United States House of Representatives elections, 1946

United States House of Representatives elections, 1946
United States
November 5, 1946[1]

All 435 seats to the United States House of Representatives
218 seats were needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party Third party
Leader Joseph Martin Sam Rayburn Vito Marcantonio
Party Republican Democratic American Labor
Leader's seat Massachusetts-14th Texas-4th New York-18th
Last election 191 seats 242 seats 1 seat
Seats won 246 188 1
Seat change Increase 55 Decrease 54 Steady
Popular vote 18,422,363 15,491,113 196,866
Percentage 53.5% 45.0% 0.6%
Swing Increase 6.4% Decrease 6.8% Increase 0.3%

Speaker before election

Sam Rayburn

Elected Speaker

Joseph Martin

Elections to the United States House of Representatives for the 80th United States Congress took place in 1946. These midterm elections occurred 19 months after President Harry S. Truman assumed office upon the death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Truman was Vice President under President Franklin D. Roosevelt and was thrust into the presidency following Roosevelt's death. Truman did not garner the same support as the deceased president. Democrats had controlled Congress since 1931, for 16 years, and Roosevelt had been elected to a record four terms in office. In the 1946 election, the election resulted in Republicans picking up 55 seats to win majority control. Joseph William Martin, Jr., Republican of Massachusetts, became Speaker of the House, exchanging places with Sam Rayburn, Democrat of Texas, who became the new Minority Leader. The Democratic defeat was the largest since they were trounced in the 1928 pro-Republican wave that brought Herbert Hoover to power.

The vote was largely seen as a referendum on Truman, whose approval rating had sunk to 32 percent[2] over the president's controversial handling of a wave of post-war labor strikes, including a United Auto Workers strike against Ford and General Motors in 1945, a United Mine Workers strike starting in April 1946, and a national railroad worker strike that began in May. Further, the back-and-forth over whether to end unpopular wartime price controls to handle shortages, particularly in meat and other foodstuffs. While Truman's early months in the White House had been plagued with questions of "What would Roosevelt do if he were alive?" Republicans now began to joke "What would Truman do if he were alive?" and "To err is Truman."[3] The Republican majority was short-lived however, with Democrats winning control of the House two years later.

Overall results

246 1 188
Republican AL Democratic
Party Total
Change Seat
Republican Party 246 Increase 55 56.5% 18,422,363 53.5%
Democratic Party 188 Decrease 54 43.2% 15,491,113 45.0%
American Labor Party 1 Steady 0.2% 196,866 0.6%
Independent 0 Steady 0.0% 77,425 0.2%
Liberal Party 0 Steady 0.0% 61,111 0.2%
Prohibition Party 0 Steady 0.0% 47,792 0.1%
Socialist Party 0 Steady 0.0% 38,307 0.1%
J. Veterans Party 0 Steady 0.0% 9,791 <0.1%
U. Citizens Party 0 Steady 0.0% 5,688 <0.1%
Communist Party 0 Steady 0.0% 3,408 <0.1%
Independent Voters Party 0 Steady 0.0% 2,834 <0.1%
Veterans' Victory Party 0 Steady 0.0% 2,208 <0.1%
Socialist Workers Party 0 Steady 0.0% 1,936 <0.1%
Justice, Decency, Independence Party 0 Steady 0.0% 1,865 <0.1%
Socialist Labor Party 0 Steady 0.0% 980 <0.1%
Constitutional Government Party 0 Steady 0.0% 890 <0.1%
No Foreign Loans Party 0 Steady 0.0% 396 <0.1%
Workers Party 0 Steady 0.0% 165 <0.1%
Progressive Party 0 Steady 0.0% 141 <0.1%
$250 State Bonds Party 0 Steady 0.0% 115 <0.1%
Others 0 Decrease 1 0.0% 44,930 0.1%
Totals 435 Steady 100.0% 34,410,324 100.0%

Source: Election Statistics - Office of the Clerk

Popular vote
American Labor
House seats
American Labor
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House seats by party holding plurality in state
  80+% to 100% Democratic
  80+% to 100% Republican
  60+% to 80% Democratic
  60+% to 80% Republican
  Up to 60% Democratic
  Up to 60% Republican


[[Image:80 us house changes.png|thumb|450px|

  6+ Republican gain
  6+ Democratic gain
  3-5 Republican gain
  3-5 Democratic gain
  1-2 Republican gain
  1-2 Democratic gain
  no net change


Separate elections

Some special elections were held on dates other than in November.

Date ↑ District Reason Results Candidates
January 18, 1946 Oregon 1 James W. Mott (R)
died November 12, 1945
Republican hold
Winner was subsequently re-elected in November
A. Walter Norblad (R) 67.28%[4]
Bruce Spalding (D) 32.72%
January 22, 1946 North Carolina 10 Joseph Wilson Ervin (D)
died December 25, 1945
Democratic hold
Winner was subsequently re-elected in November
Sam Ervin (D)
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
February 12, 1946 Georgia 5 Robert Ramspeck (D)
resigned December 31, 1945
Democratic hold
Winner subsequently lost renomination
Helen Douglas Mankin (D) 36.17%[5]
Thomas L. Camp (D) 33.58%
Ben T. Huiet (D) 8.90%
J. E. B. Stewart (D) 8.57%
J. Verlyn Booth (D) 3.46%
Joe Allen (D) 2.75%
February 19, 1946 New York 19 Samuel Dickstein (D)
resigned December 30, 1945
Democratic hold
Winner was subsequently re-elected in November
Arthur George Klein (D)
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
February 25, 1918 Virginia 6 Carter Glass (D)
died May 28, 1946
Democratic hold
Winner was subsequently re-elected in November
James P. Woods (D)
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
May 21, 1946 Pennsylvania 23 J. Buell Snyder (D)
died February 24, 1946
Republican gain
Winner subsequently retired
Carl Henry Hoffman (R)
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
Pennsylvania 33 Samuel A. Weiss (D)
resigned January 7, 1946
Democratic hold
Winner was subsequently re-elected in November
Frank Buchanan (D)
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]
May 25, 1946 North Carolina 8 William O. Burgin (D)
died April 11, 1946
Democratic hold
Winner subsequently retired
Eliza Jane Pratt (D)
[Data unknown/missing. You can help!]

November elections


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Alabama 1 Frank W. Boykin Democratic 1935 Re-elected Frank W. Boykin (D) Unopposed
Alabama 2 George M. Grant Democratic 1938 Re-elected George M. Grant (D) Unopposed
Alabama 3 George W. Andrews Democratic 1944 Re-elected George W. Andrews (D) Unopposed
Alabama 4 Sam Hobbs Democratic 1934 Re-elected Sam Hobbs (D) 88.1%
Roger S. Bingham (R) 11.9%
Alabama 5 Albert Rains Democratic 1944 Re-elected Albert Rains (D) Unopposed
Alabama 6 Pete Jarman Democratic 1936 Re-elected Pete Jarman (D) Unopposed
Alabama 7 Carter Manasco Democratic 1941 Re-elected Carter Manasco (D) 72.7%
M. H. Woodward (R) 27.3%
Alabama 8 John Sparkman Democratic 1936 Re-elected
Elected simultaneously to U. S. Senate
John Sparkman (D) 92.4%
Arthur South (R) 7.6%
Alabama 9 Luther Patrick Democratic 1944 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Laurie C. Battle (D) 94.1%
J. G. Bass (R) 5.9%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Arizona At-large John R. Murdock Democratic 1936 Re-elected John R. Murdock (D) 33.9%
Richard F. Harless (D) 32.5%
Denver C. Henson (R) 16.8%
John H. Curnutte (R) 16.4%
Karl M. Wilson (C) 0.4%
Arizona At-large Richard F. Harless Democratic 1942 Re-elected


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Arkansas 1 Ezekiel C. Gathings Democratic 1938 Re-elected Ezekiel C. Gathings (D) Unopposed
Arkansas 2 Wilbur Mills Democratic 1938 Re-elected Wilbur Mills (D) Unopposed
Arkansas 3 James William Trimble Democratic 1944 Re-elected James William Trimble (D) Unopposed
Arkansas 4 William Fadjo Cravens Democratic 1939 Re-elected William Fadjo Cravens (D) Unopposed
Arkansas 5 Brooks Hays Democratic 1942 Re-elected Brooks Hays (D) 85.2%
James R. Harris (R) 11.3%
Earl C. Sowder (Ind Rep) 3.5%
Arkansas 6 William F. Norrell Democratic 1938 Re-elected William F. Norrell (D) 84.7%
M. O. Evans (I) 15.3%
Arkansas 7 Oren Harris Democratic 1940 Re-elected Oren Harris (D) Unopposed


