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The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1940 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 5, 1940. Republicans gained two districts.

Overview

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1940
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 1,473,115 53.2% 10 +2
Democratic 1,183,980 42.8% 10 -2
Communist 57,718 2.1% 0 0
Prohibition 46,945 1.7% 0 0
Progressive 5,649 0.2% 0 0
Independent 1,950 0.1% 0 0
Totals 2,769,357 100.0% 20

Delegation composition

Pre-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 12
  Republican-Held 8
Post-election Seats
  Democratic-Held 10
  Republican-Held 10

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, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Clarence F. Lea (incumbent) 103,547 93.3%
Communist Albert J. Lima 5,647 5.1%
Independent Ernest S. Mitchell (write-in) 1,828 1.6%
Totals 111,022 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 2

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Harry Lane Englebright (incumbent) 71,033 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 3

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Frank H. Buck (incumbent) 135,461 91.0%
Prohibition C. H. Farman 10,539 7.1%
Communist Charles Gricus 2,751 1.8%
Independent George Kimber (write-in) 122 0.1%
Totals 148,873 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 4

California's 4th congressional district election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Thomas Rolph 75,369 54.6%
Democratic Franck R. Havenner (incumbent) 61,341 44.4%
Communist Archie Brown 1,322 1.0%
Totals 138,032 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 5

California's 5th congressional district election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Richard J. Welch (incumbent) 119,122 95.8%
Communist Walter R. Lambert 5,232 4.2%
Totals 124,354 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 6

California's 6th congressional district election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Albert E. Carter (incumbent) 131,584 96%
Communist Clarence Paton 5,426 4%
Totals 137,010 100%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 7

California's 7th congressional district election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic John H. Tolan (incumbent) 72,838 55.5%
Republican Ralph R. Eltse 56,808 43.2%
Communist Alfred N. Johnson 1,707 1.3%
Totals 131,353 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 8

California's 8th congressional district election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Jack Z. Anderson (incumbent) 148,180 96.7%
Communist Elizabeth Nichols 5,186 3.3%
Democratic J. J. McGrath (write-in) 37 0.1%
Totals 153,403 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 9

California's 9th congressional district election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Bertrand W. Gearhart (incumbent) 99,708 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 10

California's 10th congressional district election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Alfred J. Elliott (incumbent) 125,845 97%
Communist Louretta Adams 3,826 3%
Totals 129,671 100%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 11

California's 11th congressional district election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican John Carl Hinshaw (incumbent) 170,504 96.6%
Communist Orla E. Lair 6,003 3.4%
Totals 176,507 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 12

California's 12th congressional district election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Jerry Voorhis (incumbent) 99,494 64.0%
Republican Eugene W. Nixon 54,731 35.2%
Communist Albert Lewis 1,152 0.8%
Totals 155,377 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 13

California's 13th congressional district election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Charles Kramer (incumbent) 127,167 75.7%
Prohibition Charles H. Randall 36,406 21.7%
Communist Celeste Strack 4,434 2.6%
Totals 168,007 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 14

California's 14th congressional district election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Thomas F. Ford (incumbent) 73,137 64.3%
Republican Herbert L. Herberts 37,939 33.3%
Communist Pettis Perry 2,732 2.4%
Totals 113,808 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 15

California's 15th congressional district election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic John M. Costello (incumbent) 94,435 56.2%
Republican Norris J. Nelson 71,667 42.6%
Communist Emil Freed 2,004 1.2%
Totals 168,106 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 16

California's 16th congressional district election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican Leland M. Ford 188,049 96.4%
Communist George C. Sandy 7,017 3.6%
Totals 195,066 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican gain from Democratic

District 17

California's 17th congressional district election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Lee E. Geyer (incumbent) 75,109 65.5%
Republican Clifton A. Hix 32,862 28.6%
Progressive Samuel C. Converse 5,649 4.9%
Communist Harry L. Gray 1,118 1.0%
Totals 114,738 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 18

California's 18th congressional district election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Republican William Ward Johnson (incumbent) 73,932 54.4%
Democratic Byron N. Scott 60,764 44.7%
Communist George R. Ashby 1,355 0.9%
Totals 136,051 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Republican hold

District 19

California's 19th congressional district election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Harry R. Sheppard (incumbent) 84,931 52.9%
Republican Lotus H. Loudon 75,495 47.1%
Totals 160,426 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

District 20

California's 20th congressional district election, 1940
Party Candidate Votes Percentage
Democratic Edouard Izac (incumbent) 69,874 51.1%
Republican John L. Bacon 66,132 48.3%
Communist Esco L. Richardson 806 0.6%
Totals 136,812 100.0%
Voter turnout  %
Democratic hold

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