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1948 United States Senate Elections
1948 United States Senate elections

← 1946 November 2, 1948 1950 →

32 of the 96 seats in the United States Senate
49 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  AlbenBarkley.jpg Kenneth wherry.jpg
Leader Alben Barkley Ken Wherry
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since July 22, 1937 January 3, 1949
Leader's seat Kentucky Nebraska
Seats before 45 51
Seats after 54 42
Seat change Increase 9 Decrease 9
Popular vote 12,750,608 9,662,053
Percentage 56.2% 42.6%
Swing Increase 14.8% Decrease 11.9%
Seats up 14 18
Races won 23 9

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Results including special elections
     Democratic gains      Democratic holds
     Republican holds

The 1948 United States Senate elections were elections which coincided with the election of Democratic President Harry S. Truman for a full term. Truman had campaigned against an "obstructionist" Congress that had blocked many of his initiatives, and in addition the U.S. economy recovered from the postwar recession of 1946-47 by election day. Thus Truman was rewarded with a Democratic gain of nine seats in the Senate, enough to give them control of the chamber.[1][2]

Gains and losses

In addition to gaining an open seat in Oklahoma, the Democrats defeated eight Republican incumbents:

  1. Clayton D. Buck (R-DE)
  2. Henry C. Dworshak (R-ID)
  3. C. Wayland Brooks (R-IL)
  4. George A. Wilson (R-IA)
  5. John S. Cooper (R-KY)
  6. Joseph H. Ball (R-MN)
  7. Chapman Revercomb (R-WV)
  8. Edward V. Robertson (R-WY)

Change in Senate composition

Before the elections

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Race summaries

Special elections during the 80th Congress

In these special elections, the winner was seated during 1948 or before January 3, 1949; ordered by election date.

State Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party Electoral history
Louisiana
(Class 3)
William C. Feazel Democratic 1948 (Appointed) Interim appointee retired.
Winner elected November 2, 1948.
Democratic hold.
? Russell B. Long (Democratic) 74.9%
Clem S. Clarke (Republican) 25.1%
North Carolina
(Class 2)
William Umstead Democratic 1946 (Appointed) Interim appointee retired.
Winner elected November 2, 1948.
Democratic hold.
? Melville Broughton (Democratic) 70.7%
John A. Wilkinson (Republican) 28.8%
William T. Brown (Progressive) 0.5%

Elections leading to the next Congress

In these general elections, the winners were elected for the term beginning January 3, 1949; ordered by state.

All of the elections involved the Class 2 seats.

State Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party Electoral history
Alabama John Sparkman Democratic 1946 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. ? John Sparkman (Democratic) 84.0%
Paul G. Parsons (Republican) 16.0%
Arkansas John L. McClellan Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected. ? John L. McClellan (Democratic) 93.3%
R. Walter Tucker (Independent) 6.7%
Colorado Edwin C. Johnson Democratic 1936
1942
Incumbent re-elected. ? Edwin C. Johnson (Democratic) 66.8%
Will F. Nicholson (Republican) 32.4%
Delaware Clayton D. Buck Republican 1942 Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Democratic gain.
? J. Allen Frear, Jr. (Democratic) 50.9%
Clayton D. Buck (Republican) 48.3%
Georgia Richard Russell, Jr. Democratic 1933 (Special)
1936
1942
Incumbent re-elected. ? Richard Russell, Jr. (Democratic) Unopposed
Idaho Henry C. Dworshak Republican 1946 (Special) Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Democratic gain.
? Bert H. Miller (Democratic) 50.0%
Henry C. Dworshak (Republican) 48.5%
Illinois C. Wayland Brooks Republican 1940 (Special)
1942
Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Democratic gain.
? Paul Douglas (Democratic) 55.1%
C. Wayland Brooks (Republican) 44.6%
Iowa George A. Wilson Republican 1942 Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Democratic gain.
? Guy M. Gillette (Democratic) 57.8%
George A. Wilson (Republican) 41.6%
Kansas Arthur Capper Republican 1918
1924
1930
1936
1942
Incumbent retired.
New senator elected.
Republican hold.
? Andrew F. Schoeppel (Republican) 54.9%
George McGill (Democratic) 42.7%
Kentucky John S. Cooper Republican 1946 (Special) Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Democratic gain.
? Virgil Chapman (Democratic) 51.4%
John S. Cooper (Republican) 48.3%
Louisiana Allen J. Ellender Democratic 1936
1942
Incumbent re-elected. ? Allen J. Ellender (Democratic) Unopposed
Maine Wallace H. White Jr. Republican 1930
1936
1942
Incumbent retired.
New senator elected.
Republican hold.
? Margaret C. Smith (Republican) 71.3%
Adrian H. Scolten (Democratic) 28.7%
Massachusetts Leverett Saltonstall Republican 1944 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. ? Leverett Saltonstall (Republican) 53.0%
John I. Fitzgerald (Democratic) 46.4%
Michigan Homer Ferguson Republican 1942 Incumbent re-elected. ? Homer Ferguson (Republican) 50.7%
Frank E. Hook (Democratic) 48.5%
Minnesota Joseph H. Ball Republican 1940 (Appointed)
1942 (Retired)
1942
Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Democratic gain.
? Hubert Humphrey (Democratic) 59.9%
Joseph H. Ball (Republican) 39.7%
Mississippi James O. Eastland Democratic 1941 (Appointed)
1941 (Retired)
1942
Incumbent re-elected. ? James O. Eastland (Democratic) Unopposed
Montana James E. Murray Democratic 1934 (Special)
1936
1942
Incumbent re-elected. ? James E. Murray (Democratic) 56.7%
Tom J. Davis (Republican) 42.7%
Nebraska Kenneth S. Wherry Republican 1942 Incumbent re-elected. ? Kenneth S. Wherry (Republican) 56.7%
Terry Carpenter (Democratic) 43.3%
New Hampshire Styles Bridges Republican 1936
1942
Incumbent re-elected. ? Styles Bridges (Republican) 58.1%
Alfred E. Fortin (Democratic) 41.2%
New Jersey Albert W. Hawkes Republican 1942 Incumbent retired.
New senator elected.
Republican hold.
? Robert C. Hendrickson (Republican) 50.0%
Archibald S. Alexander (Democratic) 47.3%
New Mexico Carl A. Hatch Democratic 1933 (Appointed)
1934 (Special)
1936
1942
Incumbent retired.
New senator elected.
Democratic hold.
? Clinton P. Anderson (Democratic) 57.2%
Patrick J. Hurley (Republican) 42.4%
North Carolina William B. Umstead Democratic 1946 (Appointed) Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Democratic hold.
Winner also elected to finish the term, see above.
? J. Melville Broughton (Democratic) 70.7%
John A. Wilkinson (Republican) 28.8%
Oklahoma Edward H. Moore Republican 1942 Incumbent retired.
Democratic gain.
? Robert S. Kerr (Democratic) 62.3%
Ross Rizley (Republican) 37.4%
Oregon Guy Cordon Republican 1944 (Appointed)
1944 (Special)
Incumbent re-elected. ? Guy Cordon (Republican) 60.0%
Manley J. Wilson (Democratic) 40.0%
Rhode Island Theodore F. Green Democratic 1936
1942
Incumbent re-elected. ? Theodore F. Green (Democratic) 59.3%
Thomas P. Hazard (Republican) 40.7%
South Carolina Burnet R. Maybank Democratic 1941 (Special)
1942
Incumbent re-elected. ? Burnet R. Maybank (Democratic) Unopposed
South Dakota Vera C. Bushfield Republican 1948 (Appointee) Interim appointee retired.
New senator elected.
Republican hold.
Incumbent resigned December 26, 1948 and winner appointed December 31, 1948 to finish the term.
? Karl E. Mundt (Republican) 59.3%
John A. Engel (Democratic) 40.7%
Tennessee Tom Stewart Democratic 1938 (Special) Incumbent lost re-nomination.
New senator elected.
Democratic hold.
? Estes Kefauver (Democratic) 65.3%
B. Carroll Reece (Republican) 33.5%
Texas W. Lee O'Daniel Democratic 1941 (Special)
1942
Incumbent retired.
New senator elected.
Democratic hold.
? Lyndon B. Johnson (Democratic) 66.2%
Jack Porter (Republican) 32.9%
Samuel N. Morris (Prohibition) 0.8%
Virginia A. Willis Robertson Democratic 1946 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. ? A. Willis Robertson (Democratic) 65.6%
Robert H. Woods (Republican) 30.8%
West Virginia Chapman Revercomb Republican 1942 Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Democratic gain.
? Matthew M. Neely (Democratic) 57.0%
Chapman Revercomb (Republican) 43.0%
Wyoming Edward V. Robertson Republican 1942 Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Democratic gain.
? Lester C. Hunt (Democratic) 57.1%
Edward V. Robertson (Republican) 42.9%

Elections during the 81st Congress

In this special election, the winner was seated after January 3, 1949.

State Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party Electoral history
New York
(Class 3)
John Foster Dulles Republican 1949 (Appointed) Interim appointee lost election to finish the term.
Winner elected November 8, 1949.
Democratic gain.
? Herbert H. Lehman (Democratic) 52%
John Foster Dulles (Republican) 48%

Complete list of races

Alabama

United States Senate election in Alabama, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Sparkman (incumbent) 185,534 84.00%
Republican Paul G. Parsons 35,341 16.00%
Majority 150,193 68.00%
Turnout 220,875
Democratic hold

Arkansas

United States Senate election in Arkansas, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John L. McClellan (incumbent) 216,401 100.00%
Democratic hold

Colorado

United States Senate election in Colorado, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edwin C. Johnson 340,719 66.79%
Republican Will F. Nicholson 165,069 32.36%
Progressive Joe Gurule 2,981 0.58%
Socialist Carle Whithead 1,352 0.27%
Majority 175,650 34.43%
Turnout 510,121
Democratic hold

Delaware

United States Senate election in Delaware, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic J. Allen Frear Jr. (incumbent) 71,888 50.85%
Republican C. Douglass Buck 68,246 48.28%
Majority 3,642 2.57%
Turnout 141,362
Democratic hold

Georgia

United States Senate election in Georgia, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard Russell Jr. (incumbent) 362,104 99.89%
Write-In Larkin Marshall 388 0.11%
Write-In Ellis Arnall 9 0.00%
Write-In Roy Harris 2 0.00%
Write-In Harry Sommers 1 0.00%
Majority 361,716 99.78%
Turnout 362,504
Democratic hold

Idaho

United States Senate election in Idaho, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bert H. Miller 107,000 49.96%
Republican Henry Dworshak (incumbent) 103,868 48.49%
Progressive John Derr 3,154 1.47%
Socialist Paul Wengert 166 0.08%
Majority 3,132 1.47%
Turnout 214,188
Democratic gain from Republican

Illinois

United States Senate election in Illinois, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul Douglas 2,147,754 55.07%
Republican Charles W. Brooks (incumbent) 1,740,026 44.61%
Prohibition Enoch A. Holtwick 9,784 0.25%
Socialist Labor Frank Schnur 2,693 0.07%
None Write-In 28 0.00%
Majority 407,728 10.46%
Turnout 3,900,285
Democratic gain from Republican

Iowa

United States Senate election in Iowa, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Guy Gillette 578,226 57.80%
Republican George A. Wilson (incumbent) 415,778 41.56%
Progressive Seymour Pitcher 3,387 0.34%
Prohibition Z. Everett Kellum 2,580 0.26%
Socialist Hugo Bockewitz 441 0.04%
Majority 162,448 16.24%
Turnout 1,000,412
Democratic gain from Republican

Kansas

United States Senate election in Kansas, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Andrew Frank Schoeppel 393,412 54.92%
Democratic George McGill 305,987 42.72%
Prohibition C. Floyd Hester 16,943 2.37%
Majority 87,425 12.20%
Turnout 716,342
Republican hold

Kentucky

United States Senate election in Kentucky, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Virgil Chapman 408,256 51.39%
Republican John Sherman Cooper (incumbent) 383,776 48.31%
Socialist W. A. Standefur 1,232 0.16%
Progressive H. G. Stanfield 924 0.12%
Socialist Labor David R. Cox 254 0.03%
Write-In John Y. Brown 26 0.00%
Write-In O. G. Gaines 1 0.00%
Majority 24,480 3.08%
Turnout 794,469
Democratic gain from Republican

Louisiana

United States Senate election in Louisiana, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Allen J. Ellender (incumbent) 330,115 100.00%
Independent Maurice Eugene Clark 9 0.00%
Majority 330,106 100.00%
Turnout 330,124
Democratic hold

Louisiana (Special)

United States Senate special election in Louisiana, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Russell B. Long 306,336 74.96%
Republican Clem S. Clarke 102,331 25.04%
Majority 204,005 49.92%
Turnout 408,667
Democratic hold

Maine

United States Senate election in Maine, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Margaret Chase Smith (incumbent) 159,182 71.30%
Democratic Adrian H. Scolten 64,074 28.70%
Majority 95,108 42.60%
Turnout 223,256
Republican hold

