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United States Senate election in Oregon, 1956

United States Senate election in Oregon, 1956

November 7, 1956

Nominee Wayne Morse Douglas McKay
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 396,849 335,405
Percentage 54.20% 45.80%

Senator before election

Wayne Morse

Elected Senator

Wayne Morse

The 1956 Oregon United States Senate election was held on November 7, 1956 to select the U.S. Senator from the state of Oregon. Republican-turned-Independent-turned Democratic Senator Wayne Morse decided to seek re-election for his first full term as a Democrat. Morse defeated Republican candidate Douglas McKay in the hotly contested general election. [1]


  • Candidates 1
    • Democratic 1.1
    • Republican 1.2
  • Results 2
  • References 3



  • Wayne Morse – incumbent Senator since 1945; member of the Democratic party since 1955.



Oregon United States Senate election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Wayne Morse (inc.) 396,849 54.20
Republican Douglas McKay 335,405 45.80
Majority 61,444 8.39
Turnout 732,254


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