1938 United States House of Representatives elections

The 1938 United States House of Representatives elections was an election for the United States House of Representatives were elections for the United States House of Representatives to elect members to serve in the 76th United States Congress. They were held for the most part on November 8, 1938, while Maine held theirs on September 12. They occurred in the middle of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's second term. Roosevelt's Democratic Party lost a net of 72 seats to the Republican Party, who also picked up seats from minor Progressive and Farmer–Labor Parties.

1938 United States House of Representatives elections

← 1936 November 8, 1938[a] 1940 →

All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives
218 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Leader William B. Bankhead Bertrand Snell
(retired)
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since June 4, 1936 March 4, 1931
Leader's seat Alabama 7th New York 31st
Last election 334 seats 88 seats
Seats won 262 169
Seat change Decrease 72 Increase 81
Popular vote 17,715,450 17,274,585
Percentage 48.7% 47.5%

  Third party Fourth party
 
Party Progressive Farmer–Labor
Last election 8 seats 5 seats
Seats won 2 1
Seat change Decrease 6 Decrease 4
Popular vote 350,346 342,530
Percentage 1.0% 0.9%

  Fifth party
 
Party American Labor
Last election 0 seats
Seats won 1
Seat change Increase 1
Popular vote 250,796
Percentage 0.7%


Speaker before election

William Bankhead
Democratic

Elected Speaker

William Bankhead
Democratic

Multiple factors contributed to the Democratic decline. One main reason was the Recession of 1937. Unemployment soared, undercutting the Democrats' claim that the New Deal had ended the Great Depression. Democrats fought among themselves, especially over Roosevelt's "Court Packing" plan. In addition, there was backlash against Roosevelt's intervention in the Democratic primaries which angered conservative Democrats.[1] The labor unions, which were emerging as a powerful grassroots factor in the New Deal Coalition, split bitterly as the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations fought over membership.

Internal Democratic strains were exacerbated by an effort led by Roosevelt to purge certain conservative senators for defeat in Democratic primaries, including Walter George of Georgia, Millard Tydings of Maryland and Ellison Smith of South Carolina, along with the chairman of the House Rules Committee, John J. O'Connor of New York. All but the last were re-elected.[2]

While a number of New Deal supporters won primary elections, such as Sen. Alben Barkley in Kentucky, who defeated Happy Chandler, in Idaho, Sen. James P. Pope, a prominent New Deal supporter, lost his bid for re-nomination, as did California senator William McAdoo. The many seats Democrats won in traditionally Republican districts in the 1930, 1932, 1934 and 1936 elections meant that they had to defend a large number of marginal seats.

Meanwhile, the Republicans were united; they had shed their weakest members in a series of defeats since 1930.[3] Re-energized Republicans focused attention on strong fresh candidates in major states, especially Robert A. Taft, the conservative from Ohio,[4] Earl Warren, the moderate who won both the Republican and the Democratic primaries in California,[5] and Thomas Dewey, the crusading prosecutor from New York.[6] The Republican resurgence in 1938 was made possible by carrying 50% of the vote outside the South, giving GOP leaders confidence it had a strong base for the 1940 presidential election.[7]

Effects edit

Overall, the Democrats lost 72 seats in the House, though with 262 seats, they retained a majority. The defeats were nearly all in the North, as the South resumed its historic role as the Democratic base in Congress. The Republicans gained 81 seats and none of their incumbents lost reelection.[8][9]

President Franklin D. Roosevelt had faced opposition from conservative Democrats and the Republicans in Congress since the beginning of his presidency. Representatives Edward E. Cox, Howard W. Smith, and other Southern Democrats opposed Roosevelt's policies with the Republicans, but were in the minority. Vice President John Nance Garner pushed for Roosevelt to support more conservative policies. However, after the election the Democratic majority was maintained, but around forty Democratic representatives were unreliable votes for Roosevelt which allowed conservatives to block his policies.[9]

Overall results edit

262 4 169
Democratic [b] Republican
Party Total seats (change) Seat percentage Vote percentage Popular vote
Democratic Party 262   72 60.2% 48.7% 17,715,450
Republican Party 169   81 38.9% 47.5% 17,274,585
Progressive Party 2   6 0.5% 1.0% 350,346
Farmer–Labor Party 1   4 0.2% 0.9% 342,530
American Labor Party 1   1 0.2% 0.7% 250,796
Socialist Party 0   0.0% 0.4% 141,575
Townsend Party 0   0.0% 0.3% 96,489
Independents 0   0.0% 0.2% 81,170
Communist Party 0   0.0% 0.1% 28,781
Royal Oak Party 0   0.0% <0.1% 8,783
Prohibition Party 0   0.0% <0.1% 8,499
Union Party 0   0.0% <0.1% 5,905
Socialist Workers Party 0   0.0% <0.1% 2,641
Liberal Labor Choice Party 0   0.0% <0.1% 2,627
Constitutional Democrat Party 0   0.0% <0.1% 971
Socialist Labor Party 0   0.0% <0.1% 753
Kenney For Congress Party 0   0.0% <0.1% 527
Freedom Party 0   0.0% <0.1% 492
Create Steady Employment Party 0   0.0% <0.1% 489
State Rights Party 0   0.0% <0.1% 314
Pathfinders Party 0   0.0% <0.1% 215
Commonwealth Party 0   0.0% <0.1% 113
Others 0   0.0% 0.1% 45,368
Totals 435   100.0% 100.0% 36,359,419

Source: Election Statistics - Office of the Clerk

Popular vote
American Labor
0.69%
Democratic
48.72%
Farmer–Labor
0.94%
Progressive
0.96%
Republican
47.51%
Others
1.18%
House seats
American Labor
0.23%
Democratic
60.23%
Farmer–Labor
0.23%
Progressive
0.46%
Republican
38.85%
 
Results shaded according to winning candidate's share of the popular vote
 
House seats by party holding plurality in state
  80%+ Democratic
  80%+ Republican
  60%+ to 80% Democratic
  60%+ to 80% Republican
  Up to 60% Democratic
  Up to 60% Republican
 
Net gain per state
  6+ Democratic gain
  6+ Republican gain
  3-5 Democratic gain
  3-5 Republican gain
  1-2 Democratic gain
  1-2 Republican gain

  no net change

Special elections edit

District Incumbent This race
Member Party First elected Results Candidates
Kentucky 8 Fred M. Vinson Democratic 1930 Incumbent resigned May 27, 1938 to become justice of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
New member elected June 4, 1938.
Democratic hold.
  •  Y Joe B. Bates (Democratic) 52.9%
  • James C. Sparks (Republican) 47.1%[10]
Alabama 2 J. Lister Hill Democratic 1923 (special) Incumbent resigned January 11, 1938 when appointed U.S. senator.
New member elected June 14, 1938.
Democratic hold.
South Carolina 6 Allard H. Gasque Democratic 1922 Incumbent died June 17, 1938.
New member elected September 13, 1938.
Democratic hold.
Ohio 4 Frank L. Kloeb Democratic 1932 Incumbent resigned August 19, 1937 when appointed judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio.
New member elected November 8, 1938.
Republican gain.

Alabama edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Alabama 1 Frank W. Boykin Democratic 1935 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 2 George M. Grant Democratic 1938 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 3 Henry B. Steagall Democratic 1914 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 4 Sam Hobbs Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Sam Hobbs (Democratic) 88.2%
  • C. W. McKay (Republican) 11.8%
Alabama 5 Joe Starnes Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Joe Starnes (Democratic) 99.7%
  • Frank J. Payne (Independent) 0.3%
Alabama 6 Pete Jarman Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 7 William B. Bankhead Democratic 1916 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 8 John Sparkman Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 9 Luther Patrick Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Luther Patrick (Democratic) 93.5%
  • J. G. Bass (Republican) 6.5%

Arizona edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Arizona at-large John R. Murdock Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John R. Murdock (Democratic) 80.3%
  • M. E. Cassidy (Republican) 19.7%

Arkansas edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Arkansas 1 William J. Driver Democratic 1920 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic hold.
Arkansas 2 Vacant 1930 John E. Miller (D) resigned November 14, 1937 when elected U.S. senator.
Democratic hold.
Arkansas 3 Claude Fuller Democratic 1928 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic hold.
Arkansas 4 William B. Cravens Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
Arkansas 5 David D. Terry Democratic 1933 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
Arkansas 6 John L. McClellan Democratic 1934 Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Democratic hold.
Arkansas 7 Wade H. Kitchens Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.

California edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
California 1 Clarence F. Lea Democratic 1916 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Clarence F. Lea (Democratic) 63.0%
  • Ernest S. Mitchell (Townsend) 37.0%
California 2 Harry Lane Englebright Republican 1926 Incumbent re-elected.
California 3 Frank H. Buck Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Frank H. Buck (Democratic) 93.3%
  • Nora Conklin (Communist) 6.5%
  • George C. Kimber (Write-in) 0.3%
California 4 Franck R. Havenner Progressive 1936 Incumbent re-elected as a Democrat.
Democratic gain.
California 5 Richard J. Welch Republican 1926 Incumbent re-elected.
California 6 Albert E. Carter Republican 1924 Incumbent re-elected.
California 7 John H. Tolan Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John H. Tolan (Democratic) 55.3%
  • Charles Wade Snook (Republican) 44.7%
California 8 John J. McGrath Democratic 1932 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
California 9 Bertrand W. Gearhart Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
California 10 Alfred J. Elliott Democratic 1937 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
California 11 John S. McGroarty Democratic 1934 Retired to run for Secretary of State of California.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Carl Hinshaw (Republican) 47.0%
  • Stuart Hamblen (Democratic) 41.1%
  • Ralph D. Horton (Townsend) 8.7%
  • John R. Grey (Progressive) 2.6%
  • Orla E. Lair (Communist) 0.6%
California 12 Jerry Voorhis Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
California 13 Charles Kramer Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Charles Kramer (Democratic) 65.9%
  • K. L. Stockton (Republican) 30.7%
  • Louis Baron (Communist) 3.5%
California 14 Thomas F. Ford Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Thomas F. Ford (Democratic) 68.3%
  • William D. Campbell (Republican) 31.7%
California 15 John M. Costello Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
California 16 John F. Dockweiler Democratic 1932 Retired to run for Governor of California
and then lost re-election as Independent.
Republican gain.
California 17 Charles J. Colden Democratic 1932 Incumbent died.
Democratic hold.
  •  Y Lee E. Geyer (Democratic) 58.8%
  • Clifton A. Hix (Republican) 28.0%
  • Fred C. Wagner (Townsend) 9.2%
  • Robert O. Bates (Progressive) 3.9%
California 18 Byron N. Scott Democratic 1934 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
California 19 Harry R. Sheppard Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
California 20 Edouard Izac Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.

Colorado edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Colorado 1 Lawrence Lewis Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Lawrence Lewis (Democratic) 65.3%
  • William I. Reilly (Republican) 33.4%
  • Edgar P. Sherman (Socialist) 0.7%
  • Oliver L. Barnes (Prohibition) 0.5%
Colorado 2 Fred N. Cummings Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
Colorado 3 John Andrew Martin Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
Colorado 4 Edward T. Taylor Democratic 1908 Incumbent re-elected.

Connecticut edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Connecticut 1 Herman P. Kopplemann Democratic 1932 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Connecticut 2 William J. Fitzgerald Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Connecticut 3 James A. Shanley Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y James A. Shanley (Democratic) 43.4%
  • Ranulf Compton (Republican) 43.2%
  • Harry Watstein (Socialist) 13.3%
  • Ernest Castigliani (Labor) 0.1%
Connecticut 4 Alfred N. Phillips Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Albert E. Austin (Republican) 43.4%
  • Alfred N. Phillips (Democratic) 31.4%
  • Charles H. McLevy (Socialist) 24.9%
  • Jack C. Bergen (Labor) 0.2%
  • Clara Scala (Communist) 0.1%
Connecticut 5 J. Joseph Smith Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y J. Joseph Smith (Democratic) 42.0%
  • Roy E. Rice (Republican) 41.8%
  • John W. Ring (Communist) 16.2%
Connecticut at-large William M. Citron Democratic 1934 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
  •  Y B. J. Monkiewicz (Republican) 43.1%
  • William M. Citron (Democratic) 39.7%
  • Arthur F. King (Socialist) 15.8%
  • Alfred Johnson (Socialist Labor) 1.1%
  • F. Henry Sattler (Union) 0.2%
  • Jacob Winnewisser (Labor) 0.1%

Delaware edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Delaware at-large William F. Allen Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.

Florida edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Florida 1 J. Hardin Peterson Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 2 Robert A. Green Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 3 Millard Caldwell Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 4 J. Mark Wilcox Democratic 1932 Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Democratic hold.
  •  Y Pat Cannon (Democratic) 81.5%
  • J. S. G. Gallagher (Republican) 18.5%
Florida 5 Joe Hendricks Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.

Georgia edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Georgia 1 Hugh Peterson Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Hugh Peterson (Democratic) 99.3%
  • H. W. Shepard (Republican) 0.7%
Georgia 2 Edward E. Cox Democratic 1924 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 3 Stephen Pace Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Stephen Pace (Democratic) 100.0%
  • Alexander Stephens Mitchell (Independent) 0.02%
Georgia 4 Emmett Marshall Owen Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 5 Robert Ramspeck Democratic 1929 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Robert Ramspeck (Democratic) 97.2%
  • Henry A. Alexander (Republican) 2.8%
Georgia 6 Carl Vinson Democratic 1914 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Carl Vinson (Democratic) 99.9%
  • H. W. Shepard (Republican) 0.1%
Georgia 7 Malcolm C. Tarver Democratic 1926 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Malcolm C. Tarver (Democratic) 100.0%
  • Alexander Stephens Mitchell (Independent) 0.02%
Georgia 8 Braswell Deen Democratic 1932 Incumbent retired.
Democratic hold.
Georgia 9 B. Frank Whelchel Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 10 Paul Brown Democratic 1933 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Paul Brown (Democratic) 94.4%
  • D. Talmadge Bowers (Independent) 4.6%
  • Mrs. A. R. Shivers (Independent) 1.0%

Idaho edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Idaho 1 Compton I. White Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
Idaho 2 D. Worth Clark Democratic 1934 Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Republican gain.

Illinois edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Illinois 1 Arthur W. Mitchell Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 2 Raymond S. McKeough Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 3 Edward A. Kelly Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Edward A. Kelly (Democratic) 56.0%
  • Goodwin L. Dosland (Republican) 44.0%
Illinois 4 Harry P. Beam Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Harry P. Beam (Democratic) 76.4%
  • Dominic M. Janec Jr. (Republican) 23.6%
Illinois 5 Adolph J. Sabath Democratic 1906 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 6 Thomas J. O'Brien Democratic 1932 Incumbent retired to run for sheriff of Cook County.
Democratic hold.
  •  Y A. F. Maciejewski (Democratic) 58.7%
  • Robert Isham Randolph (Republican) 41.3%
Illinois 7 Leonard W. Schuetz Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 8 Leo Kocialkowski Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 9 James McAndrews Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 10 Ralph E. Church Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Ralph E. Church (Republican) 58.1%
  • Joseph F. Elward (Democratic) 41.9%
Illinois 11 Chauncey W. Reed Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Chauncey W. Reed (Republican) 65.9%
  • William J. Bossingham (Democratic) 34.1%
Illinois 12 Noah M. Mason Republican 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Noah M. Mason (Republican) 60.7%
  • Edward C. Hunter (Democratic) 39.3%
Illinois 13 Leo E. Allen Republican 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Leo E. Allen (Republican) 65.6%
  • Theodore A. Secker (Democratic) 34.4%
Illinois 14 Chester Thompson Democratic 1932 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Illinois 15 Lewis L. Boyer Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Illinois 16 Everett Dirksen Republican 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Everett Dirksen (Republican) 63.5%
  • James C. Dillon (Democratic) 36.5%
Illinois 17 Leslie C. Arends Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Leslie C. Arends (Republican) 60.9%
  • Thomas V. Watson (Democratic) 39.1%
Illinois 18 James A. Meeks Democratic 1932 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Illinois 19 Hugh M. Rigney Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Illinois 20 Scott W. Lucas Democratic 1934 Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Democratic hold.
  •  Y James M. Barnes (Democratic) 55.4%
  • Stuart E. Pierson (Republican) 44.6%
Illinois 21 Frank W. Fries Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 22 Edwin M. Schaefer Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 23 Laurence F. Arnold Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 24 Claude V. Parsons Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 25 Kent E. Keller Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois at-large Lewis M. Long Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic hold.
Illinois at-large Edwin V. Champion Democratic 1936 Incumbent retired.
Democratic hold.

