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1956 United States 1960
United States House of Representatives elections, 1958
All 435 seats to the United States House of Representatives
November 4, 1958
Majority party Minority party
Rayburn-Sam-LOC.jpg CHalleck.jpg
Leader Sam Rayburn Charles Halleck
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat Texas-4th Indiana-2nd
Last election 234 seats 201 seats
Seats won 283 153
Seat change +49 -48
Percentage 55.5% 43.6
Swing +4.8% -5.1%

Incumbent Speaker
Sam Rayburn
Democratic

Speaker-elect
Sam Rayburn
Democratic

The U.S. House election, 1958 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1958 which occurred in the middle of Dwight Eisenhower's second term.

The economy was suffering the Recession of 1958, which Democrats blamed on Eisenhower. The President's Republican Party lost 48 seats in this midterm election, increasing the Democratic Party's majority to a commanding level. Another factor which may have contributed to the Democratic gains include public consternation over the launch of Sputnik and Cold War politics.

Overall results

Party Total seats (change) Seat percentage Popular vote
Democratic Party 283 +49 64.8% 55.5%
Independents 1 +1 0.2% 0.1%
Republican Party 153 -48 35.0% 43.6%
Totals 4371 +2 100.0% 100.0%

1 Increase is due to the admission of Alaska and Hawaii, whose seats were temporarily additional to the usual 435, until reapportionment following 1960.

     80.1-100% Republican      80.1-100% Democratic
     60.1-80% Republican      60.1-80% 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 Hubert B. Scudder Republican
1948
Retiring Clement Woodnutt Miller (D) 54.9%
Frederick G. Dupuis (R) 45.1%
California 2 Clair Engle Democratic
1943
Running for Senate Harold T. Johnson (D) 61%
Curtis W. Tarr (R) 39%
California 3 John E. Moss Democratic
1952
Running John E. Moss (D) (unopposed)
California 4 William S. Mailliard Republican
1952
Running William S. Mailliard (R) 63.9%
George D. Collins, Jr. (D) 36.1%
California 5 John Shelley Democratic
1949
Running John Shelley (D) (unopposed)
California 6 John F. Baldwin, Jr. Republican
1954
Running John F. Baldwin, Jr. (R) 51%
Howard H. Jewel (D) 49%
California 7 John J. Allen, Jr. Republican
1946
Running Jeffery Cohelan (D) 50.9%
John J. Allen, Jr. (R) 49.1%
California 8 George P. Miller Democratic
1944
Running George P. Miller (D) (unopposed)
California 9 J. Arthur Younger Republican
1952
Running J. Arthur Younger (R) 58.8%
Elma D. Oddstad (D) 41.2%
California 10 Charles S. Gubser Republican
1952
Running Charles S. Gubser (R) 54.6%
Russell B. Bryan (D) 45.4%
California 11 John J. McFall Democratic
1956
Running John J. McFall (D) 69.3%
Frederick S. Van Dyke (R) 30.7%
California 12 Bernice F. Sisk Democratic
1954
Running Bernice F. Sisk (D) 81.1%
Daniel K. Halpin (R) 18.9%
California 13 Charles M. Teague Republican
1954
Running Charles M. Teague (R) 57%
William Kirk Stewart (D) 43%
California 14 Harlan Hagen Democratic
1954
Running Harlan Hagen (D) (unopposed)
California 15 Gordon L. McDonough Republican
1944
Running Gordon L. McDonough (R) 52%
Emery S. Petty (D) 48%
California 16 Donald L. Jackson Republican
1946
Running Donald L. Jackson (R) 57.8%
Melvin Lennard (D) 42.2%
California 17 Cecil R. King Democratic
1942
Running Cecil R. King (D) 75.3%
Charles A. Franklin (R) 24.7%
California 18 Craig Hosmer Republican
1952
Running Craig Hosmer (R) 60%
Harry S. May (D) 40%
California 19 Chet Holifield Democratic
1942
Running Chet Holifield (D) 75.3%
Roy E. Reynolds (R) 24.7%
California 20 H. Allen Smith Republican
1956
Running H. Allen Smith (R) 66%
Eugene Radding (D) 34%
California 21 Edgar W. Hiestand Republican
1952
Running Edgar W. Hiestand (R) 51.9%
Mrs. Rudd Brown (D) 48.1%
California 22 Joseph F. Holt Republican
1952
Running Joseph F. Holt (R) 55.4%
Irving Glasband (D) 44.6%
California 23 Clyde Doyle Democratic
1948
Running Clyde Doyle (D) (unoppoesd)
California 24 Glenard P. Lipscomb Republican
1953
Running Glenard P. Lipscomb (R) 56.4%
William H. Ware, Jr. (D) 43.6%
California 25 Patrick J. Hillings Republican
1950
Running for Attorney General George A. Kasem (D) 50.1%
Prescott O. Lieberg (R) 49.9%
California 26 James Roosevelt Democratic
1954
Running James Roosevelt (D) 72.2%
Crispus Wright (R) 27.8%
California 27 Harry R. Sheppard Democratic
1936
Running Harry R. Sheppard (D) 72.3%
Robert M. Castle (R) 27.7%
California 28 James B. Utt Republican
1952
Running James B. Utt (R) 58.2%
T. R. Boyett (D) 41.8%
California 29 Dalip Singh Saund Democratic
1956
Running Dalip Singh Saund (D) 62.4%
John Babbage (R) 37.6%
California 30 Bob Wilson Republican
1952
Running Bob Wilson (R) 52.7%
Lionel Van Deerlin (D) 47.3%

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