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1956 United States House of Representatives elections

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1956 United States House of Representatives elections

← 1954 November 6, 1956[1] 1958 →

All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives
218 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
Samuel Taliaferro Rayburn.jpg
SPEAKER JWMartin.jpg
Leader Sam Rayburn Joseph Martin
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 3, 1937 January 3, 1939
Leader's seat Texas 4th Massachusetts 14th
Last election 232 seats 203 seats
Seats won 234 201
Seat change Increase 2 Decrease 2
Popular vote 30,062,042 28,698,083
Percentage 51.2% 48.7%
Swing Decrease 1.3% Increase 1.7%

Speaker before election

Sam Rayburn

Elected Speaker

Sam Rayburn

The 1956 United States House of Representatives elections was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1956 which coincided with the re-election of President Dwight Eisenhower.

With no major national issues and the economic upswing of the 1950s in full force, voters generally chose to uphold the status quo.

Overall results

234 201
Democratic Republican
Party Seats Change Seat percentage Vote percentage Popular Vote
Democratic 234 Increase 2 53.8% 51.2% 30,062,042
Republican 201 Decrease 2 46.2% 48.7% 28,698,083
Liberal 0 Steady 0.0% 0.1% 68,130
Independent 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 15,848
Prohibition 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 12,298
Independent Teacher Veteran 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 5,468
Independent Veteran 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 4,155
Conservative 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 4,066
Constitution 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 3,619
Decency in Government 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 2,459
Progress Through Freedom 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 2,246
Socialist Labor 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 2,217
Socialist 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 1,743
Free Honest Elections 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 466
Socialist Workers 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 303
Social Democratic 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 260
American Third 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 146
Others 0 Steady 0.0% <0.1% 2,194
Totals 435 Steady 100.0% 100.0% 58,885,743
Source: Election Statistics - Office of the Clerk
Popular vote
House seats
  House seats by party holding plurality in state     80+ to 100% Republican    80+ to 100% Democratic     60+ to 80% Republican    60+ to 80% Democratic     Up to 60% Republican    Up to 60% Democratic
House seats by party holding plurality in state
  80+ to 100% Republican
  80+ to 100% Democratic
  60+ to 80% Republican
  60+ to 80% Democratic
  Up to 60% Republican
  Up to 60% Democratic
    6+ Democratic gain     3-5 Republican gain    3-5 Democratic gain     1-2 Republican gain    1-2 Democratic gain     no net change
  6+ Democratic gain
  3-5 Republican gain
  3-5 Democratic gain
  1-2 Republican gain
  1-2 Democratic gain
  no net change

Special elections

In these special elections, the winner was seated during 1956 or before January 3, 1957; ordered by election date.

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Member Party First elected
Pennsylvania 30th Vera D. Buchanan Democratic 1950 Incumbent died November 26, 1955.
New member elected January 24, 1956.
Democratic hold.
Green tickY Elmer J. Holland (Democratic) 75.3%
David J. Smith (Republican) 24.7%[2]
New York 22nd Sidney A. Fine Democratic 1950 Incumbent resigned January 2, 1956.
New member elected February 7, 1956.
Democratic hold.
Green tickY James C. Healey (Democratic) 72.3%
Sidney Burstein (Liberal) 14.8%
Barnett Davis (Republican) 12.9%[3]
Pennsylvania 2nd William T. Granahan Democratic 1944
1946 (Lost)
Incumbent died May 25, 1956.
New member elected November 6, 1956.
Democratic hold.
Green tickY Kathryn E. Granahan (Democratic) 61.9%
Robert F. Frankenfield (Republican) 38.1%[4]

Elections leading to the next Congress

In these general elections, the winners were elected for the term beginning January 3, 1957; ordered by state.


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Alabama 1 Frank W. Boykin Democratic 1935 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Frank W. Boykin (D)
Alabama 2 George M. Grant Democratic 1938 Incumbent re-elected. George M. Grant (D)
Alabama 3 George W. Andrews Democratic 1944 Incumbent re-elected. George W. Andrews (D)
Alabama 4 Kenneth A. Roberts Democratic 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Kenneth A. Roberts (D) 73.4%
Roy Banks (R) 26.6%
Alabama 5 Albert Rains Democratic 1944 Incumbent re-elected. Albert Rains (D)
Alabama 6 Armistead I. Selden, Jr. Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Armistead I. Selden, Jr. (D)
Alabama 7 Carl Elliott Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Carl Elliott (D)
Alabama 8 Robert E. Jones, Jr. Democratic 1947 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Robert E. Jones, Jr. (D) 80.7%
J. G. Fortney (R) 19.3%
Alabama 9 George Huddleston, Jr. Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. George Huddleston, Jr. (D) 65.9%
William L. Longshore, Jr. (R) 34.1%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Arizona 1 John Jacob Rhodes Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. John Jacob Rhodes (R) 54.9%
William P. Mahoney (D) 45.1%
Arizona 2 Stewart Lee Udall Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Stewart Lee Udall (D) 60.1%
John G. Speiden (R) 39.9%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Arkansas 1 Ezekiel C. Gathings Democratic 1938 Incumbent re-elected. Ezekiel C. Gathings (D)
Arkansas 2 Wilbur Mills Democratic 1938 Incumbent re-elected. Wilbur Mills (D)
Arkansas 3 James William Trimble Democratic 1944 Incumbent re-elected. James William Trimble (D) 61.3%
William S. Spicer (R) 38.7%
Arkansas 4 Oren Harris Democratic 1940 Incumbent re-elected. Oren Harris (D)
Arkansas 5 Brooks Hays Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Brooks Hays (D)
Arkansas 6 William F. Norrell Democratic 1938 Incumbent re-elected. William F. Norrell (D)