Indiana edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Indiana 1 William T. Schulte Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y William T. Schulte (Democratic) 54.9%
  • M. Elliott Belshaw (Republican) 45.0%
  • Ralph Logsdon (Socialist) 0.07%
Indiana 2 Charles A. Halleck Republican 1935 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 3 Samuel B. Pettengill Democratic 1930 Incumbent retired.
Republican gain.
Indiana 4 James I. Farley Democratic 1932 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Indiana 5 Glenn Griswold Democratic 1930 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Indiana 6 Virginia E. Jenckes Democratic 1932 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Indiana 7 Arthur H. Greenwood Democratic 1922 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Indiana 8 John W. Boehne Jr. Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 9 Eugene B. Crowe Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Eugene B. Crowe (Democratic) 52.1%
  • Clifford H. Long (Republican) 47.9%
Indiana 10 Finly Hutchinson Gray Democratic 1932 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Indiana 11 William H. Larrabee Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 12 Louis Ludlow Democratic 1928 Incumbent re-elected.

Iowa edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Iowa 1 Edward C. Eicher Democratic 1932 Incumbent retired.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Thomas E. Martin (Republican) 57.7%
  • James P. Goffney (Democratic) 41.8%
  • Herman O. Hansen (Farmer–Labor) 0.5%
Iowa 2 William S. Jacobsen Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Iowa 3 John W. Gwynne Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John W. Gwynne (Republican) 59.7%
  • W. F. Hayes (Democratic) 39.5%
  • Alderdyce (Farmer–Labor) 0.5%
  • Trickey (Progressive) 0.3%
Iowa 4 Fred Biermann Democratic 1932 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Iowa 5 Lloyd Thurston Republican 1924 Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Republican hold.
  •  Y Karl M. LeCompte (Republican) 53.9%
  • Ruth F. Hollingshead (Democratic) 46.1%
Iowa 6 Cassius C. Dowell Republican 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Cassius C. Dowell (Republican) 58.5%
  • Hubert Utterback (Democratic) 40.5%
  • Pugh (Progressive) 0.4%
  • Hugh Fagan (Farmer–Labor) 0.4%
  • Tennant (Prohibition) 0.1%
Iowa 7 Otha D. Wearin Democratic 1932 Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Ben F. Jensen (Republican) 59.0%
  • Roger F. Warin (Democratic) 40.8%
  • G. L. Harrison (Farmer–Labor) 0.3%
Iowa 8 Fred C. Gilchrist Republican 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Fred C. Gilchrist (Republican) 62.5%
  • H. Lloyd Eveland (Democratic) 36.9%
  • Lowe (Farmer–Labor) 0.6%
Iowa 9 Vincent F. Harrington Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Vincent F. Harrington (Democratic) 49.7%
  • Albert F. Swanson (Republican) 49.3%
  • Charles F. Schrunk (Farmer–Labor) 1.1%

Kansas edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Kansas 1 William P. Lambertson Republican 1928 Incumbent re-elected.
Kansas 2 Ulysses Samuel Guyer Republican 1926 Incumbent re-elected.
Kansas 3 Edward White Patterson Democratic 1934 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Kansas 4 Edward Herbert Rees Republican 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Kansas 5 John Mills Houston Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Kansas 6 Frank Carlson Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Frank Carlson (Republican) 63.4%
  • Roy L. Hamilton (Democratic) 36.6%
Kansas 7 Clifford R. Hope Republican 1926 Incumbent re-elected.

Kentucky edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Kentucky 1 Noble Jones Gregory Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Kentucky 2 Beverly M. Vincent Democratic 1937 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
Kentucky 3 Emmet O'Neal Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Emmet O'Neal (Democratic) 61.1%
  • Frank A. Ropke (Republican) 38.9%
Kentucky 4 Edward W. Creal Democratic 1935 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Edward W. Creal (Democratic) 59.2%
  • Harry H. Wilson (Republican) 40.8%
Kentucky 5 Brent Spence Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Brent Spence (Democratic) 68.4%
  • Joseph Arnold Kreke (Republican) 31.6%
Kentucky 6 Virgil Chapman Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Virgil Chapman (Democratic) 64.8%
  • Chester D. Silvers (Republican) 34.8%
  • Thomas Anderson Brockman (Independent) 0.4%
Kentucky 7 Andrew J. May Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Andrew J. May (Democratic) 53.2%
  • Hillard H. Smith (Republican) 46.8%
Kentucky 8 Joe B. Bates Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Joe B. Bates (Democratic) 58.8%
  • H. Clell Hayes (Republican) 41.2%
Kentucky 9 John M. Robsion Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John M. Robsion (Republican) 66.8%
  • Bert Rowland (Democratic) 33.2%

Louisiana edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Louisiana 1 Joachim O. Fernández Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 2 Paul H. Maloney Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 3 Robert L. Mouton Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 4 Overton Brooks Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Overton Brooks (Democratic) 99.6%
  • Ben Neal (Independent) 0.4%
Louisiana 5 Newt V. Mills Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 6 John K. Griffith Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 7 René L. De Rouen Democratic 1927 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 8 A. Leonard Allen Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.

Maine edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Maine 1 James C. Oliver Republican 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y James C. Oliver (Republican) 59.0%
  • Harold B. Emery (Democratic) 41.0%
Maine 2 Clyde H. Smith Republican 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Clyde H. Smith (Republican) 54.3%
  • F. Harold Dubord (Democratic) 45.7%
Maine 3 Owen Brewster Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Owen Brewster (Republican) 63.4%
  • Melvin P. Roberts (Democratic) 36.6%

Maryland edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Maryland 1 T. Alan Goldsborough Democratic 1920 Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 2 William P. Cole Jr. Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y William P. Cole Jr. (Democratic) 66.3%
  • Irving H. Mezger (Republican) 32.5%
  • Eric Arlt (Union) 1.2%
Maryland 3 Vincent L. Palmisano Democratic 1926 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic hold.
Maryland 4 Ambrose Jerome Kennedy Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 5 Stephen W. Gambrill Democratic 1924 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Stephen W. Gambrill (Democratic) 68.0%
  • A. Kingsley Love (Republican) 28.6%
  • John N. Torvestad (Progressive) 2.0%
  • David L. Elliott (Independent) 1.4%
Maryland 6 David John Lewis Democratic 1930 Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Democratic hold.
  •  Y William D. Byron (Democratic) 50.8%
  • A. Charles Stewart (Republican) 49.2%

Massachusetts edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Massachusetts 1 Allen T. Treadway Republican 1912 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 2 Charles R. Clason Republican 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 3 Joseph E. Casey Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Joseph E. Casey (Democratic) 51.8%
  • J. Walton Tuttle (Republican) 48.2%
Massachusetts 4 Pehr G. Holmes Republican 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Pehr G. Holmes (Republican) 54.1%
  • Edward A. Ryan (Democratic) 45.9%
Massachusetts 5 Edith Nourse Rogers Republican 1925 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 6 George J. Bates Republican 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y George J. Bates (Republican) 74.7%
  • James D. Burns (Democratic) 25.3%
Massachusetts 7 Lawrence J. Connery Democratic 1937 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 8 Arthur D. Healey Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 9 Robert Luce Republican 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 10 George H. Tinkham Republican 1914 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 11 Thomas A. Flaherty Democratic 1937 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 12 John W. McCormack Democratic 1928 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 13 Richard B. Wigglesworth Republican 1928 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 14 Joseph W. Martin Jr. Republican 1924 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Joseph William Martin Jr. (Republican) 58.7%
  • Lawrence J. Bresnahan (Democratic) 40.5%
  • Mortimer A. Sullivan (Progressive Labor) 0.8%
Massachusetts 15 Charles L. Gifford Republican 1922 Incumbent re-elected.

