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Statement Following Defeat in the Presidential Election

November 05, 1952

I have just heard the statement made by Governor Stevenson and I concur completely in the thoughts that he expressed in that statement. I have campaigned vigorously during this entire campaign. I have no regrets over the outcome.

The American people have spoken and I concur fully with their choice always. I'm a great believer in this democratic system that we have in our Government.

I'm a great believer in the necessity of our presenting a united front. I believe in America, in its greatness and in its ability to discharge its responsibility of world leadership.

I shall certainly do my best to cooperate with General Eisenhower and his Administration in making it possible for our Government to discharge fully its responsibility.

Thank you very much.

Source: "Nixon and Sparkman Statements," New York Times, November 5, 1952, p. 14.

John Sparkman, Statement Following Defeat in the Presidential Election Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project