1924 United States Senate election in Oklahoma

The 1924 United States Senate election in Oklahoma took place on November 4, 1924. Incumbent Democratic Senator Robert Latham Owen declined to run for re-election. In a crowded Democratic primary, impeached former Governor Jack C. Walton won the party's nomination with a narrow plurality. In the general election, he faced businessman William B. Pine, the Republican nominee. Though Democratic presidential nominee John W. Davis narrowly won the state over President Calvin Coolidge, Walton's unpopularity and controversy caused Democrats to lose the seat; Pine defeated Walton in a landslide.

1924 United States Senate election in Oklahoma

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  William Bliss Pine.jpg Jack Walton.jpg
Nominee William B. Pine Jack C. Walton
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 339,646 196,417
Percentage 61.46% 35.54%

U.S. senator before election

Robert L. Owen
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

William B. Pine
Republican

Democratic primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

ResultsEdit

Democratic primary[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jack C. Walton 91,510 30.67%
Democratic Everette B. Howard 83,922 28.13%
Democratic Tom Gore 56,249 18.85%
Democratic C. J. Wrightsman 51,291 17.19%
Democratic S. P. Freeling 15,384 5.16%
Total votes 298,356 100.00%

Republican primaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • William B. Pine, businessman
  • Eugene Lorton, editor of the Tulsa World[4]
  • Hugh Scott, commander of the soldiers' memorial hospital[5]
  • C. B. Leedy, State Senator[6]
  • B. G. Bingham
  • John G. Lieber

ResultsEdit

Republican primary[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William B. Pine 60,129 55.75%
Republican Eugene Lorton 24,374 22.60%
Republican Hugh Scott 14,345 13.30%
Republican C. B. Leedy 3,273 3.03%
Republican B. G. Bingham 3,153 2.92%
Republican John G. Lieber 2,573 2.39%
Total votes 107,847 100.00%

Farmer–Labor PrimaryEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • George Wilson
  • William L. Loe

ResultsEdit

Farmer–Labor primary[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Farmer–Labor George Wilson 187 93.50%
Farmer–Labor William L. Loe 13 6.50%
Total votes 200 100.00%

General electionEdit

ResultsEdit

1924 United States Senate election in Oklahoma[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William B. Pine 339,646 61.46% +20.77%
Democratic Jack C. Walton 196,417 35.54% -19.92%
Farmer–Labor George Wilson 15,025 2.72%
Independent Jack Benson 541 0.10%
Independent E. N. Bryant 516 0.09%
Independent Alonzo Turner 239 0.04%
Independent Thomas P. Hopley 237 0.04%
Majority 143,229 25.92% +11.15%
Turnout 552,621
Republican gain from Democratic

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "C. J. Wrightsman Endorsed". McCurtain Democrat. Idabel, Okla. March 20, 1924. p. 1. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  2. ^ Bradshaw, Roy D. (January 2, 1924). "U. S. Senatorial Race to Furnish Excitement for 1924". Oklahoma News. Oklahoma City, Okla. p. 2. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c d "1922-1926 Election Results" (PDF). Oklahoma State Election Board. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  4. ^ "Tulsa World Editor Files for Senator". Norman Transcript. Norman, Okla. June 9, 1924. p. 1. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  5. ^ "Eliminate Primary, Hugh Scott Urges". Daily Oklahoman. Oklahoma City, Okla. February 27, 1924. p. 1. Retrieved June 15, 2021.
  6. ^ "Leedy Announces For U.S. Senate". Blackwell Journal-Tribune. Blackwell, Okla. March 15, 1924. p. 1. Retrieved June 15, 2021.