1920 United States Senate election in Maryland

The 1920 United States Senate election in Maryland was held on November 2, 1920. Incumbent Democratic U.S. Senator John Walter Smith ran for re-election to a third term in office, but was beaten by Republican Ovington Weller.

1920 United States Senate election in Maryland

← 1914 November 2, 1920 1926 →
  Ovington Weller, photo portrait, facing left.jpg John Walter Smith, photo portrait head and shoulders.jpg 3x4.svg
Nominee Ovington Weller John Walter Smith George Iverson Jr.
Party Republican Democratic Independent
Popular vote 184,999 169,200 21,345
Percentage 47.29% 43.25% 5.46%

1920 United States Senate election in Maryland results map by county.svg
County results
Weller:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%
Smith:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%

U.S. senator before election

John Walter Smith
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Ovington Weller
Republican

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

1920 U.S. Senate election in Maryland[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ovington Weller 184,999 47.29%
Democratic John Walter Smith (inc.) 169,200 43.25%
Independent George D. Iverson Jr. 21,345 5.46%
Socialist William A. Toole 6,559 1.68%
Independent William Ashbie Hawkins 6,538 1.67%
Labor Frank N.H. Lang 2,569 0.66%
Total votes 339,764 100.00%
Republican gain from Democratic

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1920 Senatorial General Election Results - Maryland". US Election Atlas. David Leip's Election Atlas. Retrieved 27 April 2022.