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  FL Governor
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Parents > United States > Florida > Governor
OfficeGovernor
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1956 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 06, 1956 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 06, 1956 - 06:00pm Central
Term Start January 03, 1957 - 12:00pm
Term End January 03, 1961 - 12:00pm
Turnout 36.62% Total Population
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Last ModifiedRBH July 12, 2017 03:22am
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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/02/1954
NameLeRoy Collins Votes287,769 (80.43%)
Term01/04/1955 - 01/03/1957 Margin217,917 (+60.91%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/08/1960
NameFarris Bryant Votes849,407 (59.85%)
Term01/03/1961 - 01/05/1965 Margin279,471 (+19.69%)
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May 08, 1956 FL Governor - D Primary LeRoy Collins
D 840,083
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Name (I) Gov. LeRoy Collins William A. Washburne Jr.  
PartyDemocratic Republican  
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Certified Votes747,753 (73.69%) 266,980 (26.31%)  
Margin0 (0.00%) -480,773 (-47.38%)  
Predict Avg.0.00% 0.00%  
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