||DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER, President|
||RICHARD NIXON, Vice President|
||Adlai E. Stevenson II, former Illinois Governor|
||Estes Kefauver, Tennessee Senator|
- Stevenson called for an end to the peacetime draft and a ban on nuclear testing, but many deferred to Eisenhower as the better judge of America's position in global affairs.
- This election showed a desire for the status quo.
- The economy was booming and many voters seemed content and complacent.
- Divisive issues were downplayed and little conflict emerged.
Wisconsin delegation to the Republican National Convention, San Francisco, August 1956. WHI 56968
Dwight Eisenhower on a fishing trip in northern Wisconsin, 1956. WHI 2095
Stevenson backer John Shaat pays off a bet by towing Eisenhower supporter Edwin Warner, Milwaukee, November 10, 1956. Photo by Foster C. Stanfield. WHI 22947