1972 United States House of Representatives elections in Tennessee

Of the 9 Tennessee incumbents, 7 were re-elected, 1 retired, and 1 lost re-election.

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Tennessee 1 Jimmy Quillen Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected. Jimmy Quillen (Republican) 79.4%
Bernard H. Cantor (Democratic) 20.6%
Tennessee 2 John Duncan Sr. Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected. John Duncan Sr. (Republican) Unopposed
Tennessee 3 LaMar Baker Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. LaMar Baker (Republican) 55.2%
Howard P. Sompayrac Jr. (Democratic) 41.8%
Sarah Delaney (American) 2.9%
Tennessee 4 Joe L. Evins Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Joe L. Evins (Democratic) 81.1%
Billy Joe Finney (Republican) 18.9%
Tennessee 5 Richard Fulton Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected. Richard Fulton (Democratic) 62.6%
Alfred T. Adams Jr. (Republican) 36.8%
Scott Douglas III (Independent) 0.4%
Lee Galvani (Independent) 0.1%
Tennessee 6 William Anderson Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Robin Beard (Republican) 55.3%
William Anderson (Democratic) 43.1%
William N. Doss (American) 1.6%
Ray Blanton
Redistricted from the 7th district
Democratic 1966 Retired to run for U.S. Senator.
Democratic loss.
Tennessee 7 Ed Jones
Redistricted from the 8th district
Democratic 1969 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Jones (Democratic) 70.5%
Stockton Adkins (Republican) 29.5%
Tennessee 8 Dan Kuykendall
Redistricted from the 9th district
Republican 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Dan Kuykendall (Republican) 55.4%
J. O. Patterson Jr. (Democratic) 44.1%
Louis L. Porter (Independent) 0.5%

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