United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1932

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The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1932 was an election for California's delegation to the United States House of Representatives, which occurred as part of the general election of the House of Representatives on November 8, 1932. This election began the transition of California from a solidly Republican state to a swing state, which it would be for the next 60 years. California gained nine seats as a result of the 1930 Census; it would have been six if the House seats were reapportioned in 1920 since California would have had 14 seats as a result of the 1920 Census. Democrats won six of those seats while Republicans won three. Of California's existing seats, Democrats won four Republican-held seats.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1932
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 941,668 50.5% 9 -1
Democratic 849,270 45.6% 11 +10
Socialist 34,370 1.8% 0 0
Liberty 27,595 1.5% 0 0
Independent 11,120 0.6% 0 0
Prohibition 10,308 0.6% 0 0
Totals 1,864,023 100.0% 20 +9

Delegation composition[edit]

Pre-election Seats
  Republican-Held 10
  Democratic-Held 1
Post-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 11
  Republican-Held 9

Results[edit]

Final results from the Clerk of the House of Representatives: [1]

District 1District 2District 3District 4District 5District 6District 7District 8District 9District 10District 11District 12District 13District 14
District 15District 16District 17District 18District 19District 20

District 1[edit]

California's 1st congressional district election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clarence F. Lea (incumbent) 73,400 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Harry Lane Englebright (incumbent) 43,146 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank H. Buck 61,694 56.8%
Republican Charles F. Curry (incumbent) 46,887 45.2%
Totals 108,581 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Florence Prag Kahn (incumbent) 67,425 85.3%
Socialist Milen C. Dempster 11,603 14.7%
Totals 79,028 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard J. Welch (incumbent) 67,349 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Albert E. Carter (incumbent) 75,528 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ralph R. Eltse 45,944 45.5%
Democratic Frank V. Cornish 32,365 32.0%
Socialist J. Stitt Wilson 22,767 22.5%
Totals 101,076 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican win (new seat)

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. McGrath 65,455 56.9%
Republican Arthur M. Free (incumbent) 49,487 43.1%
Totals 114,942 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Denver S. Church 50,125 61.6%
Republican Henry E. Barbour (incumbent) 31,209 38.4%
Totals 81,334 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry E. Stubbs 50,390 55.3%
Republican Arthur S. Crites 40,794 44.7%
Totals 91,184 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William E. Evans (incumbent) 57,739 51.8%
Democratic Albert D. Hadley 38,240 34.3%
Liberty Marshall V. Hartranft 15,520 13.9%
Totals 111,499 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 12[edit]

California's 12th congressional district election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John H. Hoeppel 43,122 45.8%
Republican Frederick F. Houser 40,674 43.2%
Prohibition Richard M. Cannon 10,308 11.0%
Totals 94,104 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 13[edit]

California's 13th congressional district election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles Kramer 65,261 52.7%
Republican Charles H. Randall 53,449 43.1%
Liberty George D. Higgins 5,237 4.2%
Totals 123,947 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 14[edit]

California's 14th congressional district election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas F. Ford 47,368 57.1%
Republican William D. Campbell 35,598 42.9%
Totals 82,966 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 15[edit]

California's 15th congressional district election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William I. Traeger 67,390 52.8%
Democratic John M. Costello 57,518 45.1%
Independent Errol O. Shour (write-in) 2,721 2.1%
Totals 127,629 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican win (new seat)

District 16[edit]

California's 16th congressional district election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John F. Dockweiler 70,333 54.9%
Republican Clyde Woodworth 57,718 45.1%
Totals 128,051 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 17[edit]

California's 17th congressional district election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles J. Colden 50,720 62.2%
Republican A. E. Henning 26,868 32.9%
Liberty Ernest E. Debs 3,965 4.9%
Totals 81,553 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 18[edit]

California's 18th congressional district election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John H. Burke 48,179 53.3%
Republican Robert Henderson 33,817 37.4%
Independent William E. Hinshaw 8,399 9.3%
Totals 90,395 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 19[edit]

California's 19th congressional district election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sam L. Collins 56,889 51.0%
Democratic B. Z. McKinney 51,796 46.4%
Liberty Horatio S. Hoard 2,873 2.6%
Totals 111,558 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican win (new seat)

District 20[edit]

California's 20th congressional district election, 1932
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George Burnham (incumbent) 43,757 50.3%
Democratic Claude Chandler 43,304 49.7%
Totals 87,061 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

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