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1964 United States 1968
United States House of Representatives elections, 1966
All 435 seats to the United States House of Representatives
November 1, 1966
Majority party Minority party
Spiker John McCormack.jpg Gerald Ford.jpg
Leader John McCormack Gerald Ford
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat Massachusetts-12th Michigan-5th
Last election 295 seats 140 seats
Seats won 247 187
Seat change -48 +47
Percentage 50.5% 49.5%
Swing -6.4% +5.6%

Incumbent Speaker
John McCormack
Democratic

Speaker-elect
John McCormack
Democratic

The U.S. House election, 1966 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1966 which occurred in the middle of President Lyndon Johnson's second term. As the Vietnam War continued to escalate and race riots exploded in cities across the country, Johnson's popularity had fallen, and the opposition Republican Party was able to gain a net of 47 seats from Johnson's Democratic Party, which nonetheless maintained a clear majority in the House.

One notable freshman was future President George H. W. Bush (R-TX).

Overall results

Party Total seats (change) Seat percentage Popular vote
Democratic Party 247 -48 56.9% 50.5%
Republican Party 187 +47 43.0% 49.5%
Totals 4351 +0 100.0% 100.0%

1 One vacancy due to refusal of House to seat Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (D-New York)

     80.1-100% Republican      80.1-100% Democratic
     60.1-80% Republican      60.1-80% Democratic
     0-60% Republican      0-60% Democratic
House seats by party holding plurality in state
     6+ Republican gain      6+ Democratic gain
     3-5 Republican gain      3-5 Democratic gain
     1-2 Republican gain      1-2 Democratic gain
     no net change


California

District Incumbent Party Elected Status Opponent
California 1 Donald H. Clausen Republican
1963
Running Donald H. Clausen (R) 65.1%
Thomas T. Storer (D) 34.9%
California 2 Harold T. Johnson Democratic
1958
Running Harold T. Johnson (D) 70.9%
William H. Romack, Jr. (R) 29.1%
California 3 John E. Moss Democratic
1952
Running John E. Moss (D) 67.5%
Terry G. Feil (R) 32.5%
California 4 Robert L. Leggett Democratic
1962
Running Robert L. Leggett (D) 60%
Tom McHatton (R) 40%
California 5 Phillip Burton Democratic
1964
Running Phillip Burton (D) 71.3%
Terry R. Macken (R) 28.7%
California 6 William S. Mailliard Republican
1952
Running William S. Mailliard (R) 76.6%
Le Rue Grim (D) 23.4%
California 7 Jeffery Cohelan Democratic
1958
Running Jeffery Cohelan (D) 64.4%
Malcom M. Champlin (R) 35.6%
California 8 George P. Miller Democratic
1944
Running George P. Miller (D) 65.4%
Raymond P. Britton (R) 34.6%
California 9 Don Edwards Democratic
1962
Running Don Edwards (D) 63.2%
Wilbur G. Durkee (R) 36.8%
California 10 Charles S. Gubser Republican
1952
Running Charles S. Gubser (R) 69.1%
George Leppert (D) 30.9%
California 11 J. Arthur Younger Republican
1952
Running J. Arthur Younger (R) 59.4%
W. Mark Sullivan (D) 40.6%
California 12 Burt L. Talcott Republican
1962
Running Burt L. Talcott (R) 77.3%
Gerald V. Barron (D) 22.7%
California 13 Charles M. Teague Republican
1954
Running Charles M. Teague (R) 67.5%
Charles A. Storke (D) 32.5%
California 14 Jerome R. Waldie Democratic
1966
Running Jerome R. Waldie (D) 56.4%
Frank J. Newman (R) 43.6%
California 15 John J. McFall Democratic
1956
Running John J. McFall (D) 57%
Sam Van Dyken (R) 43%
California 16 Bernice F. Sisk Democratic
1954
Running Bernice F. Sisk (D) 71.4%
Cecil F. White (R) 28.6%
California 17 Cecil R. King Democratic
1942
Running Cecil R. King (D) 60.8%
Don Cortum (R) 39.2%
California 18 Harlan Hagen Democratic
1954
Running Bob Mathias (R) 55.9%
Harlan Hagen (D) 44.1%
California 19 Chet Holifield Democratic
1942
Running Chet Holifield (D) 62.3%
William R. Sutton (R) 37.7%
California 20 H. Allen Smith Republican
1956
Running H. Allen Smith (R) 73.4%
Raymond Freschi (D) 26.6%
California 21 Augustus F. Hawkins Democratic
1962
Running Augustus F. Hawkins (D) 84.8%
Rayfield Lundy (R) 15.2%
California 22 James C. Corman Democratic
1960
Running James C. Corman (D) 53.5%
Robert C. Cline (R) 46.5%
California 23 Del M. Clawson Republican
1963
Running Del M. Clawson (R) 67.4%
Ed O'Connor (D) 32.6%
California 24 Glenard P. Lipscomb Republican
1953
Running Glenard P. Lipscomb (R) 76.3%
Earl G. McNall (D) 23.7%
California 25 Ronald B. Cameron Democratic
1962
Running Charles E. Wiggins (R) 52.6%
Ronald B. Cameron (D) 47.4%
California 26 Thomas M. Rees Democratic
1965
Running Thomas M. Rees (D) 62.3%
Irving Teichner (R) 37.7%
California 27 Edwin Reinecke Republican
1964
Running Edwin Reinecke (R) 65.3%
John A. "Jack" Howard (D) 34.7%
California 28 Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr. Republican
1960
Running Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr. (R) 72.3%
Lawrence "Lorry" Sherman (D) 27.7%
California 29 George Brown, Jr. Democratic
1962
Running George Brown, Jr. (D) 51.1%
Bill Orozco (R) 48.9%
California 30 Edward R. Roybal Democratic
1962
Running Edward R. Roybal (D) 66.4%
Henri O'Bryant, Jr. (R) 33.6%
California 31 Charles H. Wilson Democratic
1962
Running Charles H. Wilson (D) 63.4%
Norman G. Shanahan (R) 36.6%
California 32 Craig Hosmer Republican
1952
Running Craig Hosmer (R) 80.1%
Tracy Odell (D) 19.9%
California 33 Kenneth W. Dyal Democratic
1962
Running Jerry Pettis (R) 53.5%
Kenneth W. Dyal (D) 46.5%
California 34 Richard T. Hanna Democratic
1962
Running Richard T. Hanna (D) 55.8%
Frank LaMagna (R) 44.2%
California 35 James B. Utt Republican
1952
Running James B. Utt (R) 73.1%
Thomas B. Lenhart (D) 26.9%
California 36 Bob Wilson Republican
1952
Running Bob Wilson (R) 72.9%
William C. Godfrey (D) 27.1%
California 37 Lionel Van Deerlin Democratic
1962
Running Lionel Van Deerlin (D) 61.2%
Samuel S. Vener (R) 38.8%
California 38 John V. Tunney Democratic
1964
Running John V. Tunney (D) 54.5%
Robert R. Barry (R) 45.5%

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