1953 Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District Special Election
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1953 Kentucky's 2nd Congressional District Special Election

There were eight special elections to the United States House of Representatives in 1953, during the 83rd United States Congress, giving Democrats two additional seats.

List of elections

District Incumbent This race
Member Party First elected Results Candidates
Georgia 2 Edward E. Cox Democratic 1924 Incumbent member-elect died December 24, 1952.
New member elected February 4, 1953.
Democratic hold.
Virginia 5 Thomas B. Stanley Democratic 1946 Incumbent resigned February 3, 1953, to run for Governor of Virginia.
New member elected April 14, 1953.
Democratic hold.
South Carolina 4 Joseph R. Bryson Democratic 1938 Incumbent died March 10, 1953.
New member elected June 2, 1953.
Democratic hold.
Illinois 7 Adolph J. Sabath Democratic 1906 Incumbent member-elect died November 6, 1952.
New member elected July 7, 1953.
Democratic hold.
Kentucky 2 Garrett Withers Democratic 1952 Incumbent died April 30, 1953.
New member elected August 1, 1953.
Democratic hold.
Wisconsin 9 Merlin Hull Republican 1928
1930 (Lost)
1934
Incumbent died May 17, 1953.
New member elected October 13, 1953.
Democratic gain.
New Jersey 6 Clifford P. Case Republican 1944 Incumbent resigned August 16, 1953 to run for Governor of New Jersey.
New member elected November 3, 1953.
Democratic gain.
California 24 Norris Poulson Republican 1942
1944 (Lost)
1946
Incumbent resigned June 11, 1953, after being elected Mayor of Los Angeles.
New member elected November 10, 1953.
Republican hold.

References

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - GA District 2 - Special Election Race - Feb 04, 1953".
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - VA - District 05 - Special Election Race - Apr 14, 1953".
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - SC District 4 - Special Election Race - Jun 02, 1953".
  4. ^ "Our Campaigns - IL District 7-Special Race - Jul 07, 1953".
  5. ^ "Our Campaigns - KY District 2 - Special Election Race - Aug 01, 1953".
  6. ^ "Our Campaigns - WI District 9 - Special Election Race - Oct 13, 1953".
  7. ^ "Our Campaigns - NJ District 6 - Special Election Race - Nov 03, 1953".
  8. ^ "Our Campaigns - CA District 24 - Special Election Race - Nov 10, 1953".

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