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1962 United States Senate elections

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1962 United States Senate elections

← 1960 November 6, 1962 1964 →

39 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate
51 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
 
Michael Joseph Mansfield.jpg
EverettDirksen.jpg
Leader Mike Mansfield Everett Dirksen
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 3, 1961 January 3, 1959
Leader's seat Montana Illinois
Seats before 64 36
Seats after 68 32
Seat change Increase 4 Decrease 4
Popular vote 20,832,503 20,245,509
Percentage 50.4% 49.0%
Swing Decrease 4.7% Increase 4.8%
Seats up 19 15
Races won 23 11

Us 1962 senate election map.svg
Results including special elections
     Democratic gain      Republican gain
     Democratic hold      Republican hold

Majority Leader before election

Mike Mansfield
Democratic

Elected Majority Leader

Mike Mansfield
Democratic

The 1962 United States Senate elections was an election for the United States Senate which was held in the middle of President John F. Kennedy's term. His Democratic Party made a net gain of three seats from the Republicans, increasing their control of the Senate.

Both Republican-held senate seats in New Hampshire were up on election day due to a special election. The appointee lost election to a full term to the Democratic challenger while the incumbent Republican was reelected. As such, this is the last time that one of a state's two senate seats, both up on election day, that were held by the same party changed parties.

Retirements

Through open seats due to retirements, Democrats gained two seats.

Democratic seats held by Democrats

  1. Hawaii: Oren E. Long (D) was replaced by Daniel Inouye (D).
  2. Massachusetts (Class 1): Appointee Benjamin A. Smith (D) was replaced by Ted Kennedy (D) for the last two years of the term President Kennedy was elected to in 1958

Republicans replaced by Democrats

  1. Connecticut: Prescott Bush (R) was replaced by Abraham Ribicoff (D)
  2. Maryland: John M. Butler (R) was replaced by Daniel B. Brewster (D)

Losing incumbents

Democrats had a net gain of two seats in election upsets.

Democrats lost to Republicans

  1. Colorado : John A. Carroll (D) lost to Peter H. Dominick (R)
  2. Wyoming (Class 2): Appointee John J. Hickey (D) lost to Milward Simpson (R)

Republicans lost to Democrats

  1. Indiana: Homer E. Capehart (R) lost to Birch Bayh (D)
  2. New Hampshire (Class 2): Appointee Maurice J. Murphy, Jr. (R) lost renomination to Perkins Bass (R). Bass lost the general election to Thomas J. McIntyre (D).
  3. South Dakota: Appointee Joseph H. Bottum (R) lost to George S. McGovern (D)
  4. Wisconsin: Alexander Wiley (R) lost to Gaylord Nelson (D)

Other changes

The Democrats' four-seat net gain was reduced by one seat between the election and the next Congress.

  1. New Mexico: On November 18, 1962, Democrat Dennis Chavez, who was not up for election that year, died. He was replaced on November 30, 1962 by Republican appointee Edwin L. Mechem.

Subsequent changes

  • September 16, 1964: South Carolina — Strom Thurmond switched parties from Democratic to Republican.

Change in Senate composition

Before the elections

D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8 D9 D10
D20 D19 D18 D17 D16 D15 D14 D13 D12 D11
D21 D22 D23 D24 D25 D26 D27 D28 D29 D30
D40 D39 D38 D37 D36 D35 D34 D33 D32 D31
D41 D42 D43 D44 D45 D46
Ran
D47
Ran
D48
Ran
D49
Ran
D50
Ran
Majority → D51
Ran
D60
Ran
D59
Ran
D58
Ran
D57
Ran
D56
Ran
D55
Ran
D54
Ran
D53
Ran
D52
Ran
D61
Ran
D62
Ran
D63
Ran
D64
Retired
R36
Retired
R35
Retired
R34
Ran
R33
Ran
R32
Ran
R31
Ran
R21 R22
Ran
R23
Ran
R24
Ran
R25
Ran
R26
Ran
R27
Ran
R28
Ran
R29
Ran
R30
Ran
R20 R19 R18 R17 R16 R15 R14 R13 R12 R11
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