Michigan edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Michigan 1 George G. Sadowski Democratic 1932 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic hold.
Michigan 2 Earl C. Michener Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Earl C. Michener (Republican) 64.4%
  • Walter C. Averill, Jr. (Democratic) 35.5%
  • Florence Howard (Commonwealth) 0.04%
  • Edmund T. Taylor (Socialist Labor) 0.03%
Michigan 3 Paul W. Shafer Republican 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Paul W. Shafer (Republican) 66.0%
  • Gordon L. Stewart (Democratic) 33.9%
  • Duly McCone (Commonwealth) 0.05%
Michigan 4 Clare E. Hoffman Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 5 Carl E. Mapes Republican 1912 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Carl E. Mapes (Republican) 59.1%
  • Tunis Johnson (Democratic) 40.9%
Michigan 6 Andrew J. Transue Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Michigan 7 Jesse P. Wolcott Republican 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Jesse P. Wolcott (Republican) 69.0%
  • Charles F. Mann (Democratic) 31.0%
Michigan 8 Fred L. Crawford Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Fred L. Crawford (Republican) 58.7%
  • Louis C. Schwinger (Democratic) 41.3%
Michigan 9 Albert J. Engel Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 10 Roy O. Woodruff Republican 1920 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Roy O. Woodruff (Republican) 66.3%
  • Harold C. Bellows (Democratic) 33.5%
  • Charles B. Asselin (Const. Dem.) 0.2%
Michigan 11 John F. Luecke Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Michigan 12 Frank Eugene Hook Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 13 George D. O'Brien Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Clarence J. McLeod (Republican) 50.6%
  • George D. O'Brien (Democratic) 48.9%
  • Louis Busker (Socialist) 0.2%
  • Edward A. Carey (Const. Dem.) 0.2%
  • Theodore Gramaticoff (Socialist Labor) 0.05%
Michigan 14 Louis C. Rabaut Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Louis C. Rabaut (Democratic) 57.6%
  • O. Z. Ide (Republican) 42.1%
  • Loren Walters (Socialist) 0.2%
  • Stanley Romanski (Const. Dem.) 0.1%
  • John Vonica (Socialist Labor) 0.02%
Michigan 15 John Dingell Sr. Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John Dingell Sr. (Democratic) 54.0%
  • Archie C. Fraser (Republican) 45.6%
  • Francis King (Socialist) 0.2%
  • Francis J. McDonald (Const. Dem.) 0.2%
  • Edith Walzel (Socialist Labor) 0.04%
Michigan 16 John Lesinski Sr. Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John Lesinski Sr. (Democratic) 55.1%
  • John L. Carey (Republican) 44.5%
  • J. G. Betz (Socialist) 0.2%
  • Leonard R. Kolpacke (Const. Dem.) 0.2%
  • Joseph Vers (Socialist) 0.08%
Michigan 17 George A. Dondero Republican 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y George A. Dondero (Republican) 61.4%
  • Samuel G. Backus (Democratic) 38.3%
  • Walter Allmendiger (Socialist) 0.2%
  • W. Clifford Bentley (Socialist Labor) 0.09%

Minnesota edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Minnesota 1 August H. Andresen Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 2 Elmer Ryan Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 3 Henry Teigan Farmer–Labor 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Minnesota 4 Melvin Maas Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 5 Dewey Johnson Farmer–Labor 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Minnesota 6 Harold Knutson Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Harold Knutson (Republican) 63.2%
  • Harry W. Christianson (Farmer–Labor) 28.5%
  • Harold F. Deering (Democratic) 8.3%
Minnesota 7 Paul John Kvale Farmer–Labor 1929 (special) Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
  •  Y H. Carl Andersen (Republican) 42.6%
  • Paul John Kvale (Farmer–Labor) 36.7%
  • J. L. O'Connor (Democratic) 16.7%
  • Albert S. Falk (Independent) 4.1%
Minnesota 8 John Bernard Farmer–Labor 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Minnesota 9 Rich T. Buckler Farmer–Labor 1934 Incumbent re-elected.

Mississippi edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Mississippi 1 John E. Rankin Democratic 1920 Incumbent re-elected.
Mississippi 2 Wall Doxey Democratic 1928 Incumbent re-elected.
Mississippi 3 William Madison Whittington Democratic 1924 Incumbent re-elected.
Mississippi 4 Aaron L. Ford Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Mississippi 5 Ross A. Collins Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Mississippi 6 William M. Colmer Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
Mississippi 7 Dan R. McGehee Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.

Missouri edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Missouri 1 Milton A. Romjue Democratic 1922 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 2 William L. Nelson Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y William L. Nelson (Democratic) 57.9%
  • Mrs. George B. Simmons (Republican) 42.0%
  • H. V. Ousley (Socialist) 0.05%
Missouri 3 Richard M. Duncan Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 4 C. Jasper Bell Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y C. Jasper Bell (Democratic) 80.4%
  • George E. Kimball (Republican) 19.6%
  • W. F. Rinck (Socialist) 0.01%
  • Henke (Socialist Labor) 0.01%
Missouri 5 Joe Shannon Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Joe Shannon (Democratic) 81.0%
  • Leslie J. Lyons (Republican) 19.0%
  • Hiltner (Socialist Labor) 0.001%
Missouri 6 Reuben T. Wood Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 7 Dewey Short Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 8 Clyde Williams Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Clyde Williams (Democratic) 55.3%
  • Homer S. Cotton (Republican) 44.7%
  • Doyen (Socialist Labor) 0.02%
Missouri 9 Clarence Cannon Democratic 1922 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Clarence Cannon (Democratic) 60.5%
  • F. B. Meyer (Republican) 39.4%
  • Harry Shumaker (Socialist) 0.07%
Missouri 10 Orville Zimmerman Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Orville Zimmerman (Democratic) 58.9%
  • Ralph Hutchison (Republican) 41.0%
  • Frank Jones (Socialist) 0.08%
Missouri 11 Thomas C. Hennings Jr. Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Thomas C. Hennings Jr. (Democratic) 61.8%
  • William E. Buder (Republican) 37.9%
  • Paul W. Preisler (Socialist) 0.2%
  • Wagoner (Socialist Labor) 0.06%
Missouri 12 Charles Arthur Anderson Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Charles Arthur Anderson (Democratic) 52.0%
  • Russell J. Horsefield (Republican) 47.6%
  • Kovaka (Socialist) 0.4%
  • Genck (Socialist Labor) 0.06%
Missouri 13 John J. Cochran Democratic 1926 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John J. Cochran (Democratic) 69.0%
  • William Gray (Republican) 30.9%
  • A. W. Nichols (Socialist) 0.1%
  • Kochendorfer (Socialist Labor) 0.03%

Montana edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Montana 1 Jerry J. O'Connell Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Montana 2 James F. O'Connor Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.

Nebraska edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Nebraska 1 Henry Carl Luckey Democratic 1934 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Nebraska 2 Charles F. McLaughlin Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Charles F. McLaughlin (Democratic) 57.3%
  • M. F. Mulvaney (Republican) 39.9%
  • James Levi Nelson (Independent) 2.7%
Nebraska 3 Karl Stefan Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Nebraska 4 Charles Gustav Binderup Democratic 1934 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Nebraska 5 Harry B. Coffee Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Harry B. Coffee (Democratic) 62.4%
  • William E. Shuman (Republican) 34.1%
  • Milford Flood (Independent) 3.5%

Nevada edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Nevada at-large James G. Scrugham Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.

New Hampshire edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Hampshire 1 Alphonse Roy Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
New Hampshire 2 Charles W. Tobey Republican 1932 Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Republican hold.

