United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1948

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The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1948 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 2, 1948. Democrats picked up three districts while losing two for a net gain of one seat.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1948
Party Votes % Before After +/–
Republican 1,974,748 55.5% 14 13 -1
Democratic 1,400,487 39.4% 9 10 +1
Progressive 182,252 5.1% 0 0 0
Independent 1,013 0.0% 0 0 0
Totals 3,558,500 100.0% 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, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hubert B. Scudder 82,947 54.5%
Democratic Sterling J. Norgard 68,951 45.3%
Progressive Roger Kent (write-in) 304 0.2%
Totals 152,302 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clair Engle (incumbent) 78,555 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Justin L. Johnson (incumbent) 166,571 84.4%
Progressive James B. "Bert" Willard 30,878 15.6%
Totals 197,449 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Franck R. Havenner (incumbent) 73,704 51.0%
Republican William S. Mailliard 68,875 47.7%
Progressive Francis J. McTernan, Jr. 1,949 1.3%
Totals 144,528 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard J. Welch (incumbent) 116,347 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George P. Miller (incumbent) 194,985 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John J. Allen, Jr. (incumbent) 78,534 51.4%
Democratic Buel G. Gallagher 74,318 48.6%
Totals 152,852 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jack Z. Anderson (incumbent) 161,743 79.9%
Progressive Paul Taylor 40,670 20.1%
Totals 202,413 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil F. White 72,826 51.3%
Republican Bertrand W. Gearhart (incumbent) 66,563 46.9%
Progressive Josephine F. Daniels 2,573 1.8%
Totals 141,962 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas H. Werdel 67,448 71.3%
Progressive Sam James Miller 27,168 28.7%
Totals 94,616 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Ernest K. Bramblett (incumbent) 87,143 80.8%
Progressive Cole Weston 14,582 13.5%
Democratic George E. Outland (write-in) 6,157 5.7%
Totals 107,882 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 12[edit]

California's 12th congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Richard Nixon (incumbent) 141,509 87.8%
Progressive Una W. Rice 19,631 12.2%
Totals 161,140 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 13[edit]

California's 13th congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Norris Poulson (incumbent) 62,951 52.6%
Democratic Ned R. Healy 56,624 47.4%
Totals 119,575 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Helen Gahagan Douglas (incumbent) 89,581 65.3%
Republican W. Wallace Braden 44,611 32.5%
Progressive Sidney Moore 2,904 2.2%
Totals 137,096 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (incumbent) 131,933 83%
Progressive Maynard J. Omerberg 27,007 17%
Totals 158,940 100%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Donald L. Jackson (incumbent) 121,198 57%
Democratic Ellis E. Patterson 91,268 43%
Totals 212,466 100%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 17[edit]

California's 17th congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil R. King (incumbent) 194,782 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clyde Doyle 105,687 51.1%
Republican Willis W. Bradley (incumbent) 92,721 44.9%
Progressive Stanley Moffatt 8,232 4.0%
Totals 206,640 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 19[edit]

California's 19th congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chet Holifield (incumbent) 72,900 69.7%
Republican Joseph Francis Quigley 28,698 27.5%
Progressive Jacob Berman 1,915 1.8%
Independent Myra Tanner Weiss 1,013 1.0%
Totals 104,526 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John Carl Hinshaw (incumbent) 204,710 81.6%
Democratic William B. Esterman 46,232 18.4%
Totals 250,942 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (incumbent) 61,383 55.2%
Republican Lowell E. Lathrop 47,411 42.6%
Progressive Howard J. Louks 2,422 2.2%
Totals 111,216 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John J. Phillips (incumbent) 115,697 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd congressional district election, 1948
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clinton D. McKinnon 112,534 55.8%
Republican Charles K. Fletcher (incumbent) 87,138 43.2%
Progressive Harry C. Steinmetz 2,017 1.0%
Totals 201,689 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

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