After the general elections

D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8 D9 D10
D20 D19 D18 D17 D16 D15 D14 D13 D12 D11
D21 D22 D23 D24 D25 D26 D27 D28 D29 D30
D40 D39 D38 D37 D36 D35 D34 D33 D32 D31
D41 D42 D43 D44 D45 D46
Re-elected
D47
Re-elected
D48
Re-elected
D49
Re-elected
D50
Re-elected
Majority → D51
Re-elected
D60
Re-elected
D59
Re-elected
D58
Re-elected
D57
Re-elected
D56
Re-elected
D55
Re-elected
D54
Re-elected
D53
Re-elected
D52
Re-elected
D61
Re-elected
D62
Re-elected
D63
Hold
D64
Gain
D65
Gain
D66
Gain
D67
Gain
D68
Gain
R32
Gain
R31
Re-elected
R21 R22
Re-elected
R23
Re-elected
R24
Re-elected
R25
Re-elected
R26
Re-elected
R27
Re-elected
R28
Re-elected
R29
Re-elected
R30
Re-elected
R20 R19 R18 R17 R16 R15 R14 R13 R12 R11
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

After the special elections

D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8 D9 D10
D20 D19 D18 D17 D16 D15 D14 D13 D12 D11
D21 D22 D23 D24 D25 D26 D27 D28 D29 D30
D40 D39 D38 D37 D36 D35 D34 D33 D32 D31
D41 D42 D43 D44 D45 D46 D47 D48 D49 D50
Majority → D51
D60 D59 D58 D57 D56 D55 D54 D53 D52
D61 D62 D63 D64 D65 D66 D67
Hold
D68
Gain
R32
Gain
R31
Appointee elected
R21 R22 R23 R24 R25 R26 R27 R28 R29 R30
Appointee elected
R20 R19 R18 R17 R16 R15 R14 R13 R12 R11
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10

Beginning of the next Congress

D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8 D9 D10
D20 D19 D18 D17 D16 D15 D14 D13 D12 D11
D21 D22 D23 D24 D25 D26 D27 D28 D29 D30
D40 D39 D38 D37 D36 D35 D34 D33 D32 D31
D41 D42 D43 D44 D45 D46 D47 D48 D49 D50
Majority → D51
D60 D59 D58 D57 D56 D55 D54 D53 D52
D61 D62 D63 D64 D65 V1
D delayed
V2
D died
R33
Gain
R32 R31
R21 R22 R23 R24 R25 R26 R27 R28 R29 R30
R20 R19 R18 R17 R16 R15 R14 R13 R12 R11
R1 R2 R3 R4 R5 R6 R7 R8 R9 R10
Key:
D# Democratic
R# Republican
V# Vacant

Race summaries

Special elections during the 87th Congress

In these special elections, the winner was seated during 1962 or before January 3, 1963; ordered by election date, then state.

State Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party Electoral history
Idaho
(Class 2)
Len Jordan Republican 1962 (Appointed) Interim appointee elected Len Jordan (Republican) 51.0%
Gracie Pfost (Democratic) 49.0%
Kansas
(Class 2)
James B. Pearson Republican 1962 (Appointed) Interim appointee elected James B. Pearson (Republican) 56.2%
Paul L. Aylward (Democratic) 42.5%
Massachusetts
(Class 1)
Benjamin A. Smith Democratic 1960 (Appointed) Interim appointee retired
New senator elected
Democratic hold
Ted Kennedy (Democratic) 55.4%
George C. Lodge (Republican) 41.9%
New Hampshire
(Class 2)
Maurice J. Murphy Jr. Republican 1962 (Appointed) Interim appointee lost nomination
New senator elected
Democratic gain
Thomas J. McIntyre (Democratic) 52.3%
Perkins Bass (Republican) 47.7%
Wyoming
(Class 2)
John J. Hickey Democratic 1961 (Appointed) Interim appointee lost election
New senator elected
Republican gain
Milward L. Simpson (Republican) 57.8%
John J. Hickey (Democratic) 42.2%

Elections leading to the next Congress

In these general elections, the winners were elected for the term beginning January 3, 1963; ordered by state.

All of the elections involved the Class 3 seats.

State Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party Electoral history
Alabama J. Lister Hill Democratic 1938 (Appointed)
1938
1944
1950
1956
Incumbent re-elected. J. Lister Hill (Democratic) 50.9%
James D. Martin (Republican) 49.1%
Alaska Ernest Gruening Democratic 1958 Incumbent re-elected. Ernest Gruening (Democratic) 58.1%
Ted Stevens (Republican) 41.9%
Arizona Carl Hayden Democratic 1926
1932
1938
1944
1950
1956
Incumbent re-elected. Carl Hayden (Democratic) 54.9%
Evan Mecham (Republican) 45.1%
 Arkansas J. William Fulbright Democratic 1944
1950
1956
Incumbent re-elected. J. William Fulbright (Democratic) 68.7%
Kenneth Jones (Republican) 31.3%
California Thomas H. Kuchel Republican 1953 (Appointed)
1954 (Special)
1956
Incumbent re-elected. Thomas H. Kuchel (Republican) 56.3%
Richard Richards (Democratic) 43.4%
Colorado John A. Carroll Democratic 1956 Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Republican gain.
Peter H. Dominick (Republican) 53.6%
John A. Carroll (Democratic) 45.6%
Connecticut Prescott S. Bush Republican 1952 (Special)
1956
Incumbent retired.
New senator elected.
Democratic gain.
Abraham A. Ribicoff (Democratic) 51.3%
Horace Seely-Brown (Republican) 48.8%
Florida George A. Smathers Democratic 1950
1956
Incumbent re-elected. George A. Smathers (Democratic) 70.0%
Emerson Rupert (Republican) 30.0%
Georgia Herman Talmadge Democratic 1956 Incumbent re-elected. Herman Talmadge (Democratic) Unopposed
Hawaii Oren E. Long Democratic 1959 Incumbent retired.
New senator elected.
Democratic hold.
Daniel K. Inouye (Democratic) 69.4%
Ben Dillingham (Republican) 30.6%
Idaho Frank Church Democratic 1956 Incumbent re-elected. Frank Church (Democratic) 54.7%
Jack Hawley (Republican) 45.3%
Illinois Everett M. Dirksen Republican 1950
1956
Incumbent re-elected. Everett M. Dirksen (Republican) 52.9%
Sidney R. Yates (Democratic) 47.1%
Indiana Homer E. Capehart Republican 1944
1950
1956
Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Democratic gain.
Birch Bayh (Democratic) 50.3%
Homer E. Capehart (Republican) 49.7%
Iowa Bourke B. Hickenlooper Republican 1944
1950
1956
Incumbent re-elected. Bourke B. Hickenlooper (Republican) 53.4%
E. B. Smith (Democratic) 46.6%
Kansas Frank Carlson Republican 1950 (Special)
1950
1956
Incumbent re-elected. Frank Carlson (Republican) 62.4%
K. L. Smith (Democratic) 35.9%
Kentucky Thruston B. Morton Republican 1956 Incumbent re-elected. Thruston Morton (Republican) 52.8%
Wilson W. Wyatt (Democratic) 47.2%
Louisiana Russell B. Long Democratic 1948 (Special)
1950
1956
Incumbent re-elected. Russell B. Long (Democratic) 75.6%
Taylor W. O'Hearn (Republican) 24.4%
Maryland John M. Butler Republican 1950
1956
Incumbent retired.
New senator elected.
Democratic gain.
Daniel B. Brewster (Democratic) 62.0%
Edward T. Miller (Republican) 38.0%
Missouri Edward V. Long Democratic 1960 (Appointed)
1960 (Special)
Incumbent re-elected. Edward V. Long (Democratic) 54.6%
Crosby Kemper (Republican) 45.4%
Nevada Alan Bible Democratic 1954 (Special)
1956
Incumbent re-elected. Alan Bible (Democratic) 65.3%
William B. Wright (Republican) 34.7%
New Hampshire Norris Cotton Republican 1954 (Special)
1956
Incumbent re-elected. Norris Cotton (Republican) 59.7%
Alfred Catalfo, Jr. (Democratic) 40.3%
New York Jacob K. Javits Republican 1956 Incumbent re-elected. Jacob K. Javits (Republican) 57.4%
James B. Donovan (Democratic) 40.1%
North Carolina Sam J. Ervin, Jr. Democratic 1954 (Appointed)
1954 (Special)
1956
Incumbent re-elected. Sam J. Ervin, Jr. (Democratic) 60.5%
Claude L. Greene, Jr. (Republican) 39.6%
North Dakota Milton R. Young Republican 1945 (Appointed)
1946 (Special)
1950
1956
Incumbent re-elected. Milton R. Young (Republican) 60.7%
William Lanier (Democratic) 39.4%
Ohio Frank J. Lausche Democratic 1956 Incumbent re-elected. Frank J. Lausche (Democratic) 61.6%
John M. Briley (Republican) 38.4%
Oklahoma Mike Monroney Democratic 1950
1956
Incumbent re-elected. A. S. Mike Monroney (Democratic) 53.2%
B. Hayden Crawford (Republican) 46.3%
Oregon Wayne Morse Democratic 1944
1950
1956
Incumbent re-elected. Wayne Morse (Democratic) 54.2%
Sig Unander (Republican) 45.8%
Pennsylvania Joseph S. Clark Democratic 1956 Incumbent re-elected. Joseph S. Clark (Democratic) 51.1%
James E. Van Zandt (Republican) 48.7%
South Carolina Olin B. Johnston Democratic 1944
1950
1956
Incumbent re-elected. Olin B. Johnston (Democratic) 57.2%
W. D. Workman, Jr. (Republican) 42.8%
South Dakota Joseph H. Bottum Republican 1962 (Appointee) Interim appointee lost election.
New senator elected.
Democratic gain.
George S. McGovern (Democratic) 50.1%
Joseph H. Bottum (Republican) 49.9%
Utah Wallace F. Bennett Republican 1950
1956
Incumbent re-elected. Wallace F. Bennett (Republican) 52.4%
David S. King (Democratic) 47.6%
Vermont George D. Aiken Republican 1940 (Special)
1944
1950
1956
Incumbent re-elected. George D. Aiken (Republican) 66.9%
W. Robert Johnson (Democratic) 33.1%
Washington Warren G. Magnuson Democratic 1944 (Appointed)
1944
1950
1956
Incumbent re-elected. Warren G. Magnuson (Democratic) 52.1%
Richard G. Christensen (Republican) 47.3%
Wisconsin Alexander Wiley Republican 1938
1944
1950
1956
Incumbent lost re-election.
New senator elected.
Democratic gain.
Gaylord Nelson (Democratic) 52.6%
Alexander Wiley (Republican) 47.2%

