1948 Iowa Senate election

The 1948 Iowa State Senate elections took place as part of the biennial 1948 United States elections. Iowa voters elected state senators in 29 of the state senate's 50 districts. State senators serve four-year terms in the Iowa State Senate.

1948 Iowa Senate election
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29 out of 50 seats in the Iowa State Senate
26 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 46 4
Seats after 43 7
Seat change Decrease3 Increase3

A statewide map of the 50 state Senate districts in the year 1948 is provided by the Iowa General Assembly here.

The primary election on June 3, 1948 determined which candidates appeared on the November 5, 1948 general election ballot.[1][2]

Following the previous election, Republicans had control of the Iowa state Senate with 46 seats to Democrats' 4 seats.

To claim control of the chamber from Republicans, the Democrats needed to net 22 Senate seats.

Republicans maintained control of the Iowa State Senate following the 1948 general election with the balance of power shifting to Republicans holding 43 seats and Democrats having 7 seats (a net gain of 3 seats for Democrats).

Summary of ResultsEdit

  • Note: The 21 holdover Senators not up for re-election are not listed on this table.[3]
State Senate District Incumbent Party Elected Senator Party
2nd Alden Loring Doud Rep Alden Loring Doud Rep
3rd James R. Barkley Rep Sherman West Dem
4th James Alonzo Newsome Rep Pearl Wayland McMurry Rep
5th Roy B. Hawkins Rep Xavier Thomas Prentis Rep
6th Kathlyn M. Kirketeg Rep Ernest L. Humbert Rep
8th Oscar N. Hultman Rep Oscar N. Hultman Rep
11th Floyd Arden Jones Rep Loyd Van Patten Rep
14th Albert Earl Augustine Dem Albert Earl Augustine Dem
15th Tunis H. Klein Dem Francis M. Roberts Dem
16th John Lyle Musmaker Rep Raymond R. Gillespie Dem
17th Ai Miller Rep Glenn Edwin Whitehead Rep
19th De Vere Watson Rep De Vere Watson Rep
23rd Edwin Charles Schluter Rep John Milton Tudor Rep
24th Jans T. "J. T." Dykhouse Rep Jans T. "J. T." Dykhouse Rep
25th Leroy Samuel Mercer Dem Leroy Samuel Mercer Dem
26th Frank C. Byers Rep Frank C. Byers Rep
27th Charles V. Findlay Rep Paul E. McCarville Rep
28th Robert A. Rockhill Rep Warren Eldon Walter Rep
31st Janious G. Lucas Rep John R. Hattery Rep
32nd Adrian D. Clem Rep Charles S. Van Eaton Rep
33rd Irving D. Long Rep Donald Alexander Risk Rep
36th Fern Eugene Sharp Rep Fern Eugene Sharp Rep
39th J. Kendall Lynes Rep J. Kendall Lynes Rep
40th Arthur H. Jacobson Rep Arthur H. Jacobson Rep
41st Leo Elthon Rep Leo Elthon Rep
43rd Herman M. Knudson Rep Herman M. Knudson Rep
46th Frederick James Ritchie Rep Edward S. Parker Rep
47th Robert Keir Rep Harry E. Watson Rep
49th Duane E. Dewel Rep Burl Nelson Ridout Dem

Source:[4]

Detailed ResultsEdit

  • NOTE: The 21 districts that did not hold elections in 1948 are not listed here.