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
California 1 Hubert B. Scudder Republican 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Hubert B. Scudder (R) 53.6%
Clement W. Miller (D) 46.4%
California 2 Clair Engle Democratic 1943 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Clair Engle (D)
California 3 John E. Moss Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. John E. Moss (D) 68.6%
Noel C. Stevenson (R) 31.4%
California 4 William S. Mailliard Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. William S. Mailliard (R) 61.9%
James L. Quigley (D) 38.1%
California 5 John F. Shelley Democratic 1949 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. John F. Shelley (D)
California 6 John F. Baldwin, Jr. Republican 1954 Incumbent re-elected. John F. Baldwin, Jr. (R) 53.7%
H. Roberts Quinney (D) 46.3%
California 7 John J. Allen, Jr. Republican 1946 Incumbent re-elected. John J. Allen, Jr. (R) 52.8%
Laurance L. Cross (D) 47.2%
California 8 George Paul Miller Democratic 1944 Incumbent re-elected. George Paul Miller (D) 65.6%
Robert Lee Watkins (R) 34.4%
California 9 J. Arthur Younger Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. J. Arthur Younger (R) 60.3%
James T. McKay (D) 39.7%
California 10 Charles S. Gubser Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Charles S. Gubser (R) 60.7%
William H. Vatcher, Jr. (D) 39.3%
California 11 J. Leroy Johnson Republican 1942 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
John J. McFall (D) 53.1%
J. Leroy Johnson (R) 46.9%
California 12 Bernice F. Sisk Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Bernice F. Sisk (D) 73.0%
Robert B. Moore (R) 27.0%
California 13 Charles M. Teague Republican 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Charles M. Teague (R) 59.6%
William Kirk Stewart (D) 40.4%
California 14 Harlan Hagen Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Harlan Hagen (D) 63.0%
Myron D. Tisdel (R) 37.0%
California 15 Gordon L. McDonough Republican 1944 Incumbent re-elected. Gordon L. McDonough (R) 57.9%
Emery S. Petty (D) 42.1%
California 16 Donald L. Jackson Republican 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Donald L. Jackson (R) 60.8%
G. Robert Fleming (D) 39.2%
California 17 Cecil R. King Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Cecil R. King (D) 64.9%
Charles A. Franklin (R) 35.1%
California 18 Craig Hosmer Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Craig Hosmer (R) 59.3%
Raymond C. Simpson (D) 40.7%
California 19 Chet Holifield Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Chet Holifield (D) 73.8%
Roy E. Reynolds (R) 26.2%
California 20 Vacant John Carl Hinshaw (R) died August 5, 1956.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
H. Allen Smith (R) 70.8%
Eugene Radding (D) 29.2%
California 21 Edgar W. Hiestand Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Edgar W. Hiestand (R) 62.6%
W. C. Stethem (D) 37.4%
California 22 Joseph F. Holt Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Joseph F. Holt (R) 59.8%
Irving Glasband (D) 40.2%
California 23 Clyde Doyle Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Clyde Doyle (D) 70.9%
E. Elgie Calvin (R) 29.1%
California 24 Glenard P. Lipscomb Republican 1953 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Glenard P. Lipscomb (R) 61.9%
Fay Porter (D) 38.1%
California 25 Patrick J. Hillings Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Patrick J. Hillings (R) 63.8%
John G. Sobieski (D) 36.2%
California 26 James Roosevelt Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. James Roosevelt (D) 68.8%
Edward H. Gibbons (R) 31.2%
California 27 Harry R. Sheppard Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected. Harry R. Sheppard (D)
California 28 James B. Utt Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. James B. Utt (R) 64.5%
Gordon T. Shepard (D) 35.5%
California 29 John J. Phillips Republican 1942 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Dalip Singh Saund (D) 51.5%
Jacqueline Cochran Odlum (R) 48.5%
California 30 Bob Wilson Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Wilson (R) 66.7%
George A. Cheney (D) 33.3%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Colorado 1 Byron G. Rogers Democratic 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Byron G. Rogers (D) 57.8%
Ellen G. Harris (R) 42.2%
Colorado 2 William S. Hill Republican 1940 Incumbent re-elected. William S. Hill (R) 53.4%
Byron L. Johnson (D) 46.6%
Colorado 3 John Chenoweth Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. John Chenoweth (R) 50.2%
Alva B. Adams (D) 49.8%
Colorado 4 Wayne N. Aspinall Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Wayne N. Aspinall (D) 61.8%
Hugh L. Caldwell (R) 38.2%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Connecticut 1 Thomas J. Dodd Democratic 1952 Retired to run for U. S. Senate.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Edwin H. May, Jr. (R) 53.5%
Patrick J. Ward (D) 46.1%
Donald B. LaCroix (Ind Rep) 0.4%
Connecticut 2 Horace Seely-Brown, Jr. Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Horace Seely-Brown, Jr. (R) 59.0%
Douglas J. Bennet (D) 41.0%
Connecticut 3 Albert W. Cretella Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Albert W. Cretella (R) 60.0%
Robert N. Giaimo (D) 40.0%
Connecticut 4 Albert P. Morano Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Albert P. Morano (R) 68.4%
Jack Stock (D) 31.1%
Harold Saunders (S) 0.5%
Connecticut 5 James T. Patterson Republican 1946 Incumbent re-elected. James T. Patterson (R) 61.9%
Luke F. Martin (D) 38.1%
Connecticut at-large Antoni N. Sadlak Republican 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Antoni N. Sadlak (R) 61.5%
Matthew P. Kuta (D) 38.5%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Delaware at-large Harris B. McDowell, Jr. Democratic 1954 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Harry G. Haskell, Jr. (R) 52.0%
Harris B. McDowell, Jr. (D) 48.0%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Florida 1 William C. Cramer Republican 1954 Incumbent re-elected. William C. Cramer (R) 56.4%
Winton H. King (D) 43.6%
Florida 2 Charles Edward Bennett Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Charles Edward Bennett (D)
Florida 3 Bob Sikes Democratic 1940 Incumbent re-elected. Bob Sikes (D) 89.6%
Arthur Barker (R) 10.4%
Florida 4 Dante Fascell Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Dante Fascell (D) 60.9%
Leland Hyzer (R) 39.1%
Florida 5 Syd Herlong Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Syd Herlong (D) 51.4%
Arnold L. Lund (R) 48.6%
Florida 6 Paul Rogers Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Paul Rogers (D) 54.7%
Dorothy A. Smith (R) 45.3%
Florida 7 James A. Haley Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. James A. Haley (D) 62.4%
Gus Nelson (R) 37.6%
Florida 8 Donald Ray Matthews Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Donald Ray Matthews (D)