New Jersey edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Jersey 1 Charles A. Wolverton Republican 1926 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Charles A. Wolverton (Republican) 62.0%
  • Thomas M. Madden (Democratic) 37.5%
  • Samuel Josephson (Socialist) 0.3%
  • Elizabeth S. Aceto (Prohibition) 0.2%
  • John F. Norman (Communist) 0.06%
New Jersey 2 Elmer H. Wene Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Walter S. Jeffries (Republican) 50.6%
  • Elmer H. Wene (Democratic) 49.1%
  • Isaac Stalberg (Roosevelt Ind.) 0.2%
  • Margaret V. Moody (Prohibition) 0.08%
  • Anthon B. Ferretti (Peoples) 0.04%
  • Frank B. Hubin (Roosevelt Ind.) 0.02%
New Jersey 3 William H. Sutphin Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 4 D. Lane Powers Republican 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y D. Lane Powers (Republican) 61.3%
  • Richard J. Hughes (Democratic) 38.4%
  • William C. Kauffman (Socialist) 0.1%
  • Samuel E. Golder (Prohibition) 0.1%
New Jersey 5 Charles A. Eaton Republican 1924 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Charles A. Eaton (Republican) 56.7%
  • Franklin W. Rice (Democratic) 43.2%
  • Jeremiah Morse (Prohibition) 0.1%
New Jersey 6 Donald H. McLean Republican 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Donald H. McLean (Republican) 61.4%
  • Richard F. Green (Democratic) 37.4%
  • Marion Douglas (Socialist) 1.0%
  • Lillian Riker (Prohibition) 0.2%
New Jersey 7 J. Parnell Thomas Republican 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y J. Parnell Thomas (Republican) 64.0%
  • Edward W. Wildrick (Democratic) 35.6%
  • John L. Humbert (Farmer–Labor) 0.4%
New Jersey 8 George N. Seger Republican 1922 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y George N. Seger (Republican) 59.2%
  • Fred Hoelscher (Democratic) 40.1%
  • Manuel Cantor (Communist) 0.3%
  • Jacob H. Schmitter (Socialist Labor) 0.2%
  • Arthur W. Collard (Prohibition) 0.08%
New Jersey 9 Edward A. Kenney Democratic 1932 Incumbent died.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Frank C. Osmers Jr. (Republican) 59.3%
  • Vincent Clausen (Democratic) 39.9%
  • Elizabeth Jane Kenney (Independent) 0.5%
  • William F. Klemm (Ind. Progressive) 0.3%
New Jersey 10 Fred A. Hartley Jr. Republican 1928 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Fred A. Hartley Jr. (Republican) 55.6%
  • Lindsay H. Rudd (Democratic) 39.5%
  • Nicholas Fiore (Independent) 4.4%
  • Rose Risk (Communist) 0.5%
New Jersey 11 Edward L. O'Neill Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Albert L. Vreeland (Republican) 50.3%
  • Edward L. O'Neill (Democratic) 44.8%
  • J. Roosevelt Womble (Liberal) 3.0%
  • Reuben Plaskett (Socialist Workers) 0.7%
  • Lillie Brewer (Communist) 0.6%
  • John C. Privitera (Independent) 0.6%
New Jersey 12 Frank W. Towey Jr. Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Robert Kean (Republican) 55.0%
  • Frank W. Towey Jr. (Democratic) 41.3%
  • Irving Rosenberg (Socialist Workers) 2.3%
  • Morris Friendal (Communist) 0.9%
  • Rubye Smith (Socialist) 0.5%
New Jersey 13 Mary Teresa Norton Democratic 1924 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Mary Teresa Norton (Democratic) 79.8%
  • T. Burton Coyle (Republican) 20.1%
  • Jay Anyon (Communist) 0.1%
New Jersey 14 Edward J. Hart Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Edward J. Hart (Democratic) 78.6%
  • Henry T. Stuhr (Republican) 21.1%
  • G. Darrell O'Neill (Socialist) 0.3%

New Mexico edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Mexico at-large John J. Dempsey Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John J. Dempsey (Democratic) 58.4%
  • Pearce C. Rodney (Republican) 41.4%
  • E. W. Fawkes (Citizens) 0.2%

New York edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New York 1 Robert L. Bacon Republican 1922 Incumbent died.
Republican hold.
  •  Y Leonard W. Hall (Republican) 63.0%
  • John F. Kiernan (Democratic) 34.0%
  • Pierrepont E. Twitchell (American Labor) 2.7%
  • Robert Koeppicus (Socialist) 0.3%
New York 2 William Bernard Barry Democratic 1935 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y William Bernard Barry (Democratic) 67.6%
  • George Archinal (Republican) 31.5%
  • John Petrone (Socialist) 0.9%
New York 3 Joseph L. Pfeifer Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Joseph L. Pfeifer (Democratic) 64.8%
  • Philip Tirone (Republican) 23.3%
  • Bernard Kleban (American Labor) 11.2%
  • David Breslow (Socialist) 0.8%
New York 4 Thomas H. Cullen Democratic 1918 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Thomas H. Cullen (Democratic) 74.5%
  • Edwin R. Kaprat (Republican) 24.8%
  • David M. Cory (Socialist) 0.7%
New York 5 Marcellus H. Evans Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Marcellus H. Evans (Democratic) 58.3%
  • Francis H. Warland (Republican) 30.1%
  • Joseph Dermody (American Labor) 10.7%
  • Sam Baron (Socialist) 0.9%
New York 6 Andrew Lawrence Somers Democratic 1924 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Andrew Lawrence Somers (Democratic) 52.0%
  • Gustav Drews (Republican) 46.3%
  • Jacob Axelrod (Socialist) 1.6%
New York 7 John J. Delaney Democratic 1931 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John J. Delaney (Democratic) 59.6%
  • John J. Blust (Republican) 19.8%
  • Bernard Reswick (American Labor) 19.4%
  • Joseph G. Glass (Socialist) 1.1%
New York 8 Donald L. O'Toole Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Donald L. O'Toole (Democratic) 54.1%
  • Dorothy J. Bellanca (Republican) 44.7%
  • Alfred S. Belskin (Socialist) 1.2%
New York 9 Eugene James Keogh Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Eugene James Keogh (Democratic) 54.1%
  • Nelson S. Kirk (Republican) 34.0%
  • Spencer K. Binyon (American Labor) 11.0%
  • Simon L. Goldbloom (Communist) 0.9%
New York 10 Emanuel Celler Democratic 1922 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Emanuel Celler (Democratic) 73.5%
  • Arthur H. J. Macmullen (Republican) 24.9%
  • Jack Altman (Socialist) 1.6%
New York 11 James A. O'Leary Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y James A. O'Leary (Democratic) 58.9%
  • Percy C. Ryder (Republican) 33.9%
  • John V. Murphy (American Labor) 6.6%
  • Ernest K. Barnard (Socialist) 0.6%
New York 12 Samuel Dickstein Democratic 1922 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Samuel Dickstein (Democratic) 89.0%
  • Hyman Hecht (Republican) 9.6%
  • Mary Fox (Socialist) 1.4%
New York 13 Christopher D. Sullivan Democratic 1916 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 14 William I. Sirovich Democratic 1926 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y William I. Sirovich (Democratic) 68.4%
  • Maurice Wahl (Republican) 30.0%
  • Daniel Glendenin (Socialist) 1.6%
New York 15 John J. Boylan Democratic 1922 Incumbent died.
Democratic hold.
  •  Y Michael J. Kennedy (Democratic) 67.3%
  • John Kane Jr. (Republican) 22.6%
  • Daniel L. McDonough (American Labor) 9.4%
  • Meriweather Stuart (Socialist) 0.7%
New York 16 John J. O'Connor Democratic 1923 (special) Incumbent lost renomination and re-election as Republican.
Democratic hold.
New York 17 Bruce Fairchild Barton Republican 1937 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Bruce Fairchild Barton (Republican) 55.0%
  • Walter H. Liebman (Democratic) 36.2%
  • George Backer (American Labor) 8.3%
  • Clinton W. Keyes (Socialist) 0.4%
New York 18 Martin J. Kennedy Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Martin J. Kennedy (Democratic) 60.8%
  • Raymond S. Fanning (Republican) 30.5%
  • Martin C. Kyne (American Labor) 8.1%
  • Sidonia Fried Sugar (Socialist) 0.7%
New York 19 Sol Bloom Democratic 1923 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
New York 20 James J. Lanzetta Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
American Labor gain.
New York 21 Joseph A. Gavagan Democratic 1929 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
New York 22 Edward W. Curley Democratic 1935 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Edward W. Curley (Democratic) 64.5%
  • Arthur D. Fisher (Republican) 23.0%
  • Thomas C. O'Leary (American Labor) 11.6%
  • Aaron Levenstein (Socialist) 0.9%
New York 23 Charles A. Buckley Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 24 James M. Fitzpatrick Democratic 1926 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y James M. Fitzpatrick (Democratic) 48.7%
  • Louis Goldrich (Republican) 33.2%
  • Bartholomew F. Murphy (American Labor) 17.1%
  • Fred Harwood (Socialist) 1.0%
New York 25 Ralph A. Gamble Republican 1937 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Ralph A. Gamble (Republican) 64.9%
  • Homer A. Stebbins (Democratic) 32.0%
  • Michael Cimbalo (American Labor) 2.8%
  • Leonard Bright (Socialist) 0.4%
New York 26 Hamilton Fish III Republican 1920 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Hamilton Fish III (Republican) 64.3%
  • Ben Martin (Democratic) 35.0%
  • Edward J. Bowen (Freedom) 0.5%
  • Hans Peters (Socialist) 0.3%
New York 27 Lewis K. Rockefeller Republican 1937 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
New York 28 William T. Byrne Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y William T. Byrne (Democratic) 60.4%
  • William B. Cornell (Republican) 37.5%
  • Edward J. Addy (American Labor) 1.9%
  • Frank A. Andrae (Socialist) 0.1%
New York 29 E. Harold Cluett Republican 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y E. Harold Cluett (Republican) 65.0%
  • Harry M. Brooks (Democratic) 34.7%
  • Coleman B. Cheney (Socialist) 0.2%
New York 30 Frank Crowther Republican 1918 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Frank Crowther (Republican) 60.1%
  • C. Dorothea Greene (Democratic) 39.4%
  • Herbert M. Poller (Socialist) 0.5%
New York 31 Bertrand Snell Republican 1915 (special) Incumbent retired.
Republican hold.
  •  Y Wallace E. Pierce (Republican) 64.1%
  • George C. Owens (Democratic) 25.7%
  • Jesse W. Williams (Townsend) 9.9%
  • Forrest Wallace (Socialist) 0.3%
New York 32 Francis D. Culkin Republican 1928 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Francis D. Culkin (Republican) 75.5%
  • Virginia A. Spencer (Democratic) 24.3%
  • Orley N. Tooley (Socialist) 0.2%
New York 33 Fred J. Douglas Republican 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Fred J. Douglas (Republican) 61.2%
  • Ralph A. Peters (Democratic) 35.7%
  • Stanley C. Walewski (American Labor) 2.8%
  • Albert R. Tully (Socialist) 0.3%
New York 34 Bert Lord Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Bert Lord (Republican) 65.3%
  • John V. Johnson (Democratic) 34.4%
  • Merle A. Wilson (Socialist) 0.3%
New York 35 Clarence E. Hancock Republican 1927 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Clarence E. Hancock (Republican) 64.1%
  • Caleb C. Brown, Jr. (Democratic) 35.6%
  • Thomas P. Shallcross (Socialist) 0.3%
New York 36 John Taber Republican 1922 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John Taber (Republican) 55.2%
  • George F. Davie (Democratic) 23.1%
  • Charles P. Russell (American Labor) 21.3%
  • Walter O'Hagen (Socialist) 0.5%
New York 37 W. Sterling Cole Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y W. Sterling Cole (Republican) 60.5%
  • David Moses (Democratic) 39.1%
  • Trevor Teele (Socialist) 0.4%
New York 38 George Bradshaw Kelly Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
New York 39 James W. Wadsworth Jr. Republican 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y James W. Wadsworth Jr. (Republican) 65.8%
  • J. Frank Gilligan (Democratic) 28.4%
  • Edward J. Wagner (American Labor) 5.5%
  • Clair Walbridge (Socialist) 0.3%
New York 40 Walter G. Andrews Republican 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Walter G. Andrews (Republican) 62.6%
  • John L. Beyer (Democratic) 34.4%
  • August Hein (American Labor) 2.6%
  • George Brickner (Socialist) 0.4%
New York 41 Alfred F. Beiter Democratic 1932 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
New York 42 James M. Mead Democratic 1918 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. senator.
Democratic hold.
  •  Y Pius Schwert (Democratic) 45.8%
  • John C. Butler (Republican) 42.3%
  • John A. Ulinski (Independent) 11.1%
  • John E. Kralisz (Independent) 0.5%
  • Connie Wilson (Socialist) 0.3%
New York 43 Daniel A. Reed Republican 1918 Incumbent re-elected.
New York at-large Caroline O'Day Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Caroline O'Day (Democratic) 26.7%
  •  Y Matthew J. Merritt (Democratic) 26.5%
  • Helen Z. M. Rodgers (Republican) 22.6%
  • Richard B. Scandrett, Jr. (Republican) 22.3%
  • Israel Amter (Communist) 1.2%
  • Edna Mitchell Blue (Socialist) 0.3%
  • Brendan Sexton (Socialist) 0.3%
  • Jeremiah D. Crowley (Industrial Government) 0.06%
  • William Herlet (Industrial Government) 0.05%
New York at-large Matthew J. Merritt Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.

