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The 1966 United States House of Representatives elections was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1966 which occurred in the middle of President Lyndon B. Johnson's second term. As the Vietnam War continued to escalate and race riots exploded in cities across the country, Johnson's popularity had fallen, and the opposition Republican Party was able to gain a net of 47 seats from Johnson's Democratic Party, which nonetheless maintained a clear majority in the House. This was also the first election that occurred after the Voting Rights Act of 1965 became law.

1966 United States House of Representatives elections

← 1964 November 8, 1966 1968 →

All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
218 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Speaker John McCormack.jpg Representative Gerald R. Ford, Jr. with his Sports Illustrated Silver Anniversary Award - NARA - 7064481.jpg
Leader John McCormack Gerald Ford
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 10, 1962 January 3, 1965
Leader's seat MA-9th MI-5th
Last election 295 seats 140 seats
Seats won 248 187
Seat change Decrease 47 Increase 47
Popular vote 26,934,136 25,521,157
Percentage 50.9% 48.2%
Swing Decrease 6.2% Increase 5.8%

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Speaker before election

John McCormack
Democratic

Elected Speaker

John McCormack
Democratic

IssuesEdit

President Lyndon Johnson's coalition of big businessmen, trade unions, liberal intellectuals, white ethnic minorities, and blacks began to disintegrate before the 1966 election. Trade unions did not do as well as corporations during the Johnson years. Social welfare did poorly because Americans preferred reduction in taxes to social improvements. The Great Society was further weakened by reactions against urban violence (by white ethnics) and against the Vietnam War (by intellectuals and students).[1] Republicans campaigned on law and order concerns stemming from urban riots, Johnson's conduct of the Vietnam War, and on the sluggish economy, warning of looming inflation and growing federal deficits.[2]

The losses hit the Democratic Party's liberal wing hardest, which in turn decreased Johnson's ability to push his agenda through Congress.[3] The elections also helped the Republicans rehabilitate their image after their disastrous 1964 campaign.[4]

Overall resultsEdit

248 187
Democratic Republican
Parties Seats Popular Vote
1964 1966 Change Strength Vote % Change
Democratic Party 295 248   47 57.0% 26,934,136 50.9%   6.2%
Republican Party 140 187   47 43.0% 25,521,157 48.2%   5.8%
Conservative Party - - - - 208,756 0.4%   0.3%
Independent - - - - 85,641 0.2%  
Liberal Party - - - - 75,303 0.1%   0.1%
Peace and Freedom Party - - - - 16,922 <0.1%  
American Independent Party - - - - 14,461 <0.1%  
Constitution Party - - - - 11,110 <0.1%  
Socialist Labor Party - - - - 5,771 <0.1%  
Independent-Socialist Party - - - - 3,502 <0.1%  
New Hispano Party - - - - 2,263 <0.1%  
People's Choice Party - - - - 1,299 <0.1%  
Socialist Workers Party - - - - 1,014 <0.1%  
Veteran Party - - - - 939 <0.1%  
Others - - - - 29,701 0.1%   0.1%
Total 435 435 0 100.0% 52,901,975 100.0% ——

Source: Election Statistics - Office of the Clerk

Popular vote
Democratic
50.91%
Republican
48.24%
Others
0.85%
House seats
Democratic
57.01%
Republican
42.99%

1 One vacancy due to refusal of House to seat Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (D-New York)

 
House seats by party holding plurality in state
  80.1-100% Democratic
  80.1-100% Republican
  60.1-80% Democratic
  60.1-80% Republican
  ≤ 60% Democratic
  ≤ 60% Republican
 
  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

Republican gainsEdit

Separate ElectionsEdit

Date ↑
(linked to elections)
District Predecessor Party Reason for vacancy Result Candidates
February 5, 1966 North Carolina 1 Herbert C. Bonner Democratic Died November 7,1965
Winner was subsequently re-elected in November
Democratic hold Walter B. Jones Sr. (D) 60.3%
John Porter East (R) 39.7%
February 8, 1966 New York 17 John V. Lindsay Republican Resigned December 31,1965 upon becoming sworn in as Mayor of New York City
Winner was subsequently re-elected in November
Republican hold Theodore R. Kupferman (R) 46.4%
Orin Lehman (D) 45.4%
Jeffrey St.John (Conservative) 8.2%
March 26, 1966 Texas 8 Albert Thomas Democratic Died February 15,1966
Winner did not seek re-election in November
Democratic hold Lera Millard Thomas (D) 74%
Louis Leman (R) 26%
June 7, 1966 California 14 John F. Baldwin Republican Died March 9,1966
Winner was subsequently re-elected in November
Democratic gain Jerome Waldie (D) 51.2%
Frank J. Newman (R) 31.2%
John A. Richardson (R) 10.6%
Leo A. Costa (D) 4.3%
Doris G. Johnston (R) 1.6%
Talluk B. Wrakstad (R) 1.2%

AlabamaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Alabama 1 Jack Edwards Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Jack Edwards (Republican) 65.8%
  • Warren L. Finch (Democratic) 34.2%
Alabama 2 William Louis Dickinson Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 3 George W. Andrews Democratic 1944 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 4 Glenn Andrews Republican 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Alabama 5 Armistead I. Selden Jr. Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 6 John Hall Buchanan Jr. Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Alabama 7 James D. Martin Republican 1964 Incumbent retired to run for Governor of Alabama.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
  •  Y Tom Bevill (Democratic) 64.4%
  • Wayman Sherrer (Republican) 35.6%
Alabama 8 Robert E. Jones Jr. Democratic 1947 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.

AlaskaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Alaska at-large Ralph Julian Rivers Democratic 1958 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.

ArizonaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Arizona 1 John Jacob Rhodes Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
Arizona 2 Mo Udall Democratic 1961 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Mo Udall (Democratic) 59.6%
  • G. Alfred McGinnis (Republican) 40.4%
Arizona 3 George F. Senner Jr. Democratic 1962 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.

ArkansasEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Arkansas 1 Ezekiel C. Gathings Democratic 1938 Incumbent re-elected.
Arkansas 2 Wilbur Mills Democratic 1938 Incumbent re-elected.
Arkansas 3 James William Trimble Democratic 1944 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Arkansas 4 Oren Harris Democratic 1940 Resigned to become District judge.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.

CaliforniaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
California 1 Donald H. Clausen Republican 1963 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
California 2 Harold T. Johnson Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
California 3 John E. Moss Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John E. Moss (Democratic) 67.5%
  • Terry G. Feil (Republican) 32.5%
California 4 Robert L. Leggett Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
California 5 Phillip Burton Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Phillip Burton (Democratic) 71.3%
  • Terry R. Macken (Republican) 28.7%
California 6 William S. Mailliard Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
California 7 Jeffery Cohelan Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Jeffery Cohelan (Democratic) 64.4%
  • Malcolm M. Champlin (Republican) 35.6%
California 8 George Paul Miller Democratic 1944 Incumbent re-elected.
California 9 Don Edwards Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Don Edwards (Democratic) 63.2%
  • Wilbur G. Durkee (Republican) 36.8%
California 10 Charles S. Gubser Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
California 11 J. Arthur Younger Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
California 12 Burt L. Talcott Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
California 13 Charles M. Teague Republican 1954 Incumbent re-elected.
California 14 Jerome R. Waldie Democratic 1966 Incumbent re-elected.
California 15 John J. McFall Democratic 1956 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John J. McFall (Democratic) 57.0%
  • Sam Van Dyken (Republican) 43.0%
California 16 Bernice F. Sisk Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected.
California 17 Cecil R. King Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Cecil R. King (Democratic) 60.8%
  • Don Cortum (Republican) 39.2%
California 18 Harlan Hagen Democratic 1952 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
California 19 Chet Holifield Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Chet Holifield (Democratic) 62.3%
  • William R. Sutton (Republican) 37.7%
California 20 H. Allen Smith Republican 1956 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y H. Allen Smith (Republican) 73.4%
  • Raymond Freschi (Democratic) 26.6%
California 21 Augustus F. Hawkins Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
California 22 James C. Corman Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
California 23 Del M. Clawson Republican 1963 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
California 24 Glenard P. Lipscomb Republican 1953 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
California 25 Ronald B. Cameron Democratic 1962 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
California 26 Thomas M. Rees Democratic 1965 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Thomas M. Rees (Democratic) 62.3%
  • Irving Teichner (Republican) 37.7%
California 27 Edwin Reinecke Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Edwin Reinecke (Republican) 65.3%
  • John A. "Jack" Howard (Democratic) 34.7%
California 28 Alphonzo E. Bell Jr. Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
California 29 George Brown Jr. Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
California 30 Edward R. Roybal Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
California 31 Charles H. Wilson Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
California 32 Craig Hosmer Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Craig Hosmer (Republican) 80.1%
  • Tracy Odell (Democratic) 19.9%
California 33 Kenneth W. Dyal Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Jerry Pettis (Republican) 53.5%
  • Kenneth W. Dyal (Democratic) 46.5%
California 34 Richard T. Hanna Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
California 35 James B. Utt Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y James B. Utt (Republican) 73.1%
  • Thomas B. Lenhart (Democratic) 26.9%
California 36 Bob Wilson Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Bob Wilson (Republican) 72.9%
  • William C. Godfrey (Democratic) 27.1%
California 37 Lionel Van Deerlin Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
California 38 John V. Tunney Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.

ColoradoEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Colorado 1 Byron G. Rogers Democratic 1950 Incumbent re-elected.
Colorado 2 Roy H. McVicker Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Donald G. Brotzman (Republican) 51.7%
  • Roy H. McVicker (Democratic) 47.1%
  • Joe Lucero (New Hispano) 1.2%
Colorado 3 Frank Evans Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Frank Evans (Democratic) 51.7%
  • David W. Enoch (Republican) 48.3%
Colorado 4 Wayne N. Aspinall Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected.

ConnecticutEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Connecticut 1 Emilio Q. Daddario Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Emilio Q. Daddario (Democratic) 58.0%
  • John L. Bonee (Republican) 41.2%
  • Donald B. LaCroix (Peoples Choice) 0.8%
Connecticut 2 William L. St. Onge Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y William L. St. Onge (Democratic) 56.2%
  • Joseph H. Goldberg (Republican) 43.2%
  • Daniel R. Tarasevich (Veteran) 0.6%
Connecticut 3 Robert Giaimo Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Robert Giaimo (Democratic) 53.1%
  • Stelio Salmona (Republican) 41.5%
  • Robert M. Cook (American Independent) 5.4%
Connecticut 4 Donald J. Irwin Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Connecticut 5 John S. Monagan Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
Connecticut 6 Bernard F. Grabowski Democratic 1962 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Thomas J. Meskill (Republican) 48.9%
  • Bernard F. Grabowski (Democratic) 47.7%
  • Stephen Minot (American Independent) 3.4%

DelawareEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Delaware at-large Harris B. McDowell Jr. Democratic 1958 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.

FloridaEdit

Florida redistricted to adjust for demographic changes; in addition to minor boundary changes a district was removed from northern Florida, and Broward County was broken out into its own district.[5]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Florida 1 Bob Sikes Democratic 1940 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 2 Don Fuqua
Redistricted from the 9th district
Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Don Fuqua (Democratic) 76.3%
  • Harold Hill (Republican) 23.7%
Donald Ray Matthews
Redistricted from the 8th district
Democratic 1952 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic loss.
Florida 3 Charles Edward Bennett
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 4 Syd Herlong
Redistricted from the 5th district
Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 5 Edward J. Gurney
Redistricted from the 11th district
Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 6 Sam M. Gibbons
Redistricted from the 10th district
Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 7 James A. Haley Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y James A. Haley (Democratic) 63.2%
  • Joe Z. Lovingood (Republican) 36.8%
Florida 8 William C. Cramer
Redistricted from the 12th district
Republican 1954 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 9 Paul Rogers
Redistricted from the 6th district
Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 10 None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Florida 11 Claude Pepper
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
Florida 12 Dante Fascell
Redistricted from the 4th district
Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Dante Fascell (Democratic) 56.9%
  • Mike Thompson (Republican) 43.1%

GeorgiaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Georgia 1 George Elliott Hagan Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 2 Maston E. O'Neal Jr. Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 3 Howard Callaway Republican 1964 Incumbent retired to run for Governor of Georgia.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Georgia 4 James Mackay Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Georgia 5 Charles Weltner Democratic 1962 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Georgia 6 John James Flynt Jr. Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 7 John W. Davis Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John W. Davis (Democratic) 65.0%
  • Edward Y. Chapin (Republican) 35.0%
Georgia 8 J. Russell Tuten Democratic 1962 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Georgia 9 Phillip M. Landrum Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
Georgia 10 Robert Grier Stephens Jr. Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected.

HawaiiEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Hawaii at-large Spark Matsunaga Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
Hawaii at-large Patsy Mink Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.

IdahoEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Idaho 1 Compton I. White Jr. Democratic 1962 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Idaho 2 George V. Hansen Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected.

IllinoisEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Illinois 1 William L. Dawson Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 2 Barratt O'Hara Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Barratt O'Hara (Democratic) 59.2%
  • Philip G. Bixler (Republican) 40.8%
Illinois 3 William T. Murphy Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 4 Ed Derwinski Republican 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Ed Derwinski (Republican) 72.0%
  • Ray J. Rybacki (Democratic) 28.0%
Illinois 5 John C. Kluczynski Democratic 1950 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 6 Daniel J. Ronan Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 7 Frank Annunzio Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Frank Annunzio (Democratic) 80.9%
  • Joseph D. Day (Republican) 19.1%
Illinois 8 Dan Rostenkowski Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 9 Sidney R. Yates Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Sidney R. Yates (Democratic) 59.9%
  • Richard C. Storey Jr. (Republican) 40.1%
Illinois 10 Harold R. Collier Republican 1956 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 11 Roman C. Pucinski Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 12 Robert McClory Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Robert McClory (Republican) 69.1%
  • Herbert L. Stern (Democratic) 30.9%
Illinois 13 Donald Rumsfeld Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 14 John N. Erlenborn Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 15 Charlotte T. Reid Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 16 John B. Anderson Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 17 Leslie C. Arends Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 18 Robert H. Michel Republican 1956 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 19 Gale Schisler Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Tom Railsback (Republican) 52.3%
  • Gale Schisler (Democratic) 47.7%
Illinois 20 Paul Findley Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Paul Findley (Republican) 62.2%
  • Richard R. Wolfe (Democratic) 37.8%
Illinois 21 Kenneth J. Gray Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 22 William L. Springer Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 23 George E. Shipley Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
Illinois 24 Melvin Price Democratic 1944 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Melvin Price (Democratic) 71.5%
  • John S. Guthrie (Republican) 28.5%

IndianaEdit

Indiana redistricted for this election, election boundary changes forced two Republican incumbents into the same district while creating a new district that was won by another Republican.[5]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Indiana 1 Ray J. Madden Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Ray J. Madden (Democratic) 58.3%
  • Albert Harrigan (Republican) 41.7%
Indiana 2 Charles A. Halleck Republican 1935 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 3 John Brademas Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John Brademas (Democratic) 55.8%
  • Robert A. Ehlers (Republican) 44.2%
Indiana 4 E. Ross Adair Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y E. Ross Adair (Republican) 63.5%
  • J. Byron Hayes (Democratic) 36.5%
Indiana 5 J. Edward Roush Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 6 William G. Bray
Redistricted from the 7th district
Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y William G. Bray (Republican) 65.7%
  • James M. Nicholson (Democratic) 33.6%
  • Henry W. Holt (Independent) 0.7%
Indiana 7 None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y John T. Myers (Republican) 54.3%
  • Elden C. Tipton (Democratic) 45.7%
Indiana 8 Winfield K. Denton Democratic 1954 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Roger H. Zion (Republican) 51.1%
  • Winfield K. Denton (Democratic) 48.9%
Indiana 9 Lee H. Hamilton Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Indiana 10 Richard L. Roudebush
Redistricted from the 6th district
Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
Ralph Harvey Republican 1960 Incumbent lost renomination.
Republican loss.
Indiana 11 Andrew Jacobs Jr. Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.

IowaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Iowa 1 John R. Schmidhauser Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Fred Schwengel (Republican) 51.3%
  • John R. Schmidhauser (Democratic) 47.9%
  • Merle M. Thayer (American Constitution) 0.8%
Iowa 2 John C. Culver Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John C. Culver (Democratic) 54.0%
  • Robert M. L. Johnson (Republican) 46.0%
Iowa 3 H. R. Gross Republican 1948 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y H. R. Gross (Republican) 62.0%
  • L. A. Pat Touchae (Democratic) 38.0%
Iowa 4 Bert Bandstra Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y John Henry Kyl (Republican) 51.7%
  • Bert Bandstra (Democratic) 48.3%
Iowa 5 Neal Smith Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Neal Smith (Democratic) 60.4%
  • Don Mahon (Republican) 39.0%
  • Robbins Risher (American Constitution) 0.6%
Iowa 6 Stanley L. Greigg Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Wiley Mayne (Republican) 57.4%
  • Stanley L. Greigg (Democratic) 42.3%
  • Lee E. Smith (American Constitution) 0.3%
Iowa 7 John R. Hansen Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y William J. Scherle (Republican) 59.0%
  • John R. Hansen (Democratic) 40.9%
  • Gordon Risher (American Constitution) 0.1%

KansasEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Kansas 1 Bob Dole Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Bob Dole (Republican) 68.6%
  • Berniece Henkle (Democratic) 31.4%
Kansas 2 Chester L. Mize Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Kansas 3 Robert Fred Ellsworth Republican 1960 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator
Republican hold.
  •  Y Larry Winn (Republican) 52.9%
  • Marvin E. Rainey (Democratic) 45.0%
  • Harold H. Shomber (Conservative) 2.1%
Kansas 4 Garner E. Shriver Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
Kansas 5 Joe Skubitz Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Joe Skubitz (Republican) 60.9%
  • Delno L. Bass (Democratic) 39.1%

KentuckyEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Kentucky 1 Frank Stubblefield Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
Kentucky 2 William Huston Natcher Democratic 1953 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Kentucky 3 Charles R. Farnsley Democratic 1964 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Kentucky 4 Frank Chelf Democratic 1944 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Gene Snyder (Republican) 53.9%
  • Frank Chelf (Democratic) 45.9%
  • John J. Moloney (Write-in) 0.1%
Kentucky 5 Tim Lee Carter Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Tim Lee Carter (Republican) 75.4%
  • Eugene C. Harter Jr. (Democratic) 24.6%
Kentucky 6 John C. Watts Democratic 1951 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John C. Watts (Democratic) 65.0%
  • William Hendren (Republican) 35.0%
Kentucky 7 Carl D. Perkins Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected.

LouisianaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Louisiana 1 F. Edward Hebert Democratic 1940 Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 2 Hale Boggs Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Hale Boggs (Democratic) 68.6%
  • Leonard L. Limes (Republican) 31.4%
Louisiana 3 Edwin E. Willis Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 4 Joe Waggonner Democratic 1961 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 5 Otto Passman Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 6 James H. Morrison Democratic 1942 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
  •  Y John Rarick (Democratic) 76.6%
  • Crayton G. Hall (Republican) 23.4%
Louisiana 7 Edwin Edwards Democratic 1965 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Louisiana 8 Speedy Long Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.

MaineEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Maine 1 Stanley R. Tupper Republican 1960 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
  •  Y Peter N. Kyros (Democratic) 50.4%
  • Peter A. Garland (Republican) 45.2%
  • Thomas L. Maynard (Independent) 4.4%
Maine 2 William Hathaway Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.

MarylandEdit

Maryland redistricted its at-large district into an 8th district around Montgomery County, managing to adjust boundaries so no existing incumbents were displaced.[5]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Maryland 1 Rogers Morton Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Rogers Morton (Republican) 71.4%
  • Harry C. Byrd (Democratic) 28.6%
Maryland 2 Clarence Long Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Clarence Long (Democratic) 69.3%
  • Paul T. McHenry Jr. (Republican) 30.7%
Maryland 3 Edward Garmatz Democratic 1947 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 4 George Hyde Fallon Democratic 1944 Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 5 Hervey Machen Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 6 Charles Mathias Jr. Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
Maryland 7 Samuel Friedel Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Samuel Friedel (Democratic) 76.0%
  • Stephen L. Rosenstein (Republican) 24.0%
Maryland 8 Carlton R. Sickles
Redistricted from the at-large seat
Democratic 1962 Incumbent retired to run for Governor of Maryland.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Gilbert Gude (Republican) 54.4%
  • Royce Hanson (Democratic) 45.6%

MassachusettsEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Massachusetts 1 Silvio Conte Republican 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 2 Edward Boland Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 3 Philip Philbin Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Philip Philbin (Democratic) 71.0%
  • Howard A. Miller Jr. (Republican) 29.0%
Massachusetts 4 Harold Donohue Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 5 F. Bradford Morse Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 6 William H. Bates Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 7 Torbert H. MacDonald Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 8 Tip O'Neill Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 9 John William McCormack Democratic 1928 Incumbent re-elected.
Massachusetts 10 Joseph William Martin Jr. Republican 1924 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
  •  Y Margaret Heckler (Republican) 51.1%
  • Patrick H. Harrington Jr. (Democratic) 48.9%
Massachusetts 11 James A. Burke Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y James A. Burke (Democratic) 74.8%
  • James L. Hofford (Republican) 25.2%
Massachusetts 12 Hastings Keith Republican 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Hastings Keith (Republican) 55.0%
  • Edward F. Harrington (Democratic) 45.0%

MichiganEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Michigan 1 John Conyers Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John Conyers (Democratic) 84.2%
  • Rhecha R. Ross (Republican) 15.8%
Michigan 2 Weston E. Vivian Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Marvin L. Esch (Republican) 51.0%
  • Weston E. Vivian (Democratic) 49.0%
Michigan 3 Paul H. Todd Jr. Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Garry E. Brown (Republican) 52.2%
  • Paul H. Todd Jr. (Democratic) 47.8%
Michigan 4 J. Edward Hutchinson Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 5 Gerald Ford Republican 1948 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Gerald Ford (Republican) 68.4%
  • James Mathew Catchick (Democratic) 31.6%
Michigan 6 Charles E. Chamberlain Republican 1956 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 7 John C. Mackie Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Michigan 8 R. James Harvey Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 9 Robert P. Griffin Republican 1956 Resigned when appointed U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
  •  Y Guy Vander Jagt (Republican) 66.7%
  • Henry J. Dongvillo (Democratic) 33.3%
Michigan 10 Elford Albin Cederberg Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 11 Raymond F. Clevenger Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Philip Ruppe (Republican) 51.8%
  • Raymond F. Clevenger (Democratic) 48.2%
Michigan 12 James G. O'Hara Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y James G. O'Hara (Democratic) 65.1%
  • Patrick J. Driscoll (Republican) 34.9%
Michigan 13 Charles Diggs Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Charles Diggs (Democratic) 83.0%
  • Frank Daniels (Republican) 17.0%
Michigan 14 Lucien N. Nedzi Democratic 1961 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Lucien N. Nedzi (Democratic) 59.7%
  • William J. Kennedy (Republican) 40.3%
Michigan 15 William D. Ford Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 16 John D. Dingell Jr. Democratic 1955 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 17 Martha W. Griffiths Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 18 William Broomfield Republican 1956 Incumbent re-elected.
Michigan 19 Billie S. Farnum Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.

MinnesotaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Minnesota 1 Al Quie Republican 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Al Quie (Republican) 65.9%
  • George Daley (DFL) 34.1%
Minnesota 2 Ancher Nelsen Republican 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 3 Clark MacGregor Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 4 Joseph Karth Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 5 Donald M. Fraser Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 6 Alec Olson Democratic 1962 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Minnesota 7 Odin Langen Republican 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
Minnesota 8 John Blatnik Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected.

MississippiEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Mississippi 1 Thomas Abernethy Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Thomas Abernethy (Democratic) 68.8%
  • William Alexander (Independent) 21.3%
  • Dock Drummond (Independent) 9.9%
Mississippi 2 Jamie L. Whitten Democratic 1941 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Mississippi 3 John Bell Williams Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected.
Mississippi 4 Prentiss Walker Republican 1964 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
  •  Y Gillespie V. Montgomery (Democratic) 65.3%
  • L. L. McAllister Jr. (Republican) 32.6%
  • Sterling P. Davis (Independent) 2.2%
Mississippi 5 William M. Colmer Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected.

MissouriEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Missouri 1 Frank M. Karsten Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 2 Thomas B. Curtis Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 3 Leonor Sullivan Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 4 William J. Randall Democratic 1959 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 5 Richard Bolling Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Richard Bolling (Democratic) 61.2%
  • Willis E. Salyers (Republican) 38.8%
Missouri 6 William Raleigh Hull Jr. Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 7 Durward Gorham Hall Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 8 Richard Howard Ichord Jr. Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 9 William L. Hungate Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Missouri 10 Paul C. Jones Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Paul C. Jones (Democratic) 61.0%
  • William Bruckerhoff (Republican) 39.0%

MontanaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Montana 1 Arnold Olsen Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Arnold Olsen (Democratic) 50.8%
  • Dick Smiley (Republican) 49.2%
Montana 2 James Franklin Battin Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.

NebraskaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Nebraska 1 Clair A. Callan Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Nebraska 2 Glenn Cunningham Republican 1956 Incumbent re-elected.
Nebraska 3 David T. Martin Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.

NevadaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Nevada at-large Walter S. Baring Jr. Democratic 1956 Incumbent re-elected.

New HampshireEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Hampshire 1 Joseph Oliva Huot Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Louis C. Wyman (Republican) 56.2%
  • Joseph Oliva Huot (Democratic) 43.8%
New Hampshire 2 James Colgate Cleveland Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected.

New JerseyEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Jersey 1 None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y John E. Hunt (Republican) 51.3%
  • Michael J. Piarulli (Democratic) 46.2%
  • Elliott G. Heard Jr. (Independent) 1.4%
  • Joseph V. Hayden (Conservative) 0.7%
  • Dominic W. Doganiero (Socialist Labor) 0.1%
  • Frederick L. Compton (Peace Equal Rights) 0.1%
New Jersey 2 Thomas C. McGrath Jr. Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
New Jersey 3 James J. Howard Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y James J. Howard (Democratic) 52.7%
  • James M. Coleman Jr. (Republican) 46.6%
  • Martin A. Watkins (Peace Equal Rights) 0.7%
New Jersey 4 Frank Thompson Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 5 Peter Frelinghuysen Jr. Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Peter Frelinghuysen Jr. (Republican) 70.8%
  • Carter Jefferson (Democratic) 27.1%
  • Robert G. Wright (Conservative) 2.2%
New Jersey 6 William T. Cahill
Redistricted from the 1st district
Republican 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y William T. Cahill (Republican) 66.9%
  • Walter Dubrow (Democratic) 30.7%
  • Malcolm C. McWeeney (Conservative) 1.8%
  • Nathan Robinson (Peace Equal Rights) 0.5%
  • Bernardo S. Doganiero (Socialist Labor) 0.2%
New Jersey 7 William B. Widnall Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 8 Charles S. Joelson Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 9 Henry Helstoski Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 10 Peter W. Rodino Jr. Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 11 Joseph G. Minish Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 12 Florence P. Dwyer
Redistricted from the 6th district
Republican 1956 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Florence P. Dwyer (Republican) 73.9%
  • Robert F. Allen (Democratic) 23.9%
  • Howard Shershinger (Conservative) 2.1%
Paul J. Krebs Democratic 1964 Incumbent retired.
Democratic loss.
New Jersey 13 Cornelius Edward Gallagher Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
New Jersey 14 Dominick V. Daniels Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Dominick V. Daniels (Democratic) 68.0%
  • Thomas R. McSherry (Republican) 28.5%
  • Benjamin J. Messina (Conservative) 3.5%
New Jersey 15 Edward J. Patten Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Edward J. Patten (Democratic) 57.0%
  • C. John Stroumtsos (Republican) 41.5%
  • Albert Wasilewski (Conservative) 1.6%

New MexicoEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New Mexico at-large Thomas G. Morris Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
New Mexico at-large E. S. Johnny Walker Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.

New YorkEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
New York 1 Otis G. Pike Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Otis G. Pike (Democratic) 58.9%
  • James M. Catterson Jr. (Republican) 33.7%
  • Domenico Crachi Jr. (Conservative) 7.4%
New York 2 James R. Grover Jr. Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y James R. Grover Jr. (Republican) 54.7%
  • Frank M. Corso (Democratic) 34.1%
  • Edward Campbell (Conservative) 10.2%
  • John Brush (Peace) 1.0%
New York 3 Lester L. Wolff Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 4 John W. Wydler Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John W. Wydler (Republican) 59.7%
  • Martin Steadman (Democratic) 32.0%
  • Donald H. Serrell (Conservative) 6.9%
  • Bernard Kagel (Peace) 1.4%
New York 5 Herbert Tenzer Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Herbert Tenzer (Democratic) 49.9%
  • Thomas Brennan (Republican) 48.6%
  • Carleton M. Fisher (Peace) 1.5%
New York 6 Seymour Halpern Republican 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Seymour Halpern (Republican) 59.0%
  • Gilbert T. Redleaf (Democratic) 29.4%
  • Ronald E. Weiss (Conservative) 11.5%
New York 7 Joseph P. Addabbo Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Joseph P. Addabbo (Democratic) 64.9%
  • Louis R. Mercogliano (Republican) 24.0%
  • Raymond G. Carpenter (Conservative) 11.1%
New York 8 Benjamin Stanley Rosenthal Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 9 James J. Delaney Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 10 Emanuel Celler Democratic 1922 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Emanuel Celler (Democratic) 82.1%
  • Erwin A. Rosenberg (Republican) 17.9%
New York 11 Eugene James Keogh Democratic 1936 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
  •  Y Frank J. Brasco (Democratic) 70.6%
  • Benjamin W. Feldman (Republican) 21.9%
  • Edward L. Johnson (Liberal) 7.5%
New York 12 Edna F. Kelly Democratic 1949 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
New York 13 Abraham J. Multer Democratic 1947 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Abraham J. Multer (Democratic) 61.9%
  • Mary Gravina (Republican) 18.6%
  • Hershell Chanin (Liberal) 13.3%
  • Michael J. Spadaro (Conservative) 6.1%
New York 14 John J. Rooney Democratic 1944 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John J. Rooney (Democratic) 77.6%
  • Leon F. Nadrowski (Republican) 22.4%
New York 15 Hugh L. Carey Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Hugh L. Carey (Democratic) 56.8%
  • Herbert F. Ryan (Republican) 43.2%
New York 16 John M. Murphy Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John M. Murphy (Democratic) 57.4%
  • Frank J. Biondolillo (Republican) 42.6%
New York 17 Theodore R. Kupferman Republican 1966 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Theodore R. Kupferman (Republican) 47.7%
  • Jerome L. Wilson (Democratic) 46.2%
  • Richard J. Callahan (Conservative) 6.1%
New York 18 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Democratic 1944 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (Democratic) 74.0%
  • Lassen R. Walsh (Republican) 17.5%
  • Richard Priedeaux (Liberal) 6.5%
  • Ryland E. D. Chase (Conservative) 2.0%
New York 19 Leonard Farbstein Democratic 1956 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 20 William Fitts Ryan Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y William Fitts Ryan (Democratic) 74.8%
  • Norman C. Harlowe (Republican) 20.7%
  • Carolyn S. Weller (Conservative) 4.5%
New York 21 James H. Scheuer Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 22 Jacob H. Gilbert Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 23 Jonathan Brewster Bingham Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 24 Paul A. Fino Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Paul A. Fino (Republican) 63.9%
  • Aileen B. Ryan (Democratic) 33.4%
  • John P. Hagan (Liberal) 2.7%
New York 25 Richard Ottinger Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Richard Ottinger (Democratic) 54.6%
  • Frederick J. Martin Jr. (Republican) 45.4%
New York 26 Ogden R. Reid Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Ogden R. Reid (Republican) 69.3%
  • Joseph L. Hutner (Democratic) 25.4%
  • Albert M. Gants (Conservative) 5.3%
New York 27 John G. Dow Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John G. Dow (Democratic) 47.2%
  • Louis V. Mills (Republican) 44.5%
  • Frederick P. Roland (Conservative) 8.3%
New York 28 Joseph Y. Resnick Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 29 Leo W. O'Brien Democratic 1952 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Daniel E. Button (Republican) 53.3%
  • Richard J. Connors (Democratic) 45.1%
  • John Muller (Conservative) 1.6%
New York 30 Carleton J. King Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 31 Robert C. McEwen Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 32 Alexander Pirnie Republican 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 33 Howard W. Robison Republican 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 34 James M. Hanley Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y James M. Hanley (Democratic) 55.1%
  • Stewart F. Hancock Jr. (Republican) 38.3%
  • Benjamin K. Souler (Conservative) 3.6%
  • Norman Balabanian (Liberal) 3.0%
New York 35 Samuel S. Stratton Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 36 Frank Horton Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Frank Horton (Republican) 67.3%
  • Milo Thomas (Democratic) 22.6%
  • Robert H. Detig (Conservative) 6.4%
  • Donald P. Feder (Liberal) 3.7%
New York 37 Barber Conable Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 38 Charles Goodell Republican 1959 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Charles Goodell (Republican) 67.2%
  • Edison LeRoy Jr. (Democratic) 29.3%
  • Charles Schwartz (Liberal) 2.1%
  • Lloyd R. Murphy (Conservative) 1.4%
New York 39 Richard D. McCarthy Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 40 Henry P. Smith III Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
New York 41 Thaddeus J. Dulski Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.

North CarolinaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
North Carolina 1 Walter B. Jones Sr. Democratic 1966 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 2 Lawrence H. Fountain Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 3 David N. Henderson Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 4 Harold D. Cooley Democratic 1934 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
North Carolina 5 Ralph James Scott Democratic 1956 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
North Carolina 6 Horace R. Kornegay Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 7 Alton Lennon Democratic 1956 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 8 Charles R. Jonas Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 9 James T. Broyhill Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 10 Basil Lee Whitener Democratic 1956 Incumbent re-elected.
North Carolina 11 Roy A. Taylor Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Roy A. Taylor (Democratic) 52.8%
  • W. Scott Harvey (Republican) 47.2%

North DakotaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
North Dakota 1 Mark Andrews Republican 1963 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Mark Andrews (Republican) 66.2%
  • S. F. Buckshot Hoffner (Democratic) 33.8%
North Dakota 2 Rolland W. Redlin Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.

OhioEdit

Ohio redistricted its at-large seat into a 24th district, splitting out the counties to the southwest of Dayton from the city itself, as well as moving a district in southeastern Ohio into the Columbus area.[5]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Ohio 1 John J. Gilligan Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Ohio 2 Donald D. Clancy Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 3 Rodney M. Love Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Ohio 4 William Moore McCulloch Republican 1947 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 5 Del Latta Republican 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Del Latta (Republican) 75.3%
  • John H. Shock (Democratic) 24.7%
Ohio 6 Bill Harsha Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Bill Harsha (Republican) 67.9%
  • Ottie W. Reno (Democratic) 32.1%
Ohio 7 Clarence J. Brown Jr. Republican 1965 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 8 Jackson Edward Betts Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 9 Thomas L. Ashley Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 10 Walter H. Moeller Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Ohio 11 J. William Stanton Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 12 Samuel L. Devine Republican 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 13 Charles Adams Mosher Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 14 William H. Ayres Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y William H. Ayres (Republican) 59.6%
  • Charles F. Madden Jr. (Democratic) 40.4%
Ohio 15 None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Ohio 16 Frank T. Bow Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Frank T. Bow (Republican) 61.1%
  • Robert D. Freeman (Democratic) 38.9%
Ohio 17 John M. Ashbrook Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
Robert T. Secrest
Redistricted from the 15th district
Democratic 1962 Incumbent lost re-election.
Democratic loss.
Ohio 18 Wayne L. Hays Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Wayne L. Hays (Democratic) 64.1%
  • William H. Weir (Republican) 35.9%
Ohio 19 Michael J. Kirwan Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 20 Michael A. Feighan Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 21 Charles Vanik Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Charles Vanik (Democratic) 81.7%
  • Frederick M. Coleman (Republican) 18.3%
Ohio 22 Frances P. Bolton Republican 1940 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 23 William Edwin Minshall Jr. Republican 1954 Incumbent re-elected.
Ohio 24 Robert E. Sweeney
Redistricted from the at-large district
Democratic 1964 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.

OklahomaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Oklahoma 1 Page Belcher Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Page Belcher (Republican) 69.7%
  • Ed Cadenhead (Democratic) 30.3%
Oklahoma 2 Ed Edmondson Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Ed Edmondson (Democratic) 53.6%
  • Denzil D. Garrison (Republican) 46.4%
Oklahoma 3 Carl Albert Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Carl Albert (Democratic) 77.2%
  • Whit Pate (Republican) 22.8%
Oklahoma 4 Tom Steed Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Tom Steed (Democratic) 50.2%
  • Truman T. Branscum (Republican) 49.8%
Oklahoma 5 John Jarman Democratic 1950 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John Jarman (Democratic) 69.6%
  • Melvin H. Gragg (Republican) 30.4%
Oklahoma 6 Jed Johnson Jr. Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.

OregonEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Oregon 1 Wendell Wyatt Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Wendell Wyatt (Republican) 74.3%
  • Malcolm Cross (Democratic) 25.7%
Oregon 2 Albert C. Ullman Democratic 1956 Incumbent re-elected.
Oregon 3 Edith Green Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Edith Green (Democratic) 67.0%
  • Lyle Dean (Republican) 33.0%
Oregon 4 Robert B. Duncan Democratic 1962 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican gain.

PennsylvaniaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Pennsylvania 1 William A. Barrett Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 2 Robert N. C. Nix Sr. Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 3 James A. Byrne Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y James A. Byrne (Democratic) 56.6%
  • Walter T. Darmopray (Republican) 43.4%
Pennsylvania 4 Herman Toll Democratic 1958 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
  •  Y Joshua Eilberg (Democratic) 51.9%
  • Robert Bear Cohen (Republican) 48.1%
Pennsylvania 5 William J. Green III Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 6 George M. Rhodes Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 7 None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Pennsylvania 8 Willard S. Curtin Republican 1956 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Pennsylvania 9 George Watkins
Redistricted from the 7th district
Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y George Watkins (Republican) 62.6%
  • John A. O'Brien (Democratic) 37.4%
Paul B. Dague Republican 1946 Incumbent retired.
Republican loss.
Pennsylvania 10 Joseph M. McDade Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 11 Daniel J. Flood Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 12 J. Irving Whalley Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 13 Richard Schweiker Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 14 William S. Moorhead Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 15 Fred B. Rooney Democratic 1963 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Fred B. Rooney (Democratic) 52.4%
  • George J. Joseph (Republican) 47.6%
Pennsylvania 16 John C. Kunkel Republican 1961 (Special) Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Pennsylvania 17 Herman T. Schneebeli Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 18 Robert J. Corbett Republican 1944 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 19 Nathaniel N. Craley Jr. Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Pennsylvania 20 Elmer J. Holland Democratic 1956 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 21 John H. Dent Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John H. Dent (Democratic) 64.2%
  • Edward B. Byrne (Republican) 35.8%
Pennsylvania 22 John P. Saylor Republican 1949 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John P. Saylor (Republican) 67.5%
  • Frank H. Buck (Democratic) 32.5%
Pennsylvania 23 Albert W. Johnson Republican 1963 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 24 Joseph P. Vigorito Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 25 Frank M. Clark Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Frank M. Clark (Democratic) 64.5%
  • John F. Heath (Republican) 35.5%
Pennsylvania 26 Thomas E. Morgan Democratic 1944 Incumbent re-elected.
Pennsylvania 27 James G. Fulton Republican 1944 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y James G. Fulton (Republican) 67.7%
  • Stephen J. Arnold (Democratic) 32.3%

Rhode IslandEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Rhode Island 1 Fernand St. Germain Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
Rhode Island 2 John E. Fogarty Democratic 1940 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John E. Fogarty (Democratic) 64.7%
  • Everett C. Sammartino (Republican) 35.3%

South CarolinaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
South Carolina 1 L. Mendel Rivers Democratic 1940 Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 2 Albert Watson Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Albert Watson (Republican) 64.3%
  • Fred LeClercq (Democratic) 35.7%
South Carolina 3 William Jennings Bryan Dorn Democratic 1950 Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 4 Robert T. Ashmore Democratic 1953 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 5 Thomas S. Gettys Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
South Carolina 6 John L. McMillan Democratic 1938 Incumbent re-elected.

South DakotaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
South Dakota 1 Ben Reifel Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Ben Reifel (Republican) 66.7%
  • Francis Richter (Democratic) 33.3%
South Dakota 2 Ellis Yarnal Berry Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected.

TennesseeEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Tennessee 1 Jimmy Quillen Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Jimmy Quillen (Republican) 87.1%
  • Temus Bright (Independent) 12.9%
Tennessee 2 John Duncan Sr. Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Tennessee 3 Bill Brock Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Bill Brock (Republican) 64.2%
  • Franklin Haney (Democratic) 35.8%
Tennessee 4 Joe L. Evins Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Joe L. Evins (Democratic) 90.0%
  • William Bean (Independent) 10.0%
Tennessee 5 Richard Fulton Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
Tennessee 6 William Anderson Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Tennessee 7 Tom J. Murray Democratic 1942 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
  •  Y Ray Blanton (Democratic) 50.6%
  • Julius Hurst (Republican) 48.4%
  • L. B. Winfield (Independent) 1.0%
Tennessee 8 Fats Everett Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Fats Everett (Democratic) 75.2%
  • Jim Boyd (Republican) 24.8%
Tennessee 9 George W. Grider Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Dan Kuykendall (Republican) 52.2%
  • George W. Grider (Democratic) 47.8%

TexasEdit

Texas redistricted for this election, eliminating its at-large district and removing two East Texas districts in favor of adding three districts in South Texas, suburban Houston, and suburban Dallas.[5]