Massachusetts

General election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Leverett Saltonstall (incumbent) 1,088,475 52.95%
Democratic John I. Fitzgerald 954,398 46.42%
Socialist Labor Henning A. Blomen 9,266 0.45%
Prohibition E. Tallmadge Root 3,652 0.18%
None Scattering 7 0.00%
Majority 134,077 6.53%
Turnout 2,055,798
Republican hold

Michigan

United States Senate election in Michigan, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Homer S. Ferguson (incumbent) 1,045,156 50.68%
Democratic Frank E. Hook 1,000,329 48.51%
Prohibition Harold A. Lindahl 12,146 0.59%
Socialist Michael Magee 2,160 0.10%
Socialist Labor Theos S. Grove 1,418 0.07%
Socialist Workers Genora Dollinger 882 0.04%
None Scattering 2.57% 0.00%
Majority 44,827 2.17%
Turnout 2,062,093
Republican hold

Minnesota

United States Senate election in Minnesota, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Hubert Humphrey 729,494 59.78%
Republican Joseph H. Ball (incumbent) 485,801 39.81%
Socialist Workers Vincent R. Dunne 4,951 0.41%
None Scattering 41.56% 0.00%
Majority 243,693 19.97%
Turnout 1,220,250
gain from Republican

Mississippi

United States Senate election in Mississippi, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Eastland (incumbent) 151,478 100.00%
Democratic hold

Montana

Incumbent United States Senator James E. Murray, who was first elected to the Senate in a special election in 1934 and was re-elected in 1936 and 1942, ran for re-election. After winning the Democratic primary, he faced Tom J. Davis, an attorney and the Republican nominee, in the general election. Following a narrow re-election in 1936, Murray significantly expanded his margin of victory and comfortably won re-election over Davis, winning his fourth term and his third full term in the Senate.

United States Senate election in Montana, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James E. Murray (incumbent) 125,193 56.65%
Republican Tom J. Davis 94,458 42.74%
Prohibition C. S. Hanna 1,352 0.61%
Majority 30,735 13.91%
Turnout 221,003
Democratic hold

Nebraska

United States Senate election in Nebraska, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Kenneth S. Wherry (incumbent) 267,575 56.70%
Democratic Terry Carpenter 204,320 43.30%
Majority 63,255 13.40%
Turnout 471,895
Republican hold

New Hampshire

United States Senate election in New Hampshire, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Styles Bridges (incumbent) 129,600 58.14%
Democratic Alfred E. Fortin 91,760 41.17%
Progressive John G. Rideout 1,538 0.69%
Majority 37,840 16.97%
Turnout 222,898
Republican hold

New Jersey

United States Senate election in New Jersey, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Robert C. Hendrickson 934,720 49.99%
Democratic Archibald S. Alexander 884,414 47.30%
Progressive James Imbrie 22,658 1.21%
Socialist Rubye Smith 11,450 0.61%
Socialist Workers George Breitman 8,076 0.43%
Prohibition George W. Rideout 4,656 0.25%
Socialist Labor George E. Bopp 3,908 0.21%
Majority 50,306 2.69%
Turnout 1,869,882
Republican hold

New Mexico

United States Senate election in New Mexico, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clinton Presba Anderson (incumbent) 108,269 57.44%
Republican Patrick J. Hurley 80,226 42.56%
Majority 28,043 13.88%
Turnout 188,495
Democratic hold

New York (Special)

A special election was held on November 8, 1949, to elect U.S. Senator to finish a term.

On June 28, 1949, incumbent senator Robert F. Wagner resigned due to ill health. On July 7, John Foster Dulles was appointed by Governor Thomas Dewey to fill the vacancy temporarily.[4]

The Republican State Committee nominated Dulles to succeed himself. The Democratic State Committee nominated former Governor Herbert H. Lehman. The Liberal Party endorsed Lehman. The American Labor Party made no nominations and urged its members not to vote for any candidate. The Democratic/Liberal ticket was elected and Dulles was defeated.[5]

North Carolina

United States Senate election in North Carolina, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic J. Melville Broughton (incumbent) 540,762 70.73%
Republican John A. Wilkinson 220,307 28.81%
Progressive William T. Brown 3,490 0.46%
Majority 320,455 51.92%
Turnout 764,559
Democratic hold

North Carolina (Special)