Alabama

United States Senate election in Alabama, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Lister Hill (incumbent) 201,937 50.86%
Republican James D. Martin 195,134 49.14%
Majority 6,803 1.72%
Turnout 397,071
Democratic hold

Alaska

United States Senate election in Alaska, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Ernest Gruening (incumbent) 33,827 58.14%
Republican Ted Stevens 24,354 41.86%
Majority 9,473 16.28%
Turnout 58,181
Democratic hold

Arizona

United States Senate election in Arizona, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Carl Hayden (incumbent) 199,217 54.94%
Republican Evan Mecham 163,388 45.06%
Majority 35,829 9.88%
Turnout 362,605
Democratic hold


Arkansas

United States Senate election in Arkansas, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic J. William Fulbright (incumbent) 214,867 68.67%
Republican Kenneth Jones 98,013 31.33%
Majority 116,854 37.34%
Turnout 312,880
Democratic hold


California

United States Senate election in California, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thomas H. Kuchel (incumbent) 3,180,483 56.31%
Democratic Richard Richards 2,452,839 43.43%
Write-In Howard Jarvis 9,963 0.18%
Write-In Linus Pauling 2,964 0.05%
Write-In Edward Brothers 1,689 0.03%
None Scattering 284 0.01%
Majority 727,644 12.88%
Turnout 5,648,222
Republican hold


Colorado

United States Senate election in Colorado, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Peter H. Dominick 328,655 53.58%
Democratic John A. Carroll (incumbent) 279,586 45.58%
Socialist Labor Charlotte Benson 3,546 0.58%
Independent Henry John Olshaw 1,217 0.20%
Socialist Workers Thomas Leonard 440 0.07%
Majority 49,069 8.00%
Turnout 613,444
Republican gain from Democratic