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Georgia 1 Prince Hulon Preston, Jr. Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Prince Hulon Preston, Jr. (D) 78.3%
Harry P. Anestos (I) 21.2%
?? (R) 0.5%
Georgia 2 J. L. Pilcher Democratic 1953 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. J. L. Pilcher (D) 100.0%
Albert Maples (I) 0.01%
Georgia 3 Tic Forrester Democratic 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Tic Forrester (D) 100.0%
J. M. Brophy (R) 0.004%
Georgia 4 John James Flynt, Jr. Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. John James Flynt, Jr. (D) 100.0%
?? (R) 0.03%
Georgia 5 James C. Davis Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected. James C. Davis (D) 59.2%
Randolph W. Thrower (R) 40.8%
Joe McDow (I) 0.001%
Georgia 6 Carl Vinson Democratic 1914 Incumbent re-elected. Carl Vinson (D)
Georgia 7 Henderson Lovelace Lanham Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Henderson Lovelace Lanham (D) 99.7%
H. M. King (R) 0.3%
Georgia 8 Iris Faircloth Blitch Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Iris Faircloth Blitch (D) 100.0%
J. M. Kent (R) 0.006%
Georgia 9 Phillip M. Landrum Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Phillip M. Landrum (D)
Georgia 10 Paul Brown Democratic 1933 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Paul Brown (D) 99.8%
?? (R) 0.2%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Idaho 1 Gracie Pfost Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Gracie Pfost (D) 55.1%
Louise Shadduck (R) 44.9%
Idaho 2 Hamer H. Budge Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Hamer H. Budge (R) 60.0%
J. W. Reynolds (D) 40.0%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Illinois 1 William L. Dawson Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected. William L. Dawson (D) 64.4%
George W. Lawrence (R) 35.6%
Illinois 2 Barratt O'Hara Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Barratt O'Hara (D) 55.3%
George B. McKibbin (R) 44.7%
Illinois 3 James C. Murray Democratic 1954 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Emmet F. Byrne (R) 51.4%
James C. Murray (D) 48.6%
Illinois 4 William E. McVey Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. William E. McVey (R) 60.0%
Michael Hinko (D) 40.0%
Illinois 5 John C. Kluczynski Democratic 1950 Incumbent re-elected. John C. Kluczynski (D) 61.8%
Lawrence Welnowski (R) 38.2%
Illinois 6 Thomas J. O'Brien Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas J. O'Brien (D) 62.0%
John J. Dillon (R) 38.0%
Illinois 7 James Bowler Democratic 1953 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. James Bowler (D) 71.7%
Gabriel L. Grimaldi (R) 28.3%
Illinois 8 Thomas S. Gordon Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas S. Gordon (D) 59.5%
Victor O. Wright (R) 40.5%
Illinois 9 Sidney R. Yates Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Sidney R. Yates (D) 54.0%
Johann S. Ackerman (R) 46.0%
Illinois 10 Richard W. Hoffman Republican 1948 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Harold R. Collier (R) 64.4%
Marvin E. Lore (D) 35.6%
Illinois 11 Timothy P. Sheehan Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Timothy P. Sheehan (R) 55.5%
Roman C. Pucinski (D) 44.5%
Illinois 12 Charles A. Boyle Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Charles A. Boyle (D) 53.2%
Edgar A. Jonas (R) 46.8%
Illinois 13 Marguerite S. Church Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Marguerite S. Church (R) 71.6%
Helen Benson Leys (D) 28.4%
Illinois 14 Vacant Chauncey W. Reed (R) died February 9, 1956.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Russell W. Keeney (R) 70.6%
Harold J. Spelman (D) 29.4%
Illinois 15 Noah M. Mason Republican 1936 Incumbent re-elected. Noah M. Mason (R) 64.6%
Stanley Hubbs (D) 35.4%
Illinois 16 Leo E. Allen Republican 1932 Incumbent re-elected. Leo E. Allen (R) 63.7%
Glen F. Kunkle (D) 36.3%
Illinois 17 Leslie C. Arends Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected. Leslie C. Arends (R) 64.9%
C. E. Spang (D) 35.1%
Illinois 18 Harold H. Velde Republican 1948 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Robert H. Michel (R) 58.8%
Fred Allen (D) 41.2%
Illinois 19 Robert B. Chiperfield Republican 1938 Incumbent re-elected. Robert B. Chiperfield (R) 55.8%
Martin P. Sutor (D) 44.2%
Illinois 20 Sid Simpson Republican 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Sid Simpson (R) 59.6%
Henry W. Pollock (D) 40.4%
Illinois 21 Peter F. Mack, Jr. Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Peter F. Mack, Jr. (D) 53.5%
Frederic S. O'Hara (R) 46.5%
Illinois 22 William L. Springer Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. William L. Springer (R) 62.3%
E. H. Winegarner (D) 37.7%
Illinois 23 Charles W. Vursell Republican 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Charles W. Vursell (R) 52.6%
Albert R. Imle (D) 47.4%
Illinois 24 Melvin Price Democratic 1944 Incumbent re-elected. Melvin Price (D) 68.2%
Waldo E. Schellenger (R) 31.8%
Illinois 25 Kenneth J. Gray Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Kenneth J. Gray (D) 53.8%
Samuel J. Scott (R) 46.2%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Indiana 1 Ray J. Madden Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Ray J. Madden (D) 52.6%
Donald K. Stimson, Jr. (R) 47.2%
Harry C. Beamer (Proh) 0.2%
Indiana 2 Charles A. Halleck Republican 1935 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Charles A. Halleck (R) 62.2%
Thurman C. Crook (D) 37.4%
J. O. Johnston (Proh) 0.3%
Indiana 3 Shepard J. Crumpacker, Jr. Republican 1950 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
F. Jay Nimtz (R) 53.1%
John Brademas (D) 46.9%
Indiana 4 E. Ross Adair Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. E. Ross Adair (R) 63.4%
F. Dean Bechtol (D) 36.3%
Claude Swartz (Proh) 0.2%
Indiana 5 John V. Beamer Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. John V. Beamer (R) 56.4%
William Catlin Whitehead (D) 43.1%
Ralph G. Stallsmith (Proh) 0.5%
Indiana 6 Cecil M. Harden Republican 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Cecil M. Harden (R) 55.0%
John W. King (D) 44.8%
Woodrow Shields (Proh) 0.2%
Indiana 7 William G. Bray Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. William G. Bray (R) 57.2%
Vernon R. Hill (D) 42.8%
Indiana 8 Winfield K. Denton Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Winfield K. Denton (D) 50.1%
D. Bailey Merrill (R) 49.7%
Raymond D. Morris (Proh) 0.3%
Indiana 9 Earl Wilson Republican 1940 Incumbent re-elected. Earl Wilson (R) 53.4%
Wilfrid J. Ullirch (D) 46.3%
Elmer D. Riggs (Proh) 0.3%
Indiana 10 Ralph Harvey Republican 1947 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Ralph Harvey (R) 56.3%
Gerald C. Carmony (D) 43.3%
Thomas E. Booher (Proh) 0.4%
Indiana 11 Charles B. Brownson Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Charles B. Brownson (R) 59.4%
John C. Carvey (D) 40.5%
Paul W. Cox (Proh) 0.2%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Iowa 1 Fred Schwengel Republican 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Fred Schwengel (R) 58.0%
Ronald O. Bramhall (D) 42.0%
Iowa 2 Henry O. Talle Republican 1938 Incumbent re-elected. Henry O. Talle (R) 51.4%
Leonard G. Wolf (D) 48.6%
Iowa 3 H. R. Gross Republican 1948 Incumbent re-elected. H. R. Gross (R) 58.6%
Michael Micich (D) 41.4%
Iowa 4 Karl M. LeCompte Republican 1938 Incumbent re-elected. Karl M. LeCompte (R) 50.7%
Steven V. Carter (D) 49.3%
Iowa 5 Paul Cunningham Republican 1940 Incumbent re-elected. Paul Cunningham (R) 51.1%
William F. Denman (D) 48.9%
Iowa 6 James I. Dolliver Republican 1944 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Merwin Coad (D) 50.1%
James I. Dolliver (R) 49.9%
Iowa 7 Ben F. Jensen Republican 1938 Incumbent re-elected. Ben F. Jensen (R) 55.4%
John L. Jensen (D) 44.6%
Iowa 8 Charles B. Hoeven Republican 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Charles B. Hoeven (R) 60.1%
Robert J. Salem (D) 39.9%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Kansas 1 William H. Avery Republican 1954 Incumbent re-elected. William H. Avery (R) 53.1%
Howard Shultz Miller (D) 45.8%
Howard Hadin (Proh) 1.1%
Kansas 2 Errett P. Scrivner Republican 1943 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Errett P. Scrivner (R) 54.9%
Newell A. George (D) 45.1%
Kansas 3 Myron V. George Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Myron V. George (R) 55.0%
Denver D. Hargis (D) 45.0%
Kansas 4 Edward Herbert Rees Republican 1936 Incumbent re-elected. Edward Herbert Rees (R) 53.8%
John D. Montgomery (D) 46.2%
Kansas 5 Clifford R. Hope Republican 1926 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
James Floyd Breeding (D) 50.5%
John W. Crutcher (R) 49.5%
Kansas 6 Wint Smith Republican 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Wint Smith (R) 51.1%
Elmo J. Mahoney (D) 48.9%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Kentucky 1 Noble Jones Gregory Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected. Noble Jones Gregory (D)
Kentucky 2 William Huston Natcher Democratic 1953 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. William Huston Natcher (D) 51.3%
R. B. Blakenship (R) 48.7%
Kentucky 3 John M. Robsion, Jr. Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. John M. Robsion, Jr. (R) 56.8%
Philip Ardery (D) 43.2%
Kentucky 4 Frank Chelf Democratic 1944 Incumbent re-elected. Frank Chelf (D) 56.3%
John Basil Preston (R) 43.7%
Kentucky 5 Brent Spence Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected. Brent Spence (D) 55.9%
Jule Appel (R) 44.1%
Kentucky 6 John C. Watts Democratic 1951 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. John C. Watts (D) 52.7%
Wallace Jones (R) 47.3%
Kentucky 7 Carl D. Perkins Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Carl D. Perkins (D) 52.4%
Scott Craft (R) 47.6%
Florence Montague (Proh) 0.08%
Kentucky 8 Eugene Siler Republican 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Eugene Siler (R) 71.7%
Mitchel S. Fannin (D) 28.3%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Louisiana 1 F. Edward Hebert Democratic 1940 Incumbent re-elected. F. Edward Hebert (D)
Louisiana 2 Hale Boggs Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Hale Boggs (D) 64.5%
George R. Blue (R) 35.5%
Louisiana 3 Edwin E. Willis Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Edwin E. Willis (D)
Louisiana 4 Overton Brooks Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected. Overton Brooks (D) 68.1%
Calhoun Allen, Jr. (R) 31.9%
Louisiana 5 Otto Passman Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Otto Passman (D)
Louisiana 6 James H. Morrison Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected. James H. Morrison (D)
Louisiana 7 T. Ashton Thompson Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. T. Ashton Thompson (D)
Louisiana 8 George S. Long Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. George S. Long (D)