North Carolina edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
North Carolina 1 Lindsay C. Warren Democratic 1924 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 2 John H. Kerr Democratic 1923 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 3 Graham Arthur Barden Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 4 Harold D. Cooley Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Harold D. Cooley (Democratic) 63.9%
  • Willis G. Briggs (Republican) 36.1%
North Carolina 5 Franklin Wills Hancock Jr. Democratic 1930 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. senator.
Democratic hold.
North Carolina 6 William B. Umstead Democratic 1932 Incumbent retired.
Democratic hold.
  •  Y Carl T. Durham (Democratic) 75.2%
  • Oscar G. Barker (Independent) 24.8%
North Carolina 7 J. Bayard Clark Democratic 1928 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y J. Bayard Clark (Democratic) 75.7%
  • Edgar C. Geddie (Republican) 24.3%
North Carolina 8 Walter Lambeth Democratic 1930 Incumbent retired.
Democratic hold.
North Carolina 9 Robert L. Doughton Democratic 1910 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 10 Alfred L. Bulwinkle Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 11 Zebulon Weaver Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Zebulon Weaver (Democratic) 63.8%
  • Vonno L. Gudger (Republican) 36.2%

North Dakota edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
North Dakota at-large William Lemke Republican-NPL 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y William Lemke (Republican-NPL) 37.3%
  •  Y Usher L. Burdick (Republican-NPL) 36.3%
  • Howard I. Henry (Democratic) 13.4%
  • Alfred S. Dale (Democratic) 10.9%
  • J. B. Field (Independent) 2.0%
North Dakota at-large Usher L. Burdick Republican-NPL 1934 Incumbent re-elected.

Ohio edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Ohio 1 Joseph A. Dixon Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Ohio 2 Herbert S. Bigelow Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Ohio 3 Byron B. Harlan Democratic 1930 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Ohio 4 Vacant Frank L. Kloeb (D) resigned August 19, 1937.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Robert F. Jones (Republican) 59.8%
  • William B. Swonger (Democratic) 35.3%
  • John C. Fisher (Independent) 4.9%[14]
Ohio 5 Frank C. Kniffin Democratic 1930 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Ohio 6 James G. Polk Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y James G. Polk (Democratic) 50.5%
  • Emory F. Smith (Republican) 49.5%
Ohio 7 Arthur W. Aleshire Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Ohio 8 Thomas B. Fletcher Democratic 1932 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Ohio 9 John F. Hunter Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 10 Thomas A. Jenkins Republican 1924 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 11 Harold K. Claypool Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 12 Arthur P. Lamneck Democratic 1930 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Ohio 13 Dudley A. White Republican 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 14 Dow W. Harter Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Dow W. Harter (Democratic) 53.3%
  • Edward S. Sheck (Republican) 46.7%
Ohio 15 Robert T. Secrest Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 16 William R. Thom Democratic 1932 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Ohio 17 William A. Ashbrook Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 18 Lawrence E. Imhoff Democratic 1932 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Ohio 19 Michael J. Kirwan Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 20 Martin L. Sweeney Democratic 1931 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Martin L. Sweeney (Democratic) 70.4%
  • Thomas F. McCafferty (Republican) 29.6%
Ohio 21 Robert Crosser Democratic 1922 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Robert Crosser (Democratic) 68.7%
  • J. E. Chizek (Republican) 31.3%
Ohio 22 Anthony A. Fleger Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Ohio at-large Harold G. Mosier Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost renomination.
Republican gain.
Ohio at-large John McSweeney Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.

