1955 Florida's 6th congressional district special election

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On January 11, 1955, voters in Florida's 6th congressional district elected Democrat Paul Rogers to the U.S. House of Representatives. His father, Dwight L. Rogers, was the incumbent and had just been re-elected to the term in November 1954, but died December 1, 1954.


Unofficial returns[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Paul Rogers 29,094
Republican J. Herbert Burke 21,147
Democratic hold

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Florida Democrat Wins / Rogers Is Elected to Succeed Late Father in Congress". The New York Times. January 12, 1955. p. 36. Retrieved May 29, 2019.