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The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1938 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 8, 1938. Republicans gained four districts. Franck R. Havenner, first elected to Congress as a Progressive, was elected for the rest of his House career as a Democrat.

Overview

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1938
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Democratic 1,137,635 47.7% 12 -4
Republican 1,112,209 46.6% 8 +4
Townsend 88,851 3.7% 0 0
Communist 26,228 1.1% 0 0
Progressive 17,622 0.7% 0 0
Independent 3,863 0.2% 0 0
Totals 2,386,408 100.0% 20

Delegation composition

1938 pre-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 16
  Republican-Held 4
1938 post-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 12
  Republican-Held 8

Results

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 20

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District 1

California's 1st congressional district election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Clarence F. Lea (incumbent) 73,636 63%
Townsend Ernest S. Mitchell 43,320 37%
Totals 116,956 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 2

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Harry Lane Englebright (incumbent) 71,496 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 3

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Frank H. Buck (incumbent) 119,236 93.3%
Communist Nora Conklin 8,271 6.5%
Independent Walter Schaefer (write-in) 327 0.2%
Totals 127,834 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 4

California's 4th congressional district election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Franck R. Havenner (incumbent) 64,452 61.2%
Republican Kennett B. Dawson 40,842 38.8%
Totals 105,294 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 5

California's 5th congressional district election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Richard J. Welch (incumbent) 91,868 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 6

California's 6th congressional district election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Albert E. Carter (incumbent) 118,632 94.4%
Communist Dave L. Saunders 7,015 5.6%
Totals 125,647 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 7

California's 7th congressional district election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic John H. Tolan (incumbent) 62,599 55.3%
Republican Charles W. Fisher 50,504 44.7%
Totals 113,103 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 8

California's 8th congressional district election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Jack Z. Anderson 84,084 55%
Democratic John J. McGrath 68,681 45%
Totals 152,765 100%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 9

California's 9th congressional district election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bertrand W. Gearhart (incumbent) 91,128 96.3%
Independent George H. Sciaroni (write-in) 3,536 3.7%
Totals 94,664 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 10

California's 10th congressional district election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Alfred J. Elliott (incumbent) 84,791 67.3%
Republican F. Fred Hoelscher 41,194 32.7%
Totals 125,985 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 11

California's 11th congressional district election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican John Carl Hinshaw 68,712 47.0%
Democratic Carl Stuart Hamblen 59,993 41.1%
Townsend Ralph D. Horton 12,713 8.7%
Progressive John R. Grey 3,821 2.6%
Communist Orla E. Lair 817 0.6%
Totals 146,056 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 12

California's 12th congressional district election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Jerry Voorhis (incumbent) 75,003 60.8%
Republican Eugene W. Nixon 40,457 32.8%
Townsend Russell R. Hand 7,903 6.4%
Totals 123,363 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 13

California's 13th congressional district election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Charles Kramer (incumbent) 96,258 65.9%
Republican K. L. Stockton 44,808 30.7%
Communist Louis Baron 5,104 3.4%
Totals 146,170 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 14

California's 14th congressional district election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Thomas F. Ford (incumbent) 67,588 68.3%
Republican William D. Campbell 31,375 31.7%
Totals 98,963 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 15

California's 15th congressional district election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic John M. Costello (incumbent) 83,086 60.4%
Republican O. D. Thomas 51,483 37.4%
Communist Emil Freed 2,951 2.2%
Totals 137,520 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 16

California's 16th congressional district election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Leland M. Ford 97,407 62.8%
Democratic John F. Dockweiler (write-in) 32,863 21.2%
Townsend Ted E. Felt 16,045 10.3%
Progressive J. Barton Huthins 6,643 4.3%
Communist La Rue McCormick 2,070 1.3%
Totals 155,028 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 17

California's 17th congressional district election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Lee E. Geyer (incumbent) 56,513 58.8%
Republican Clifton A. Hix 26,891 28.0%
Townsend Fred C. Wagner 8,870 9.2%
Progressive Robert O. Bates 3,774 3.9%
Totals 96,048 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 18

California's 18th congressional district election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Thomas M. Eaton 52,216 48.6%
Democratic Byron N. Scott (incumbent) 51,874 48.3%
Progressive Solomon Carr 3,384 3.1%
Totals 107,474 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 19

California's 19th congressional district election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (incumbent) 75,819 53.3%
Republican C. T. Johnson 66,402 46.7%
Totals 142,221 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 20

California's 20th congressional district election, 1938
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Edouard Izac (incumbent) 65,243 60.4%
Republican John L. Bacon 42,710 39.6%
Totals 107,953 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

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