1916 United States Senate election in Texas

The 1916 United States Senate election in Texas was held on November 7, 1916. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator Charles Culberson was re-elected to a fourth term in office. Culberson survived a challenge from former Governor Oscar Colquitt in the Democratic primary, then easily won the general election.

1916 United States Senate election in Texas

← 1911 November 7, 1916 1922 →
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Nominee Charles Culberson Alex W. Atcheson
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 303,035 48,788
Percentage 81.30% 13.09%

U.S. senator before election

Charles Culberson
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Charles Culberson
Democratic

This was the first U.S. Senate election in Texas held after the passage of the Seventeenth Amendment, which required all Senators be elected by a direct popular vote.

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1916 Democratic U.S. Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Oscar Branch Colquitt 119,598 29.95%
Democratic Charles Allen Culberson (incumbent) 87,421 21.89%
Democratic S. P. Brooks 78,641 19.69%
Democratic Thomas Mitchell Campbell 65,721 16.46%
Democratic Robert Lee Henry 37,725 9.45%
Democratic John Davis 9,924 2.49%
Democratic G. W. Riddle 335 0.08%
Total votes 399,366 100.00%

RunoffEdit

1916 Democratic U.S. Senate runoff[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles Allen Culberson (incumbent) 163,182 63.43%
Democratic Oscar Branch Colquitt 94,098 36.57%
Total votes 257,280 100.00%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

1916 United States Senate election in Texas[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles Allen Culberson (incumbent) 303,035 81.30%
Republican Alex W. Atcheson 48,788 13.09%
Socialist F.A. Hickey 18,616 4.99%
Prohibition F. H. Combeau 2,319 0.62%
Total votes 372,758 100.00%
Democratic hold

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns – TX US Senate – D Primary Race – July 22, 1916". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns – TX US Senate – D Primary Race – August 26, 1916". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  3. ^ Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives (1917). "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 6, 1916" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.
  4. ^ "Our Campaigns – TX US Senate Race – Nov 07, 1916". www.ourcampaigns.com.