1960 United States Senate election in Iowa

The 1960 United States Senate election in Iowa took place on November 8, 1960. Incumbent Republican Senator Thomas E. Martin did not run for re-election to a second term. Jack Miller won the open seat by defeating Democratic Governor Herschel Loveless.

1960 United States Senate election in Iowa
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Nominee Jack Miller Herschel Loveless
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 642,643 595,119
Percentage 51.9% 48.1%

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County results
Miller:      50-60%      60-70%      70-80%
Loveless:      50-60%      60-70%

U.S. senator before election

Thomas E. Martin
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Jack Miller
Republican

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Rollo Bergeson, former Iowa Secretary of State (1946–49)[1]
  • Dayton Countryman, former Iowa Attorney General (1955–57) and candidate for Senate in 1956
  • Jack Miller, State Senator from Sioux City
  • Ernest Seemann, perennial candidate
  • Kenneth Stringer
  • Oliver Reeve

ResultsEdit

1960 Republican Senate primary[2][3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack Miller 66,455 30.80%
Republican Dayton Countryman 62,500 28.96%
Republican Rollo Bergeson 31,559 14.63%
Republican Kenneth Stringer 29,927 13.87%
Republican Oliver Reeve 14,414 6.68%
Republican Ernest J. Seemann 10,931 5.07%
Total votes 215,786 100.00%

Miller was formally nominated at a party convention.[3]

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

1960 U.S. Senate election in Iowa[4][5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Jack Miller 642,643 51.92%  0.29
Democratic Herschel Loveless 595,119 48.08%  0.55
Total votes 1,237,762 100.00%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ The Story of Iowa. p. 138.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - IA US Senate - R Primary Race - Sep 06, 1960". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  3. ^ a b "Iowa Official Register 1961–1962" (PDF). pp. 350–51.
  4. ^ "Our Campaigns - IA US Senate Race - Nov 08, 1960". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  5. ^ Clerk of the United States House of Representatives (1961). "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1960" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.