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
California 1 Clarence F. Lea Democratic 1916 Re-elected Clarence F. Lea (D) Unopposed
California 2 Clair Engle Democratic 1943 Re-elected Clair Engle (D) Unopposed
California 3 J. Leroy Johnson Republican 1942 Re-elected J. Leroy Johnson (R) Unopposed
California 4 Franck R. Havenner Democratic 1944 Re-elected Franck R. Havenner (D) 52.9%
Truman R. Young (R) 47.1%
California 5 Richard J. Welch Republican 1926 Re-elected Richard J. Welch (R) Unopposed
California 6 George Paul Miller Democratic 1944 Re-elected George Paul Miller (D) Unopposed
California 7 John H. Tolan Democratic 1934 Retired
Republican gain
John J. Allen, Jr. (R) 56.2%
Patrick W. McDonough (D) 43.8%
California 8 Jack Z. Anderson Republican 1938 Re-elected Jack Z. Anderson (R) Unopposed
California 9 Bertrand W. Gearhart Republican 1934 Re-elected Bertrand W. Gearhart (R) 53.7%
Hubert Phillips (D) 46.3%
California 10 Alfred J. Elliott Democratic 1937 Re-elected Alfred J. Elliott (D) Unopposed
California 11 George E. Outland Democratic 1942 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Ernest K. Bramblett (R) 53.1%
George E. Outland (D) 46.9%
California 12 Jerry Voorhis Democratic 1936 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Richard Nixon (R) 56.0%
Jerry Voorhis (D) 42.7%
John Henry Hoeppel (Proh) 1.3%
California 13 Ned R. Healy Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Norris Poulson (R) 51.8%
Ned R. Healy (D) 48.2%
California 14 Helen Gahagan Douglas Democratic 1944 Re-elected Helen Gahagan Douglas (D) 54.4%
Frederick M. Roberts (R) 45.6%
California 15 Gordon L. McDonough Republican 1944 Re-elected Gordon L. McDonough (R) Unopposed
California 16 Ellis E. Patterson Democratic 1944 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Republican gain
Donald L. Jackson (R) 53.9%
Harold Harby (D) 31.7%
Ellis E. Patterson (W/I) 14.4%
California 17 Cecil R. King Democratic 1942 Re-elected Cecil R. King (D) Unopposed
California 18 Clyde Doyle Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Willis W. Bradley (R) 52.8%
Clyde Doyle (D) 47.2%
California 19 Chet Holifield Democratic 1942 Re-elected Chet Holifield (D) 97.6%
Marshall J. Morrill (W/I) 2.4%
California 20 John Carl Hinshaw Republican 1938 Re-elected John Carl Hinshaw (R) 59.3%
Everett G. Burkhalter (D) 40.7%
California 21 Harry R. Sheppard Democratic 1936 Re-elected Harry R. Sheppard (D) 52.7%
Lowell E. Lathrop (R) 47.3%
California 22 John J. Phillips Republican 1942 Re-elected John J. Phillips (R) 62.1%
Ray Adkinson (D) 37.9%
California 23 Edouard Izac Democratic 1936 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Charles K. Fletcher (R) 56.3%
Edouard Izac (D) 43.7%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Colorado 1 Dean M. Gillespie Republican 1944 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
John Albert Carroll (D) 51.8%
Dean M. Gillespie (R) 47.7%
Edgar P. Sherman (S) 0.6%
Colorado 2 William S. Hill Republican 1940 Re-elected William S. Hill (R) 65.7%
Frank A. Safranek (D) 32.9%
Benjamin E. O'Brien (I) 0.9%
William E. Randall (S) 0.6%
Colorado 3 John Chenoweth Republican 1940 Re-elected John Chenoweth (R) 54.6%
Walter W. Johnson (D) 45.4%
Colorado 4 Robert F. Rockwell Republican 1941 Re-elected Robert F. Rockwell (R) 58.7%
Thomas Matthews (D) 41.3%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Connecticut 1 Herman P. Kopplemann Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
William J. Miller (R) 53.1%
Herman P. Kopplemann (D) 46.9%
Connecticut 2 Chase G. Woodhouse Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Horace Seely-Brown, Jr. (R) 55.3%
Chase G. Woodhouse (D) 44.7%
Connecticut 3 James P. Geelan Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Ellsworth B. Foote (R) 58.9%
James P. Geelan (D) 41.1%
Connecticut 4 Clare Boothe Luce Republican 1942 Retired
Republican hold
John Davis Lodge (R) 57.1%
Henry A. Mucci (D) 35.4%
Stanley W. Mayhew (S) 5.8%
William W. Sullivan (I) 1.7%
Connecticut 5 Joseph E. Talbot Republican 1942 Retired to run for Governor
Republican hold
James T. Patterson (R) 53.1%
Thomas Radzevich (D) 40.8%
John C. Cluney (S) 6.0%
John C. Cluney (Good Government) 0.1%
Connecticut At-large Joseph F. Ryter Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Antoni N. Sadlak (R) 55.6%
Joseph F. Ryter (D) 40.9%
Raymond C. Smith (S) 3.3%
Michael A. Russo (C) 0.2%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Delaware At-large Philip A. Traynor Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
J. Caleb Boggs (R) 56.4%
Philip A. Traynor (D) 43.6%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Florida 1 J. Hardin Peterson Democratic 1932 Re-elected J. Hardin Peterson (D) Unopposed
Florida 2 Emory H. Price Democratic 1942 Re-elected Emory H. Price (D) Unopposed
Florida 3 Robert L. F. Sikes Democratic 1940 Re-elected Robert L. F. Sikes (D) Unopposed
Florida 4 Pat Cannon Democratic 1938 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
George Smathers (D) 71.9%
Norman N. Curtis (R) 28.1%
Florida 5 Joe Hendricks Democratic 1936 Re-elected Joe Hendricks (D) 61.3%
M. J. Moss, Jr. (R) 38.7%
Florida 6 Dwight L. Rogers Democratic 1944 Re-elected Dwight L. Rogers (D) 71.1%
Joseph P. Moe (R) 28.9%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Georgia 1 Hugh Peterson Democratic 1934 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Prince Hulon Preston, Jr. (D) 99.9%
H. W. Sheppard (I) 0.1%
Georgia 2 Edward E. Cox Democratic 1924 Re-elected Edward E. Cox (D) Unopposed
Georgia 3 Stephen Pace Democratic 1936 Re-elected Stephen Pace (D) Unopposed
Georgia 4 Albert Sidney Camp Democratic 1939 Re-elected Albert Sidney Camp (D) Unopposed
Georgia 5 Helen Douglas Mankin Democratic February 12, 1946
Lost renomination
Defeated as Independent
Democratic hold
James C. Davis (D) 61.7%
Helen Douglas Mankin (I) 38.3%
Henry A. Alexander (I) 0.05%
Georgia 6 Carl Vinson Democratic 1914 Re-elected Carl Vinson (D) Unopposed
Georgia 7 Malcolm C. Tarver Democratic 1926 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Henderson Lovelace Lanham (D) Unopposed
Georgia 8 John S. Gibson Democratic 1940 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
William M. Wheeler (D) Unopposed
Georgia 9 John Stephens Wood Democratic 1944 Re-elected John Stephens Wood (D) Unopposed
Georgia 10 Paul Brown Democratic 1933 Re-elected Paul Brown (D) Unopposed


