1956 General Election Results: U.S. House (District 5)

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Top Line Results
Tuesday, November 6, 1956
56.41%
John Valentine Beamer (i)*, Republican, 113,526 votes
43.13%
William Catlin Whitehead, Democratic, 86,797 votes
 0.45%
Ralph G. Stallsmith, Prohibition, 912 votes
Out of 201,235 votes casts, the margin of victory was 26,729 (13.28%)