United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1936

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The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1936 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 3, 1936. Democrats gained two Republican-held districts and the Progressive Party gained one Republican-held district.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1936
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 1,135,252 50.0% 15 +2
Republican 995,728 43.9% 4 -3
Progressive 89,277 3.9% 1 +1
Communist 29,074 1.3% 0 0
Independent 12,256 0.5% 0 0
Socialist 9,017 0.4% 0 0
Totals 2,270,604 100.0% 20

Delegation composition[edit]

Pre-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 13
  Republican-Held 7
Post-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 15
  Republican-Held 4
  Progressive-Held 1

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, 1936
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clarence F. Lea (incumbent) 58,073 53.8%
Republican Nelson B. Van Matre 48,647 45.1%
Communist Vernon Dennis Healy 1,218 1.1%
Totals 107,938 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1936
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Harry Lane Englebright (incumbent) 51,416 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1936
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank H. Buck (incumbent) 93,110 90.6%
Independent Walter Schaefer (write-in) 5,310 5.2%
Communist Perry Hill 4,390 4.2%
Totals 98,810 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1936
Party Candidate Votes %
Progressive Franck R. Havenner 64,063 58.5%
Republican Florence Prag Kahn (incumbent) 43,805 40.0%
Communist Anita Whitney 1,711 1.5%
Totals 109,579 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Progressive gain from Republican

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1936
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard J. Welch (incumbent) 82,910 94.8%
Communist Lawrence Ross 4,545 5.2%
Totals 87,455 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1936
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Albert E. Carter (incumbent) 103,712 91.0%
Socialist Clarence E. Rust 8,247 7.2%
Communist Lloyd L. Harris 2,021 1.8%
Totals 113,980 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1936
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John H. Tolan (incumbent) 69,463 59.8%
Republican Charles W. Fisher 46,647 40.2%
Totals 116,110 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 1936
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. McGrath (incumbent) 78,557 57.6%
Republican Alonzo L. Baker 57,808 43.4%
Totals 136,365 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 1936
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bertrand W. Gearhart (incumbent) 82,360 97%
Communist Carl B. Patterson 2,571 3%
Totals 84,931 100%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 1936
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Henry E. Stubbs (incumbent) 72,476 69.6%
Republican George R. Bliss 31,700 30.4%
Totals 104,176 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 1936
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John S. McGroarty (incumbent) 69,679 50.5%
Republican John Carl Hinshaw 54,914 39.8%
Progressive Robert S. Funk 12,340 8.9%
Communist William Ingham 1,041 0.8%
Totals 137,974 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 12[edit]

California's 12th congressional district election, 1936
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry Voorhis 62,034 53.7%
Republican Frederick F. Houser 53,445 46.3%
Totals 115,479 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 13[edit]

California's 13th congressional district election, 1936
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles Kramer (incumbent) 119,251 90.0%
Independent Floyd Seaman (write-in) 6,946 5.2%
Communist Emma Cutler 6,362 4.8%
Totals 132,559 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th congressional district election, 1936
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas F. Ford (incumbent) 63,365 61.0%
Republican William D. Campbell 25,497 24.6%
Progressive Albert L. Johnson 12,874 12.4%
Communist Harold J. Ashe 1,329 1.3%
Socialist Glen Trimble 770 0.7%
Totals 103,855 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th congressional district election, 1936
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John M. Costello (incumbent) 99,107 69%
Republican Ernest Walter Sawyer 44,559 31%
Totals 143,666 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th congressional district election, 1936
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John F. Dockweiler (incumbent) 90,986 57.7%
Republican Raymond V. Darby 66,583 42.3%
Totals 157,569 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 17[edit]

California's 17th congressional district election, 1936
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles J. Colden (incumbent) 68,189 71.9%
Republican Leonard Roach 24,981 26.3%
Communist John L. Leech 1,634 1.8%
Totals 94,804 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th congressional district election, 1936
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Byron N. Scott (incumbent) 61,415 59%
Republican James F. Collins 72,748 41%
Totals 134,163 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 19[edit]

California's 19th congressional district election, 1936
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard 70,339 53.8%
Republican Sam L. Collins (incumbent) 59,071 45.2%
Communist Charles McLauchlan 1,336 1.0%
Totals 130,746 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 20[edit]

California's 20th congressional district election, 1936
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edouard Izac 59,208 56.4%
Republican Ed P. Simple 44,925 42.8%
Communist Esco L. Richardson 916 0.8%
Totals 105,049 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

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