1960 United States Senate election in Oklahoma
The 1960 United States Senate election in Oklahoma took place on November 8, 1960. Incumbent Democratic Senator Robert S. Kerr ran for re-election to a third term. He won the Democratic primary in a landslide and then faced former U.S. Attorney B. Hayden Crawford, the Republican nominee, in the general election. Even as Vice President Richard Nixon was winning Oklahoma in a landslide over John F. Kennedy, Kerr was able to defeat Crawford by a wide margin, winning his third term. However, Kerr died just shy of two years into his third term, on January 1, 1963. He was replaced by Governor J. Howard Edmondson in the Senate and a special election was held in 1964.
Kerr: 50–60% 60–70% 70–80%
Crawford: 50–60% 60–70%
- Robert S. Kerr, incumbent U.S. Senator
- Thomas C. Dunn
- D. R. Condo
|Democratic||Robert S. Kerr (inc.)||300,061||77.61%|
|Democratic||Thomas C. Dunn||65,139||16.85%|
|Democratic||D. R. Condo||21,420||5.54%|
- B. Hayden Crawford, former U.S. Attorney
- Herbert K. Hyde, former U.S. Attorney, 1936 Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate
|Republican||B. Hayden Crawford||37,508||70.44%|
|Republican||Herbert K. Hyde||15,743||29.56%|
|Democratic||Robert S. Kerr (inc.)||474,116||54.84%||-1.00%|
|Republican||B. Hayden Crawford||385,646||44.61%||+0.95%|
|Independent||Billy E. Brown||4,713||0.55%||—|
- "1958-1966 Election Results" (PDF). Oklahoma State Election Board. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
- "Considers Race For Kerr's Seat". Miami News-Record. Miami, Okla. February 21, 1960. p. 17. Retrieved June 18, 2021.
- "State Filings In Late Rally Friday". Muskogee Times-Democrat. Muskogee, Okla. April 30, 1960. p. 1. Retrieved June 18, 2021.