District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 8District 11District 14District 15District 16District 17District 19District 23District 24District 25District 26District 27District 28District 31District 32District 33District 36District 39District 40District 41District 43District 46District 47District 49

  • Note: If a district does not list a primary, then that district did not have a competitive primary (i.e., there may have only been one candidate file for that district).[5]

District 2Edit

Iowa Senate, District 2 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alden L. Doud (incumbent) 6,899 100.0
Total votes 6,899 100.0
Republican hold

District 3Edit

Iowa Senate, District 3 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sherman West 7,389 53.0
Republican W. R. Fimmen 6,542 47.0
Total votes 13,931 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 4Edit

Iowa Senate, District 4 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican P. W. McMurry 5,917 54.3
Democratic Joe W. Kridelbaugh 4,981 45.7
Total votes 10,898 100.0
Republican hold

District 5Edit

Iowa Senate, District 5 Republican Primary Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican X. T. Prentis 3,889 58.2
Republican Sam Holland 2,792 41.8
Total votes 6,681 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 5 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican X. T. Prentis 9,832 100.0
Total votes 9,832 100.0
Republican hold

District 6Edit

Iowa Senate, District 6 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ernest L. Humbert 5,515 100.0
Total votes 5,515 100.0
Republican hold

District 8Edit

Iowa Senate, District 8 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican O. N. Hultman (incumbent) 7,318 100.0
Total votes 7,318 100.0
Republican hold

District 11Edit

Iowa Senate, District 11 Republican Primary Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Loyd Van Patten 3,047 55.5
Republican Victor Felter 2,439 44.5
Total votes 5,486 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 11 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Loyd Van Patten 7,144 100.0
Total votes 7,144 100.0
Republican hold

District 14Edit

Iowa Senate, District 14 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic A. E. Augustine (incumbent) 4,706 58.4
Republican G. R. Draper 3,350 41.6
Total votes 8,056 100.0
Democratic hold

District 15Edit

Iowa Senate, District 15 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dr. F. M. Roberts 8,728 55.5
Republican Hugh Lundy 6,999 44.5
Total votes 15,727 100.0
Democratic hold

District 16Edit

Iowa Senate, District 16 Republican Primary Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Virgil E. Smith 2,364 54.1
Republican Charles H. Neidt 2,007 45.9
Total votes 4,371 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 16 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic R. R. Gillespie 5,534 50.4
Republican V. E. Smith 5,444 49.6
Total votes 10,978 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 17Edit

Iowa Senate, District 17 Republican Primary Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican G. E. Whitehead 4,044 54.8
Republican Conway E. Morris 3,337 45.2
Total votes 7,381 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 17 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican G. E. Whitehead 10,601 52.3
Democratic H. R. Hefley 9,676 47.7
Total votes 20,277 100.0
Republican hold

District 19Edit

Iowa Senate, District 19 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican De Vere Watson (incumbent) 12,777 100.0
Total votes 12,777 100.0
Republican hold

District 23Edit

Iowa Senate, District 23 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican J. M. Tudor 10,685 52.0
Democratic T. E. Stimpson 9,864 48.0
Total votes 20,549 100.0
Republican hold

District 24Edit

Iowa Senate, District 24 Republican Primary Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican J. T. Dykhouse (incumbent) 2,647 59.2
Republican Cloy F. McKeegan 1,823 40.8
Total votes 4,470 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 24 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican J. T. Dykhouse (incumbent) 11,044 100.0
Total votes 11,044 100.0
Republican hold

District 25Edit

Iowa Senate, District 25 Republican Primary Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican D. C. Nolan 2,696 58.9
Republican Frederick C. Schadt 1,878 41.1
Total votes 4,574 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 25 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic L. S. Mercer (incumbent) 10,841 51.2
Republican D. C. Nolan 10,339 48.8
Total votes 21,180 100.0
Democratic hold

District 26Edit

Iowa Senate, District 26 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican F. C. Byers (incumbent) 21,496 53.6
Democratic D. O. Stentz 18,640 46.4
Total votes 40,136 100.0
Republican hold

District 27Edit

Iowa Senate, District 27 Republican Primary Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Paul E. McCarville 2,673 36.7
Republican B. H. Wilder 2,444 33.6
Republican Melvin Wilson 2,157 29.7
Total votes 7,274 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 27 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican P. E. McCarville 10,563 52.1
Democratic E. C. Hovey 9,716 47.9
Total votes 20,279 100.0
Republican hold

