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1972 United States House of Representatives elections in Ohio

Of the 24 Ohio incumbents, 21 were re-elected.

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Ohio 1 William J. Keating Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. William J. Keating (Republican) 70.3%
Karl F. Heiser (Democratic) 29.7%
Ohio 2 Donald D. Clancy Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected. Donald D. Clancy (Republican) 62.8%
Penny Manes (Democratic) 37.2%
Ohio 3 Charles W. Whalen Jr. Republican 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Charles W. Whalen Jr. (Republican) 76.2%
John W. Lelak Jr. (Democratic) 23.8%
Ohio 4 William Moore McCulloch Republican 1947 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Tennyson Guyer (Republican) 62.7%
Dimitri Nicholas (Democratic) 37.3%
Jackson Edward Betts
Redistricted from the 8th district
Republican 1950 Incumbent retired.
Republican loss.
Ohio 5 Del Latta Republican 1958 Incumbent re-elected. Del Latta (Republican) 72.7%
Bruce Edwards (Democratic) 27.3%
Ohio 6 Bill Harsha Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected. Bill Harsha (Republican) Unopposed
Ohio 7 Clarence J. Brown Jr. Republican 1965 Incumbent re-elected. Clarence J. Brown Jr. (Republican) 73.3%
Dorothy Frank (Independent) 26.7%
Ohio 8 Walter E. Powell
Redistricted from the 24th district
Republican 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Walter E. Powell (Republican) 52.2%
James D. Ruppert (Democratic) 47.8%
Ohio 9 Thomas L. Ashley Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas L. Ashley (Democratic) 69.1%
Joseph C. Richards (Republican) 30.9%
Ohio 10 Clarence E. Miller Republican 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Clarence E. Miller (Republican) 73.2%
Robert H. Whealey (Democratic) 26.8%
Ohio 11 J. William Stanton Republican 1964 Incumbent re-elected. J. William Stanton (Republican) 68.2%
Dennis M. Callahan (Democratic) 31.8%
Ohio 12 Samuel L. Devine Republican 1958 Incumbent re-elected. Samuel L. Devine (Republican) 56.1%
James W. Goodrich (Democratic) 43.9%
Ohio 13 Charles Adams Mosher Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected. Charles Adams Mosher (Republican) 68.1%
John M. Ryan (Democratic) 31.9%
Ohio 14 John F. Seiberling Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. John F. Seiberling (Democratic) 74.4%
Norman W. Holt (Republican) 25.6%
Ohio 15 Chalmers P. Wylie Republican 1966 Incumbent re-elected. Chalmers P. Wylie (Republican) 65.8%
Manley L. McGee (Republican) 31.4%
Edward Price (AI) 2.7%
Ohio 16 Frank T. Bow Republican 1950 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Ralph Regula (Republican) 57.3%
Virgil L. Musser (Democratic) 42.7%
Ohio 17 John M. Ashbrook Republican 1960 Incumbent re-elected. John M. Ashbrook (Republican) 57.4%
Raymond C. Beck (Democratic) 38.7%
Clifford J. Simpson (AI) 3.9%
Ohio 18 Wayne L. Hays Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Wayne L. Hays (Democratic) 70.2%
Robert Stewart (Republican) 29.8%
Ohio 19 Charles J. Carney Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. Charles J. Carney (Democratic) 64.0%
Norman M. Parr (Republican) 36.0%
Ohio 20 James V. Stanton Democratic 1970 Incumbent re-elected. James V. Stanton (Democratic) 84.3%
Thomas E. Vilt (Republican) 11.9%
Richard B. Kay (AI) 3.8%
Ohio 21 Louis Stokes Democratic 1968 Incumbent re-elected. Louis Stokes (Democratic) 81.1%
James D. Johnson (Republican) 11.3%
Joseph Pirincin (Soc-Lab) 4.7%
Cecil Lampkins (Independent) 2.9%
Ohio 22 Charles Vanik Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Charles Vanik (Democratic) 63.9%
Donald W. Gropp (Republican) 32.6%
Thomas W. Lippitt (AI) 1.8%
Caryl A. Loeb (Independent) 1.7%
Ohio 23 William Edwin Minshall Jr. Republican 1954 Incumbent re-elected. William Edwin Minshall Jr. (Republican) 49.4%
Dennis Kucinich (Democratic) 47.3%
John O'Neill (Soc-Lab) 1.8%
Frederick D. Lyon (AI) 1.5%

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