon, with 48.08% of the popular vote.[4][5]


1952 United States presidential election in West Virginia
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 453,578 51.92%
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower 419,970 48.08%
Total votes 873,548 100.00%


  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1952 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  2. ^ "U.S. presidential election, 1952". Facts on File. Retrieved October 24, 2013. Eisenhower, born in Texas, considered a resident of New York, and headquartered at the time in Paris, finally decided to run for the Republican nomination
  3. ^ "1952 Election for the Forty-Second Term (1953-57)". Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  4. ^ "1952 Presidential General Election Results - West Virginia". Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  5. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1952". Retrieved July 25, 2017.