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Idaho 1 Compton I. White Democratic 1932 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Abe Goff (R) 50.6%
Compton I. White (D) 49.4%
Idaho 2 Henry C. Dworshak Republican 1938 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Republican hold
John C. Sanborn (R) 60.7%
Pete Leguineche (D) 39.3%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Illinois 1 William L. Dawson Democratic 1942 Re-elected William L. Dawson (D) 56.8%
William E. King (R) 43.2%
Illinois 2 William A. Rowan Democratic 1942 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Richard B. Vail (R) 51.3%
William A. Rowan (D) 48.7%
Illinois 3 Edward A. Kelly Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Fred E. Busbey (R) 57.2%
Edward A. Kelly (D) 42.8%
Illinois 4 Martin Gorski Democratic 1942 Re-elected Martin Gorski (D) 70.7%
John T. Parsons (R) 29.3%
Illinois 5 Adolph J. Sabath Democratic 1906 Re-elected Adolph J. Sabath (D) 71.6%
Michael A. Francisco (R) 28.4%
Illinois 6 Thomas J. O'Brien Democratic 1942 Re-elected Thomas J. O'Brien (D) 52.0%
Harold C. Woodward (R) 48.0%
Illinois 7 William W. Link Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Thomas L. Owens (R) 55.0%
William W. Link (D) 45.0%
Illinois 8 Thomas S. Gordon Democratic 1942 Re-elected Thomas S. Gordon (D) 77.3%
Scott John Vitell (R) 22.7%
Illinois 9 Alexander J. Resa Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Robert J. Twyman (R) 51.3%
Alexander J. Resa (D) 48.7%
Illinois 10 Ralph E. Church Republican 1942 Re-elected Ralph E. Church (R) 64.7%
Harold H. Kolbe (D) 35.3%
Illinois 11 Chauncey W. Reed Republican 1934 Re-elected Chauncey W. Reed (R) 74.9%
Louis William Oswald (D) 25.1%
Illinois 12 Noah M. Mason Republican 1936 Re-elected Noah M. Mason (R) 69.1%
Richard G. Myrland (D) 30.9%
Illinois 13 Leo E. Allen Republican 1932 Re-elected Leo E. Allen (R) 77.8%
Michael M. Kinney (D) 22.2%
Illinois 14 Anton J. Johnson Republican 1938 Re-elected Anton J. Johnson (R) 62.1%
Carl E. Wright, Jr. (D) 37.9%
Illinois 15 Robert B. Chiperfield Republican 1938 Re-elected Robert B. Chiperfield (R) 64.3%
Henry D. Sullivan (D) 35.7%
Illinois 16 Everett Dirksen Republican 1932 Re-elected Everett Dirksen (R) 67.5%
Hans A. Spading (D) 32.5%
Illinois 17 Leslie C. Arends Republican 1934 Re-elected Leslie C. Arends (R) 71.2%
Carl Vrooman (D) 28.8%
Illinois 18 Jessie Sumner Republican 1938 Retired
Republican hold
Edward H. Jenison (R) 65.1%
C. E. Spang (D) 34.9%
Illinois 19 Rolla C. McMillen Republican 1944 Re-elected Rolla C. McMillen (R) 62.5%
Olive Remington Goldman (D) 37.5%
Illinois 20 Sid Simpson Republican 1942 Re-elected Sid Simpson (R) 58.8%
Don Irving (D) 41.2%
Illinois 21 George Evan Howell Republican 1940 Re-elected George Evan Howell (R) 55.1%
Roscoe Bonjean (D) 44.9%
Illinois 22 Melvin Price Democratic 1944 Re-elected Melvin Price (D) 50.7%
Calvin D. Johnson (R) 49.3%
Illinois 23 Charles W. Vursell Republican 1942 Re-elected Charles W. Vursell (R) 54.9%
Homer Kasserman (D) 45.1%
Illinois 24 Roy Clippinger Republican 1945 Re-elected Roy Clippinger (R) 58.9%
Edward Hines (D) 41.1%
Illinois 25 C. W. Bishop Republican 1940 Re-elected C. W. Bishop (R) 59.8%
Sherman S. Carr (D) 40.2%
Illinois At-large Emily T. Douglas Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
William Stratton (R) 55.1%
Emily T. Douglas (D) 44.5%
Elizabeth Stephens Carr (Proh) 0.4%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Indiana 1 Ray J. Madden Democratic 1942 Re-elected Ray J. Madden (D) 51.9%
Charles W. Gannon (R) 46.8%
Hubert F. Jackson (Proh) 0.8%
Harvey E. Taylor (Soc-Lab) 0.5%
Indiana 2 Charles A. Halleck Republican 1935 Re-elected Charles A. Halleck (R) 61.3%
Margaret A. Afflis (D) 37.7%
F. W. Lowe (Proh) 1.0%
Indiana 3 Robert A. Grant Republican 1938 Re-elected Robert A. Grant (R) 55.6%
John S. Gonas (D) 43.6%
William Oesch (Proh) 0.8%
Indiana 4 George W. Gillie Republican 1938 Re-elected George W. Gillie (R) 59.4%
Walter E. Frederick (D) 39.5%
George W. Holston (Proh) 1.1%
Indiana 5 Forest A. Harness Republican 1938 Re-elected Forest A. Harness (R) 55.0%
William W. Welsh (D) 42.3%
A. W. Snyder (Proh) 2.6%
Indiana 6 Noble J. Johnson Republican 1938 Re-elected Noble J. Johnson (R) 57.4%
Thomas A. Sigler (D) 41.7%
John R. Sheets (Proh) 0.9%
Indiana 7 Gerald W. Landis Republican 1938 Re-elected Gerald W. Landis (R) 50.6%
James E. Noland (D) 47.7%
Robert Gemmer (Proh) 1.7%
Indiana 8 Charles M. La Follette Republican 1942 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Republican hold
E. A. Mitchell (R) 51.8%
Winfield K. Denton (D) 47.3%
C. Dana Malpass (Proh) 0.9%
Indiana 9 Earl Wilson Republican 1940 Re-elected Earl Wilson (R) 55.8%
Oliver O. Dixon (D) 43.3%
Garnet Jewell (Proh) 0.9%
Indiana 10 Raymond S. Springer Republican 1938 Re-elected Raymond S. Springer (R) 59.3%
Frank C. Unger (D) 37.4%
Carl W. Thompson (Proh) 3.3%
Indiana 11 Louis Ludlow Democratic 1928 Re-elected Louis Ludlow (D) 51.1%
Albert J. Beveridge (R) 48.3%
Marion Gatlin (Proh) 0.6%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Iowa 1 Thomas E. Martin Republican 1938 Re-elected Thomas E. Martin (R) 61.5%
Clair A. Williams (D) 38.5%
Iowa 2 Henry O. Talle Republican 1938 Re-elected Henry O. Talle (R) 59.1%
Richard V. Bernhart (D) 40.9%
Iowa 3 John W. Gwynne Republican 1934 Re-elected John W. Gwynne (R) 62.0%
Dan J. P. Ryan (D) 38.0%
Iowa 4 Karl M. Le Compte Republican 1938 Re-elected Karl M. Le Compte (R) 58.4%
A. E. Augustine (D) 41.6%
Iowa 5 Paul Cunningham Republican 1940 Re-elected Paul Cunningham (R) 59.4%
Vince L. Browner (D) 40.6%
Iowa 6 James I. Dolliver Republican 1944 Re-elected James I. Dolliver (R) 63.4%
Oscar E. Johnson (D) 36.6%
Iowa 7 Ben F. Jensen Republican 1938 Re-elected Ben F. Jensen (R) 63.0%
Philip A. Allen (D) 37.0%
Iowa 8 Charles B. Hoeven Republican 1942 Re-elected Charles B. Hoeven (R) 68.6%
George A. Heikens (D) 31.4%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Kansas 1 Albert M. Cole Republican 1944 Re-elected Albert M. Cole (R) 64.3%
James W. Lowry (D) 35.7%
Kansas 2 Errett P. Scrivner Republican 1943 Re-elected Errett P. Scrivner (R) 58.8%
Murray H. Hodges (D) 41.2%
Kansas 3 Thomas Daniel Winter Republican 1938 Lost renomination
Republican hold
Herbert Alton Meyer (R) 55.3%
Jo E. Gaitskill (D) 44.7%
Kansas 4 Edward Herbert Rees Republican 1936 Re-elected Edward Herbert Rees (R) 56.2%
William P. Warren (D) 43.8%
Kansas 5 Clifford R. Hope Republican 1926 Re-elected Clifford R. Hope (R) 62.6%
Arthur L. Sparks (D) 37.4%
Kansas 6 Frank Carlson Republican 1934 Retired to run for Governor
Republican hold
Wint Smith (R) 58.1%
G. E. Bengtson (D) 37.9%
C. Floyd Hester (Proh) 4.0%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Kentucky 1 Noble Jones Gregory Democratic 1936 Re-elected Noble Jones Gregory (D) 66.2%
William E. Porter (R) 33.1%
Joseph S. Freeland (S) 0.7%
Kentucky 2 Earle C. Clements Democratic 1944 Re-elected Earle C. Clements (D) 56.6%
Thomas W. Hines (R) 43.4%
Kentucky 3 Emmet O'Neal Democratic 1934 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Thruston Ballard Morton (R) 58.1%
Emmet O'Neal (D) 41.9%
Kentucky 4 Frank Chelf Democratic 1944 Re-elected Frank Chelf (D) 53.1%
Don Victor Drye (R) 46.9%
Kentucky 5 Brent Spence Democratic 1930 Re-elected Brent Spence (D) 51.2%
Marion W. Moore (R) 48.8%
Kentucky 6 Virgil Chapman Democratic 1930 Re-elected Virgil Chapman (D) 55.0%
W. D. Rogers (R) 45.0%
Kentucky 7 Andrew J. May Democratic 1930 Lost re-election
Republican gain
W. Howes Meade (R) 59.3%
Andrew J. May (D) 40.7%
Kentucky 8 Joe B. Bates Democratic 1930 Re-elected Joe B. Bates (D) 52.6%
Ray Schmauch (R) 47.4%
Kentucky 9 John M. Robsion Republican 1934 Re-elected John M. Robsion (R) Unopposed


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Louisiana 1 F. Edward Hebert Democratic 1940 Re-elected F. Edward Hebert (D) 91.8%
Dennison Suarez (R) 8.2%
Louisiana 2 Paul H. Maloney Democratic 1942 Retired
Democratic hold
Hale Boggs (D) 90.7%
Harold M. Herbst (R) 9.3%
Louisiana 3 James R. Domengeaux Democratic 1940 Re-elected James R. Domengeaux (D) Unopposed
Louisiana 4 Overton Brooks Democratic 1936 Re-elected Overton Brooks (D) Unopposed
Louisiana 5 Charles E. McKenzie Democratic 1942 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Otto Passman (D) Unopposed
Louisiana 6 James H. Morrison Democratic 1942 Re-elected James H. Morrison (D) Unopposed
Louisiana 7 Henry D. Larcade, Jr. Democratic 1942 Re-elected Henry D. Larcade, Jr. (D) Unopposed
Louisiana 8 A. Leonard Allen Democratic 1936 Re-elected A. Leonard Allen (D) Unopposed


