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  IL Governor
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Parents > United States > Illinois > Governor
OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1956 - 12:00am Central
Polls Open November 06, 1956 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 06, 1956 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start January 13, 1957 - 12:00pm
Term End January 09, 1961 - 12:00pm
Turnout 49.52% Total Population
ContributorCOSDem
Last Modifiedev July 06, 2010 06:44pm
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Description Cook County Treasurer Herbert Paschen was forced to drop out of the race for Governor after hundreds of thousands of dollars were found missing from the County Treasurer's Office. Paschen denied any wrong doings but dropped out anyway for the sake of the party.
LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/04/1952
NameWilliam G. Stratton Votes2,317,363 (52.48%)
Term01/12/1953 - 01/14/1957 Margin227,642 (+5.16%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/08/1960
NameOtto Kerner, Jr. Votes2,594,731 (55.51%)
Term01/09/1961 - 01/11/1965 Margin524,252 (+11.22%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
Apr 10, 1956 IL Governor- D Primary Herbert C. Paschen D 823,281
Apr 10, 1956 IL Governor - R Primary William G. Stratton R 797,590
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Name (I) Gov. William G. Stratton Richard Austin Edward C. Gross (W) Write-In  
PartyRepublican Democratic Socialist Labor Nonpartisan  
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Certified Votes2,171,786 (50.34%) 2,134,909 (49.48%) 7,874 (0.18%) 42 (0.00%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -36,877 (-0.85%) -2,163,912 (-50.15%) -2,171,744 (-50.33%)  
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