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Maine 1 Robert Hale Republican 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Robert Hale (R) 50.0%
James C. Oliver (D) 50.0%
Maine 2 Charles P. Nelson Republican 1948 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Frank M. Coffin (D) 53.4%
James L. Reid (R) 46.6%
Maine 3 Clifford McIntire Republican 1951 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Clifford McIntire (R) 60.6%
Kenneth B. Colbath (D) 39.4%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Maryland 1 Edward T. Miller Republican 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Edward T. Miller (R) 55.7%
Hamilton P. Fox (D) 44.3%
Maryland 2 James Devereaux Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. James Devereaux (R) 58.1%
A. Gordon Boone (D) 41.9%
Maryland 3 Edward Garmatz Democratic 1947 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Edward Garmatz (D) 69.7%
Harry Kemper (R) 30.3%
Maryland 4 George Hyde Fallon Democratic 1944 Incumbent re-elected. George Hyde Fallon (D) 53.8%
George Denys Hubbard (R) 46.2%
Maryland 5 Richard E. Lankford Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Richard E. Lankford (D) 56.8%
William B. Prendergast (R) 43.2%
Maryland 6 DeWitt Hyde Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. DeWitt Hyde (R) 54.2%
John R. Foley (D) 45.8%
Maryland 7 Samuel Friedel Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Samuel Friedel (D) 59.0%
David A. Halley (R) 41.0%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Massachusetts 1 John W. Heselton Republican 1944 Incumbent re-elected. John W. Heselton (R) 63.6%
Howard W. Shea (D) 36.0%
Gaetano T. Maratea (Proh) 0.4%
Massachusetts 2 Edward Boland Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Edward Boland (D) 61.2%
Foster W. Doty (R) 38.8%
Massachusetts 3 Philip Philbin Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Philip Philbin (D) 70.9%
Robert A. Parker (R) 29.1%
Massachusetts 4 Harold Donohue Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Harold Donohue (D) 59.4%
Mary R. Wheller (R) 40.6%
Massachusetts 5 Edith Nourse Rogers Republican 1925 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Edith Nourse Rogers (R) 73.3%
Lawrence E. Corcoran (D) 26.7%
Massachusetts 6 William H. Bates Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. William H. Bates (R)
Massachusetts 7 Thomas J. Lane Democratic 1941 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Thomas J. Lane (D) 68.5%
Robert T. Breed (R) 31.5%
Massachusetts 8 Torbert H. MacDonald Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Torbert H. MacDonald (D) 54.8%
C. Eugene Farnam (R) 45.2%
Massachusetts 9 Donald W. Nicholson Republican 1947 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Donald W. Nicholson (R) 61.1%
William McAuliffe (D) 38.9%
Massachusetts 10 Laurence Curtis Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Laurence Curtis (R) 53.0%
Jackson J. Holtz (D) 47.0%
Massachusetts 11 Tip O'Neill Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Tip O'Neill (D) 75.3%
Rudolph E. Mottola (R) 24.7%
Massachusetts 12 John William McCormack Democratic 1928 Incumbent re-elected. John William McCormack (D) 82.5%
James S. Tremblay (R) 17.5%
Massachusetts 13 Richard B. Wigglesworth Republican 1928 Incumbent re-elected. Richard B. Wigglesworth (R) 55.6%
Richard E. McCormack (D) 44.4%
Massachusetts 14 Joseph William Martin, Jr. Republican 1924 Incumbent re-elected. Joseph William Martin, Jr. (R) 62.4%
Edward F. Doolan (D) 37.6%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Michigan 1 Thaddeus M. Machrowicz Democratic 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Thaddeus M. Machrowicz (D) 86.1%
Walter Czarnecki (R) 13.9%
Michigan 2 George Meader Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. George Meader (R) 63.1%
Franklin J. Shepherd (D) 36.6%
Vernon R. Dunckel (Proh) 0.3%
Michigan 3 August E. Johansen Republican 1954 Incumbent re-elected. August E. Johansen (R) 63.8%
Truman Barkhuff (D) 35.8%
Clarence O. Button (Proh) 0.5%
Michigan 4 Clare E. Hoffman Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected. Clare E. Hoffman (R) 62.0%
Samuel I. Clark (D) 38.0%
Michigan 5 Gerald Ford Republican 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Gerald Ford (R) 67.1%
George E. Clay (D) 32.9%
Michigan 6 Donald Hayworth Democratic 1954 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Charles E. Chamberlain (R) 50.8%
Donald Hayworth (D) 49.0%
Herbert E. Crouter (Proh) 0.2%
Michigan 7 Jesse P. Wolcott Republican 1930 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Robert J. McIntosh (R) 53.7%
Ira D. McCoy (D) 46.3%
Michigan 8 Alvin Morell Bentley Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Alvin Morell Bentley (R) 64.1%
William R. Hart (D) 35.6%
D. Ruth Larson (Proh) 0.3%
Michigan 9 Ruth Thompson Republican 1950 Incumbent lost renoination.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Robert P. Griffin (R) 56.0%
William E. Baker (D) 44.0%
Michigan 10 Elford Albin Cederberg Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Elford Albin Cederberg (R) 65.6%
William J. Kelly (D) 34.4%
Michigan 11 Victor A. Knox Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Victor A. Knox (R) 56.1%
Prentiss M. Brown, Jr. (D) 43.9%
Michigan 12 John B. Bennett Republican 1946 Incumbent re-elected. John B. Bennett (R) 56.3%
Joseph S. Mack (D) 43.7%
Michigan 13 Charles Diggs Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Charles Diggs (D) 69.8%
Willis F. Ward (R) 30.2%
Michigan 14 Louis C. Rabaut Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Louis C. Rabaut (D) 56.8%
Harold F. Youngblood (R) 43.2%
Michigan 15 John D. Dingell, Jr. Democratic 1955 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. John D. Dingell, Jr. (D) 74.1%
Larry Middleton (R) 25.8%
Roxann Higgs (Proh) 0.1%
Michigan 16 John Lesinski, Sr. Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected. John Lesinski, Sr. (D) 64.1%
Arthur Kurtz (R) 35.6%
Earl A. Johnson (Proh) 0.3%
Michigan 17 Martha W. Griffiths Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Martha W. Griffiths (D) 53.3%
George E. Smith (R) 46.5%
Walter D. Carpenter (Proh) 0.2%
Michigan 18 George A. Dondero Republican 1932 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
William Broomfield (R) 56.7%
Paul Sutton (D) 43.3%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Minnesota 1 August H. Andresen Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected. August H. Andresen (R) 61.5%
Arnold L. Fredriksen (DFL) 38.5%
Minnesota 2 Joseph P. O'Hara Republican 1940 Incumbent re-elected. Joseph P. O'Hara (R) 63.8%
Harold Zupp (DFL) 36.2%
Minnesota 3 Roy W. Wier Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Roy W. Wier (DFL) 52.0%
George Mikan (R) 48.0%
Minnesota 4 Eugene McCarthy Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Eugene McCarthy (DFL) 64.1%
Edward C. Slettedahl (R) 35.9%
Minnesota 5 Walter Judd Republican 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Walter Judd (R) 56.0%
Joseph Robbie (DFL) 44.0%
Minnesota 6 Fred Marshall Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Fred Marshall (DFL) 56.2%
Joseph L. Kaczmarek (R) 43.8%
Minnesota 7 H. Carl Andersen Republican 1938 Incumbent re-elected. H. Carl Andersen (R) 55.9%
Clint Haroldson (DFL) 44.1%
Minnesota 8 John Blatnik Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected. John Blatnik (DFL) 73.2%
Alfred J. Weinberg (R) 26.8%
Minnesota 9 Coya Knutson Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Coya Knutson (DFL) 52.7%
Harold Hagen (R) 47.3%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Mississippi 1 Thomas Abernethy Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas Abernethy (D)
Mississippi 2 Jamie L. Whitten Democratic 1941 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Jamie L. Whitten (D)
Mississippi 3 Frank E. Smith Democratic 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Frank E. Smith (D)
Mississippi 4 John Bell Williams Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected. John Bell Williams (D)
Mississippi 5 W. Arthur Winstead Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected. W. Arthur Winstead (D)
Mississippi 6 William M. Colmer Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected. William M. Colmer (D)


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Missouri 1 Frank M. Karsten Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Frank M. Karsten (D) 66.3%
Bill Bangert (R) 33.7%
Missouri 2 Thomas B. Curtis Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas B. Curtis (R) 51.8%
James L. Sullivan (D) 48.2%
Missouri 3 Leonor Sullivan Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Leonor Sullivan (D) 69.6%
Sidney R. Redmond (R) 30.4%
Missouri 4 George H. Christopher Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. George H. Christopher (D) 51.8%
Jeffrey P. Hillelson (R) 48.2%
Missouri 5 Richard Bolling Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Richard Bolling (D) 57.2%
Lem T. Jones, Jr. (R) 42.8%
Missouri 6 William Raleigh Hull, Jr. Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. William Raleigh Hull, Jr. (D) 52.0%
Stanley I. Dale (R) 48.0%
Missouri 7 Dewey Short Republican 1934 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Charles Harrison Brown (D) 50.3%
Dewey Short (R) 49.7%
Missouri 8 A. S. J. Carnahan Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. A. S. J. Carnahan (D) 54.3%
Frank W. May (R) 45.7%
Missouri 9 Clarence Cannon Democratic 1922 Incumbent re-elected. Clarence Cannon (D)
Missouri 10 Paul C. Jones Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Paul C. Jones (D)
Missouri 11 Morgan M. Moulder Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Morgan M. Moulder (D) 50.8%
George H. Miller (R) 49.2%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Montana 1 Lee Metcalf Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Lee Metcalf (D) 62.1%
Bill McDonald (R) 37.9%
Montana 2 Orvin B. Fjare Republican 1954 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
LeRoy H. Anderson (D) 50.9%
Orvin B. Fjare (R) 49.1%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Nebraska 1 Phillip Hart Weaver Republican 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Phillip Hart Weaver (R) 67.0%
Samuel Freeman (D) 33.0%
Nebraska 2 Jackson B. Chase Republican 1954 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Glenn Cunningham (R) 53.4%
Joseph V. Benesch (D) 45.0%
Al Misegadis (W/I) 1.7%
Nebraska 3 Robert Dinsmore Harrison Republican 1951 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Robert Dinsmore Harrison (R) 50.1%
Lawrence Brock (D) 49.9%
Nebraska 4 Arthur L. Miller Republican 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Arthur L. Miller (R) 65.7%
Carlton W. Laird (D) 34.3%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Nevada at-large Clarence Clifton Young Republican 1952 Retired to run for U. S. Senate.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Walter S. Baring, Jr. (D) 54.2%
Richard W. Horton (R) 45.8%

