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United States presidential election, 1952 Dwight D. Eisenhower was the Republican nominee with Richard Nixon as running mate. Carried 39 states with 442 electoral votes, and 34,075, 529 Popular votes. Democratic's nominee was Adlai Stevenson and John Sparkman as running mate.

November 2, 1948 – United States presidential election, 1948: Democratic incumbent Harry S. Truman defeats Republican Thomas E. Dewey and 'Dixiecrat' Strom Thurmond. Famous photograph of Truman grinning and holding up a copy of the newspaper that erroneously announced his defeat

July 17, 1948: The Dixiecrat Convention assembles in Birmingham, with over 6,000 delegates from across the South in attendance. They selected Strom Thurmond as the presidential candidate for their States' Rights Party. In the 1948 presidential election the Dixiecrats carried four states, including Alabama, where Democratic candidate Harry Truman's name did not even appear on the ballot.

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Henry Agard Wallace (October 7, 1888 – November 18, 1965) was the 33rd Vice President of the United States (1941–1945), the Secretary of Agriculture (1933–1940), and the Secretary of Commerce (1945–1946). In the 1948 presidential election, Wallace was the presidential nominee of the Progressive Party against both Truman and Dewey.