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1946 United States Senate election in Missouri

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1946 United States Senate election in Missouri

← 1940 November 5, 1946 1952 →
Frank Briggs.jpg
Nominee James Kem Frank P. Briggs
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 572,556 511,544
Percentage 52.71% 47.09%

U.S. senator before election

Frank P. Briggs

Elected U.S. Senator

James P. Kem

The 1946 United States Senate election in Missouri was held on November 5, 1946.

Incumbent Democratic Senator Frank P. Briggs, who was appointed to fill the vacancy left by Vice President Harry S. Truman, ran for re-election to a full term in office, but was defeated by Republican James Kem.

Democratic primary


  • Frank P. Briggs, incumbent Senator since 1945
  • Marvin Casteel
  • James Patrick Quinn
  • Robert I. Young, perennial candidate


1946 Democratic U.S. Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank P. Briggs (incumbent) 205,732 70.43%
Democratic Marvin Casteel 49,101 16.81%
Democratic Robert I. Young 30,233 10.35%
Democratic James Patrick Quinn 7,026 2.41%
Total votes 292,092 100.00%

Republican primary



1946 Republican U.S. Senate primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James P. Kem 118,227 54.60%
Republican William McKinley Thomas 31,866 14.72%
Republican William P. Elmer 28,863 13.33%
Republican Ray Mabee 21,104 9.75%
Republican Herman G. Grosby 16,463 7.60%
Total votes 216,523 100.00%

General election


1946 U.S. Senate election in Missouri[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican James P. Kem 572,556 52.71% Increase3.98
Democratic Frank P. Briggs (incumbent) 511,544 47.09% Decrease4.08
Prohibition F. H. Jackson 979 0.09% N/A
Socialist W. F. Rinck 887 0.08% Decrease0.01
Socialist Labor Theodore Baeff 275 0.03% Increase0.02
Total votes 1,086,241 100.00%

See also


  1. ^ "MO US Senate – D Primary". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 29 Dec 2020.
  2. ^ "MO US Senate – R Primary". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 30 Dec 2020.
  3. ^ "MO US Senate Race". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 29 Dec 2020.
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