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1936 United States Senate election in New Jersey

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1936 United States Senate election in New Jersey

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William Smathers.jpg
William Warren Barbour.jpg
Nominee William H. Smathers William Warren Barbour
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 916,414 740,088
Percentage 54.90% 44.34%

1936 United States Senate election in New Jersey results map by county.svg
County Results
Smathers:      40–50%      50–60%      60–70%      70–80%
Barbour:      50-60%      60-70%

U.S. senator before election

William Warren Barbour

Elected U.S. Senator

William H. Smathers

The United States Senate elections of 1936 in New Jersey was held on November 3, 1936.

Incumbent Republican William W. Barbour, who was appointed and then elected to succeed Dwight Morrow, ran for a full term in office but was defeated by State Senator William H. Smathers.

Republican primary



1936 Republican Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William Warren Barbour (incumbent) 367,021 81.47%
Republican David J. Allen 49,335 10.95%
Republican C. Dan Coskey 34,131 7.58%
Total votes 450,487 100.00%

Democratic primary



1936 Democratic Senate primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William H. Smathers 225,322 86.88%
Democratic Theron McCampbell 34,042 13.13%
Total votes 259,364 100.00%

Third parties and independents

  • George E. Bopp (Socialist Labor)
  • Herbert Coley (Communist)
  • Herman F. Niessner (Socialist)
  • Malcolm G. Thomas (National Prohibition)
  • Fred Turner (For Townsend Plan)

General election


1936 United States Senate election in New Jersey[3][4][5]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic William H. Smathers 916,414 54.90%
Republican William Warren Barbour (incumbent) 740,088 44.34%
Townsend Fred Turner 6,651 0.40%
Socialist Herman F. Niessner 3,309 0.20%
Communist Herbert Coley 1,414 0.08%
Prohibition Malcolm G. Thomas 967 0.06%
Socialist Labor George E. Bopp 448 0.03%
Majority 176,326 10.56%
Turnout 1,669,291
Democratic gain from Republican

See also


  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - NJ US Senate - R Primary Race - May 19, 1936".
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - NJ US Senate - D Primary Race - May 19, 1936".
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - NJ US Senate Race - Nov 03, 1936".
  4. ^ "1936 Senatorial General Election Results - New Jersey".
  5. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1936" (PDF). Clerk of the United States House of Representatives. Retrieved April 22, 2020.

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