Connecticut

United States Senate election in Connecticut, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Abraham Ribicoff 527,522 51.25%
Republican Horace Seely-Brown, Jr. 501,694 48.74%
None Scattering 85 0.00%
Majority 25,828 2.51%
Turnout 1,029,301
Democratic gain from Republican


Florida

United States Senate election in Florida, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George A. Smathers (incumbent) 657,633 66.62%
Republican Emerson Rupert 329,381 33.36%
None Scattering 193 0.02%
Majority 328,252 33.26%
Turnout 987,207
Democratic hold


Georgia

United States Senate election in Georgia, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Herman Talmadge (incumbent) 306,250 100.00%
Democratic hold


Hawaii

United States Senate election in Hawaii, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel K. Inouye 136,294 69.41%
Republican Ben F. Dillingham 60,067 30.59%
Majority 76,227 38.82%
Turnout 196,361
Democratic hold


Idaho

United States Senate election in Idaho, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank Church (incumbent) 141,657 54.74%
Republican Jack Hawley 117,129 45.26%
Majority 24,528 9.48%
Turnout 258,786
Democratic hold

Idaho (Special)

United States Senate special election in Idaho, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Len Jordan (incumbent) 131,279 50.95%
Democratic Gracie Pfost 126,398 49.05%
Majority 4,881 1.90%
Turnout 257,677
Republican hold


Illinois

United States Senate election in Illinois, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Everett M. Dirksen (incumbent) 1,961,202 52.87%
Democratic Sidney R. Yates 1,748,007 47.13%
Majority 213,195 5.74%
Turnout 3,709,209
Republican hold


Indiana

United States Senate election in Indiana, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Birch Bayh 905,491 50.30%
Republican Homer E. Capehart (incumbent) 894,547 49.70%
Majority 10,944 0.60%
Turnout 1,800,038
Democratic gain from Republican


Iowa

United States Senate election in Iowa, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Bourke B. Hickenlooper (incumbent) 431,364 53.39%
Democratic E. B. Smith 376,602 46.61%
None Scattering 6 0.00%
Majority 54,762 6.78%
Turnout 807,972
Republican hold


Kansas

1962 United States Senate election in Kansas

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Frankcarlson(r-ks).jpg
3x4.svg
Nominee Frank Carlson K.L. Smith
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 388,500 223,630
Percentage 62.44% 35.94%

1962 United States Senate election in Kansas.svg
County Results

U.S. Senator before election

Frank Carlson
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Frank Carlson
Republican

United States Senate election in Kansas, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Frank Carlson (incumbent) 388,500 62.44%
Democratic K. L. (Ken) Smith 223,630 35.94%
Prohibition George E. Kline 10,098 1.62%
Majority 164,870 26.50%
Turnout 622,228
Republican hold

Kentucky

United States Senate election in Kentucky, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Thruston B. Morton (incumbent) 432,648 52.76%
Democratic Wilson W. Wyatt 387,440 47.24%
Majority 45,208 5.52%
Turnout 820,088
Republican hold


Louisiana

United States Senate election in Louisiana, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Russell B. Long (incumbent) 318,838 75.57%
Republican Taylor Walters O'Hearn 103,066 24.43%
Majority 215,772 51.14%
Turnout 421,904
Democratic hold


Maryland

United States Senate election in Maryland, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Daniel B. Brewster 439,723 62.03%
Republican Edward T. Miller 269,131 37.97%
None Scattering 1 0.00%
Majority 170,592 24.06%
Turnout 708,855
Democratic gain from Republican


Missouri

United States Senate election in Missouri, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Edward V. Long (incumbent) 663,301 54.43%
Republican Crosby Kemper 555,330 45.57%
Majority 107,971 8.86%
Turnout 1,218,631
Democratic hold


Nevada

United States Senate election in Nevada, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Alan Bible (incumbent) 63,443 65.28%
Republican William B. Wright 33,749 34.72%
Majority 29,694 30.56%
Turnout 97,192
Democratic hold


New Hampshire

United States Senate election in New Hampshire, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Norris Cotton (incumbent) 134,035 59.71%
Democratic Alfred Catalfo, Jr. 90,444 40.29%
Majority 43,591 19.42%
Turnout 224,479
Republican hold


