United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1962

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The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1962 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, 1962. California gained eight districts as a result of the 1960 Census, seven of which were won by Democrats and one by a Republican. Of California's existing districts, Democrats picked up three and lost one.

Overview[edit]

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1962
Party Votes % Before After +/–
Democratic 2,891,618 51.88% 16 25 +9
Republican 2,679,662 48.08% 14 13 -1
Scattering 2,166 0.04% 0 0 0
Totals 5,573,446 100.00% 30 38 +8

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 30District 31District 32District 33District 34District 35District 36District 37District 38

District 1[edit]

California's 1st congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clement Woodnutt Miller (inc.) 100,962 50.75%
Republican Don H. Clausen 97,949 49.23%
No party Scattering 31 0.02%
Totals 198,942 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 2[edit]

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harold T. Johnson (incumbent) 106,239 64.62%
Republican Frederic H. Nagel 58,150 35.37%
No party Scattering 8 0.00%
Totals 164,397 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 3[edit]

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John E. Moss (incumbent) 138,257 74.82%
Republican George W. G. Smith 46,510 25.17%
No party Scattering 24 0.01%
Totals 184,791 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 4[edit]

California's 4th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Robert L. Leggett 55,563 56.50%
Republican L. V. Honsinger 42,762 43.48%
No party Scattering 20 0.02%
Totals 98,345 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 5[edit]

California's 5th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John Shelley (incumbent) 64,493 80.44%
Republican Roland S. Charles 15,670 19.54%
No party Scattering 16 0.02%
Totals 80,179 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 6[edit]

California's 6th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William S. Mailliard (incumbent) 105,762 58.69%
Democratic John A. O'Connell 74,429 41.30%
No party Scattering 3 0.00%
Totals 180,194 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 7[edit]

California's 7th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Jeffery Cohelan (incumbent) 86,215 64.48%
Republican Leonard L. Cantando 47,409 35.46%
No party Scattering 76 0.06%
Totals 133,700 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 8[edit]

California's 8th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George P. Miller (incumbent) 97,014 72.49%
Republican Harold Petersen 36,810 27.51%
No party Scattering 3 0.00%
Totals 133,827 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 9[edit]

California's 9th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Don Edwards 79,616 65.94%
Republican Joseph F. Donovan 41,104 34.04%
No party Scattering 24 0.02%
Totals 120,744 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 10[edit]

California's 10th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles S. Gubser (incumbent) 106,419 60.70%
Democratic James P. Thurber, Jr. 68,885 39.29%
No party Scattering 21 0.01%
Totals 175,325 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 11[edit]

California's 11th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican J. Arthur Younger (incumbent) 101,963 62.33%
Democratic John D. Kaster 61,623 37.67%
No party Scattering 5 0.00%
Totals 163,591 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 12[edit]

California's 12th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Burt L. Talcott 75,424 61.31%
Democratic William K. Steward 47,576 38.67%
No party Scattering 26 0.02%
Totals 123,026 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican win (new seat)

District 13[edit]

California's 13th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles M. Teague (incumbent) 84,743 64.94%
Democratic George J. Holgate 45,746 35.05%
No party Scattering 12 0.01%
Totals 130,501 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 14[edit]

California's 14th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican John F. Baldwin, Jr. (incumbent) 99,040 62.88%
Democratic Charles R. Weidner 58,469 37.12%
No party Scattering 9 0.01%
Totals 157,518 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 15[edit]

California's 15th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John J. McFall (incumbent) 97,322 69.99%
Republican Clifford B. Bull 41,726 30.01%
No party Scattering 5 0.00%
Totals 139,053 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 16[edit]

California's 16th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bernice F. Sisk (incumbent) 108,339 71.87%
Republican Arthur L. Selland 42,401 28.13%
No party Scattering 11 0.01%
Totals 150,751 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 17[edit]

California's 17th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Cecil R. King (incumbent) 74,964 67.15%
Republican Ted Bruinsma 36,663 32.84%
No party Scattering 5 0.00%
Totals 111,632 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 18[edit]

California's 18th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harlan Hagen (incumbent) 91,684 58.88%
Republican G. Ray Arnett 64,037 41.12%
No party Scattering 4 0.00%
Totals 155,725 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 19[edit]