New Hampshire

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
New Hampshire 1 Chester Earl Merrow Republican 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Chester Earl Merrow (R) 57.4%
James B. Sullivan (D) 42.6%
New Hampshire 2 Perkins Bass Republican 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Perkins Bass (R) 65.9%
George F. Brown (D) 34.1%

New Jersey

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
New Jersey 1 Charles A. Wolverton Republican 1926 Incumbent re-elected. Charles A. Wolverton (R) 58.3%
J. Frank Crawford (D) 41.5%
Bernardo S. Doganiero (Soc-Lab) 0.2%
New Jersey 2 T. Millet Hand Republican 1944 Incumbent re-elected. T. Millet Hand (R) 67.8%
Thomas C. Stewart (D) 32.0%
Morris Karp (Soc-Lab) 0.1%
New Jersey 3 James C. Auchincloss Republican 1942 Incumbent re-elected. James C. Auchincloss (R) 65.3%
Sidney Shiff (D) 34.7%
New Jersey 4 Frank Thompson Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Frank Thompson (D) 54.5%
William H. Wells (R) 45.5%
New Jersey 5 Peter Frelinghuysen, Jr. Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Peter Frelinghuysen, Jr. (R) 64.5%
Francis C. Foley, Jr. (D) 35.4%
Harry Press (Soc-Lab) 0.2%
New Jersey 6 Harrison A. Williams Democratic 1953 (Special) Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Florence P. Dwyer (R) 50.6%
Harrison A. Williams (D) 48.5%
Ithamar Quigley (Proh) 0.9%
New Jersey 7 William B. Widnall Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. William B. Widnall (R) 70.7%
Daniel Amster (D) 29.3%
New Jersey 8 Gordon Canfield Republican 1940 Incumbent re-elected. Gordon Canfield (R) 60.8%
Walter H. Gardner (D) 38.7%
Harry Santhouse (Soc-Lab) 0.4%
Stephen Bell (American Third Party) 0.09%
New Jersey 9 Frank C. Osmers, Jr. Republican 1951 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Frank C. Osmers, Jr. (R) 67.8%
Robert D. Gruen (D) 31.9%
Herman H. Rhael (Soc-Lab) 0.3%
New Jersey 10 Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Peter W. Rodino, Jr. (D) 56.1%
G. George Addonzio (R) 43.9%
New Jersey 11 Hugh Joseph Addonizio Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Hugh Joseph Addonizio (D) 51.7%
Chester K. Ligham (R) 46.8%
William H. Smullen (American Conservative) 1.5%
New Jersey 12 Robert W. Kean Republican 1938 Incumbent re-elected. Robert W. Kean (R) 59.7%
Irving L. Hodes (D) 38.7%
Winfred O. Perry (Conservative) 1.4%
Daniel Roberts (Socialist Workers) 0.2%
New Jersey 13 Alfred Dennis Sieminski Democratic 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Alfred Dennis Sieminski (D) 45.0%
Norman H. Roth (R) 44.9%
Mortimer P. Cullity (I) 4.5%
John F. Connelly (I) 3.4%
Anthony J. Worosile (I) 1.8%
Joseph H. Burgess (I) 0.4%
New Jersey 14 T. James Tumulty Democratic 1954 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Vincent J. Dellay (R) 52.3%
T. James Tumulty (D) 45.6%
John E. Walton (I) 2.1%

New Mexico

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
New Mexico at-large John J. Dempsey Democratic 1950 Incumbent re-elected. John J. Dempsey' (D) 26.7%
Antonio M. Fernandez'
(D) 26.4%
Dudley Cornell (R) 23.6%
Forrest S. Atchley (R) 23.2%
New Mexico at-large Antonio M. Fernandez Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected.

New York

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
New York 1 Stuyvesant Wainwright Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Stuyvesant Wainwright (R) 65.8%
T. Bronson O'Reilly (D) 34.2%
New York 2 Steven Boghos Derounian Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Steven Boghos Derounian (R) 67.5%
Julius J. D'Amato (D) 32.5%
New York 3 Frank J. Becker Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Frank J. Becker (R) 61.9%
Francis X. Hardiman (D) 38.1%
New York 4 Henry J. Latham Republican 1944 Incumbent re-elected. Henry J. Latham (R) 55.8%
Joseph J. Perrini (D) 44.2%
New York 5 Albert H. Bosch Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Albert H. Bosch (R) 58.6%
John J. Quinn (D) 41.4%
New York 6 Lester Holtzman Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Lester Holtzman (D) 56.9%
Albert H. Buschmann (R) 43.1%
New York 7 James J. Delaney Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. James J. Delaney (D) 50.0%
Joseph Stockinger (R) 50.0%
New York 8 Victor Anfuso Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Victor Anfuso (D) 65.6%
Julius Reinlieb (R) 34.4%
New York 9 Eugene James Keogh Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected. Eugene James Keogh (D) 62.8%
Benjamin W. Feldman (R) 37.2%
New York 10 Edna F. Kelly Democratic 1949 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Edna F. Kelly (D) 73.2%
Abraham Sher (R) 26.8%
New York 11 Emanuel Celler Democratic 1922 Incumbent re-elected. Emanuel Celler (D) 77.7%
Henry D. Dorfman (R) 22.3%
New York 12 Francis E. Dorn Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Francis E. Dorn (R) 57.6%
Donald L. O'Toole (D) 42.4%
New York 13 Abraham J. Multer Democratic 1947 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Abraham J. Multer (D) 71.2%
Joseph Moriber (R) 28.8%
New York 14 John J. Rooney Democratic 1944 Incumbent re-elected. John J. Rooney (D) 64.2%
Jacob P. Lefkowitz (R) 35.8%
New York 15 John H. Ray Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. John H. Ray (R) 61.8%
Ralph Di Iorio (D) 38.2%
New York 16 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Democratic 1944 Incumbent re-elected. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (D) 69.7%
Joseph A. Bailey (R) 19.9%
Formington Taylor (Liberal) 10.3%
New York 17 Frederic Rene Coudert, Jr. Republican 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Frederic Rene Coudert, Jr. (R) 50.9%
Anthony B. Akers (D) 49.1%
New York 18 James G. Donovan Democratic 1950 Defeated as Republican
Democratic hold.
Alfred E. Santangelo (D) 58.0%
James G. Donovan (R) 42.0%
New York 19 Arthur George Klein Democratic 1946 Retired to run for New York State Supreme Court.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Leonard Farbstein (D) 68.4%
Maurice G. Henry, Jr. (R) 31.6%
New York 20 Irwin D. Davidson Democratic 1954 Retired to run for Court of General Sessions in the county of New York.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Ludwig Teller (D) 63.8%
Milton H. Adler (R) 36.2%
New York 21 Herbert Zelenko Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Herbert Zelenko (D) 66.5%
Dalton J. Shapo (D) 33.5%
New York 22 James C. Healey Democratic February 7, 1956 Incumbent re-elected. James C. Healey (D) 64.1%
Henry Rose (R) 24.7%
David I. Wells (Liberal) 11.2%
New York 23 Isidore Dollinger Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Isidore Dollinger (D) 68.5%
Philip Myer (R) 21.9%
Hyman Fromowitz (Liberal) 9.6%
New York 24 Charles A. Buckley Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected. Charles A. Buckley (D) 54.7%
Harold Grosberg (R) 32.3%
Elias Rosenblatt (Liberal) 13.0%
New York 25 Paul A. Fino Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Paul A. Fino (R) 59.4%
Edward A. Cunningham (D) 35.5%
Bernard Tobacman (Liberal) 5.1%
New York 26 Ralph A. Gamble Republican 1937 (Special) Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Edwin B. Dooley (R) 67.4%
Julia L. Crews (D) 32.6%
New York 27 Ralph W. Gwinn Republican 1944 Incumbent re-elected. Ralph W. Gwinn (R) 58.1%
William D. Carlebach (D) 41.9%
New York 28 Katharine St. George Republican 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Katharine St. George (R) 62.2%
William H. Mauldin (D) 37.8%
New York 29 J. Ernest Wharton Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. J. Ernest Wharton (R) 71.4%
Vincent di Gennaro (D) 28.6%
New York 30 Leo W. O'Brien Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Leo W. O'Brien (D) 55.8%
Robert E. Gray (R) 44.2%
New York 31 Dean P. Taylor Republican 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Dean P. Taylor (R) 71.8%
Theodore A. Knapp (D) 28.2%
New York 32 Bernard W. Kearney Republican 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Bernard W. Kearney (R) 67.5%
R. Joseph Giblin (D) 32.5%
New York 33 Clarence E. Kilburn Republican 1940 Incumbent re-elected. Clarence E. Kilburn (R) 72.7%
Louis C. Britton (D) 27.3%
New York 34 William R. Williams Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. William R. Williams (R) 57.5%
Edwin L. Slusarczyk (D) 42.5%
New York 35 R. Walter Riehlman Republican 1946 Incumbent re-elected. R. Walter Riehlman (R) 67.0%
Thomas J. Lowery (D) 32.2%
Benjamin Copley (American Labor) 0.8%
New York 36 John Taber Republican 1922 Incumbent re-elected. John Taber (R) 69.6%
Lewis S. Bell (D) 30.4%
New York 37 W. Sterling Cole Republican 1934 Incumbent re-elected. W. Sterling Cole (R) 71.6%
Francis P. Hogan (D) 28.4%
New York 38 Kenneth B. Keating Republican 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Kenneth B. Keating (R) 71.7%
Reed Harding (D) 28.3%
New York 39 Harold C. Ostertag Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Harold C. Ostertag (R) 70.5%
William H. Mostyn (D) 29.5%
New York 40 William E. Miller Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. William E. Miller (R) 64.3%
A. Thorne Hills (D) 35.7%
New York 41 Edmund P. Radwan Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Edmund P. Radwan (R) 64.4%
Edward P. Jehle (D) 35.6%
New York 42 John R. Pillion Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. John R. Pillion (R) 58.7%
James Kane, Jr. (D) 40.3%
David E. Gundlach (Liberal) 1.0%
New York 43 Daniel A. Reed Republican 1918 Incumbent re-elected. Daniel A. Reed (R) 68.7%
T. Joseph Lynch (D) 31.3%

