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1872 United States House of Representatives elections in California

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United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1872

← 1871 November 5, 1872 (1872-11-05) 1875 →

All 4 California seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 3 0
Seats won 3 1
Seat change Steady Increase1
Popular vote 49,237 46,743
Percentage 51.3% 48.7%

Election results by district.

The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1872 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, 1872. California gained one seat as a result of the 1870 Census, which the Republicans won. The Democrats, however, gained a Republican-held district. (Note: The Democratic candidates here ran under the label "Liberal Republican".)


United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1872
Party Votes Percentage Seats +/–
Republican 49,237 51.3% 3 0
Democratic 46,743 48.7% 1 +1
Totals 95,980 100.0% 4 +1

Delegation Composition

Pre-election Seats
  Republican-Held 3
Post-election Seats
  Republican-Held 3
  Democratic-Held 1


Final results from the Clerk of the House of Representatives: [1]

District 1

California's 1st congressional district election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Charles Clayton 11,938 52.3
Democratic William Adam Piper 10,883 47.7
Total votes 22,821 100.0
Republican win (new seat)

District 2

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Horace Francis Page 13,803 51.9
Democratic Pasz Coggins 12,816 48.1
Total votes 26,619 100.0
Republican hold

District 3

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic John K. Luttrell 14,032 51.7
Republican John M. Coghlan (incumbent) 13,105 48.3
Total votes 27,137 100.0
Democratic gain from Republican

District 4

California's 4th congressional district election, 1872
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sherman Otis Houghton (inc.) 10,391 53.5
Democratic Edward J. Kewen 9,012 46.5
Total votes 19,403 100.0
Republican hold

See also


External links

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