|Elections in Virginia|
In the 1953 Virginia gubernatorial election, incumbent Governor John S. Battle, a Democrat, was unable to seek re-election due to term limits. Virginia State Senator Theodore Roosevelt Dalton was nominated by the Republican Party to run against former Democratic U.S. Representative Thomas B. Stanley.
- Thomas B. Stanley, former U.S. Representative for Virginia's 5th congressional district (D)
- Theodore Roosevelt Dalton, Virginia State Senator (R)
|Democratic||Thomas B. Stanley||226,998||54.83%||-15.60%|
|Republican||Theodore Roosevelt Dalton||183,328||44.28%||+16.84%|
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