North Carolina

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
North Carolina 1 Herbert Covington Bonner Democratic 1940 Incumbent re-elected. Herbert Covington Bonner (D) 88.6%
Zeno O. Ratcliff (R) 11.4%
North Carolina 2 Lawrence H. Fountain Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Lawrence H. Fountain (D)
North Carolina 3 Graham Arthur Barden Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected. Graham Arthur Barden (D) 78.8%
Joe Reynolds (R) 21.2%
North Carolina 4 Harold D. Cooley Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected. Harold D. Cooley (D)
North Carolina 5 Richard Thurmond Chatham Democratic 1948 Incumbent lost renoination.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Ralph James Scott (D) 59.7%
Joe New (R) 40.3%
North Carolina 6 Carl T. Durham Democratic 1938 Incumbent re-elected. Carl T. Durham (D)
North Carolina 7 Frank Ertel Carlyle Democratic 1948 Incumbent lost renoination.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Alton Lennon (D) 84.0%
C. Dana Malpass (R) 16.0%
North Carolina 8 Charles B. Deane Democratic 1946 Incumbent lost renoination.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Alvin Paul Kitchin (D) 59.5%
Fred E. Myers (R) 40.5%
North Carolina 9 Hugh Quincy Alexander Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Hugh Quincy Alexander (D) 53.9%
A. M. Miller (R) 46.1%
North Carolina 10 Charles R. Jonas Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Charles R. Jonas (R) 62.7%
Ben E. Douglas (D) 37.3%
North Carolina 11 Woodrow W. Jones Democratic 1950 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Basil Lee Whitener (D)
North Carolina 12 George A. Shuford Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. George A. Shuford (D) 54.5%
Richard C. Clarke, Jr. (R) 45.5%

North Dakota

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
North Dakota at-large Usher L. Burdick Republican 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Usher L. Burdick (R) 32.0%
Otto Krueger (R) 30.3%
Agnes Geelan (D) 19.1%
S. B. Hocking (D) 18.6%
North Dakota at-large Otto Krueger Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected.


