1953 Pittsburgh mayoral election


Pittsburgh mayoral election, 1953
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Nominee David Lawrence Leonard Kane
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 137,281 82,080
Percentage 62.6% 37.4%

Mayor before election

David Lawrence

Elected Mayor

David Lawrence

The Mayoral election of 1953 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was held on Tuesday, November 3, 1953. David Lawrence of the Democratic Party won the right to serve a third term. With a broad base of support among both labor and minority voters, as well as the quiet background support of many GOP business leaders (who lauded the mayor's urban renewal projects), Lawrence coasted to an election win. His victory came over Leonard Kane, a real estate developer and the brother of the Allegheny County Treasurer.

Pittsburgh mayoral election, 1953
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic David Lawrence 137,281 62.6
Republican Leonard Kane 82,080 37.4
Turnout 219,361
Democratic hold Swing


  • "Republican mayoral candidates through the years". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 7 November 2007. Retrieved 18 September 2009.

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