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Maine 1 Robert Hale Republican 1942 Re-elected Robert Hale (R) 59.6%
John C. Fitzgerald (D) 40.4%
Maine 2 Margaret Chase Smith Republican 1940 Re-elected Margaret Chase Smith (R) 60.7%
Edward J. Beauchamp (D) 39.3%
Maine 3 Frank Fellows Republican 1940 Re-elected Frank Fellows (R) 72.9%
John M. Coghill (D) 27.1%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Maryland 1 Dudley Roe Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Edward T. Miller (R) 50.9%
Dudley Roe (D) 49.1%
Maryland 2 Harry Streett Baldwin Democratic 1942 Retired to run for Governor
Democratic hold
Hugh Meade (D) 52.4%
David G. Harry (R) 47.6%
Maryland 3 Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr. Democratic 1938 Re-elected Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr. (D) 63.9%
Edward N. Kowzan (R) 36.1%
Maryland 4 George Hyde Fallon Democratic 1944 Re-elected George Hyde Fallon (D) 57.2%
Paul Robertson (R) 42.8%
Maryland 5 Lansdale Sasscer Democratic 1939 Re-elected Lansdale Sasscer (D) 58.2%
Edwin A. Glenn (R) 41.8%
Maryland 6 James Glenn Beall Republican 1942 Re-elected James Glenn Beall (R) 58.1%
Arch McDonald (D) 41.9%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Massachusetts 1 John W. Heselton Republican 1944 Re-elected John W. Heselton (R) 58.0%
John J. Falvey (D) 39.7%
Chester M. Delf (Proh) 2.2%
Massachusetts 2 Charles R. Clason Republican 1936 Re-elected Charles R. Clason (R) 51.4%
Foster Furcolo (D) 48.6%
Massachusetts 3 Philip Philbin Democratic 1942 Re-elected Philip Philbin (D) 62.2%
Carroll H. Balcom (R) 37.8%
Massachusetts 4 Pehr G. Holmes Republican 1930 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Harold Donohue (D) 49.5%
Pehr G. Holmes (R) 48.5%
Oliver M. Frazer (Proh) 2.0%
Massachusetts 5 Edith Nourse Rogers Republican 1925 Re-elected Edith Nourse Rogers (R) 71.6%
Oliver S. Allen (D) 28.0%
Harriet Slade (Proh) 0.4%
Massachusetts 6 George J. Bates Republican 1936 Re-elected George J. Bates (R) 70.2%
Richard B. O'Keefe (D) 29.8%
Massachusetts 7 Thomas J. Lane Democratic 1941 Re-elected Thomas J. Lane (D) 60.7%
Ernest Bentley (R) 37.8%
Freeman W. Follett (Proh) 1.5%
Massachusetts 8 Angier Goodwin Republican 1942 Re-elected Angier Goodwin (R) 63.5%
Anthony M. Roche (D) 36.5%
Massachusetts 9 Charles L. Gifford Republican 1922 Re-elected Charles L. Gifford (R) 60.8%
William McAuliffe (D) 37.8%
Grace Farnsworth Luder (Proh) 1.4%
Massachusetts 10 Christian Herter Republican 1942 Re-elected Christian Herter (R) 64.0%
Paul J. McCarty (D) 36.0%
Massachusetts 11 James Michael Curley Democratic 1942 Retired to become Mayor of Boston
Democratic hold
John F. Kennedy (D) 71.9%
Lester W. Bowen (R) 27.1%
Philip Geer (Proh) 1.1%
Massachusetts 12 John William McCormack Democratic 1928 Re-elected John William McCormack (D) Unopposed
Massachusetts 13 Richard B. Wigglesworth Republican 1928 Re-elected Richard B. Wigglesworth (R) 67.5%
James J. Goode, Jr. (D) 32.5%
Massachusetts 14 Joseph William Martin, Jr. Republican 1924 Re-elected Joseph William Martin, Jr. (R) 63.6%
Martha Sharp (D) 36.4%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Michigan 1 George G. Sadowski Democratic 1942 Re-elected George G. Sadowski (D) 65.9%
John B. Sosnowski (R) 33.4%
Charles L. Dawson (Proh) 0.7%
Michigan 2 Earl C. Michener Republican 1934 Re-elected Earl C. Michener (R) 71.2%
William R. Kelley (D) 28.0%
Clarence DeCan (Proh) 0.7%
Robert Cummins (C) 0.2%
Michigan 3 Paul W. Shafer Republican 1936 Re-elected Paul W. Shafer (R) 68.9%
Herschel W. Carney (D) 29.9%
D. D. Gibbons (Proh) 1.2%
Michigan 4 Clare E. Hoffman Republican 1934 Re-elected Clare E. Hoffman (R) 72.4%
Harvey Hope Jarvis (D) 26.5%
Ralph C. March (Proh) 1.0%
Michigan 5 Bartel J. Jonkman Republican 1940 Re-elected Bartel J. Jonkman (R) 71.6%
Earle W. Reynolds (D) 28.4%
Michigan 6 William W. Blackney Republican 1938 Re-elected William W. Blackney (R) 57.3%
Arthur Elliott (D) 42.0%
William H. Morford (Proh) 0.7%
Michigan 7 Jesse P. Wolcott Republican 1930 Re-elected Jesse P. Wolcott (R) 74.2%
Earl J. Tallman (D) 25.0%
Harry Wing (Proh) 0.7%
Michigan 8 Fred L. Crawford Republican 1934 Re-elected Fred L. Crawford (R) 72.6%
J. Charles Mottashed (D) 26.4%
H. T. Green (Proh) 1.0%
Michigan 9 Albert J. Engel Republican 1934 Re-elected Albert J. Engel (R) 71.8%
J. Willard Krause (D) 27.6%
Walker M. Jordan (Proh) 0.7%
Michigan 10 Roy O. Woodruff Republican 1920 Re-elected Roy O. Woodruff (R) 71.2%
Herman N. Butler (D) 28.1%
Floyd Seiter (Proh) 0.7%
Michigan 11 Frederick Van Ness Bradley Republican 1938 Re-elected Frederick Van Ness Bradley (R) 65.9%
Cecil W. Bailey (D) 33.9%
Charles Swanson (Proh) 0.2%
Michigan 12 Frank Eugene Hook Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
John B. Bennett (R) 54.4%
Frank Eugene Hook (D) 45.2%
August Larson (Proh) 0.4%
Michigan 13 George D. O'Brien Democratic 1940 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Howard A. Coffin (R) 52.8%
George D. O'Brien (D) 46.9%
O. Lon Chaney (Proh) 0.3%
Michigan 14 Louis C. Rabaut Democratic 1934 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Harold F. Youngblood (R) 53.3%
Louis C. Rabaut (D) 46.3%
A. L. Leach (Proh) 0.3%
Michigan 15 John D. Dingell, Sr. Democratic 1932 Re-elected John D. Dingell, Sr. (D) 51.9%
Harry Henderson (R) 47.7%
Selden D. Kelley (Proh) 0.4%
Michigan 16 John Lesinski, Sr. Democratic 1932 Re-elected John Lesinski, Sr. (D) 51.9%
Albert A. Riddering (R) 47.1%
E. A. Johnson (Proh) 0.6%
William Allan (C) 0.4%
Michigan 17 George A. Dondero Republican 1932 Re-elected George A. Dondero (R) 64.7%
John W. L. Hicks (D) 34.7%
Don Taylor (Proh) 0.5%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Minnesota 1 August H. Andresen Republican 1934 Re-elected August H. Andresen (R) 68.4%
Karl F. Rolvaag (DFL) 31.6%
Minnesota 2 Joseph P. O'Hara Republican 1940 Re-elected Joseph P. O'Hara (R) 76.0%
L. J. Kilbride (DFL) 24.0%
Minnesota 3 William Gallagher Democratic 1944 Died in office
Republican gain
George MacKinnon (R) 51.5%
Roy W. Wier (DFL) 47.3%
Warren Creel (I) 1.2%
Minnesota 4 Frank Starkey Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Edward Devitt (R) 51.5%
Frank Starkey (DFL) 47.2%
Dorothy Schultz (I) 1.3%
Minnesota 5 Walter Judd Republican 1942 Re-elected Walter Judd (R) 58.3%
Douglas Hall (DFL) 41.7%
Minnesota 6 Harold Knutson Republican 1934 Re-elected Harold Knutson (R) 57.4%
J. Edward Anderson (DFL) 42.6%
Minnesota 7 H. Carl Andersen Republican 1938 Re-elected H. Carl Andersen (R) 65.4%
Donald M. Lawson (DFL) 34.6%
Minnesota 8 William Alvin Pittenger Republican 1938 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
John Blatnik (DFL) 57.7%
William Alvin Pittenger (R) 42.3%
Minnesota 9 Harold Hagen Republican 1944 Re-elected Harold Hagen (R) 63.9%
Verner Nelson (DFL) 36.1%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Mississippi 1 John E. Rankin Democratic 1920 Re-elected John E. Rankin (D) Unopposed
Mississippi 2 Jamie L. Whitten Democratic 1941 Re-elected Jamie L. Whitten (D) Unopposed
Mississippi 3 William Madison Whittington Democratic 1924 Re-elected William Madison Whittington (D) Unopposed
Mississippi 4 Thomas Abernethy Democratic 1942 Re-elected Thomas Abernethy (D) Unopposed
Mississippi 5 W. Arthur Winstead Democratic 1942 Re-elected W. Arthur Winstead (D) Unopposed
Mississippi 6 William M. Colmer Democratic 1932 Re-elected William M. Colmer (D) Unopposed
Mississippi 7 Dan R. McGehee Democratic 1934 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
John Bell Williams (D) Unopposed


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Missouri 1 Samuel W. Arnold Republican 1942 Re-elected Samuel W. Arnold (R) 50.3%
Walter G. Stillwell (D) 49.7%
Missouri 2 Max Schwabe Republican 1942 Re-elected Max Schwabe (R) 51.1%
Will L. Nelson, Jr. (D) 48.9%
Missouri 3 William C. Cole Republican 1942 Re-elected William C. Cole (R) 52.8%
William Orr Sawyers (D) 47.2%
Missouri 4 C. Jasper Bell Democratic 1934 Re-elected C. Jasper Bell (D) 55.1%
Vernon D. Fulcrut (R) 44.8%
Hodges (S) 0.1%
Missouri 5 Roger C. Slaughter Democratic 1942 Lost renomination
Republican gain
Albert L. Reeves, Jr. (R) 53.6%
Enos A. Axtell (D) 46.3%
Demaree (S) 0.06%
Missouri 6 Marion Tinsley Bennett Republican 1943 Re-elected Marion Tinsley Bennett (R) 58.6%
Tom B. Hembree (D) 41.4%
Missouri 7 Dewey Short Republican 1934 Re-elected Dewey Short (R) 65.4%
Don Ervin (D) 34.6%
Missouri 8 A. S. J. Carnahan Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Parke M. Banta (R) 51.1%
A. S. J. Carnahan (D) 48.9%
Missouri 9 Clarence Cannon Democratic 1922 Re-elected Clarence Cannon (D) 53.9%
William Barton (R) 46.1%
Missouri 10 Orville Zimmerman Democratic 1934 Re-elected Orville Zimmerman (D) 60.6%
Walter K. Dillon (R) 39.4%
Missouri 11 John B. Sullivan Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Claude I. Bakewell (R) 50.7%
John B. Sullivan (D) 49.1%
Foster (Proh) 0.2%
Anastasoff (Soc-Lab) 0.07%
Missouri 12 Walter C. Ploeser Republican 1940 Re-elected Walter C. Ploeser (R) 58.2%
Henry W. Simpson (D) 41.8%
Genck (Soc-Lab) 0.06%
Missouri 13 John J. Cochran Democratic 1926 Retired
Democratic hold
Frank M. Karsten (D) 54.7%
Alfred L. Grattendick (R) 45.2%
Kochendorfer (Soc-Lab) 0.06%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Montana 1 Mike Mansfield Democratic 1942 Re-elected Mike Mansfield (D) 57.6%
Walter R. Rankin (R) 42.4%
Montana 2 Wesley A. D'Ewart Republican 1945 Re-elected Wesley A. D'Ewart (R) 54.1%
John J. Holmes (D) 45.1%
Edgar M. Spriggs (S) 0.8%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Nebraska 1 Carl T. Curtis Republican 1938 Re-elected Carl T. Curtis (R) 66.4%
William H. Meier (D) 33.6%
Nebraska 2 Howard Buffett Republican 1942 Re-elected Howard Buffett (R) 58.3%
Frank A. Jelen (D) 41.7%
Nebraska 3 Karl Stefan Republican 1934 Re-elected Karl Stefan (R) 72.2%
Hans O. Jensen (D) 22.7%
Paul Burke (I) 5.1%
Nebraska 4 Arthur L. Miller Republican 1942 Re-elected Arthur L. Miller (R) 71.3%
Stanley D. Long (D) 28.7%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Nevada At-large Berkeley L. Bunker Democratic 1944 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Republican gain
Charles H. Russell (R) 58.8%
Malcolm McEachin (D) 41.2%

