United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1946

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The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1946 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 5, 1946. Republicans captured control of Congress for the first time since 1928 due to the extreme unpopularity of President Harry Truman. California was indicative of the results as Republicans gained seven seats, one of which was won by a recently returned WWII veteran named Richard Nixon. Democrats would not regain a majority of the delegation until after the 1958 election.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1946
Party Votes % Before After +/–
Republican 1,203,346 51.6% 7 14 +7
Democratic 1,126,591 48.3% 16 9 -7
Prohibition 1,476 0.1% 0 0 0
Write-ins 1,248 0.1% 0 0 0
Totals 2,332,661 100.0% 23 23

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, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clarence F. Lea (incumbent) 77,653 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clair Engle (incumbent) 57,895 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Justin L. Johnson (incumbent) 116,792 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Franck R. Havenner (incumbent) 60,655 52.9%
Republican Truman R. Young 54,113 47.1%
Totals 114,768 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard J. Welch (incumbent) 94,293 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George P. Miller (incumbent) 118,548 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John J. Allen, Jr. 61,508 56.2%
Democratic Patrick W. McDonough 47,988 43.8%
Totals 109,496 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack Z. Anderson (incumbent) 113,325 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bertrand W. Gearhart (incumbent) 50,171 53.7%
Democratic Hubert Phillips 43,244 46.3%
Totals 93,415 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alfred J. Elliott (incumbent) 51,843 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ernest K. Bramblett 41,902 53.1%
Democratic George E. Outland (incumbent) 36,996 46.9%
Totals 78,898 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 12[edit]

California's 12th congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon 65,586 56.0%
Democratic Jerry Voorhis (incumbent) 49,994 42.7%
Prohibition John Henry Hoeppel 1,476 1.3%
Totals 117,069 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 13[edit]

California's 13th congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Norris Poulson 48,071 51.8%
Democratic Ned R. Healy (incumbent) 44,712 48.2%
Totals 92,783 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 14[edit]

California's 14th congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Helen Gahagan Douglas (incumbent) 53,536 54.4%
Republican Frederick M. Roberts 44,914 45.6%
Totals 98,450 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (incumbent) 106,020 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Donald L. Jackson 78,264 53.9%
Democratic Harold Harby 45,951 31.7%
Democratic Ellis E. Patterson (write-in) 20,945 14.4%
Totals 145,160 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 17[edit]

California's 17th congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil R. King (incumbent) 110,654 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Willis W. Bradley 67,363 55.7%
Democratic Clyde Doyle (incumbent) 60,218 44.3%
Totals 127,581 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 19[edit]

California's 19th congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chet Holifield (incumbent) 50,666 97.6%
No party Marshall J. Morrill (write-in) 1,248 2.4%
Totals 51,914 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Carl Hinshaw (incumbent) 98,283 63.2%
Democratic Everett G. Burkhalter 67,317 36.8%
Totals 165,600 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (incumbent) 37,229 52.7%
Republican Lowell E. Lathrop 33,395 47.3%
Totals 70,624 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John J. Phillips (incumbent) 59,935 62.1%
Democratic Ray Adkinson 36,649 37.9%
Totals 96,584 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd congressional district election, 1946
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles K. Fletcher 69,411 56.3%
Democratic Edouard Izac (incumbent) 53,898 43.7%
Totals 123,309 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

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