1920 United States Senate election in California

The 1920 United States Senate election in California was held on November 6, 1920. Incumbent Democratic Senator James Duval Phelan ran for re-election but was defeated by Republican attorney Samuel Morgan Shortridge.

1920 United States Senate election in California

← 1914 November 6, 1920 1926 →
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Nominee Samuel Morgan Shortridge James Duval Phelan James S. Edwards
Party Republican Democratic Prohibition
Popular vote 447,835 371,580 57,768
Percentage 49.01% 40.67% 6.32%

U.S. senator before election

James Duval Phelan
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Samuel Morgan Shortridge
Republican

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1920 Republican Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Samuel Morgan Shortridge 132,165 40.40%
Republican William Kent 110,269 33.71%
Republican Albert Joseph Wallace 84,711 25.89%
Total votes 327,145 100.00%

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • Elvina S. Beals (Socialist), nominee for Lt. Governor in 1918
  • James S. Edwards (Prohibition), nominee for Secretary of State in 1920 and Congress in 1910, 1914, and 1916
  • James Duval Phelan (Democratic), incumbent Senator
  • Samuel Morgan Shortridge (Republican), attorney and candidate for Senate in 1914

ResultsEdit

1920 United States Senate election in California[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Samuel Morgan Shortridge 447,835 49.01%
Democratic James Duval Phelan (incumbent) 371,580 40.67%
Prohibition James S. Edwards 57,768 6.32%
Socialist Elvina S. Beals 36,545 4.00%
Total votes 886,013 100.00%

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "CA US Senate, 1920". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 23 April 2020.
  2. ^ "CA US Senate, 1920". OurCampaigns.com. Retrieved 23 April 2020.