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Ohio 1 Gordon H. Scherer Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Gordon H. Scherer (R) 64.7%
Leonard D. Slutz (D) 35.3%
Ohio 2 William E. Hess Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. William E. Hess (R) 65.5%
James T. Dewan (D) 34.5%
Ohio 3 Paul F. Schenck Republican 1951 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Paul F. Schenck (R) 59.0%
R. William Patterson (D) 41.0%
Ohio 4 William Moore McCulloch Republican 1947 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. William Moore McCulloch (R) 68.8%
Ortha O. Barr, Jr. (D) 31.2%
Ohio 5 Cliff Clevenger Republican 1938 Incumbent re-elected. Cliff Clevenger (R) 62.3%
George E. Rafferty (D) 37.7%
Ohio 6 James G. Polk Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. James G. Polk (D) 54.5%
Albert L. Daniels (R) 45.5%
Ohio 7 Clarence J. Brown Republican 1938 Incumbent re-elected. Clarence J. Brown (R) 65.9%
Joseph A. Sullivan (D) 34.1%
Ohio 8 Jackson Edward Betts Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Jackson Edward Betts (R) 63.5%
Robert M. Corry (D) 36.5%
Ohio 9 Thomas L. Ashley Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas L. Ashley (D) 55.2%
Harvey G. Straub (R) 44.8%
Ohio 10 Thomas A. Jenkins Republican 1924 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas A. Jenkins (R)
Ohio 11 Oliver P. Bolton Republican 1952 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
David S. Dennison, Jr. (R) 58.4%
James P. Bennett (D) 41.6%
Ohio 12 John M. Vorys Republican 1938 Incumbent re-elected. John M. Vorys (R) 61.8%
Walter J. Shapter, Jr. (D) 38.2%
Ohio 13 A. David Baumhart, Jr. Republican 1954 Incumbent re-elected. A. David Baumhart, Jr. (R) 70.7%
J. P. Henderson (D) 29.3%
Ohio 14 William H. Ayres Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. William H. Ayres (R) 58.9%
Bernard Rosen (D) 41.1%
Ohio 15 John E. Henderson Republican 1954 Incumbent re-elected. John E. Henderson (R) 60.5%
Herbert U. Smith (D) 39.5%
Ohio 16 Frank T. Bow Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Frank T. Bow (R) 55.2%
John McSweeney (D) 44.8%
Ohio 17 J. Harry McGregor Republican 1940 Incumbent re-elected. J. Harry McGregor (R) 66.5%
Robert W. Levering (D) 33.5%
Ohio 18 Wayne L. Hays Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Wayne L. Hays (D) 59.6%
Joseph Miller (R) 40.4%
Ohio 19 Michael J. Kirwan Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected. Michael J. Kirwan (D) 68.7%
Ralph E. Turner (R) 31.3%
Ohio 20 Michael A. Feighan Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Michael A. Feighan (D) 65.3%
John H. Ferguson (R) 34.7%
Ohio 21 Charles Vanik Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Charles Vanik (D) 71.6%
Charles H. Loeb (R) 28.4%
Ohio 22 Frances P. Bolton Republican 1940 Incumbent re-elected. Frances P. Bolton (R) 66.7%
Harry A. Blachman (D) 33.3%
Ohio 23 William Edwin Minshall, Jr. Republican 1954 Incumbent re-elected. William Edwin Minshall, Jr. (R) 69.0%
George A. Hurley (D) 31.0%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Oklahoma 1 Page Belcher Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Page Belcher (R) 57.2%
Harry B. Moreland (D) 42.8%
Oklahoma 2 Ed Edmondson Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Ed Edmondson (D) 60.2%
Percy Butler (R) 39.8%
Oklahoma 3 Carl Albert Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Carl Albert (D) 76.5%
Chapin Wallace (R) 23.0%
John R. Patrick (I) 0.5%
Oklahoma 4 Tom Steed Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Tom Steed (D) 61.1%
Harold H. Potter (R) 38.9%
Oklahoma 5 John Jarman Democratic 1950 Incumbent re-elected. John Jarman (D) 63.7%
Hobart H. Hobbs (R) 36.3%
Oklahoma 6 Victor Wickersham Democratic 1948 Incumbent lost renoination.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Toby Morris (D) 68.9%
Fred L. Coogan (R) 31.1%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Oregon 1 A. Walter Norblad Republican 1946 Incumbent re-elected. A. Walter Norblad (R) 54.7%
Jason Lee (D) 45.3%
Oregon 2 Sam Coon Republican 1952 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Albert C. Ullman (D) 50.7%
Sam Coon (R) 49.3%
Oregon 3 Edith Green Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Edith Green (D) 61.6%
Phil J. Roth (R) 38.4%
Oregon 4 Harris Ellsworth Republican 1942 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Charles O. Porter (D) 51.3%
Harris Ellsworth (R) 48.7%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Pennsylvania 1 William A. Barrett Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. William A. Barrett (D) 62.7%
A. J. Cammarota (R) 37.3%
Pennsylvania 2 Vacant William T. Granahan (D) died May 25, 1956.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Winner was also elected to finish the term, see above.
Kathryn E. Granahan (D) 61.89%
Robert F. Frankenfield (R) 38.11%[5]
Pennsylvania 3 James A. Byrne Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. James A. Byrne (D) 59.9%
Charles H. Sporkin (R) 40.1%
Pennsylvania 4 Earl Chudoff Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Earl Chudoff (D) 69.1%
Horace C. Scott (R) 30.9%
Pennsylvania 5 William J. Green, Jr. Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. William J. Green, Jr. (D) 53.3%
James J. Schissler (R) 46.7%
Pennsylvania 6 Hugh Scott Republican 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Hugh Scott (R) 51.5%
Herbert J. McGlinchey (D) 48.5%
Pennsylvania 7 Benjamin F. James Republican 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Benjamin F. James (R) 61.9%
William A. Welsh (D) 38.1%
Pennsylvania 8 Karl C. King Republican 1951 (Special) Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Willard S. Curtin (R) 55.9%
John P. Fullam (D) 44.1%
Pennsylvania 9 Paul B. Dague Republican 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Paul B. Dague (R) 68.4%
Edward G. Wilson (D) 31.6%
Pennsylvania 10 Joseph L. Carrigg Republican 1951 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Joseph L. Carrigg (R) 55.8%
Jerome P. Casey (D) 44.2%
Pennsylvania 11 Daniel J. Flood Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Daniel J. Flood (D) 53.1%
Enoch H. Thomas, Jr. (R) 46.9%
Pennsylvania 12 Ivor D. Fenton Republican 1938 Incumbent re-elected. Ivor D. Fenton (R) 56.5%
George G. Lindsay (D) 43.5%
Pennsylvania 13 Samuel K. McConnell, Jr. Republican 1944 Incumbent re-elected. Samuel K. McConnell, Jr. (R) 66.7%
Alfred M. Klein (D) 33.3%
Pennsylvania 14 George M. Rhodes Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. George M. Rhodes (D) 51.3%
Thomas K. Leinbach (R) 48.4%
Birch Wilson (S) 0.3%
Pennsylvania 15 Francis E. Walter Democratic 1932 Incumbent re-elected. Francis E. Walter (D) 55.6%
George M. Berg (R) 44.4%
Pennsylvania 16 Walter M. Mumma Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Walter M. Mumma (R) 60.5%
Guy J. Swope (D) 39.5%
Pennsylvania 17 Alvin Bush Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Alvin Bush (R) 58.6%
Dean R. Fisher (D) 41.4%
Pennsylvania 18 Richard M. Simpson Republican 1937 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Richard M. Simpson (R) 59.9%
Ross E. Hershberger (D) 40.1%
Pennsylvania 19 James M. Quigley Democratic 1954 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
S. Walter Stauffer (R) 53.8%
James M. Quigley (D) 46.2%
Pennsylvania 20 James E. Van Zandt Republican 1946 Incumbent re-elected. James E. Van Zandt (R) 63.0%
John R. Stewart (D) 37.0%
Pennsylvania 21 Augustine B. Kelley Democratic 1940 Incumbent re-elected. Augustine B. Kelley (D) 56.8%
Herbert O. Morrison (R) 43.2%
Pennsylvania 22 John P. Saylor Republican 1949 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. John P. Saylor (R) 56.9%
Joseph C. Dolan (D) 43.1%
Pennsylvania 23 Leon H. Gavin Republican 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Leon H. Gavin (R) 66.1%
Grace M. Sloan (D) 33.9%
Pennsylvania 24 Carroll D. Kearns Republican 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Carroll D. Kearns (R) 57.8%
William D. Thomas (D) 42.2%
Pennsylvania 25 Frank M. Clark Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Frank M. Clark (D) 51.3%
Sidney L. Lockley (R) 48.7%
Pennsylvania 26 Thomas E. Morgan Democratic 1944 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas E. Morgan (D) 61.9%
I. Willits McCaskey (R) 38.1%
Pennsylvania 27 James G. Fulton Republican 1944 Incumbent re-elected. James G. Fulton (R) 66.0%
Kenneth L. Stilley (D) 34.0%
Pennsylvania 28 Herman P. Eberharter Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected. Herman P. Eberharter (D) 57.8%
Richard C. Witt (R) 42.2%
Pennsylvania 29 Robert J. Corbett Republican 1944 Incumbent re-elected. Robert J. Corbett (R) 64.7%
Joseph A. Guerrier (D) 35.3%
Pennsylvania 30 Elmer J. Holland Democratic January 24, 1956 Incumbent re-elected. Elmer J. Holland (D) 59.8%
Ross V. Walker (R) 40.2%

Rhode Island

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Rhode Island 1 Aime Forand Democratic 1940 Incumbent re-elected. Aime Forand (D) 56.0%
Samuel H. Ramsay (R) 44.0%
Rhode Island 2 John E. Fogarty Democratic 1940 Incumbent re-elected. John E. Fogarty (D) 52.2%
Thomas H. Needham (R) 47.8%

South Carolina

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
South Carolina 1 L. Mendel Rivers Democratic 1940 Incumbent re-elected. L. Mendel Rivers (D)
South Carolina 2 John J. Riley Democratic 1950 Incumbent re-elected. John J. Riley (D)
South Carolina 3 William Jennings Bryan Dorn Democratic 1950 Incumbent re-elected. William Jennings Bryan Dorn (D) 93.2%
Maka Knox (R) 6.8%
South Carolina 4 Robert T. Ashmore Democratic 1953 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Robert T. Ashmore (D) 85.1%
Dan H. Wallace, Jr. (R) 14.9%
South Carolina 5 James P. Richards Democratic 1932 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Robert W. Hemphill (D)
South Carolina 6 John L. McMillan Democratic 1938 Incumbent re-elected. John L. McMillan (D)