New Hampshire

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
New Hampshire 1 Chester Earl Merrow Republican 1942 Re-elected Chester Earl Merrow (R) 59.7%
Josaphet T. Benoit (D) 40.3%
New Hampshire 2 Sherman Adams Republican 1944 Retired to run for Governor
Republican hold
Norris Cotton (R) 64.9%
Patrick J. Hinchey (D) 35.1%

New Jersey

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
New Jersey 1 Charles A. Wolverton Republican 1926 Re-elected Charles A. Wolverton (R) 63.5%
George F. Neutze (D) 36.5%
New Jersey 2 T. Millet Hand Republican 1944 Re-elected T. Millet Hand (R) 67.1%
Edward T. Keeley (D) 32.9%
New Jersey 3 James C. Auchincloss Republican 1942 Re-elected James C. Auchincloss (R) 64.9%
John W. Zimmermann (D) 33.4%
W. Vincent Timberman (Justice) 1.7%
New Jersey 4 Frank A. Mathews, Jr. Republican 1945 Re-elected Frank A. Mathews, Jr. (R) 52.6%
Charles R. Howell (D) 47.4%
New Jersey 5 Charles A. Eaton Republican 1924 Re-elected Charles A. Eaton (R) 61.3%
John J. George (D) 38.5%
Charles K. Ely (Proh) 0.1%
New Jersey 6 Clifford P. Case Republican 1944 Re-elected Clifford P. Case (R) 64.7%
Walter H. Van Hoesen (D) 33.0%
Margaret Cameron Lowe (Proh) 1.5%
Robert Ensel (C) 0.8%
New Jersey 7 J. Parnell Thomas Republican 1936 Re-elected J. Parnell Thomas (R) 69.0%
Robert B. Meyner (D) 31.0%
New Jersey 8 Gordon Canfield Republican 1940 Re-elected Gordon Canfield (R) 70.5%
John V. Breslin (D) 28.2%
Peter J. Toth (No Foreign Loans) 0.5%
Nathan Liss (C) 0.5%
Henry T. Lun (Soc-Lab) 0.4%
New Jersey 9 Harry Lancaster Towe Republican 1942 Re-elected Harry Lancaster Towe (R) 69.1%
John M. Mehler (D) 30.9%
New Jersey 10 Fred A. Hartley, Jr. Republican 1928 Re-elected Fred A. Hartley, Jr. (R) 52.5%
Peter W. Rodino, Jr. (D) 45.7%
Louise K. Leach (Proh) 1.3%
Morton D. Bluestone (S) 0.4%
New Jersey 11 Frank Sundstrom Republican 1942 Re-elected Frank Sundstrom (R) 60.4%
Robert F. J. McGarry (D) 37.5%
Gertrude L. Riger (S) 1.6%
William E. Bohannon (Socialist Workers) 0.4%
Wesley U. Morris (Proh) 0.2%
New Jersey 12 Robert W. Kean Republican 1938 Re-elected Robert W. Kean (R) 63.6%
Raymond C. Connell (D) 34.7%
Alice Ostrow (S) 1.6%
William H. Farrell (Proh) 0.2%
New Jersey 13 Mary Teresa Norton Democratic 1924 Re-elected Mary Teresa Norton (D) 64.4%
John A. Jones (R) 33.7%
Arlene Phillips (Socialist Workers) 1.5%
Sol Potegol (C) 0.3%
William S. Dowd ($250 State Bonds) 0.1%
New Jersey 14 Edward J. Hart Democratic 1934 Re-elected Edward J. Hart (D) 63.2%
Edward P. Nicolay (R) 36.4%
Joseph Fischer (C) 0.4%

New Mexico

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
New Mexico At-large Antonio M. Fernandez Democratic 1942 Re-elected Georgia Lee Lusk (D) 26.4%
Antonio M. Fernandez (D) 26.0%
Earl Douglas (R) 24.1%
Herman G. Baca (R) 23.5%
New Mexico At-large Clinton Presba Anderson Democratic 1940 Resigned when appointed Secretary of Agriculture
Democratic hold

New York

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
New York 1 Edgar A. Sharp Republican 1944 Retired
Republican hold
W. Kingsland Macy (R) 77.3%
Eugene T. O'Neill (D) 22.7%
New York 2 Leonard W. Hall Republican 1938 Re-elected Leonard W. Hall (R) 78.4%
Josephine U. Mayes (D) 21.6%
New York 3 Henry J. Latham Republican 1944 Re-elected Henry J. Latham (R) 69.7%
Aloysius J. Maickel (D) 22.6%
Herbert Shingler (American Labor) 4.8%
William L. Munger (Liberal) 2.9%
New York 4 William Bernard Barry Democratic 1935 Died in office
Republican gain
Gregory McMahon (R) 53.3%
Emily B. Barry (D) 35.6%
George H. Rooney (American Labor) 6.9%
Nash Starr (Liberal) 4.1%
New York 5 James A. Roe Democratic 1944 Retired
Republican gain
Robert Tripp Ross (R) 53.0%
James A. Phillips (D) 47.0%
New York 6 James J. Delaney Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Robert Nodar, Jr. (R) 53.8%
James J. Delaney (D) 46.2%
New York 7 John J. Delaney Democratic 1931 Re-elected John J. Delaney (D) 57.5%
Roy M. D. Richardson (R) 42.5%
New York 8 Joseph L. Pfeifer Democratic 1934 Re-elected Joseph L. Pfeifer (D) 53.9%
Paul W. Williams (R) 46.1%
New York 9 Eugene James Keogh Democratic 1936 Re-elected Eugene James Keogh (D) 48.6%
Samuel R. Scialabba (R) 32.1%
Anthony Scimeca (American Labor) 19.3%
New York 10 Andrew Lawrence Somers Democratic 1924 Re-elected Andrew Lawrence Somers (D) 57.9%
Victor Wichum (R) 33.8%
August Claessens (Liberal) 8.3%
New York 11 James J. Heffernan Democratic 1940 Re-elected James J. Heffernan (D) 60.4%
Alfred C. McKenzie (R) 39.6%
New York 12 John J. Rooney Democratic 1944 Re-elected John J. Rooney (D) 54.0%
Vincent J. Longhi (R) 46.0%
New York 13 Donald L. O'Toole Democratic 1936 Re-elected Donald L. O'Toole (D) 53.5%
Charles H. Weadon (R) 46.5%
New York 14 Leo F. Rayfiel Democratic 1944 Re-elected Leo F. Rayfiel (D) 75.0%
Robert H. Thayer (R) 25.0%
New York 15 Emanuel Celler Democratic 1922 Re-elected Emanuel Celler (D) 79.4%
Lauri T. Laisi (R) 20.4%
Max Schachtman (Workers) 0.2%
New York 16 Ellsworth B. Buck Republican 1944 Re-elected Ellsworth B. Buck (R) 61.2%
John Burry (D) 38.8%
New York 17 Joseph C. Baldwin Republican 1941 Lost renomination
Republican hold
Frederic Rene Coudert, Jr. (R) 57.5%
Myron Sulzberger, Jr. (D) 34.2%
Joseph C. Baldwin (American Labor) 8.3%
New York 18 Vito Marcantonio Labor 1938 Re-elected Vito Marcantonio (American Labor) 54.2%
Frederick V. P. Bryan (R) 45.8%
New York 19 Arthur George Klein Democratic February 19, 1946
Re-elected Arthur George Klein (D) 71.4%
William I. Lehrfeld (R) 28.6%
New York 20 Sol Bloom Democratic 1923 Re-elected Sol Bloom (D) 61.1%
Jules J. Justin (R) 38.9%
New York 21 James H. Torrens Democratic 1944 Retired
Republican gain
Jacob K. Javits (R) 46.0%
Daniel Flynn (D) 39.9%
Eugene P. Connolly (D) 14.1%
New York 22 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Democratic 1944 Re-elected Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (D) 62.5%
Grant Reynolds (R) 37.5%
New York 23 Walter A. Lynch Democratic 1940 Re-elected Walter A. Lynch (D) 43.4%
Peter Wynne (R) 25.2%
David A. Schlossberg (American Labor) 20.8%
William Macks (Liberal) 10.6%
New York 24 Benjamin J. Rabin Democratic 1944 Re-elected Benjamin J. Rabin (D) 44.2%
Roy Soden (American Labor) 27.2%
David Scher (R) 19.0%
Bennie Benedick (Liberal) 9.6%
New York 25 Charles A. Buckley Democratic 1934 Re-elected Charles A. Buckley (D) 32.5%
Charles Garside (R) 32.3%
Edward V. Morand (American Labor) 17.5%
Ira J. Palestine (Liberal) 10.9%
John A. Dewey, Jr. (Veterans) 6.8%
New York 26 Peter A. Quinn Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
David M. Potts (R) 44.1%
Peter A. Quinn (D) 37.3%
Gerald O'Reilly (American Labor) 13.2%
Augustus Batten (Liberal) 5.4%
New York 27 Ralph W. Gwinn Republican 1944 Re-elected Ralph W. Gwinn (R) 68.5%
Francis X. Nulty (D) 31.5%
New York 28 Ralph A. Gamble Republican 1937 Re-elected Ralph A. Gamble (R) 75.4%
Morris Karnes (D) 24.6%
New York 29 Augustus W. Bennet Republican 1944 Lost renomination
Republican hold
Katharine St. George (R) 58.2%
James K. Welsh (D) 38.4%
Bryce Oliver (American Labor) 3.4%
New York 30 Jay Le Fevre Republican 1942 Re-elected Jay Le Fevre (R) 69.5%
John F. Killgrew (D) 30.5%
New York 31 Bernard W. Kearney Republican 1942 Re-elected Bernard W. Kearney (R) 59.2%
Carroll A. Gardner (D) 40.8%
New York 32 William T. Byrne Democratic 1936 Re-elected William T. Byrne (D) 55.1%
William K. Sanford (R) 44.9%
New York 33 Dean P. Taylor Republican 1942 Re-elected Dean P. Taylor (R) 69.9%
David J. Fitzgerald (D) 30.1%
New York 34 Clarence E. Kilburn Republican 1940 Re-elected Clarence E. Kilburn (R) 73.0%
William G. Houk (D) 25.4%
Carl H. Bogardus (American Labor) 1.6%
New York 35 Hadwen C. Fuller Republican 1943 Re-elected Hadwen C. Fuller (R) 54.3%
Frank A. Emma (D) 45.7%
New York 36 Clarence E. Hancock Republican 1927 Retired
Republican hold
R. Walter Riehlman (R) 63.3%
Lawson Barnes (D) 36.7%
New York 37 Edwin Arthur Hall Republican 1939 Re-elected Edwin Arthur Hall (R) 71.7%
Charles R. Wilson (D) 28.3%
New York 38 John Taber Republican 1922 Re-elected John Taber (R) 72.1%
George T. Franklin (D) 27.9%
New York 39 W. Sterling Cole Republican 1934 Re-elected W. Sterling Cole (R) 72.5%
William Heidt, Jr. (D) 27.5%
New York 40 George F. Rogers Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Kenneth B. Keating (R) 60.5%
George F. Rogers (D) 39.5%
New York 41 James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr. Republican 1932 Re-elected James Wolcott Wadsworth, Jr. (R) 71.5%
Charles J. Reap (D) 28.5%
New York 42 Walter Gresham Andrews Republican 1930 Re-elected Walter Gresham Andrews (R) 62.5%
William R. Lupton (D) 37.5%
New York 43 Edward J. Elsaesser Republican 1944 Re-elected Edward J. Elsaesser (R) 62.6%
Charles P. McCabe (D) 33.2%
George J. Young (American Labor) 4.2%
New York 44 John Cornelius Butler Republican 1941 Re-elected John Cornelius Butler (R) 57.5%
James B. Downey (D) 42.5%
New York 45 Daniel A. Reed Republican 1918 Re-elected Daniel A. Reed (R) 70.4%
Joseph E. Proudman (D) 26.7%
Carl William Lundberg (Veterans) 2.9%

