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United States Senate election in Virginia, 1958


United States Senate election in Virginia, 1958

United States Senate election in Virginia, 1958

November 4, 1958

Nominee Harry F. Byrd, Sr. Louise Wensel
Party Democratic Independent
Popular vote 317,221 120,224
Percentage 69.3% 26.3%

U.S. Senator before election

Harry F. Byrd, Sr.

Elected U.S. Senator

Harry F. Byrd, Sr.

The 1958 United States Senate election in Virginia was held on November 4, 1958. Incumbent Senator Harry F. Byrd, Sr. was re-elected after defeating Independent Louise Wensel and Social Democrat Clarke Robb.


General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Democratic Harry F. Byrd, Sr. (inc.) 317,221 69.32% -4.03%
Independent Louise Wensel 120,224 26.27% +26.27%
Social Democratic Clarke T. Robb 20,154 4.40% -7.98%
write-ins 41 0.01% -1.54%
Majority 196,997 43.05%
Turnout 457,640
Democratic hold


  1. ^
Preceded by
Absalom Willis Robertson
Virginia U.S. Senate elections
Harry F. Byrd, Sr.
Succeeded by
Absalom Willis Robertson

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