1942 United States House of Representatives Elections in California
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1942 United States House of Representatives Elections in California

The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1942 was an election for California's delegation to the United States House of Representatives, which occurred as part of the general election of the House of Representatives on November 3, 1942. California gained three districts as a result of the 1940 Census, two of which were won by Democrats and one by Republicans. Of California's existing seats, Democrats and Republicans each swapped one district.

Overview

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1942
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/-
Republican 937,392 49.4% 11 +1
Democratic 906,614 47.7% 12 +2
Communist 28,026 1.5% 0 0
Prohibition 17,049 0.9% 0 0
Townsend 9,843 0.5% 0 0
Write-ins 185 0.0% 0 0
Totals 1,899,109 100.0% 23 +3

Delegation composition

Pre-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 10
  Republican-Held 10
Post-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 12
  Republican-Held 11

Results

Final results from the Clerk of the House of Representatives: [1]

District 1

California's 1st congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clarence F. Lea (incumbent) 78,281 93.2
Communist Albert J. Lima 5,703 6.8
Total votes 83,984 100.0
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 2

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Harry Lane Englebright (incumbent) 50,094 100.0
Turnout
Republican hold

District 3

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Justin L. Johnson (incumbent) 63,982 54.5
Democratic Joseph B. O'Neil 53,521 45.5
Total votes 117,503 100.0
Turnout
Republican hold

District 4

California's 4th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas Rolph (incumbent) 62,735 98.3
Communist Archie Brown (write-in) 1,116 1.7
Total votes 63,851 100.0
Turnout
Republican hold

District 5

California's 5th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard J. Welch (incumbent) 85,747 92.7
Communist Walter R. Lambert 6,749 7.3
Total votes 92,496 100.0
Turnout
Republican hold

District 6

California's 6th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Albert E. Carter (incumbent) 108,585 92.6
Communist Clarence Paton 8,532 7.3
No party William H. Hollander (write-in) 185 0.1
Total votes 117,302 100.0
Turnout
Republican hold

District 7

California's 7th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John H. Tolan (incumbent) 77,292 100.0
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 8

California's 8th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack Z. Anderson (incumbent) 91,536 99.9
Communist Elizabeth Nicholas (write-in) 102 0.1
Total votes 91,638 100.0
Turnout
Republican hold

District 9

California's 9th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bertrand W. Gearhart (incumbent) 65,791 100.0
Turnout
Republican hold

District 10

California's 10th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alfred J. Elliott (incumbent) 43,864 100.0
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 11

California's 11th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George E. Outland 31,611 50.7
Republican A. J. Dingeman 30,781 49.3
Total votes 62,392 100.0
Turnout
Democratic win (new seat)

District 12

California's 12th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry Voorhis (incumbent) 53,705 56.8
Republican Roy P. McLaughlin 40,780 43.2
Total votes 94,485 100.0
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 13

California's 13th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Norris Poulson 38,577 49.5
Democratic Charles Kramer (incumbent) 33,060 42.4
Townsend Calvert S. Wilson 6,306 8.1
Total votes 77,943 100.0
Turnout
Republican gain from Democratic

District 14

California's 14th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas F. Ford 49,326 67
Republican Herbert L. Herberts 24,349 33
Total votes 73,675 100
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 15

California's 15th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John M. Costello 88,798 86.2
Prohibition B. Tarkington Dowden 10,185 9.9
Communist Philip Gardner 3,989 3.9
Total votes 102,972 100.0
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 16

California's 16th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Will Rogers, Jr. 61,437 53.7
Republican Leland M. Ford (incumbent) 52,023 45.4
Communist Allen L. Ryan 1,043 0.9
Total votes 114,503 100.0
Turnout
Democratic gain from Republican

District 17

California's 17th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil R. King (incumbent) 92,260 100.0
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 18

California's 18th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William Ward Johnson (incumbent) 53,136 56.8
Democratic Francis H. Gentry 40,339 43.2
Total votes 93,475 100.0
Turnout
Republican hold

District 19

California's 19th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chet Holifield 34,918 63.1
Republican Carlton H. Casjens 20,446 36.9
Total votes 55,374 100.0
Turnout
Democratic win (new seat)

District 20

California's 20th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Carl Hinshaw (incumbent) 62,628 48.4
Democratic Joseph O. Donovan 55,479 42.9
Prohibition Virgil G. Hinshaw 6,864 5.3
Townsend Janie Bele McCarty 3,537 2.7
Communist Orla E. Lair 792 0.6
Total votes 129,300 100.0
Turnout
Republican hold

District 21

California's 21st congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (incumbent) 38,419 96.6
Republican Arthur E. Isham (write-in) 1,350 3.4
Total votes 39,769 100.0
Turnout
Democratic hold

District 22

California's 22nd congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John J. Phillips 42,765 57.6
Democratic N. E. West 31,440 42.4
Total votes 74,205 100.0
Turnout
Republican win (new seat)

District 23

California's 23rd congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edouard Izac (incumbent) 42,864 50.5
Republican James B. Abbey 42,087 49.5
Total votes 84,951 100.0
Turnout
Democratic hold

See also

References

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