North Carolina

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
North Carolina 1 Herbert Covington Bonner Democratic 1940 Re-elected Herbert Covington Bonner (D) 89.2%
Zeno Ratcliff (R) 10.8%
North Carolina 2 John H. Kerr Democratic 1923 Re-elected John H. Kerr (D) Unopposed
North Carolina 3 Graham Arthur Barden Democratic 1934 Re-elected Graham Arthur Barden (D) 66.7%
H. B. Kornegay (R) 33.3%
North Carolina 4 Harold D. Cooley Democratic 1934 Re-elected Harold D. Cooley (D) 65.7%
Ben L. Spence (R) 34.3%
North Carolina 5 John Hamlin Folger Democratic 1941 Re-elected John Hamlin Folger (D) 62.9%
S. Evan Hall (R) 37.1%
North Carolina 6 Carl T. Durham Democratic 1938 Re-elected Carl T. Durham (D) 63.4%
A. A. McDonald (R) 36.6%
North Carolina 7 J. Bayard Clark Democratic 1928 Re-elected J. Bayard Clark (D) 73.9%
H. Edmund Rogers (R) 26.1%
North Carolina 8 Eliza Jane Pratt Democratic May 25, 1946
Democratic hold
Charles B. Deane (D) 54.2%
Joseph H. Whicker (R) 45.8%
North Carolina 9 Robert L. Doughton Democratic 1910 Re-elected Robert L. Doughton (D) 54.9%
Clyde R. Greene (R) 45.1%
North Carolina 10 Sam Ervin Democratic January 22, 1946
Democratic hold
Hamilton C. Jones (D) 53.8%
P. C. Burkholder (R) 46.2%
North Carolina 11 Alfred L. Bulwinkle Democratic 1930 Re-elected Alfred L. Bulwinkle (D) 58.5%
C. Y. Nanney, Jr. (R) 41.5%
North Carolina 12 Zebulon Weaver Democratic 1930 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Monroe Minor Redden (D) 60.5%
Guy Weaver (R) 39.5%

North Dakota

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
North Dakota At-large William Lemke Republican 1942 Re-elected William Lemke (R) 37.3%
Charles R. Robertson (R) 36.9%
James M. Hanley (D) 14.9%
Edwin Cooper (D) 10.8%
North Dakota At-large Charles R. Robertson Republican 1944 Re-elected


