1956 United States presidential election in West Virginia

1956 United States presidential election in West Virginia

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All 8 West Virginia votes to the Electoral College
  Dwight David Eisenhower, photo portrait by Bachrach, 1952.jpg AdlaiEStevenson1900-1965.jpg
Nominee Dwight D. Eisenhower Adlai Stevenson
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Pennsylvania[2][3] Illinois
Running mate Richard Nixon Estes Kefauver
Electoral vote 8 0
Popular vote 449,297 381,534
Percentage 54.1% 45.9%

President before election

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Elected President

Dwight D. Eisenhower

The 1956 United States presidential election in West Virginia took place on November 6, 1956, as part of the 1956 United States presidential election. West Virginia voters chose eight[4] representatives, or electors, to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

West Virginia was won by incumbent President Dwight D. Eisenhower (RPennsylvania), running with Vice President Richard Nixon, with 54.08% of the popular vote, against Adlai Stevenson (DIllinois), running with Senator Estes Kefauver, with 45.92% of the popular vote.[5][6]


1956 United States presidential election in West Virginia
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower (inc.) 449,297 54.08%
Democratic Adlai Stevenson 381,534 45.92%
Total votes 830,831 100.00%


  1. ^ "United States Presidential election of 1956 - Encyclopædia Britannica". Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  2. ^ Although he was born in Texas and grew up in Kansas before his military career, at the time of the 1952 election Eisenhower was president of Columbia University and was, officially, a resident of New York. During his first term as president, he moved his private residence to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and officially changed his residency to Pennsylvania.
  3. ^ "The Presidents". David Leip. Retrieved September 27, 2017. Eisenhower's home state for the 1956 Election was Pennsylvania
  4. ^ "1956 Election for the Forty-Fourth Term (1961-65)". Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  5. ^ "1956 Presidential General Election Results - West Virginia". Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  6. ^ "The American Presidency Project - Election of 1956". Retrieved July 6, 2017.