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  1. 09/06/2020 · Franklin Roosevelt won a second term! At 523-8, it was the biggest electoral landslide of all time (in a contested election), surpassing Teddy Roosevelt’s and Warren G. Harding’s records. Franklin Roosevelt captured over 60% of the popular vote. Alf Landon received only 36%.

  2. The 1936 United States presidential election was the 38th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 3, 1936. In the midst of the Great Depression, incumbent Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt defeated Republican Governor Alf Landon of Kansas. Roosevelt won the highest share of the popular and electoral vote since the largely uncontested 1820 election. The sweeping victory consolidated the New Deal Coalition in control of the Fifth Party System. Roosevelt ...

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  3. 13/10/1987 · Alf Landon, the former Republican governor of Kansas who survived a landslide defeat in the 1936 presidential campaign to become a 20th century legend, died yesterday at his home in Topeka. He...

  4. 10/06/2018 · In 1936 The Literary Digest predicted that Alf Landon would defeat incumbent Franklin Roosevelt, winning the popular vote 57% to 43%. However, the actual result was a Roosevelt victory, with a popular vote margin of 62% to 37% - a substantial error (The Oxford Math Center).

  5. Landon represented the liberal wing of the Republican Party, as opposed to the old guard that had rallied around President Hoover. Landon liked most of FDR’s policies except for some dealing with businesses, that Landon thought hindered the recovery. Landon almost seemed to refuse to campaign for two month after receiving the Republican nomination.

  6. By comparison, very little about Gov. Alf Landon is generally known. He was a two term Governor of Kansas who ran unsuccessfully as the Republican candidate against FDR and then spent the rest of his life in Kansas. He turned down an invitation to serve in FDR's Administration as a cabinet member and never ran for public office again.

  7. › wiki › Alf_LandonAlf Landon - Wikipedia

    Alfred Mossman Landon was an American oilman and politician who served as the 26th governor of Kansas from 1933 to 1937. A member of the Republican Party, he was the party's nominee in the 1936 presidential election, and was defeated in a landslide by incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Born in West Middlesex, Pennsylvania, Landon spent most of his childhood in Marietta, Ohio, before moving to Kansas. After graduating from the University of Kansas, he became an independent ...