United States elections, 1944

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The 1944 United States general election was held on November 7, 1944 as the country was preoccupied with fighting World War II. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected to an unprecedented fourth term, while the Democrats retained their majorities in both chambers of Congress.


Seeking a record fourth term, incumbent President Franklin D. Roosevelt was challenged by Republican Thomas E. Dewey. Dewey ran an energetic campaign, seeking a smaller government and as less-regulated economy as the end of World War II seemed in sight. But Roosevelt remained popular enough to score a comfortable victory over Dewey.

United States Senate[edit]

Although the Democrats suffered a net loss of one seat to the Republicans, they still kept a large majority in the Senate.

United States House of Representatives[edit]

The Democrats picked up a net gain of 20 seats in the House, increasing their majority, 242–191 (not included two seats held by minor parties).