United States House of Representatives Elections in Mississippi, 1972
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United States House of Representatives Elections in Mississippi, 1972

Only 2 of the 5 Mississippi incumbents were re-elected; the other 3 retired.

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Mississippi 1 Jamie L. Whitten
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Democratic 1941 Incumbent re-elected. ? Jamie L. Whitten (Democratic) Unopposed
Mississippi 2 Thomas Abernethy
Redistricted from the 1st district
Democratic 1942 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
? David R. Bowen (Democratic) 61.9%
Carl Butler (Republican) 34.7%
Robert J. Coleman (Independent) 2.5%
Norman Smith (Independent) 0.9%
Mississippi 3 Gillespie V. Montgomery
Redistricted from the 4th district
Democratic 1966 Incumbent re-elected. ? Gillespie V. Montgomery (Democratic) Unopposed
Mississippi 4 Charles H. Griffin
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Democratic 1968 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
? Thad Cochran (Republican) 47.9%
Ellis B. Bodron (Democratic) 44.0%
Eddie L. McBride (Independent) 8.2%
Mississippi 5 William M. Colmer Democratic 1932 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
? Trent Lott (Republican) 55.3%
Ben Stone (Democratic) 44.2%
Earnest J. Creel (Independent) 0.5%

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