Constitution Party (United States, 1952)

For the contemporary third party formed in the 1990s, see Constitution Party (United States).

The Constitution Party was a conservative third party in the United States, founded in 1952. For the 1952 presidential election, they nominated Douglas MacArthur for President and Harry F. Byrd for Vice-President, without permission from either candidate. The ticket won 17,205 votes (0.03%).[1]

In 1960, the Texas-based Constitution Party nominated retired Marine Corps Brigadier General Merritt B. Curtis for President and Curtis B. Dall for Vice-President.[2]

In 1964, Joseph B. Lightburn of Jane Lew, West Virginia and Theodore Billings of Colorado were the party's presidential ticket.[3]


  1. 1952 Presidential General Election Results
  2. Diamond, Sara. Roads to Dominion: Right-Wing Movements and Political Power in the United States, p. 87.
  3. 1964 Presidential General Election Results
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