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Ohio 1 Charles H. Elston Republican 1938 Re-elected Charles H. Elston (R) 64.2%
G. Andrews Espy (D) 35.8%
Ohio 2 William E. Hess Republican 1938 Re-elected William E. Hess (R) 63.2%
Francis G. Davis (D) 36.8%
Ohio 3 Edward J. Gardner Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Raymond H. Burke (R) 52.0%
Edward J. Gardner (D) 48.0%
Ohio 4 Robert Franklin Jones Republican 1938 Re-elected Robert Franklin Jones (R) 59.2%
Merl J. Bragg (D) 40.8%
Ohio 5 Cliff Clevenger Republican 1938 Re-elected Cliff Clevenger (R) 60.3%
Willard Thomas (D) 39.7%
Ohio 6 Edward O. McCowen Republican 1942 Re-elected Edward O. McCowen (R) 54.8%
Franklin E. Smith (D) 45.2%
Ohio 7 Clarence J. Brown Republican 1938 Re-elected Clarence J. Brown (R) 68.0%
Carl H. Ehl (D) 32.0%
Ohio 8 Frederick C. Smith Republican 1938 Re-elected Frederick C. Smith (R) 64.0%
John T. Siemon (D) 36.0%
Ohio 9 Homer A. Ramey Republican 1942 Re-elected Homer A. Ramey (R) 50.1%
Michael V. DiSalle (D) 49.9%
Ohio 10 Thomas A. Jenkins Republican 1924 Re-elected Thomas A. Jenkins (R) 66.6%
H. A. McCown (D) 33.4%
Ohio 11 Walter E. Brehm Republican 1942 Re-elected Walter E. Brehm (R) 60.6%
Lester S. Reid (D) 39.4%
Ohio 12 John M. Vorys Republican 1938 Re-elected John M. Vorys (R) 62.0%
Arthur P. Lamneck (D) 38.0%
Ohio 13 Alvin F. Weichel Republican 1942 Re-elected Alvin F. Weichel (R) 72.1%
Frank W. Thomas (D) 27.9%
Ohio 14 Walter B. Huber Democratic 1944 Re-elected Walter B. Huber (D) 52.6%
Fred W. Danner (R) 46.4%
Harry Hurtt, Jr. (I) 1.0%
Ohio 15 Percy W. Griffiths Republican 1942 Re-elected Percy W. Griffiths (R) 53.2%
Robert T. Secrest (D) 46.8%
Ohio 16 William R. Thom Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Henderson H. Carson (R) 55.8%
William R. Thom (D) 44.2%
Ohio 17 J. Harry McGregor Republican 1940 Re-elected J. Harry McGregor (R) 65.3%
Wesley W. Purdy (D) 34.7%
Ohio 18 Earl R. Lewis Republican 1942 Re-elected Earl R. Lewis (R) 58.8%
Eugene A. Blum (D) 41.2%
Ohio 19 Michael J. Kirwan Democratic 1936 Re-elected Michael J. Kirwan (D) 59.9%
Norman W. Adams (R) 40.1%
Ohio 20 Michael A. Feighan Democratic 1942 Re-elected Michael A. Feighan (D) 67.0%
Walter E. Obert (R) 33.0%
Ohio 21 Robert Crosser Democratic 1922 Re-elected Robert Crosser (D) 64.0%
James S. Hudec (R) 36.0%
Ohio 22 Frances P. Bolton Republican 1940 Re-elected Frances P. Bolton (R) 69.1%
Earl Heffley (D) 27.3%
Matthew DeMore (I) 3.6%
Ohio At-large George H. Bender Republican 1938 Re-elected George H. Bender (R) 59.5%
William M. Boyd (D) 40.5%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Oklahoma 1 George B. Schwabe Republican 1944 Re-elected George B. Schwabe (R) 54.5%
Oras A. Shaw (D) 45.5%
Oklahoma 2 William G. Stigler Democratic 1944 Re-elected William G. Stigler (D) 63.1%
Ferd P. Snider (R) 36.9%
Oklahoma 3 Paul Stewart Democratic 1942 Retired
Democratic hold
Carl Albert (D) 85.0%
Eleanor L. Watson (R) 15.0%
Oklahoma 4 Lyle Boren Democratic 1936 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Glen D. Johnson (D) 64.4%
Pliney S. Frye (R) 35.6%
Oklahoma 5 A. S. Mike Monroney Democratic 1938 Re-elected A. S. Mike Monroney (D) 52.0%
Carmon C. Harris (R) 48.0%
Oklahoma 6 Jed Johnson Democratic 1926 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Toby Morris (D) 65.6%
Joe Hart, Jr. (R) 34.4%
Oklahoma 7 Victor Wickersham Democratic 1941 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Preston E. Peden (D) 78.7%
J. Warren White (R) 21.3%
Oklahoma 8 Ross Rizley Republican 1940 Re-elected Ross Rizley (R) 54.8%
Tom Hieronymus (D) 45.2%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Oregon 1 A. Walter Norblad Republican January 18, 1946
Re-elected A. Walter Norblad (R) 72.0%
Lyman Ross (D) 28.0%
Oregon 2 Lowell Stockman Republican 1942 Re-elected Lowell Stockman (R) 67.4%
Lamar Townsend (D) 32.6%
Oregon 3 Homer D. Angell Republican 1938 Re-elected Homer D. Angell (R) 56.7%
Lew Wallace (D) 43.3%
Oregon 4 Harris Ellsworth Republican 1942 Re-elected Harris Ellsworth (R) 69.2%
Louis Aubrey Wood (D) 30.8%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Pennsylvania 1 William A. Barrett Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
James A. Gallagher (R) 57.3%
William A. Barrett (D) 42.7%
Pennsylvania 2 William T. Granahan Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Robert N. McGarvey (R) 51.4%
William T. Granahan (D) 48.6%
Pennsylvania 3 Michael J. Bradley Democratic 1936 Retired
Republican gain
Hardie Scott (R) 62.1%
Albert S. Townsend (D) 37.9%
Pennsylvania 4 John E. Sheridan Democratic 1939 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Franklin J. Maloney (R) 50.2%
John E. Sheridan (D) 44.6%
John K. Rice (Citizens) 5.2%
Pennsylvania 5 William J. Green, Jr. Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
George W. Sarbacher, Jr. (R) 56.9%
William J. Green, Jr. (D) 43.1%
Pennsylvania 6 Herbert J. McGlinchey Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Hugh Scott (R) 58.5%
Herbert J. McGlinchey (D) 41.5%
Pennsylvania 7 James Wolfenden Republican 1928 Retired
Republican hold
E. Wallace Chadwick (R) 66.5%
Vernon O'Rourke (D) 33.5%
Pennsylvania 8 Charles L. Gerlach Republican 1938 Re-elected Charles L. Gerlach (R) 58.9%
Henry Chapin (D) 41.1%
Pennsylvania 9 J. Roland Kinzer Republican 1930 Retired
Republican hold
Paul B. Dague (R) 72.7%
Edgar Campbell (D) 27.3%
Pennsylvania 10 John W. Murphy Democratic 1942 Resigned to become judge of Middle District of Pennsylvania
Republican gain
James P. Scoblick (R) 51.0%
Frank X. Murray (D) 49.0%
Pennsylvania 11 Daniel J. Flood Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Mitchell Jenkins (R) 50.8%
Daniel J. Flood (D) 49.2%
Pennsylvania 12 Ivor D. Fenton Republican 1938 Re-elected Ivor D. Fenton (R) 62.7%
Ralph M. Bashore (D) 37.3%
Pennsylvania 13 Daniel K. Hoch Democratic 1942 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Frederick A. Muhlenberg (R) 54.6%
Daniel K. Hoch (D) 41.0%
Raymond S. Hofses (S) 4.4%
Pennsylvania 14 Wilson D. Gillette Republican 1941 Re-elected Wilson D. Gillette (R) 67.4%
James S. Fields (D) 32.6%
Pennsylvania 15 Robert F. Rich Republican 1944 Re-elected Robert F. Rich (R) 68.5%
Richard F. Hartzell (D) 31.5%
Pennsylvania 16 Samuel K. McConnell, Jr. Republican 1944 Re-elected Samuel K. McConnell, Jr. (R) 74.4%
William L. Batt, Jr. (D) 25.6%
Pennsylvania 17 Richard M. Simpson Republican 1937 Re-elected Richard M. Simpson (R) 66.2%
Lowell H. Alexander (D) 33.8%
Pennsylvania 18 John C. Kunkel Republican 1938 Re-elected John C. Kunkel (R) 69.0%
William B. Freeland (D) 31.0%
Pennsylvania 19 Leon H. Gavin Republican 1942 Re-elected Leon H. Gavin (R) 68.0%
Lloyd N. Hugh (D) 29.8%
R. S. Byers (Proh) 2.1%
Pennsylvania 20 Francis E. Walter Democratic 1932 Re-elected Francis E. Walter (D) 52.5%
Norman A. Peil (R) 47.5%
Pennsylvania 21 Chester H. Gross Republican 1942 Re-elected Chester H. Gross (R) 52.0%
John W. Brehm (D) 48.0%
Pennsylvania 22 D. Emmert Brumbaugh Republican 1943 Retired
Republican hold
James E. Van Zandt (R) 65.9%
John A. Shartle (D) 34.1%
Pennsylvania 23 Carl Henry Hoffman Republican May 21, 1946
Republican hold
William J. Crow (R) 52.9%
John W. Rankin (D) 47.1%
Pennsylvania 24 Thomas E. Morgan Democratic 1944 Re-elected Thomas E. Morgan (D) 56.8%
Roy A. Purviance (R) 43.2%
Pennsylvania 25 Louis E. Graham Republican 1938 Re-elected Louis E. Graham (R) 58.8%
Samuel G. Neff (D) 41.2%
Pennsylvania 26 Harve Tibbott Republican 1938 Re-elected Harve Tibbott (R) 54.6%
Thomas A. Owens (D) 45.4%
Pennsylvania 27 Augustine B. Kelley Democratic 1940 Re-elected Augustine B. Kelley (D) 52.9%
Roy C. McKenna (R) 47.1%
Pennsylvania 28 Robert L. Rodgers Republican 1938 Lost renomination
Republican hold
Carroll D. Kearns (R) 63.9%
Charles W. Webb (D) 36.1%
Pennsylvania 29 Howard E. Campbell Republican 1944 Lost renomination
Republican hold
John McDowell (R) 53.5%
Harry J. Davenport (D) 46.5%
Pennsylvania 30 Robert J. Corbett Republican 1944 Re-elected Robert J. Corbett (R) 60.1%
James W. Knox (D) 39.9%
Pennsylvania 31 James G. Fulton Republican 1944 Re-elected James G. Fulton (R) 63.8%
Edward A. Schultz (D) 36.2%
Pennsylvania 32 Herman P. Eberharter Democratic 1936 Re-elected Herman P. Eberharter (D) 62.8%
Ignatius J. Pillart (R) 37.2%
Pennsylvania 33 Frank Buchanan Democratic May 21, 1946
Re-elected Frank Buchanan (D) 57.9%
John Robert Brown, Jr. (R) 42.1%

Rhode Island

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Rhode Island 1 Aime Forand Democratic 1940 Re-elected Aime Forand (D) 56.7%
Raymond A. Mailloux (R) 42.6%
Charles R. Napier (Constitutional Government) 0.7%
Rhode Island 2 John E. Fogarty Democratic 1940 Re-elected John E. Fogarty (D) 52.7%
John J. Kelly, Jr. (R) 47.3%

South Carolina

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
South Carolina 1 L. Mendel Rivers Democratic 1940 Re-elected L. Mendel Rivers (D) Unopposed
South Carolina 2 John J. Riley Democratic 1944 Re-elected John J. Riley (D) Unopposed
South Carolina 3 Butler B. Hare Democratic 1938 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
William Jennings Bryan Dorn (D) Unopposed
South Carolina 4 Joseph R. Bryson Democratic 1938 Re-elected Joseph R. Bryson (D) Unopposed
South Carolina 5 James P. Richards Democratic 1932 Re-elected James P. Richards (D) Unopposed
South Carolina 6 John L. McMillan Democratic 1938 Re-elected John L. McMillan (D) 96.9%
James R. Prioleau (Prog) 2.4%
Leroy Dimery (I) 0.7%

South Dakota

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
South Dakota 1 Karl E. Mundt Republican 1938 Re-elected Karl E. Mundt (R) 61.5%
Merton B. Tice (D) 38.5%
South Dakota 2 Francis H. Case Republican 1936 Re-elected Francis H. Case (R) 69.7%
John P. Reinhard (D) 30.3%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Tennessee 1 B. Carroll Reece Republican 1932 Retired
Republican hold
Dayton E. Phillips (R) Unopposed
Tennessee 2 John Jennings Republican 1939 Re-elected John Jennings (R) 84.0%
James Douglas Wyrick (I) 16.0%
Tennessee 3 Estes Kefauver Democratic 1939 Re-elected Estes Kefauver (D) 90.8%
George Bagwell (I) 9.2%
Tennessee 4 Albert Gore, Sr. Democratic 1938 Re-elected Albert Gore, Sr. (D) 67.5%
H. E. McLean (R) 32.5%
Tennessee 5 Harold Earthman Democratic 1944 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Joe L. Evins (D) Unopposed
Tennessee 6 Percy Priest Democratic 1940 Re-elected Percy Priest (D) 77.1%
Will T. Perry (R) 22.9%
Tennessee 7 W. Wirt Courtney Democratic 1939 Re-elected W. Wirt Courtney (D) Unopposed
Tennessee 8 Tom J. Murray Democratic 1942 Re-elected Tom J. Murray (D) Unopposed
Tennessee 9 Jere Cooper Democratic 1928 Re-elected Jere Cooper (D) Unopposed
Tennessee 10 Clifford Davis Democratic 1940 Re-elected Clifford Davis (D) Unopposed


