United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1944

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The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1944 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 7, 1944. Democrats picked up four districts.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1944
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 1,519,190 50.6% 16 +4
Democratic 1,479,443 49.2% 7 -4
Prohibition 6,309 0.2% 0 0
Totals 3,004,942 100.0% 23

Delegation composition[edit]

Pre-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 12
  Republican-Held 11
Post-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 16
  Republican-Held 7

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, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clarence F. Lea (incumbent) 92,706 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clair Engle (incumbent) 48,201 63.8%
Republican Jesse M. Mayo 27,312 36.2%
Totals 75,513 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Justin L. Johnson (incumbent) 131,705 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Franck R. Havenner 73,582 50.1%
Republican Thomas Rolph (incumbent) 73,367 49.9%
Totals 146,949 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard J. Welch (incumbent) 112,151 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George P. Miller 104,441 52%
Republican Albert E. Carter (incumbent) 96,395 48%
Totals 200,836 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John H. Tolan (incumbent) 81,762 57.9%
Republican Chelsey M. Walter 59,360 42.1%
Totals 141,122 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack Z. Anderson (incumbent) 94,218 56.5%
Democratic Arthur L. Johnson 72,420 43.5%
Totals 166,638 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bertrand W. Gearhart (incumbent) 66,845 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alfred J. Elliott (incumbent) 60,001 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George E. Outland (incumbent) 52,218 56%
Republican A. J. Dingeman 41,005 44%
Totals 93,223 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 12[edit]

California's 12th congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jerry Voorhis (incumbent) 77,385 55.3%
Republican Roy P. McLaughlin 62,524 44.7%
Totals 139,909 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 13[edit]

California's 13th congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ned R. Healy 66,854 55%
Republican Norris Poulson (incumbent) 54,792 45%
Totals 121,646 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 14[edit]

California's 14th congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Helen Gahagan Douglas 65,729 51.6%
Republican William D. Campbell 61,767 48.4%
Totals 127,496 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gordon L. McDonough 100,305 56.8%
Democratic Hal Styles 73,655 41.7%
Prohibition Johannes Nielson-Lange 2,694 1.5%
Totals 176,654 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ellis E. Patterson (incumbent) 105,835 54.1%
Republican Jesse Randolph kellems 89,700 45.9%
Totals 195,535 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 17[edit]

California's 17th congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil R. King (incumbent) 147,217 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clyde Doyle 95,090 55.7%
Republican William Ward Johnson (incumbent) 75,749 44.3%
Totals 170,839 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 19[edit]

California's 19th congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chet Holifield (incumbent) 65,758 71.8%
Republican Carlton H. Casjens 25,852 28.2%
Totals 91,610 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Carl Hinshaw (incumbent) 112,663 51.8%
Democratic Archibald B. Young 101,090 46.5%
Prohibition Charles Hiram Randall 3,615 1.5%
Totals 217,368 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (incumbent) 48,539 58.5%
Republican Earl S. Webb 34,409 41.5%
Totals 82,948 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John J. Phillips (incumbent) 88,537 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd congressional district election, 1944
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edouard Izac (incumbent) 86,707 55.1%
Republican James B. Abbey 70,787 44.9%
Totals 157,494 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

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