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United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1908

 

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1908

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1908

November 3, 1908 (1908-11-03)

All 8 California seats to the United States House of Representatives
  Majority party Minority party
 
Party Republican Democratic
Last election 8 0
Seats won 8 0
Seat change Steady Steady
Popular vote 201,206 135,412
Percentage 53.7% 36.1%

Election results by district.

The United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1908 was an election for California's delegation to the United States House of Representatives, which occurred as part of the general election of the House of Representatives on November 3, 1908. All eight districts remained Republican.

Overview

United States House of Representatives elections in California, 1908
Party Votes Percentage Seats
Republican 201,206 53.7% 8
Democratic 135,412 36.1% 0
Socialist 27,314 7.3% 0
Prohibition 9,155 2.4% 0
Independence League 1,714 0.5% 0
Totals 374,801 100.0% 8

Results

District 1

California's 1st congressional district election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William F. Englebright (incumbent) 20,624 54.1%
Democratic E. W. Holland 14,031 36.8%
Socialist D. N. Cunningham 2,898 7.6%
Prohibition W. P. Fassett 546 1.4%
Totals 38,099 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 2

California's 2nd congressional district election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Duncan E. McKinlay (incumbent) 28,627 57.5%
Democratic W. K. Hays 19,193 38.5%
Socialist A. J. Gaylord 2,003 4.0%
Totals 49,823 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 3

California's 3rd congressional district election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph R. Knowland (incumbent) 27,857 64.1%
Democratic George Peckham 9,889 22.8%
Socialist O. W. Philbrick 4,052 9.3%
Independence League John A. Sands 923 2.1%
Prohibition T. H. Montgomery 717 1.7%
Totals 43,438 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 4

California's 4th congressional district election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Julius Kahn (incumbent) 9,202 52.7%
Democratic James G. Maguire 7,497 42.9%
Socialist K. J. Doyle 699 4.0%
Prohibition William N. Meserve 60 0.3%
Totals 17,458 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 5

California's 5th congressional district election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Everis A. Hayes (incumbent) 28,127 49.1%
Democratic George A. Tracy 24,531 42.8%
Socialist E. H. Misner 3,640 6.3%
Prohibition Walter E. Vail 1,045 1.8%
Totals 57,343 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 6

California's 6th congressional district election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James C. Needham (incumbent) 21,323 52.0%
Democratic Fred P. Feliz 15,868 38.7%
Socialist W. M. Pattison 2,288 5.6%
Prohibition James W. Webb 1,509 3.7%
Totals 40,988 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 7

California's 7th congressional district election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican James McLachlan (incumbent) 37,244 51.9%
Democratic Jud R. Rush 25,445 35.4%
Socialist A. R. Holston 4,432 6.2%
Prohibition Marshall W. Atwood 3,899 5.4%
Independence League F. G. Hentig 791 1.1%
Totals 71,811 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

District 8

California's 8th congressional district election, 1908
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Sylvester C. Smith 28,202 50.5%
Democratic William G. Irving 18,958 33.9%
Socialist George A. Garrett 7,302 13.1%
Prohibition James S. Edwards 1,379 2.5%
Totals 45,831 100.0%
Voter turnout %
Republican hold

See also

References

  • California Elections Page
  • Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives

External links

  • California Legislative District Maps (1911-Present)
  • RAND California Election Returns: District Definitions
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