- Rutherford Decker
Rutherford L. Decker (
May 17, 1904- September 1972) was an United States politician, a longtime member and a Presidential nominee of Prohibition Partyin 1960.
A native and lifelong resident of
Missouri, he was nominated by Prohibitionist for President with party chairman Earle Harold Munnas 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, Indianaand Montana(totally 11 states). Decker and Munn never raised over 1% in any of these states.
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 Alabamaand faithless electorfrom 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%)
* [http://www.ourcampaigns.com/CandidateDetail.html?CandidateID=4201 OurCampaign profile]
* [http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/decker.html Political graveyard brief bio]
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