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1959 United States House of Representatives elections

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There were four elections to the United States House of Representatives in 1959, all during the 86th United States Congress. Three of them were special elections to fill vacancies, and the fourth was to fill a seat for the new state of Hawaii. There were no special elections to the 85th Congress in 1959.

Special elections

Elections are listed by date and district.

District Incumbent This race
Member Party First elected Results Candidates
Missouri 4 George H. Christopher Democratic [data unknown/missing] Incumbent died January 23, 1959.
New member elected March 3, 1959.
Democratic hold.
New York 43 Daniel A. Reed Republican [data unknown/missing] Incumbent died February 19, 1959
New member elected May 26, 1959.
Republican hold.
  • Green tickY Charles Goodell (Republican) 65.02%
  • Robert E. McCaffrey (Democratic) 33.75%
  • John R. Steinbroner (Liberal) 1.23%[2]
Iowa 4 Steven V. Carter Democratic [data unknown/missing] Incumbent died November 4, 1959
New member elected December 15, 1959.
Republican gain.


In 1959, Hawaii became a state and elected one new member of the House, Democrat Daniel Inouye.

District Incumbent This race
Member Party First elected Results Candidates
Hawaii at-large New state New seat.
New member elected August 21, 1959.
Democratic gain.


  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - MO District 4 - Special Election Race - Mar 03, 1959".
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - NY District 43 Special Race - May 26, 1959".
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - IA District 4 - Special Election Race - Dec 15, 1959".
  4. ^ "Our Campaigns - HI At-Large Race - Aug 21, 1959".
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