Oklahoma edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Oklahoma 1 Wesley E. Disney Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Wesley E. Disney (Democratic) 63.2%
  • A. M. Armstrong (Republican) 36.3%
  • Martha A. Morrison (Prohibition) 0.3%
  • Philip J. Dickerson (Independent) 0.2%
Oklahoma 2 John Conover Nichols Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Oklahoma 3 Wilburn Cartwright Democratic 1926 Incumbent re-elected.
Oklahoma 4 Lyle Boren Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Lyle Boren (Democratic) 71.6%
  • Ed Ball (Republican) 28.4%
Oklahoma 5 Gomer Griffith Smith Democratic 1937 (special) Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Democratic hold.
  •  Y Mike Monroney (Democratic) 71.9%
  • Harlan Deupree (Republican) 27.6%
  • Lizzie Varvil (Prohibition) 0.5%
Oklahoma 6 Jed Johnson Democratic 1926 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Jed Johnson (Democratic) 69.5%
  • James F. Rowell (Republican) 30.1%
  • Margaret E. W. Austin (Prohibition) 0.4%
Oklahoma 7 Sam C. Massingale Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Oklahoma 8 Phil Ferguson Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Phil Ferguson (Democratic) 50.2%
  • Charles E. Knox (Republican) 49.2%
  • H. P. Hunt (Prohibition) 0.7%
Oklahoma at-large Will Rogers Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Will Rogers (Democratic) 68.7%
  • R. R. Wilson (Republican) 30.9%
  • E. W. Fickinger (Prohibition) 0.4%

Oregon edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Oregon 1 James W. Mott Republican 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y James W. Mott (Republican) 70.7%
  • Andrew C. Burk (Democratic) 29.3%
Oregon 2 Walter M. Pierce Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Walter M. Pierce (Democratic) 57.9%
  • U.S. Ballentine (Republican) 42.1%
Oregon 3 Nan Wood Honeyman Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.

Pennsylvania edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Pennsylvania 1 Leon Sacks Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Leon Sacks (Democratic) 53.5%
  • John Alessandroni (Republican) 46.5%
Pennsylvania 2 James P. McGranery Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y James P. McGranery (Democratic) 52.4%
  • Edward W. Henry (Republican) 47.0%
  • Charles W. Drummond (Royal Oak) 0.4%
  • Reginald B. Naugle (Independent) 0.2%
Pennsylvania 3 Michael J. Bradley Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 4 J. Burrwood Daly Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y J. Burrwood Daly (Democratic) 53.8%
  • Edward F. Roberts (Republican) 45.6%
  • Frank A. Warner (Royal Oak) 0.4%
  • Donato Di Iorio (State Rights) 0.2%
Pennsylvania 5 Frank J. G. Dorsey Democratic 1934 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Pennsylvania 6 Michael J. Stack Democratic 1934 Incumbent lost renomination and re-election as Royal Oak.
Democratic hold.
  •  Y Francis J. Myers (Democratic) 49.9%
  • J. Howard Berry, Jr. (Republican) 47.5%
  • Michael J. Stack (Royal Oak) 2.6%
Pennsylvania 7 Ira W. Drew Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Pennsylvania 8 James Wolfenden Republican 1928 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y James Wolfenden (Republican) 67.6%
  • C. Fenno Hoffman (Democratic) 32.4%
Pennsylvania 9 Oliver W. Frey Democratic 1933 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Pennsylvania 10 J. Roland Kinzer Republican 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y J. Roland Kinzer (Republican) 64.1%
  • Thomas Jefferson McClelland (Democratic) 35.7%
  • Harry P. Young (Royal Oak) 0.2%
Pennsylvania 11 Patrick J. Boland Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Patrick J. Boland (Democratic) 52.5%
  • William F. Hallstead (Republican) 47.5%
Pennsylvania 12 J. Harold Flannery Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 13 James H. Gildea Democratic 1934 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Pennsylvania 14 Guy L. Moser Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Guy L. Moser (Democratic) 46.7%
  • John C. Evans (Republican) 41.9%
  • Raymond S. Hofses (Socialist) 11.4%
Pennsylvania 15 Albert G. Rutherford Republican 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Albert G. Rutherford (Republican) 61.6%
  • Harry M. Turrell (Democratic) 37.9%
  • Judson N. Bailey (Prohibition) 0.5%
Pennsylvania 16 Robert F. Rich Republican 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Robert F. Rich (Republican) 61.5%
  • Paul A. Rothfuss (Democratic) 37.8%
  • Emma McNaughton (Prohibition) 0.5%
  • George Rogers (Royal Oak) 0.2%
Pennsylvania 17 J. William Ditter Republican 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y J. William Ditter (Republican) 68.5%
  • Carroll L. Rutter (Democratic) 31.2%
  • Frank P. Klesichte (Royal Oak) 0.3%
Pennsylvania 18 Richard M. Simpson Republican 1937 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 19 Guy J. Swope Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
  •  Y John C. Kunkel (Republican) 55.0%
  • Guy J. Swope (Democratic) 45.0%
  • Frank Tate (Independent) 0.004%
  • George I. Pieffer (Prohibition) 0.001%
Pennsylvania 20 Benjamin Jarrett Republican 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 21 Francis E. Walter Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 22 Harry L. Haines Democratic 1930 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Pennsylvania 23 Don Gingery Democratic 1934 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Pennsylvania 24 J. Buell Snyder Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y J. Buell Snyder (Democratic) 51.2%
  • J. C. Glassburn (Republican) 48.5%
  • Minnie B. Shaulis (Prohibition) 0.3%
Pennsylvania 25 Charles I. Faddis Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Charles I. Faddis (Democratic) 53.1%
  • Warren S. Burchinal (Republican) 46.9%
Pennsylvania 26 Charles R. Eckert Democratic 1934 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Pennsylvania 27 Joseph Anthony Gray Democratic 1934 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Pennsylvania 28 Robert G. Allen Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Robert G. Allen (Democratic) 53.9%
  • Roy C. McKenna (Republican) 45.8%
  • S. W. Bierer (Prohibition) 0.4%
Pennsylvania 29 Charles N. Crosby Democratic 1932 Incumbent lost renomination.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Robert L. Rodgers (Republican) 53.8%
  • Norbert James Fitzgerald (Democratic) 45.6%
  • Ira M. Ramsey (Prohibition) 0.6%
Pennsylvania 30 Peter J. De Muth Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Pennsylvania 31 James L. Quinn Democratic 1934 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Pennsylvania 32 Herman P. Eberharter Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Herman P. Eberharter (Democratic) 63.3%
  • Jacob E. Klason (Republican) 36.1%
  • Stanley K. Kazorski (Royal Oak) 0.6%
Pennsylvania 33 Henry Ellenbogen Democratic 1932 Incumbent resigned when elected judge.
Democratic hold.
Pennsylvania 34 Matthew A. Dunn Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Matthew A. Dunn (Democratic) 50.0%
  • Robert B. McKinley (Republican) 49.6%
  • Walter L. Bouve, Jr. (Independent) 0.4%

Rhode Island edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Rhode Island 1 Aime Forand Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Rhode Island 2 John M. O'Connell Democratic 1932 Incumbent retired.
Republican gain.

South Carolina edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
South Carolina 1 Thomas S. McMillan Democratic 1924 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Thomas S. McMillan (Democratic) 98.2%
  • B. L. Hendrix (Republican) 1.7%
  • J. E. D. Meyer (Independent) 0.04%
South Carolina 2 Hampton P. Fulmer Democratic 1920 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Hampton P. Fulmer (Democratic) 98.8%
  • B. L. Hendrix (Republican) 0.8%
  • S. J. Leaphart (Independent) 0.4%
South Carolina 3 John C. Taylor Democratic 1932 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic hold.
  •  Y Butler B. Hare (Democratic) 99.6%
  • O. B. Menees (Republican) 0.4%
South Carolina 4 Gabriel H. Mahon Jr. Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic hold.
South Carolina 5 James P. Richards Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 6 Elizabeth Hawley Gasque Democratic 1938 (special) Incumbent retired.
Democratic hold.

South Dakota edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
South Dakota 1 Fred H. Hildebrandt Democratic 1932 Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Republican gain.
South Dakota 2 Francis Case Republican 1936 Incumbent re-elected.