California's 19th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Chet Holifield (incumbent) 78,436 61.55%
Republican Robert T. Ramsay 48,976 38.43%
No party Scattering 21 0.02%
Totals 127,433 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 20[edit]

California's 20th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican H. Allen Smith (incumbent) 119,938 70.63%
Democratic Leon Mayer 49,850 29.36%
No party Scattering 16 0.01%
Totals 169,804 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 21[edit]

California's 21st congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Augustus F. Hawkins 73,465 84.54%
Republican Herman Smith 13,371 15.39%
No party Scattering 68 0.08%
Totals 86,904 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 22[edit]

California's 22nd congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James C. Corman (incumbent) 75,294 53.62%
Republican Charles S. Foote 65,087 46.35%
No party Scattering 33 0.02%
Totals 140,414 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 23[edit]

California's 23rd congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Clyde Doyle (incumbent) 83,269 64.17%
Republican Emmett A. Schwartz 46,488 35.82%
No party Scattering 12 0.01%
Totals 129,769 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 24[edit]

California's 24th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Glenard P. Lipscomb (incumbent) 120,884 70.33%
Democratic Knox Mellon 50,970 29.66%
No party Scattering 19 0.01%
Totals 171,873 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 25[edit]

California's 25th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ronald B. Cameron 62,371 53.07%
Republican John H. Rousselot (incumbent) 53,961 45.91%
No party Scattering 1,192 1.01%
Totals 117,524 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 26[edit]

California's 26th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic James Roosevelt (incumbent) 112,162 68.29%
Republican Daniel Beltz 52,063 31.70%
No party Scattering 21 0.01%
Totals 164,246 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 27[edit]

California's 27th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Everett G. Burkhalter 66,979 52.10%
Republican Edgar W. Hiestand (incumbent) 61,538 47.86%
No party Scattering 49 0.04%
Totals 128,566 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 28[edit]

California's 28th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr. (incumbent) 162,233 63.97%
Democratic Jerry Pacht 91,305 36.00%
No party Scattering 64 0.03%
Totals 253,602 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 29[edit]

California's 29th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George Brown, Jr. 73,740 55.64%
Republican H. L. Richardson, Jr. 58,760 44.34%
No party Scattering 27 0.02%
Totals 132,527 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 30[edit]

California's 30th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edward R. Roybal 69,008 56.50%
Republican Gordon L. McDonough (incumbent) 53,104 43.48%
No party Scattering 16 0.01%
Totals 122,128 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic gain from Republican

District 31[edit]

California's 31st congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Charles H. Wilson 76,631 52.19%
Republican Gordon Hahn 70,154 47.78%
No party Scattering 35 0.02%
Totals 146,820 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 32[edit]

California's 32nd congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Craig Hosmer (incumbent) 115,915 70.74%
Democratic J. J. Johovich 47,917 29.24%
No party Scattering 33 0.02%
Totals 163,865 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 33[edit]

California's 33rd congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (incumbent) 96,192 59.02%
Republican William R. Thomas 66,764 40.97%
No party Scattering 18 0.01%
Totals 162,974 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 34[edit]

California's 34th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Richard T. Hanna 90,758 55.94%
Republican Robert A. Geier 71,478 44.05%
No party Scattering 16 0.01%
Totals 162,252 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 35[edit]

California's 35th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James B. Utt (incumbent) 133,737 68.52%
Democratic Burton Shamsky 61,395 31.45%
No party Scattering 54 0.03%
Totals 195,186 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 36[edit]

California's 36th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bob Wilson (incumbent) 91,626 61.77%
Democratic William C. Godfrey 56,637 38.18%
No party Scattering 69 0.05%
Totals 148,332 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 37[edit]

California's 37th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lionel Van Deerlin 63,821 51.32%
Republican Dick Wilson 60,460 48.62%
No party Scattering 70 0.06%
Totals 124,351 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic win (new seat)

District 38[edit]

California's 38th congressional district election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Patrick M. Martin 68,583 55.92%
Democratic Dalip Singh Saund (incumbent) 54,022 44.05%
No party Scattering 30 0.02%
Totals 122,605 100.00%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

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