1956 General Election Results: Governor

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Top Line Results
Tuesday, November 6, 1956
55.61%
Harold Willis Handley*, Republican, 1,086,868 votes
43.97%
Ralph Tucker, Democratic, 859,393 votes
 0.35%
J. Ralston Miller, Prohibition, 6,791 votes
 0.06%
Merle L. Williams, Socialist Labor, 1,238 votes
Out of 1,954,290 votes casts, the margin of victory was 227,475 (11.64%)