United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1942

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The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1942 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, 1942. California gained three districts as a result of the 1940 Census, two of which were won by Democrats and one by Republicans. Of California's existing seats, Democrats and Republicans each swapped one district.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1942
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 937,392 49.4% 11 +1
Democratic 906,614 47.7% 12 +2
Communist 28,026 1.5% 0 0
Prohibition 17,049 0.9% 0 0
Townsend 9,843 0.5% 0 0
Write-ins 185 0.0% 0 0
Totals 1,899,109 100.0% 23 +3

Delegation composition[edit]

Pre-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 10
  Republican-Held 10
Post-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 12
  Republican-Held 11

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 20District 21District 22District 23

District 1[edit]

California's 1st congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clarence F. Lea (incumbent) 78,281 93.2%
Communist Albert J. Lima 5,703 6.8%
Totals 83,984 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Harry Lane Englebright (incumbent) 50,094 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Justin L. Johnson (incumbent) 63,982 54.5%
Democratic Joseph B. O'Neil 53,521 45.5%
Totals 117,503 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas Rolph (incumbent) 62,735 98.3%
Communist Archie Brown (write-in) 1,116 1.7%
Totals 63,851 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard J. Welch (incumbent) 85,747 92.7%
Communist Walter R. Lambert 6,749 7.3%
Totals 92,496 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Albert E. Carter (incumbent) 108,585 92.6%
Communist Clarence Paton 8,532 7.3%
No party William H. Hollander (write-in) 185 0.1%
Totals 117,302 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John H. Tolan (incumbent) 77,292 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack Z. Anderson (incumbent) 91,536 99.9%
Communist Elizabeth Nicholas (write-in) 102 0.1%
Totals 91,638 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bertrand W. Gearhart (incumbent) 65,791 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alfred J. Elliott (incumbent) 43,864 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George E. Outland 31,611 50.7%
Republican A. J. Dingeman 30,781 49.3%
Totals 62,392 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 12[edit]

California's 12th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry Voorhis (incumbent) 53,705 56.8%
Republican Roy P. McLaughlin 40,780 43.2%
Totals 94,485 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 13[edit]

California's 13th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Norris Poulson 38,577 49.5%
Democratic Charles Kramer (incumbent) 33,060 42.4%
Townsend Calvert S. Wilson 6,306 8.1%
Totals 77,943 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 14[edit]

California's 14th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas F. Ford 49,326 67%
Republican Herbert L. Herberts 24,349 33%
Totals 73,675 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John M. Costello 88,798 86.2%
Prohibition B. Tarkington Dowden 10,185 9.9%
Communist Philip Gardner 3,989 3.9%
Totals 102,972 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Will Rogers, Jr. 61,437 53.7%
Republican Leland M. Ford (incumbent) 52,023 45.4%
Communist Allen L. Ryan 1,043 0.9%
Totals 114,503 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 17[edit]

California's 17th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil R. King (incumbent) 92,260 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William Ward Johnson (incumbent) 53,136 56.8%
Democratic Francis H. Gentry 40,339 43.2%
Totals 93,475 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 19[edit]

California's 19th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chet Holifield 34,918 63.1%
Republican Carlton H. Casjens 20,446 36.9%
Totals 55,374 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 20[edit]

California's 20th congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Carl Hinshaw (incumbent) 62,628 48.4%
Democratic Joseph O. Donovan 55,479 42.9%
Prohibition Virgil G. Hinshaw 6,864 5.3%
Townsend Janie Bele McCarty 3,537 2.7%
Communist Orla E. Lair 792 0.6%
Totals 129,300 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (incumbent) 38,419 96.6%
Republican Arthur E. Isham (write-in) 1,350 3.4%
Totals 39,769 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John J. Phillips 42,765 57.6%
Democratic N. E. West 31,440 42.4%
Totals 74,205 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican win (new seat)

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd congressional district election, 1942
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edouard Izac (incumbent) 42,864 50.5%
Republican James B. Abbey 42,087 49.5%
Totals 84,951 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

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