United States Senate special election in North Carolina, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic J. Melville Broughton (incumbent) 534,917 100.00%
Democratic hold

Oklahoma

United States Senate election in Oklahoma, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert S. Kerr 441,654 62.30%
Republican Ross Rizley 265,169 37.40%
Independent W. O. Pratt 2,108 0.30%
Majority 176,485 24.90%
Turnout 708,931
Democratic gain from Republican

Oregon

United States Senate election in Oregon, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Guy Cordon 299,295 60.03%
Democratic Manley J. Wilson 199,275 39.97%
Majority 100,020 20.06%
Turnout 498,570
Republican hold

Rhode Island

United States Senate election in Rhode Island, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Theodore F. Green (incumbent) 190,158 59.35%
Republican Thomas P. Hazard 130,262 40.65%
Majority 59,896 18.70%
Turnout 320,420
Democratic hold

South Carolina

Senator Burnet R. Maybank was opposed in the Democratic primary by U.S. Representative William Jennings Bryan Dorn and three other candidates. Maybank obtained over 50% in the primary election on August 10 to avoid a runoff election.

Democratic Primary
Candidate Votes %
Burnet R. Maybank 161,608 51.5
W.J. Bryan Dorn 76,749 24.4
Neville Bennett 43,068 13.7
Alan Johnstone 17,689 5.6
Marcus A. Stone 14,904 4.8

Since the end of Reconstruction in 1877, the Democratic Party dominated the politics of South Carolina and its statewide candidates were never seriously challenged. Maybank did not campaign for the general election as there was no chance of defeat.

South Carolina U.S. Senate Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Burnet R. Maybank (incumbent) 135,998 96.45%
Republican J. Bates Gerald 5,008 3.55%
Majority 130,990 1
Turnout 141,006
Democratic hold
  65+% won by Maybank

South Dakota

United States Senate election in South Dakota, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Karl E. Mundt (incumbent) 144,084 59.33%
Democratic John A. Engel 98,749 40.67%
Majority 45,335 18.66%
Turnout 242,833
Republican hold

Tennessee

United States Senate election in Tennessee, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Estes Kefauver 326,142 65.33%
Republican B. Carroll Reece 166,947 33.44%
Independent John Randolph Neal, Jr. 6,103 1.22%
None Scattering 26 0.01%
Majority 159,195 31.89%
Turnout 499,218
Democratic hold

Texas

United States Senate election in Texas, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lyndon Johnson 702,985 66.22%
Republican Jack Porter 349,665 32.94%
Prohibition Samuel N. Morris 8,913 0.84%
Majority 353,320 33.28%
Turnout 1,061,563
Democratic hold

Virginia

Incumbent Democratic Senator Absalom Willis Robertson defeated Republican Robert H. Woods and was re-elected to his first full term in office.

United States Senate election in Virginia, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Absalom Willis Robertson (inc.) 253,865 65.74% -2.41%
Republican Robert H. Woods 118,546 30.70% +1.68%
Independent Howard Carwile 6,788 1.76%
Progressive Virginia Foster Durr 5,347 1.38% +1.38%
Socialist Clarke T. Robb 1,627 0.42% -2.40%
Write-ins 5 <0.01%
Majority 135,319 35.04% -4.09%
Turnout 386,168
Democratic hold

West Virginia

United States Senate election in West Virginia, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Matthew M. Neely 435,354 56.99%
Republican Chapman Revercomb (incumbent) 328,534 43.01%
Majority 106,810 13.98%
Turnout 763,888
Democratic hold

Wyoming

United States Senate election in Wyoming, 1948[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lester C. Hunt 57,953 57.11%
Republican Edward V. Robertson (incumbent) 43,527 42.89%
Majority 14,426 14.22%
Turnout 101,480
Democratic gain from Republican

See also

References

  1. ^ William S. White (November 4, 1948). "SWEEP IN CONGRESS - Democrats Obtain 54-42 Margin in Senate by Winning 9 G.O.P. Seats". New York Times. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Truman Sweep". New York Times. November 7, 1948. Retrieved 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 1948" (PDF). Clerk.house.gov. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Dulles Appointed Senator". The New York Times. July 8, 1949.
  5. ^ "THE OFFICIAL COUNT: LEHMAN BY 198,057". The New York Times. December 15, 1949.

Further reading

  • Hartley, Robert E. Battleground 1948: Truman, Stevenson, Douglas, and the Most Surprising Election in Illinois History (Southern Illinois University Press; 2013)

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