1952 United States presidential election
The 1952 United States presidential election happened on November 4, 1952. This election was between Governor of Illinois Adlai Stevenson and General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Eisenhower won the election by 442 electoral votes. Adlai Stevenson got only 89 electoral votes.
Presidential election results map. Red denotes those won by Eisenhower/Nixon, Blue denotes states won by Stevenson/Sparkman. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.
Incumbent President Harry S. Truman was eligible to run again because the newly passed 22nd amendment did not apply to the incumbent president at that time. Truman chose not to run, so the Democratic Party nominated Adlai Stevenson.
Eisenhower was 62 when he won the election. This was the first time an older candidate was elected since James Buchanan was elected in 1856 at 65, something that wouldn't happen again until 69-year old Ronald Reagan won the 1980 election.
- Adlai Stevenson II, Governor of Illinois
- Estes Kefauver, U.S. Senator from Tennessee
- Richard Russell, Jr., U.S. Senator from Georgia
- W. Averell Harriman, former Secretary of Commerce from New York
- Alben W. Barkley, Vice President from Kentucky
- Robert S. Kerr, U.S. Senator from Oklahoma
- Harry S. Truman, President from Missouri
- Dwight D. Eisenhower, former Supreme Allied NATO Commander from New York
- Robert Taft, U.S. Senator from Ohio
- Harold Stassen, former governor of Minnesota
- Earl Warren, governor of California
Results by stateEdit
|Hass (Socialist Labor)||0||0||30,406||0.1%|
Close state racesEdit
Election results in these states were less than or ten percentage points. Colors represent the winning party, using the present-day convention in which red indicates Republican and blue indicates Democrat.
- Kentucky, 0.07%
- Tennessee, 0.27%
- South Carolina, 1.44%
- Missouri, 1.56%
- Rhode Island, 1.84%
- West Virginia, 3.85%
- Delaware, 3.88%