Tennessee edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Tennessee 1 B. Carroll Reece Republican 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y B. Carroll Reece (Republican) 58.0%
  • John A. Armstrong (Democratic) 26.5%
  • James P. Kivett (Independent) 10.9%
  • Charles W. Clark (Independent) 3.1%
  • G. M. Smith (Independent) 1.5%
Tennessee 2 J. Will Taylor Republican 1918 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y J. Will Taylor (Republican) 64.1%
  • Judd Acuff (Independent) 32.0%
  • Calvin Rutherford (Independent) 4.0%
Tennessee 3 Sam D. McReynolds Democratic 1922 Incumbent re-elected.
Tennessee 4 John Ridley Mitchell Democratic 1930 Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Democratic hold.
Tennessee 5 Richard Merrill Atkinson Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic hold.
Tennessee 6 Clarence W. Turner Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Clarence W. Turner (Democratic) 82.2%
  • John V. McDonough (Independent) 11.2%
  • Maurice G. Riding (Independent) 6.6%
Tennessee 7 Herron C. Pearson Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Tennessee 8 Jere Cooper Democratic 1928 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Jere Cooper (Democratic) 95.4%
  • David I. Nunn (Republican) 4.6%
Tennessee 9 Walter Chandler Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Walter Chandler (Democratic) 98.4%
  • Edgar L. Clark (Independent) 1.6%

Texas edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Texas 1 Wright Patman Democratic 1928 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Wright Patman (Democratic) 98.8%
  • Joe C. Hailey (Republican) 1.2%
Texas 2 Martin Dies Jr. Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 3 Morgan G. Sanders Democratic 1920 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic hold.
Texas 4 Sam Rayburn Democratic 1912 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Sam Rayburn (Democratic) 97.9%
  • Ross E. Johnson (Republican) 2.1%
Texas 5 Hatton W. Sumners Democratic 1914 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Hatton W. Sumners (Democratic) 95.0%
  • Heber Page (Republican) 4.7%
  • H. T. Healey (Independent) 0.3%
Texas 6 Luther A. Johnson Democratic 1922 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 7 Nat Patton Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 8 Albert Thomas Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Albert Thomas (Democratic) 98.3%
  • John A. Deering (Republican) 1.7%
Texas 9 Joseph J. Mansfield Democratic 1916 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 10 Lyndon B. Johnson Democratic 1937 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 11 William R. Poage Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 12 Fritz G. Lanham Democratic 1919 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 13 William D. McFarlane Democratic 1932 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic hold.
  •  Y Ed Gossett (Democratic) 98.6%
  • Adolph Lohman (Republican) 1.4%
Texas 14 Richard M. Kleberg Democratic 1931 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 15 Milton H. West Democratic 1933 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 16 R. Ewing Thomason Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 17 Clyde L. Garrett Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 18 John Marvin Jones Democratic 1916 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 19 George H. Mahon Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 20 Maury Maverick Democratic 1934 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic hold.
Texas 21 Charles L. South Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Charles L. South (Democratic) 93.0%
  • Max J. Bierschwale (Republican) 7.0%

Utah edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Utah 1 Abe Murdock Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Abe Murdock (Democratic) 59.7%
  • LeRoy B. Young (Republican) 40.3%
Utah 2 J. W. Robinson Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y J. W. Robinson (Democratic) 62.3%
  • Dean F. Brayton (Republican) 37.7%

Vermont edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Vermont at-large Charles Albert Plumley Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.

Virginia edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Virginia 1 S. Otis Bland Democratic 1918 Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 2 Norman R. Hamilton Democratic 1936 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic hold.
  •  Y Colgate Darden (Democratic) 87.7%
  • Carl P. Spaeth (Independent) 12.3%
Virginia 3 Dave E. Satterfield Jr. Democratic 1937 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 4 Patrick H. Drewry Democratic 1920 Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 5 Thomas G. Burch Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 6 Clifton A. Woodrum Democratic 1922 Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 7 A. Willis Robertson Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 8 Howard W. Smith Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 9 John W. Flannagan Jr. Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected.

Washington edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Washington 1 Warren Magnuson Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Warren Magnuson (Democratic) 61.7%
  • Matthew W. Hill (Republican) 38.3%
Washington 2 Monrad Wallgren Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Monrad Wallgren (Democratic) 61.5%
  • Charles A. Sather (Republican) 38.5%
Washington 3 Martin F. Smith Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Martin F. Smith (Democratic) 60.3%
  • Walter S. Talbott (Republican) 39.7%
Washington 4 Knute Hill Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Knute Hill (Democratic) 50.4%
  • Frank Miller (Republican) 49.6%
Washington 5 Charles H. Leavy Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Charles H. Leavy (Democratic) 57.1%
  • Norman A. Ericson (Republican) 42.0%
  • John F. McKay (Ind Soc) 0.9%
Washington 6 John M. Coffee Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John M. Coffee (Democratic) 73.0%
  • Willard V. Young (Republican) 27.0%

West Virginia edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
West Virginia 1 Robert L. Ramsay Democratic 1932 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
West Virginia 2 Jennings Randolph Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
West Virginia 3 Andrew Edmiston Jr. Democratic 1933 (special) Incumbent re-elected.
West Virginia 4 George William Johnson Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
West Virginia 5 John Kee Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John Kee (Democratic) 61.3%
  • Hartley Sanders (Republican) 38.7%
West Virginia 6 Joe L. Smith Democratic 1928 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Joe L. Smith (Democratic) 62.3%
  • R. E. O'Connor (Republican) 37.7%

Wisconsin edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Wisconsin 1 Thomas Ryum Amlie Progressive 1934 Retired to run for U.S. senator.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Stephen Bolles (Republican) 49.1%
  • Francis H. Wendt (Progressive) 32.0%
  • Calvin Stewart (Democratic) 15.8%
  • Harvey C. Hansen (Independent) 2.8%
  • Thomas O. F. Randolph (Union) 0.2%
Wisconsin 2 Harry Sauthoff Progressive 1934 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Wisconsin 3 Gardner R. Withrow Progressive 1920 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Wisconsin 4 Raymond J. Cannon Democratic 1932 Incumbent lost renomination and re-election as an Independent.
Republican gain.
Wisconsin 5 Thomas O'Malley Democratic 1932 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Lewis D. Thill (Republican) 43.1%
  • Thomas O'Malley (Democratic) 28.6%
  • Alfred Benson (Progressive) 27.4%
  • Henry W. Otto (Union) 0.9%
Wisconsin 6 Michael Reilly Democratic 1930 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Frank B. Keefe (Republican) 53.6%
  • Michael Reilly (Democratic) 30.1%
  • Adam F. Poltl (Progressive) 15.4%
  • Joseph Willihnganz (Union) 0.9%
Wisconsin 7 Gerald J. Boileau Progressive 1930 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Reid F. Murray (Republican) 48.9%
  • Gerald J. Boileau (Progressive) 38.0%
  • James J. Cavanaugh (Democratic) 11.4%
  • Herman H. Behm (Independent) 1.7%
Wisconsin 8 George J. Schneider Progressive 1934 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.
Wisconsin 9 Merlin Hull Progressive 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Merlin Hull (Progressive) 53.4%
  • Hugh M. Jones (Republican) 40.3%
  • William F. Crane (Democratic) 6.3%
Wisconsin 10 Bernard J. Gehrmann Progressive 1934 Incumbent re-elected.

Wyoming edit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Wyoming at-large Paul R. Greever Democratic 1934 Incumbent lost re-election.
Republican gain.

Non-voting delegates edit

Alaska Territory edit

Alaska Territory elected its non-voting delegate September 13, 1938.

District Incumbent This race
Representative Party First elected Results Candidates
Alaska Territory at-large Anthony Dimond Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.

See also edit

Notes edit

  1. ^ September 12, 1938 in Maine
  2. ^ American Labor had 1, Farmer–Labor had 1, and Progressives had 2.

References edit

  1. ^ 1939 Britannica Book of the Year, "Democratic Party". pp. 205–206.
  2. ^ Price, p. 660-670.
  3. ^ Dunn.
  4. ^ Patterson, James T. (1972). Mr. Republican: A Biography of Robert A. Taft. pp. 160–182.
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  6. ^ Smith, Richard Norton (1982). Thomas E. Dewey and His Times. pp. 273–281.
  7. ^ Robert Mason (2011). The Republican Party and American Politics from Hoover to Reagan. Cambridge UP. pp. 76–77. ISBN 9781139499378.
  8. ^ Plesur.
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  12. ^ "SC - District 06 Special Election Race - Sep 13, 1938". Our Campaigns. November 26, 2008. Retrieved February 16, 2022.
  13. ^ "OH District 04 - Special Election Race - Nov 08, 1938". Our Campaigns. May 16, 2008. Retrieved February 16, 2022.
  14. ^ "OH - District 04 Race - Nov 08, 1938". Our Campaigns. May 15, 2008. Retrieved February 16, 2022.
  15. ^ "Our Campaigns - AK Territorial Delegate Race - Sep 13, 1938".

Further reading edit