South Dakota

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
South Dakota 1 Harold Lovre Republican 1948 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
George McGovern (D) 52.4%
Harold Lovre (R) 47.6%
South Dakota 2 Ellis Yarnal Berry Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Ellis Yarnal Berry (R) 55.9%
Tom Eastman, Jr. (D) 44.1%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Tennessee 1 B. Carroll Reece Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. B. Carroll Reece (R) 72.1%
Arthur W. Bright (D) 27.8%
R. G. Duvaney (I) 0.01%
Tennessee 2 Howard Baker, Sr. Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Howard Baker, Sr. (R) 100.0%
R. G. Crossno (I) 0.001%
Tennessee 3 James B. Frazier, Jr. Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. James B. Frazier, Jr. (D) 53.7%
P. H. Woods (R) 46.3%
Tennessee 4 Joe L. Evins Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Joe L. Evins (D) 98.4%
Joe Smith (R) 1.6%
Jack D. Walker (I) 0.002%
Tennessee 5 Vacant Percy Priest (D) died October 12, 1956.
New member elected.
Democratic gain.
Joseph Carlton Loser (D) 74.5%
George Spence (R) 25.5%
Tennessee 6 Ross Bass Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Ross Bass (D)
Tennessee 7 Tom J. Murray Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Tom J. Murray (D)
Tennessee 8 Jere Cooper Democratic 1928 Incumbent re-elected. Jere Cooper (D)
Tennessee 9 Clifford Davis Democratic 1940 Incumbent re-elected. Clifford Davis (D) 71.7%
Herbert L. Harper (R) 28.3%
Robert Dobbs (I) 0.003%
Joseph Marsh (I) 0.001%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Texas 1 Wright Patman Democratic 1928 Incumbent re-elected. Wright Patman (D)
Texas 2 Jack Brooks Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Jack Brooks (D)
Texas 3 Brady P. Gentry Democratic 1952 Incumbent retired.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
Lindley Beckworth (D) 83.5%
R. E. Kennedy (R) 16.5%
Texas 4 Sam Rayburn Democratic 1912 Incumbent re-elected. Sam Rayburn (D)
Texas 5 Bruce R. Alger Republican 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Bruce R. Alger (R) 55.6%
Henry Wade (D) 44.4%
Texas 6 Olin E. Teague Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Olin E. Teague (D)
Texas 7 John Dowdy Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. John Dowdy (D)
Texas 8 Albert Richard Thomas Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected. Albert Richard Thomas (D) 60.4%
C. Anthony Friloux, Jr. (R) 38.0%
W. C. Miller (Const) 1.6%
Texas 9 Clark W. Thompson Democratic 1947 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Clark W. Thompson (D)
Texas 10 Homer Thornberry Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Homer Thornberry (D)
Texas 11 William R. Poage Democratic 1936 Incumbent re-elected. William R. Poage (D)
Texas 12 Jim Wright Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Jim Wright (D)
Texas 13 Frank N. Ikard Democratic 1951 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Frank N. Ikard (D)
Texas 14 John J. Bell Democratic 1954 Incumbent lost renoination.
New member elected.
Democratic hold.
John Andrew Young (D) 87.3%
Olive B. Stichter (R) 12.7%
Texas 15 Joe M. Kilgore Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Joe M. Kilgore (D)
Texas 16 J. T. Rutherford Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. J. T. Rutherford (D) 64.6%
Charles H. Gibson (R) 35.4%
Texas 17 Omar Burleson Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Omar Burleson (D)
Texas 18 Walter E. Rogers Democratic 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Walter E. Rogers (D)
Texas 19 George H. Mahon Democratic 1934 Incumbent re-elected. George H. Mahon (D)
Texas 20 Paul J. Kilday Democratic 1938 Incumbent re-elected. Paul J. Kilday (D)
Texas 21 O. C. Fisher Democratic 1942 Incumbent re-elected. O. C. Fisher (D)
Texas at-large Martin Dies, Jr. Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Martin Dies, Jr. (D) 98.5%
Fred T. Spangler (Const) 1.5%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Utah 1 Henry Aldous Dixon Republican 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Henry Aldous Dixon (R) 60.9%
Carlyle F. Gronning (D) 39.1%
Utah 2 William A. Dawson Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. William A. Dawson (R) 57.6%
Oscar W. McConkie, Jr. (D) 42.4%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Vermont at-large Winston L. Prouty Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Winston L. Prouty (R) 67.1%
Camille E. St. Amour (D) 32.9%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Virginia 1 Edward J. Robeson, Jr. Democratic 1950 Incumbent re-elected. Edward J. Robeson, Jr. (D) 50.8%
Horace E. Henderson (R) 49.2%
Virginia 2 Porter Hardy, Jr. Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Porter Hardy, Jr. (D) 76.4%
William R. Burns (R) 23.6%
Virginia 3 J. Vaughan Gary Democratic 1945 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. J. Vaughan Gary (D) 59.1%
Royal E. Cabell, Jr. (R) 40.9%
Virginia 4 Watkins Moorman Abbitt Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Watkins Moorman Abbitt (D)
Virginia 5 William M. Tuck Democratic 1953 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. William M. Tuck (D) 67.4%
Jackson L. Kiser (R) 32.6%
Virginia 6 Richard Harding Poff Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Richard Harding Poff (R) 62.1%
John L. Whitehead (D) 37.6%
J. B. Brayman (Social-Democrat) 0.3%
Virginia 7 Burr Harrison Democratic 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Burr Harrison (D) 69.0%
A. R. Dunning (R) 31.0%
Virginia 8 Howard W. Smith Democratic 1930 Incumbent re-elected. Howard W. Smith (D) 67.3%
Horace B. Clay (R) 32.7%
Virginia 9 William Pat Jennings Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. William Pat Jennings (D) 54.1%
William Creed Wampler (R) 45.9%
Virginia 10 Joel T. Broyhill Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Joel T. Broyhill (R) 56.2%
Warren D. Quenstedt (D) 42.9%
Richard O. Read (I) 0.9%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Washington 1 Thomas Pelly Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Thomas Pelly (R) 58.1%
James B. Wilson (D) 41.9%
Washington 2 Jack Westland Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Jack Westland (R) 56.0%
Payson Peterson (D) 44.0%
Washington 3 Russell V. Mack Republican 1947 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Russell V. Mack (R) 56.5%
Al McCoy (D) 43.5%
Washington 4 Hal Holmes Republican 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Hal Holmes (R) 50.4%
Frank LeRoux (D) 49.6%
Washington 5 Walt Horan Republican 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Walt Horan (R) 53.8%
Tom Delaney (D) 46.2%
Washington 6 Thor C. Tollefson Republican 1946 Incumbent re-elected. Thor C. Tollefson (R) 54.0%
John T. McCutcheon (D) 46.0%
Washington at-large Donald H. Magnuson Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Donald H. Magnuson (D) 58.5%
Philip Evans (R) 41.5%

West Virginia

District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
West Virginia 1 Bob Mollohan Democratic 1952 Retired to run for Governor of West Virginia.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Arch A. Moore, Jr. (R) 50.3%
C. Lee Spillers (D) 49.7%
West Virginia 2 Harley O. Staggers Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Harley O. Staggers (D) 52.4%
Mary Elkins (R) 47.6%
West Virginia 3 Cleveland M. Bailey Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Cleveland M. Bailey (D) 51.5%
Daniel L. Louchery (R) 48.5%
West Virginia 4 Maurice G. Burnside Democratic 1954 Incumbent lost re-election.
New member elected.
Republican gain.
Will E. Neal (R) 52.8%
Maurice G. Burnside (D) 47.2%
West Virginia 5 Elizabeth Kee Democratic 1951 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Elizabeth Kee (D) 60.7%
William H. Sanders (R) 39.3%
West Virginia 6 Robert Byrd Democratic 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Robert Byrd (D) 57.4%
Cleo C. Jones (R) 42.6%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Wisconsin 1 Lawrence H. Smith Republican 1941 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Lawrence H. Smith (R) 57.1%
Gerald T. Flynn (D) 42.9%
Wisconsin 2 Glenn Robert Davis Republican 1947 (Special) Retired to run for U. S. Senate.
New member elected.
Republican hold.
Donald Edgar Tewes (R) 55.3%
Robert W. Kastenmeier (D) 44.7%
Wisconsin 3 Gardner R. Withrow Republican 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Gardner R. Withrow (R) 61.2%
Norman M. Clapp (D) 38.8%
Wisconsin 4 Clement J. Zablocki Democratic 1948 Incumbent re-elected. Clement J. Zablocki (D) 65.7%
William J. Burke (R) 34.3%
Wisconsin 5 Henry S. Reuss Democratic 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Henry S. Reuss (D) 57.8%
Russell Wirth, Jr. (R) 42.2%
Wisconsin 6 William Van Pelt Republican 1950 Incumbent re-elected. William Van Pelt (R) 67.2%
Rudolph J. Ploetz (D) 32.8%
Wisconsin 7 Melvin R. Laird Republican 1952 Incumbent re-elected. Melvin R. Laird (R) 61.8%
Margaret Anderson (D) 38.2%
Wisconsin 8 John W. Byrnes Republican 1944 Incumbent re-elected. John W. Byrnes (R) 64.6%
Milo Singler (D) 35.4%
Wisconsin 9 Lester Johnson Democratic 1953 (Special) Incumbent re-elected. Lester Johnson (D) 51.4%
Arthur L. Peterson (R) 48.6%
Wisconsin 10 Alvin E. O'Konski Republican 1942 Incumbent re-elected. Alvin E. O'Konski (R) 64.5%
Carl E. Lauri (D) 35.5%


District Incumbent Results Candidates
Senator Party First elected
Wyoming at-large Edwin Keith Thomson Republican 1954 Incumbent re-elected. Edwin Keith Thomson (R) 58.2%
Jerry A. O'Callaghan (D) 41.8%

See also


  1. ^ The Maine elections were held September 10, 1956.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - PA - District 30 - Special Election Race - Jan 24, 1956". Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - NY District 22 Special Race - Feb 07, 1956". Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  4. ^ "Our Campaigns - PA - District 02 - Special Election Race - Nov 06, 1956". Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  5. ^ "Our campaigns, Pennsylvania's 2nd district". Retrieved September 17, 2012.
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