District 28Edit

Iowa Senate, District 28 Republican Primary Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican W. Eldon Walter 2,160 51.8
Republican Robert A. Rockhill (incumbent) 2,013 48.2
Total votes 4,173 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 28 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican W. Eldon Walter 7,620 100.0
Total votes 7,620 100.0
Republican hold

District 31Edit

Iowa Senate, District 31 Republican Primary Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John R. Hattery 4,623 55.5
Republican Albert Steinberg 3,708 44.5
Total votes 8,331 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 31 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican J. R. Hattery 12,707 60.4
Democratic D. F. Horning 8,325 39.6
Total votes 21,032 100.0
Republican hold

District 32Edit

Iowa Senate, District 32 Republican Primary Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles S. Van Eaton 4,722 50.1
Republican A. D. Clem (incumbent) 4,710 49.9
Total votes 9,432 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 32 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican C. S. Van Eaton 18,842 51.7
Democratic Gale Stevens 17,616 48.3
Total votes 36,458 100.0
Republican hold

District 33Edit

Iowa Senate, District 33 Republican Primary Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don Risk 2,659 50.7
Republican R. A. Nelson 2,587 49.3
Total votes 5,246 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 33 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Don Risk 9,668 100.0
Total votes 9,668 100.0
Republican hold

District 36Edit

Iowa Senate, District 36 Republican Primary Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican F. E. Sharp (incumbent) 1,345 51.9
Republican Robert E. Coon 1,249 48.1
Total votes 2,594 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 36 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican F. E. Sharp (incumbent) 4,851 50.3
Democratic S. E. Myers 4,786 49.7
Total votes 9,637 100.0
Republican hold

District 39Edit

Iowa Senate, District 39 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican J. Kendall Lynes (incumbent) 8,145 100.0
Total votes 8,145 100.0
Republican hold

District 40Edit

Iowa Senate, District 40 Republican Primary Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Arthur H. Jacobson (incumbent) 4,194 65.3
Republican W. Lloyd Bruce 2,226 34.7
Total votes 6,420 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 40 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican A. H. Jacobson (incumbent) 11,034 58.5
Democratic Lorenz Willman 7,827 41.5
Total votes 18,861 100.0
Republican hold

District 41Edit

Iowa Senate, District 41 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Leo Elthon (incumbent) 8,373 59.6
Democratic Ira E. Link 5,675 40.4
Total votes 14,048 100.0
Republican hold

District 43Edit

Iowa Senate, District 43 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Herman M. Knudson (incumbent) 14,620 100.0
Total votes 14,620 100.0
Republican hold

District 46Edit

Iowa Senate, District 46 Republican Primary Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edward S. Parker 2,915 54.7
Republican R. E. Hess 2,415 45.3
Total votes 5,330 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 46 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican E. S. Parker 10,037 53.1
Democratic E. F. Kieffer 8,871 46.9
Total votes 18,908 100.0
Republican hold

District 47Edit

Iowa Senate, District 47 Republican Primary Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Harry E. Watson 2,792 59.2
Republican David G. Ainsworth 1,924 40.8
Total votes 4,716 100.0
Iowa Senate, District 47 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican H. E. Watson 8,422 50.1
Democratic W. A. Yager 8,378 49.9
Total votes 16,800 100.0
Republican hold

District 49Edit

Iowa Senate, District 49 General Election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic B. N. Ridout 9,974 51.3
Republican D. E. Dewel (incumbent) 9,467 48.7
Total votes 19,441 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Primary Election 1948 For State Senator" (PDF). Iowa General Assembly. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  2. ^ "General Election 1948 For State Senator" (PDF). Iowa General Assembly. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  3. ^ "Holdover State Senators" (PDF). Iowa Official Register. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  4. ^ "Legislators". Iowa State Senate. Retrieved June 15, 2020.
  5. ^ "Primary Election for State Senator 1948" (PDF). Iowa Official Register. Retrieved June 15, 2020.