New Hampshire (Special)

United States Senate special election in New Hampshire, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Thomas J. McIntyre 117,612 52.32%
Republican Perkins Bass 107,199 47.68%
Majority 10,413 4.64%
Turnout 224,811
Democratic gain from Republican


New York

United States Senate election in New York, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jacob Javits (incumbent) 3,272,417 57.38%
Democratic James B. Donovan 2,289,323 40.14%
Constitution Kieran O’Dougherty 116,151 2.04%
Socialist Workers Carl Feingold 17,440 0.31%
Socialist Labor Stephen Emery 7,786 0.14%
Majority 983,094 17.24%
Turnout 5,703,117
Republican hold


North Carolina

United States Senate election in North Carolina, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Sam Ervin (incumbent) 491,520 60.45%
Republican Claude L. Greene, Jr. 321,635 39.55%
Majority 169,885 20.90%
Turnout 813,155
Democratic hold


North Dakota

United States Senate election in North Dakota, 1962

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1968 →
 
Milton Young.jpg
No image.svg
Nominee Milton R. Young William Lanier
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 135,705 88,032
Percentage 60.65% 39.35%

U.S. Senator before election

Milton R. Young
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Milton R. Young
Republican

Incumbent Republican Milton Young was re-elected to his fourth term, defeating North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party candidate William Lanier[2] of  Fargo.[1] Only Young filed as a Republican, and the endorsed Democratic candidate was Lanier, who had previously faced Young in a special election held in 1946 to fill the seat which was vacated by the late John Moses. Young and Lanier won the primary elections for their respective parties. No independents ran.

1962 United States Senate election, North Dakota
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Milton R. Young 135,705 60.65%
Democratic William Lanier 88,032 39.35%
Majority 47,673 21.30%
Turnout 223,737
Republican hold

Ohio

United States Senate election in Ohio, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Frank J. Lausche (incumbent) 1,843,813 61.56%
Republican John Marshall Briley 1,151,173 38.44%
Majority 692,640 23.12%
Turnout 2,994,986
Democratic hold


Oklahoma

United States Senate election in Oklahoma, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic A. S. Mike Monroney (incumbent) 353,890 53.24%
Republican B. Hayden Crawford 307,966 46.33%
Independent Paul V. Beck 2,856 0.43%
Majority 45,924 6.91%
Turnout 664,712
Democratic hold

Oregon

Oregon election

← 1956
1968 →
 
Wayne Morse.jpg
No image.svg
Nominee Wayne Morse Sig Unander
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 344,716 291,587
Percentage 54.2% 45.8%

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County Results

U.S. Senator before election

Wayne Morse
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Wayne Morse
Democratic

Democratic incumbent Wayne Morse was re-elected to a fourth term. He defeated Republican candidate Sig Unander in the general election.[3]

United States Senate election in Oregon, 1962[3]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Wayne Morse (Incumbent) 344,716 54.15%
Republican Sig Unander 291,587 45.81%
None write-ins 253 0.04%
Majority 53,129 8.34%
Total votes 636,556 100.00%
Democratic hold

Pennsylvania

United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Joseph S. Clark (incumbent) 2,238,383 51.06%
Republican James E. Van Zandt 2,134,649 48.70%
Socialist Labor Arla A. Aubaugh 10,387 0.24%
Majority 103,734 2.36%
Turnout 4,383,419
Democratic hold


South Carolina

South Carolina Senator Olin D. Johnston
South Carolina Senator Olin D. Johnston

Incumbent Democratic Senator Olin D. Johnston defeated Governor Fritz Hollings in the Democratic primary and Republican W. D. Workman, Jr. in the general election. The South Carolina Democratic Party held their primary on June 12, 1962. Olin D. Johnston, the incumbent Senator, faced stiff competition from Governor Fritz Hollings who argued that Johnston was too liberal and not representative of South Carolina interests. Johnston merely told the voters that he was doing what he thought was best for the agriculture and textile workers of the state. Hollings was decisively defeated by Johnston because Johnston used his position as Post Office and Civil Service Committee to build 40 new post offices in the state and thus demonstrate the pull he had in Washington to bring home the bacon.

