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1952 United States Senate election in North Dakota

The 1952 U.S. Senate election for the state of North Dakota was held November 4, 1952. The incumbent, Non-Partisan League (NPL) Senator William Langer, sought and received re-election to his third term in the United States Senate on the Republican ticket, defeating Democratic candidate Harold A. Morrison. [1]

United States Senate election in North Dakota, 1952

← 1946 November 4, 1952 1958 →
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Nominee William Langer Harold Morrison Fred Aandahl
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Popular vote 157,907 55,347 24,741
Percentage 66.35% 23.26% 10.40%

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U.S. Senate election results map.
Red denotes those won by Langer.

Senator before election

William Langer

Elected Senator

William Langer

Incumbent Langer won the Republican nomination, and the endorsed Democratic candidate was Harold A. Morrison. Langer and Morrison won the primary elections for their respective parties. One independent candidate, former North Dakota Governor Fred G. Aandahl, also filed before the deadline. Aandahl, a Republican, ran as a Write-in candidate after failing to receive the Republican nomination against the incumbent in the primary election.

Election resultsEdit

1952 United States Senate election, North Dakota
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican William Langer (incumbent) 157,907 66.35
Democratic Harold A. Morrison 55,347 23.26
Independent Fred G. Aandahl (Write-in) 24,741 10.40
Turnout 204,635


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