Kentucky's at-large congressional district

For the 73rd Congress (March 4, 1933 – January 3, 1935), Kentucky did not use a district election format, but instead, elected all representatives in a statewide, at-large manner. The district format was returned during the 74th Congress and has been used in all congressional sessions thereafter. On September 3, 1932 United States District Judge Andrew M. J. Cochran of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky ruled in favor of the plaintiff in Hume v. Mahan, 1 F. Supp. 142 - Dist. Court, ED Kentucky 1932, striking down the Kentucky's General Assembly "Kentucky Redistricting Act of 1932" and establishing at-large congressional elections for the 1932 General Election.[1]

Kentucky's at-largeth congressional district
Obsolete district
Created1930
Eliminated1935
Years active1933-1935

List of members representing the districtEdit

All served March 4, 1933 to January 3, 1935.

Member Party Years Cong
ress
Electoral history
 
John Y. Brown Sr.
Democratic March 4, 1933 –
January 3, 1935
73rd Elected in 1932.
Lost renomination.
 
Cap R. Carden
Democratic Redistricted from the 4th district and re-elected in 1932.
Redistricted to the 4th district.
 
Glover H. Cary
Democratic Redistricted from the 2nd district and re-elected in 1932.
Redistricted to the 2nd district.
 
Virgil Chapman
Democratic Redistricted from the 7th district and re-elected in 1932.
Redistricted to the 6th district.
 
W. Voris Gregory
Democratic Redistricted from the 1st district and re-elected in 1932.
Redistricted to the 1st district.
Finley Hamilton Democratic Elected in 1932.
Retired.
 
Andrew J. May
Democratic Redistricted from the 10th district and re-elected in 1932.
Redistricted to the 7th district.
 
Brent Spence
Democratic Redistricted from the 6th district and re-elected in 1932.
Redistricted to the 5th district.
 
Fred M. Vinson
Democratic Redistricted from the 9th district and re-elected in 1932.
Redistricted to the 8th district.

Election resultsEdit

Kentucky's At-Large Congressional General Election (1932)
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Fred M. Vinson (incumbent) 575,191 59.26
Democratic John Y. Brown Sr. 574,270
Democratic Andrew J. May (incumbent) 574,189
Democratic Brent Spence (incumbent) 574,079
Democratic Virgil Chapman (incumbent) 573,750
Democratic Glover H. Cary (incumbent) 573,505
Democratic William Voris Gregory (incumbent) 573,269
Democratic Cap R. Carden (incumbent) 573,257
Democratic Finley Hamilton 573,024
Republican Hillard H. Smith 391,868 40.37
Republican Robert Blackburn 391,674
Republican William Lewis 390,982
Republican George P. Ellison 390,739
Republican D.E. McClure 390,474
Republican J.C. Speight 390,370
Republican Hugh H. Asher 390,148
Republican B.T. Roundtree 390,041
Republican Frank B. Russell 389,950
Socialist John T. Scopes[2] 3,273 0.33
Socialist J.J. Thobe 3,264
Socialist C.E. Trimble 3,260
Socialist W.G. Haag 3,259
Socialist E. L. Nance 3,256
Socialist E.C. Schulz 3,256
Socialist J.M. Woodward 3,255
Socialist H.L. Harwood 3,254
Socialist D.S. Bennett 3,252
Communist Frank Reynolds 241 0.04
Communist George N. Conway 236
Total votes
Turnout  
Democratic hold

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Hume v. Mahan, 1 F. Supp. 142 (E.D. Ky. 1932)
  2. ^ "August 12, 1932 (Page 1 of 24)." The Courier-Journal (1923-2001), Aug 12, 1932, pp. 1.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Martis, Kenneth C. (1982). The Historical Atlas of United States Congressional Districts. New York: Macmillan Publishing Company.
  • Congressional Biographical Directory of the United States 1774–present

Coordinates: 37°30′N 85°00′W / 37.5°N 85°W / 37.5; -85