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Campaigning at Case: Presidential Elections, 1892-2008
1952: Case Liked Ike, But Not Reserve

In an informal vote conducted by the Reserve Tribune, students were polled at the Eldred and Haydn Hall snack bars and the University Cafeteria. Democrat Adlai Stevenson received 164 votes, while Republican Dwight Eisenhower received 111. Case’s mock political convention went for Eisenhower. The then all-male Case undergraduate student body recruited faculty wives, college secretaries, and Lake Erie College students to serve as convention secretaries.

Women students show their support for the presidential candidates: Dwight D. Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson.
Case Alumnus' May 1952 issue covered the Mock Political Convention - the parade, the speeches, the votes - reporting that 800 students participated.
Students making placards for the Mock Political Convention (below).
More student support for Adlai Stevenson and the Democrats (below).

Ohio Popular Vote
National Popular Vote
Electoral Vote
Dwight D. Eisenhower (R) 2,100,391 (56.8%)
Adlai E. Stevenson (D) 1,600,367 (43.2%)
Dwight D. Eisenhower (R) 33,936,137 (55.13%)
Adlai E. Stevenson (D) 27,314,669 (44.38%)
Vincent Hallinan (Progressive) 140,416 (.23%)
Stuart Hamblen (Prohibition) 73,413 (.12%)
Dwight D. Eisenhower (R) 442
Adlai E. Stevenson (D) 89

Information was compiled by staff of the Case Western Reserve University Archives, September 2004.