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Texas 1 Wright Patman Democratic 1928 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 2 John Dowdy
Redistricted from the 7th district
Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 3 Joe R. Pool
Redistricted from the at-large seat
Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Joe R. Pool (Democratic) 53.4%
  • Bill Hayes (Republican) 46.6%
Texas 4 Ray Roberts Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
Lindley Beckworth
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Democratic 1956 Incumbent lost renomination.
Democratic loss.
Texas 5 Earle Cabell Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Earle Cabell (Democratic) 61.0%
  • Duke Burgess (Republican) 39.0%
Texas 6 Olin E. Teague Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 7 None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Texas 8 Lera Millard Thomas Democratic 1966 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Texas 9 Jack Brooks
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
Clark W. Thompson Democratic 1947 (Special) Incumbent retired.
Democratic loss.
Texas 10 J. J. Pickle Democratic 1963 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y J. J. Pickle (Democratic) 74.3%
  • Jane Sumner (Republican) 24.6%
  • R. R. Richter (Const) 1.1%
Texas 11 William R. Poage Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 12 Jim Wright Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 13 Graham B. Purcell Jr. Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 14 John Andrew Young Democratic 1956 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 15 Kika de la Garza Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 16 Richard C. White Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 17 Omar Burleson Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 18 Walter E. Rogers Democratic 1950 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
  •  Y Bob Price (Republican) 59.5%
  • Dee Miller (Democratic) 40.5%
Texas 19 George H. Mahon Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 20 Henry B. Gonzalez Democratic 1961 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 21 O. C. Fisher Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 22 Robert R. Casey Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
Texas 23 None (District created) New seat.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.

UtahEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Utah 1 Laurence J. Burton Republican 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
Utah 2 David S. King Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.

VermontEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Vermont at-large Robert Stafford Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.

VirginiaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Virginia 1 Thomas N. Downing Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 2 Porter Hardy Jr. Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 3 David E. Satterfield III Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 4 Watkins Moorman Abbitt Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 5 William M. Tuck Democratic 1953 (Special) Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y William M. Tuck (Democratic) 56.2%
  • Robert L. Gilliam (Republican) 43.8%
Virginia 6 Richard Harding Poff Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 7 John O. Marsh Jr. Democratic 1962 Incumbent re-elected.
Virginia 8 Howard W. Smith Democratic 1930 Incumbent lost renomination.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Virginia 9 William Pat Jennings Democratic 1954 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Virginia 10 Joel T. Broyhill Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected.

WashingtonEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Washington 1 Thomas Pelly Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Thomas Pelly (Republican) 80.3%
  • Alice Franklin Bryant (Democratic) 19.7%
Washington 2 Lloyd Meeds Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Lloyd Meeds (Democratic) 60.7%
  • Eugene M. Smith (Republican) 36.0%
  • George E. Pittan (Conservative) 2.4%
  • Frank L. Batterson (Peace and Freedom) 0.9%
Washington 3 Julia Butler Hansen Democratic 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
Washington 4 Catherine Dean May Republican 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
Washington 5 Tom Foley Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Tom Foley (Democratic) 56.5%
  • Dorothy R. Powers (Republican) 43.5%
Washington 6 Floyd Verne Hicks Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
Washington 7 Brock Adams Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Brock Adams (Democratic) 62.8%
  • James Munn (Republican) 36.0%
  • Robert B. Shaw (Peace and Freedom) 1.2%

West VirginiaEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
West Virginia 1 Arch A. Moore Jr. Republican 1956 Incumbent re-elected.
West Virginia 2 Harley O. Staggers Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected.
West Virginia 3 John M. Slack Jr. Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
West Virginia 4 Ken Hechler Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Ken Hechler (Democratic) 59.7%
  • Harry D. Humphreys (Republican) 40.3%
West Virginia 5 James Kee Democratic 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y James Kee (Democratic) 63.6%
  • Elizabeth Ann Bowen (Republican) 36.4%

WisconsinEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Wisconsin 1 Lynn E. Stalbaum Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Wisconsin 2 Robert W. Kastenmeier Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected.
Wisconsin 3 Vernon Wallace Thomson Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected.
Wisconsin 4 Clement J. Zablocki Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected.
Wisconsin 5 Henry S. Reuss Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Henry S. Reuss (Democratic) 70.0%
  • Curtis T. Pechtel (Republican) 29.7%
  • James E. Boulton (Independent) 0.3%
Wisconsin 6 John A. Race Democratic 1964 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Wisconsin 7 Melvin R. Laird Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected.
Wisconsin 8 John W. Byrnes Republican 1944 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y John W. Byrnes (Republican) 61.3%
  • Marvin S. Kagen (Democratic) 38.7%
Wisconsin 9 Glenn R. Davis Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected.
  •  Y Glenn R. Davis (Republican) 64.1%
  • James P. Buckley (Democratic) 35.9%
Wisconsin 10 Alvin E. O'Konski Republican 1942 Incumbent re-elected.

WyomingEdit

District Incumbent Party First
elected
Result Candidates
Wyoming at-large Teno Roncalio Democratic 1964 Incumbent retired to run for U.S. Senator.
New member elected.
Republican gain.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Robert Lekachman, "Death of a Slogan--The Great Society 1967." Commentary 43.1 (1967): 56+.
  2. ^ Julian E. Zelizer The fierce urgency of now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the battle for the Great Society (2015) pp. 249–265.
  3. ^ Busch, Andrew E. (1999). Horses in Midstream: U.S. Midterm Elections and Their Consequences, 1894–1998. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: University of Pittsburgh Press. pp. 94–100. ISBN 0822975076.
  4. ^ Cook, Rhodes (April 29, 2010). "Midterms Past: The '66 Parallel". Sabato's Crystal Ball. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia Center for Politics. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e Martis, Kenneth C. (1989). The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress, 1789-1989. Prentice Hall College Div. ISBN 0-02-920170-5.

Further readingEdit

  • Anderson, Totton J., and Eugene C. Lee. "The 1966 Election in California," Western Political Quarterly Vol. 20, No. 2, Part 2 (Jun., 1967), pp. 535–554 in JSTOR, plus articles on the other western states in the same issue
  • Congressional Quarterly. Congressional elections, 1946-1996 (1998)
  • Erikson, Robert J. "Malapportionment, Gerrymandering, and Party Fortunes in Congressional Elections," American Political Science Review, 66 (1972), 12-38, focus on 1966
  • Hathorn, Billy. "The Frustration of Opportunity: Georgia Republicans and the Election of 1966", Atlanta History: A Journal of Georgia and the South, (1987-1988), 31#4 pp 37–52
  • Sullivan, John L.. and Robert E. O'Connor. "Electoral Choice and Popular Control of Public Policy: The Case of the 1966 House Elections," American Political Science Review Vol. 66, No. 4 (Dec., 1972), pp. 1256–1268 in JSTOR