United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1956

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The California United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1956 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 6, 1956. Democrats gained two seats from the Republicans.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1956
Party Votes % Before After +/–
Republican 2,467,620 47.7% 19 17 -2
Democratic 2,710,700 52.3% 11 13 +2
Totals 5,178,320 100.0% 30 30

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 23District 24District 25District 26District 27
District 28District 29District 30

District 1[edit]

California's 1st congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Hubert B. Scudder (incumbent) 102,604 53.6%
Democratic Clement Woodnutt Miller 88,962 46.4%
Totals 191,566 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clair Engle (incumbent) 136,544 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John E. Moss (incumbent) 132,930 68.6%
Republican Noel C. Stevenson 60,889 31.4%
Totals 193,819 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William S. Mailliard (incumbent) 109,188 61.9%
Democratic James L. Quigley 67,132 38.1%
Totals 176,320 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Shelley (incumbent) 104,358 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John F. Baldwin, Jr. (incumbent) 98,683 53.7%
Democratic H. Roberts Quinney 84,965 46.3%
Totals 183,648 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John J. Allen, Jr. (incumbent) 75,932 52.8%
Democratic Laurance L. Cross 67,931 47.2%
Totals 143,863 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George P. Miller (incumbent) 136,720 65.6%
Republican Robert Lee Watkins 71,700 34.4%
Totals 208,420 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican J. Arthur Younger (incumbent) 96,388 60.3%
Democratic James T. McKay 63,504 39.7%
Totals 159,892 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles S. Gubser (incumbent) 128,891 60.7%
Democratic William H. Vatcher 83,586 39.3%
Totals 212,477 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. McFall 70,630 53.1%
Republican Justin L. Johnson (incumbent) 62,448 46.9%
Totals 133,078 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 12[edit]

California's 12th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 109,920 73%
Republican Robert B. Moore 40,663 27%
Totals 150,583 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 13[edit]

California's 13th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles M. Teague (incumbent) 104,009 59.6%
Democratic William Kirk Stewart 70,567 40.4%
Totals 174,576 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harlan Hagen (incumbent) 94,461 63%
Republican Myron F. Tisdel 55,509 37%
Totals 149,970 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (incumbent) 97,182 57.9%
Democratic Emery S. Petty 70,681 42.1%
Totals 167,863 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Donald L. Jackson (incumbent) 84,050 60.8%
Democratic G. Robert "Bob" Fleming 53,624 39.2%
Totals 137,674 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 17[edit]

California's 17th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil R. King (incumbent) 157,270 64.9%
Republican Charles A. Franklin 84,900 35.1%
Totals 242,170 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Craig Hosmer (incumbent) 103,108 59.3%
Democratic Raymond C. "Ray" Simpson 70,911 40.7%
Totals 174,019 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 19[edit]

California's 19th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chet Holifield (incumbent) 116,287 73.8%
Republican Roy E. Reynolds 41,269 26.2%
Totals 157,556 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican H. Allen Smith 85,459 70.8%
Democratic Eugene Radding 35,249 29.2%
Totals 120,708 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Edgar W. Hiestand (incumbent) 153,679 62.6%
Democratic W. C. "Bill" Stethem 91,683 37.4%
Totals 245,362 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph F. Holt (incumbent) 97,317 59.8%
Democratic Irving Glasband 65,314 40.2%
Totals 162,631 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clyde Doyle (incumbent) 120,109 70.9%
Republican E. Elgie "Cal" Calvin 49,198 29.1%
Totals 169,207 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenard P. Lipscomb (incumbent) 84,120 61.9%
Democratic Fay Porter 51,692 38.1%
Totals 135,812 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 25[edit]

California's 25th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patrick J. Hillings (incumbent) 166,305 63.8%
Democratic John S. Sobieski 94,180 36.2%
Totals 260,485 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 26[edit]

California's 26th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Roosevelt (incumbent) 133,036 68.8%
Republican Edward H. Gibbons 60,230 31.2%
Totals 193,266 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 27[edit]

California's 27th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (incumbent) 124,662 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 28[edit]

California's 28th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James B. Utt (incumbent) 159,456 64.5%
Democratic Gordon T. Shepard 87,691 35.5%
Totals 247,147 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 29[edit]

California's 29th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Dalip Singh Saund 54,989 51.5%
Republican Jacqueline Cochran Odlum 51,690 48.5%
Totals 106,679 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 30[edit]

California's 30th congressional district election, 1956
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (incumbent) 142,753 66.7%
Democratic George A. Cheney 71,112 33.3%
Totals 213,865 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

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