South Carolina U.S. Senate Primary Election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Olin D. Johnston 216,918 66.3
Democratic Fritz Hollings 110,023 33.7

W. D. Workman, Jr., a correspondent for the News and Courier, faced no opposition from South Carolina Republicans and avoided a primary election.

Both Johnston and Workman supported segregation, so the campaign centered on the economic issues of the state. Workman tried to persuade the voters that Johnston's policies were socialist and that he was too closely aligned with the Kennedy administration. Johnston was a consistent supporter of socialized health care proposals and Workman was able to win considerable support from the medical establishment. However, the state's citizens were much poorer than that of the rest of the nation and Johnston's class based appeals made him a very popular figure for the downtrodden of both the white and black races. The competitive nature of this race foresaw the eventual rise of the Republican Party and that South Carolinians were growing increasingly suspicious of policies generated at the federal level.

South Carolina U.S. Senate Election, 1962
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Democratic Olin D. Johnston 178,712 57.2 -25.0
Republican W. D. Workman, Jr. 133,930 42.8 +25.0
No party Write-Ins 5 0.0 0.0
Majority 44,782 14.4 -50.0
Turnout 312,647 46.9 +8.8
Democratic hold Swing

South Dakota

United States Senate election in South Dakota, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic George McGovern 127,458 50.12%
Republican Joseph H. Bottum (incumbent) 126,861 49.88%
Majority 597 0.24%
Turnout 254,319
Democratic hold


Utah

United States Senate election in Utah, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Wallace F. Bennett (incumbent) 166,755 52.37%
Democratic David S. King 151,656 47.63%
Majority 15,099 4.74%
Turnout 318,411
Republican hold


Vermont

United States Senate election in Vermont, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican George D. Aiken (incumbent) 81,242 66.93%
Democratic W. Robert Johnson, Sr. 40,134 33.07%
Majority 41,108 33.86%
Turnout 121,376
Republican hold


Washington

Washington Election

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Nominee Warren Magnuson Richard G. Christensen
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 491,365 446,204
Percentage 52.09% 47.31%

U.S. Senator before election

Warren G. Magnuson
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Warren G. Magnuson
Democratic

United States Senate election in Washington, 1962[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Warren G. Magnuson (incumbent) 491,365 52.09%
Republican Richard G. Christensen 446,204 47.31%
Socialist Labor Henry Killman 4,730 0.50%
Constitution W. Frank Horne 930 0.10%
Majority 45,161 4.78%
Turnout 943,229
Democratic hold

Wisconsin

Wisconsin election

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Nominee Gaylord A. Nelson Alexander Wiley
Party Democratic Republican
Popular vote 662,342 594,846
Percentage 52.26% 47.21%

U.S. Senator before election

Alexander Wiley
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

Gaylord A. Nelson
Democratic

Incumbent Republican Alexander Wiley lost to Democrat Gaylord A. Nelson.[4]

Wisconsin election results[4]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Gaylord A. Nelson 662,342 52.26%
Republican Alexander Wiley (Incumbent) 594,846 47.21%
Independent William Osborne Hart 1,428 0.11%
Socialist Labor Georgia Cozzini 1,096 0.09%
Socialist Workers Wayne Leverenz 368 0.03%
None Scattering 88 0.01%
Majority 67,496 5.36%
Turnout 1,260,168
Democratic gain from Republican

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1962" (PDF). Clerk.house.gov. Retrieved April 5, 2015.
  2. ^ Lanier is not to be confused with former North Dakota Governor William Langer.
  3. ^ a b http://www.ourcampaigns.com/RaceDetail.html?RaceID=40155
  4. ^ a b "WI US Senate Race - Nov 06, 1962". Our Campaigns.

References

  • "Supplemental Report of the Secretary of State to the General Assembly of South Carolina." Reports and Resolutions of South Carolina to the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina. Volume II. Columbia, SC: 1963, p. 6.
  • Jordan, Frank E. The Primary State: A History of the Democratic Party in South Carolina, 1876-1962. p. 83.
  • Kalk, Bruce H. (2001). The Origins of the Southern Strategy: Two-Party Competition in South. Lexington Books. pp. 56–61.
  • "Veteran's Viciory". Time. June 22, 1962. Retrieved February 9, 2008.
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