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Texas 1 Wright Patman Democratic 1928 Re-elected Wright Patman (D) Unopposed
Texas 2 Jesse M. Combs Democratic 1944 Re-elected Jesse M. Combs (D) 96.2%
Don Parker (R) 3.8%
Texas 3 Lindley Beckworth Democratic 1938 Re-elected Lindley Beckworth (D) Unopposed
Texas 4 Sam Rayburn Democratic 1912 Re-elected Sam Rayburn (D) 93.7%
Floyd Harry (R) 6.3%
Texas 5 Hatton W. Sumners Democratic 1914 Retired
Democratic hold
Joseph Franklin Wilson (D) 75.8%
Lewis W. Stayart (R) 24.2%
Texas 6 Luther A. Johnson Democratic 1922 Resigned when appointed to United States Tax Court
Democratic hold
Olin E. Teague (D) Unopposed
Texas 7 Tom Pickett Democratic 1944 Re-elected Tom Pickett (D) Unopposed
Texas 8 Albert Richard Thomas Democratic 1936 Re-elected Albert Richard Thomas (D) 90.8%
Richard F. Burns (R) 9.2%
Texas 9 Joseph J. Mansfield Democratic 1916 Re-elected Joseph J. Mansfield (D) Unopposed
Texas 10 Lyndon B. Johnson Democratic 1937 Re-elected Lyndon B. Johnson (D) Unopposed
Texas 11 William R. Poage Democratic 1936 Re-elected William R. Poage (D) Unopposed
Texas 12 Fritz G. Lanham Democratic 1919 Retired
Democratic hold
Wingate H. Lucas (D) 87.7%
Elton M. Hyder (R) 12.3%
Texas 13 Ed Gossett Democratic 1938 Re-elected Ed Gossett (D) Unopposed
Texas 14 John E. Lyle, Jr. Democratic 1944 Re-elected John E. Lyle, Jr. (D) Unopposed
Texas 15 Milton H. West Democratic 1933 Re-elected Milton H. West (D) Unopposed
Texas 16 R. Ewing Thomason Democratic 1930 Re-elected R. Ewing Thomason (D) Unopposed
Texas 17 Sam M. Russell Democratic 1940 Retired
Democratic hold
Omar Burleson (D) Unopposed
Texas 18 Eugene Worley Democratic 1940 Re-elected Eugene Worley (D) 74.0%
Frank T. O'Brien (R) 26.0%
Texas 19 George H. Mahon Democratic 1934 Re-elected George H. Mahon (D) 94.6%
Mohler D. Temple (R) 5.4%
Texas 20 Paul J. Kilday Democratic 1938 Re-elected Paul J. Kilday (D) Unopposed
Texas 21 O. C. Fisher Democratic 1942 Re-elected O. C. Fisher (D) Unopposed


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Utah 1 Walter K. Granger Democratic 1940 Re-elected Walter K. Granger (D) 50.1%
David J. Wilson (R) 49.9%
Utah 2 J. W. Robinson Democratic 1932 Lost re-election
Republican gain
William A. Dawson (R) 52.7%
J. W. Robinson (D) 47.3%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Vermont At-large Charles Albert Plumley Republican 1934 Re-elected Charles Albert Plumley (R) 64.3%
Matthew J. Caldbeck (D) 35.7%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Virginia 1 S. Otis Bland Democratic 1918 Re-elected S. Otis Bland (D) 75.0%
Walter Johnson (R) 25.0%
Virginia 2 Ralph Hunter Daughton Democratic 1944 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Porter Hardy, Jr. (D) 65.7%
Sidney H. Kelsey (R) 34.3%
Virginia 3 J. Vaughan Gary Democratic 1945 Re-elected J. Vaughan Gary (D) 73.3%
Earle Lutz (R) 26.7%
Virginia 4 Patrick H. Drewry Democratic 1920 Re-elected Patrick H. Drewry (D) 87.1%
Andrew S. Condrey (R) 12.9%
Virginia 5 Thomas G. Burch Democratic 1930 Appointed to U.S. Senate
Democratic hold
Thomas Bahnson Stanley (D) 73.5%
William L. Creasy (R) 26.5%
Virginia 6 James Lindsay Almond, Jr. Democratic February 25, 1946
Re-elected James Lindsay Almond, Jr. (D) 64.8%
Frank R. Angell (R) 34.3%
Ruby Mae Wilkes (S) 0.9%
Virginia 7 Absalom Willis Robertson Democratic 1932 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Democratic hold
Burr Harrison (D) 62.3%
Karl Jenkins (R) 37.7%
Virginia 8 Howard W. Smith Democratic 1930 Re-elected Howard W. Smith (D) 62.1%
Lawrence Michael (R) 37.9%
Virginia 9 John W. Flannagan, Jr. Democratic 1930 Re-elected John W. Flannagan, Jr. (D) 51.8%
S. H. Sutherland (R) 43.1%
John Albert Goodpasture, Jr. (I) 5.1%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Washington 1 Hugh De Lacy Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Homer R. Jones (R) 63.8%
Hugh De Lacy (D) 36.2%
Washington 2 Henry M. Jackson Democratic 1940 Re-elected Henry M. Jackson (D) 53.1%
Payson Peterson (R) 46.9%
Washington 3 Charles R. Savage Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Fred B. Norman (R) 53.9%
Charles R. Savage (D) 46.1%
Washington 4 Hal Holmes Republican 1942 Re-elected Hal Holmes (R) 67.6%
Earl S. Coe (D) 32.4%
Washington 5 Walt Horan Republican 1942 Re-elected Walt Horan (R) 61.3%
John T. Little (D) 36.5%
Knute Hill (Ind Prog) 2.1%
Washington 6 John M. Coffee Democratic 1936 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Thor C. Tollefson (R) 53.9%
John M. Coffee (D) 46.1%

West Virginia

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
West Virginia 1 Matthew M. Neely Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Francis J. Love (R) 53.1%
Matthew M. Neely (D) 46.9%
West Virginia 2 Jennings Randolph Democratic 1932 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Melvin C. Snyder (R) 51.4%
Jennings Randolph (D) 48.6%
West Virginia 3 Cleveland M. Bailey Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Edward G. Rohrbough (R) 51.5%
Cleveland M. Bailey (D) 48.5%
West Virginia 4 Hubert S. Ellis Republican 1942 Re-elected Hubert S. Ellis (R) 52.6%
M. G. Burnside (D) 47.4%
West Virginia 5 John Kee Democratic 1932 Re-elected John Kee (D) 56.9%
Hartley Sanders (R) 43.1%
West Virginia 6 E. H. Hedrick Democratic 1944 Re-elected E. H. Hedrick (D) 52.9%
Harold H. Neff (R) 47.1%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Wisconsin 1 Lawrence H. Smith Republican 1941 Re-elected Lawrence H. Smith (R) 56.5%
John R. Redstrom (D) 42.8%
Lars P. Christensen (S) 0.7%
Wisconsin 2 Robert Kirkland Henry Republican 1944 Re-elected Robert Kirkland Henry (R) 62.9%
William G. Rice (D) 36.3%
Ayer T. Wallace (S) 0.9%
Wisconsin 3 William H. Stevenson Republican 1940 Re-elected William H. Stevenson (R) 96.1%
Walter L. Alexander (S) 3.9%
Wisconsin 4 Thaddeus Wasielewski Democratic 1940 Lost renomination
Defeated as Independent
Republican gain
John C. Brophy (R) 36.5%
Edmund C. Bobrowicz (D) 33.0%
Thaddeus Wasielewski (I) 28.6%
George E. Helberg (S) 1.8%
Wisconsin 5 Andrew Biemiller Democratic 1944 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Charles J. Kersten (R) 54.1%
Andrew Biemiller (D) 42.3%
Frank P. Zeidler (S) 3.6%
Wisconsin 6 Frank B. Keefe Republican 1938 Re-elected Frank B. Keefe (R) 64.2%
Edwin W. Webster (D) 34.7%
Rudolph Renn (S) 1.1%
Wisconsin 7 Reid F. Murray Republican 1938 Re-elected Reid F. Murray (R) 71.6%
Elmer E. Fraley (D) 27.8%
John A. Pearson, Jr. (S) 0.6%
Wisconsin 8 John W. Byrnes Republican 1944 Re-elected John W. Byrnes (R) 64.7%
Martin J. Young (D) 35.3%
Wisconsin 9 Merlin Hull Republican 1934 Re-elected Merlin Hull (R) 99.0%
Adolph Maassen (S) 1.0%
Wisconsin 10 Alvin E. O'Konski Republican 1942 Re-elected Alvin E. O'Konski (R) 53.0%
Henry J. Berquist (D) 42.4%
Eugene R. Princeton (I) 3.9%
Adolph F. Kreie (S) 0.7%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Wyoming At-large Frank A. Barrett Republican 1942 Re-elected Frank A. Barrett (R) 56.0%
John J. McIntyre (D) 44.0%


  1. September 9, 1946 in Maine
  2. Leuchtenburg, William E. (November 2006). "New Faces of 1946: An unpopular president. A war-weary people. In the midterm elections of 60 years ago, voters took aim at incumbents". Smithsonian (magazine). Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution. p. 2 of 5. Retrieved May 12, 2009. On October 14, scarcely more than three weeks before midterm elections, Truman bit the bullet. Even when his approval rating dropped to 32 percent, he had told reporters that controls were indispensable. On this night, however, speaking to the largest radio audience since the end of the war, Truman lashed out at "the few men in Congress who, in the service of selfish interests, have been determined for some time to wreck price controls no matter what the cost might be to our people." Then he stunned the nation by announcing that he was lifting controls on meat. With the lid off, prices skyrocketed. The New York Daily News headlined: PRICES SOAR, BUYERS SORE/STEERS JUMP OVER THE MOON. Brickbats flew at the president. "Brother," said Ohio's Clarence J. Brown, chair of the Republican Congressional Committee, "the tide is sweepin' our way."
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