Rutherford Decker


Rutherford Decker

Rutherford L. Decker (May 17, 1904 - September 1972) was an United States politician, a longtime member and a Presidential nominee of Prohibition Party in 1960.

A native and lifelong resident of Missouri, he was nominated by Prohibitionist for President with party chairman Earle Harold Munn as his running-mate.

Decker and Munn finished fifth with 46,203 (0.07%) votes (and no one electoral vote). Munn succeeded Decker as a presidential nominee in 1964. They appeared on ballots in Alabama, Delaware, Michigan, California, Massachusetts, Texas, Tennessee, New Mexico, Kansas, Indiana and Montana (totally 11 states). Decker and Munn never raised over 1% in any of these states.

Electoral history

United States presidential election, 1960

* John F. Kennedy/Lyndon B. Johnson (D) - 34,226,731 (49.72%) and 303 electoral votes (22 states carried)
* Richard Nixon/Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. (R) - 34,108,157 (49.55%) and 219 electoral votes (26 states carried)
* Harry Byrd/Strom Thurmond/Barry Goldwater (I) - 15 electoral votes (unpledged electors from Mississippi, half of unpledged electors from Alabama and faithless elector from Oklahoma; Thurmond won 14 electoral votes for V.P., Goldwater one. Byrd all 15 for President)
* Eric Hass/Georgia Cozzini (Socialist Labor) - 47,522 (0.07%)
* Rutherford Decker/Earle Harold Munn (Prohibition) - 46,203 (0.07%)
* Orval E. Faubus/John G. Crommelin (National States' Rights Party) - 44,984 (0.07%)

References

* [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/CandidateDetail.html?CandidateID=4201 OurCampaign profile]
* [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/decker.html Political graveyard brief bio]


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