United States House of Representatives elections, 1972

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United States House of Representatives elections, 1972

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All 435 seats to the United States House of Representatives
218 seats were needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Speaker Albert - portrait.jpg Gerald Ford.jpg
Leader Carl Albert Gerald Ford
Party Democratic Republican
Leader's seat Oklahoma-3rd Michigan-5th
Last election 255 seats 180 seats
Seats won 242 192
Seat change Decrease 13 Increase 12
Popular vote 37,071,352 33,119,664
Percentage 52.1% 46.5%
Swing Decrease 1.5% Increase 1.6%

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  Democratic hold
  Democratic pickup
  Republican hold
  Republican pickup
  Independent hold

Speaker before election

Carl Albert

Elected Speaker

Carl Albert

The U.S. House election, 1972 was an election for the United States House of Representatives in 1972 which coincided with the landslide reelection victory of President Richard M. Nixon. Nixon's Republican Party managed to gain a net of twelve seats from the Democratic Party, although the Democrats retained a majority. This was the first election that citizens at least 18 years of age (instead of 21 and older) could vote due to the recent passage of the 26th Amendment.

Summary of results

242 1 192
Democratic I Republican
Parties Seats Popular Vote
1970 1972 +/- Strength Vote  % Change
  Democratic Party 255 242 Decrease 13 55.6% 37,071,352 52.1% Decrease 1.5%
  Republican Party 180 192 Increase 12 44.2% 33,119,664 46.5% Increase 1.6%
  American Independent Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 233,967 0.3% Increase 0.1%
  Conservative Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 218,143 0.3% Decrease 0.1%
  Liberal Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 148,951 0.2% Increase 0.1%
  Independents 0 1 Increase 1 0.2% 137,664 0.2% Steady
  Peace and Freedom Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 63,894 0.1% Steady
  Socialist Workers Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 51,815 0.1% Increase 0.1%
  National Democratic Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 37,618 0.1% Steady
  Taxpayer's Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 28,079 <0.1% Steady
  Action Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 12,075 <0.1% Steady
  Prohibition Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 10,902 <0.1% Steady
  Socialist Labor Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 10,835 <0.1% Steady
  Constitution Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 5,860 <0.1% Decrease 0.1%
  Concerned and Capable Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 5,188 <0.1% Steady
  American Independent Conservative Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 3,077 <0.1% Steady
  Communist Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 2,076 <0.1% Steady
  Libertarian Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 2,028 <0.1% Steady
  Less Federal Taxes Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,920 <0.1% Steady
  La Raza Unida Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,629 <0.1% Steady
  Protest, Progress, Dignity Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,556 <0.1% Steady
  People's Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,215 <0.1% Steady
  Independent for Congress Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 1,147 <0.1% Steady
  People Over Politics Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 847 <0.1% Steady
  Taxation With Representation Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 408 <0.1% Steady
  Socialist Party 0 0 Steady 0.0% 221 <0.1% Steady
  Others 0 0 Steady 0.0% 16,274 <0.1% Decrease 0.1%
Total 435 435 Steady 100.0% 71,188,405 100.0% Steady

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Popular vote
House seats
House seats by party holding plurality in state
  80.1-100% Democratic
  80.1-100% Republican
  60.1-80% Democratic
  60.1-80% Republican
  up to 60% Democratic
  up to 60% Republican
Change in seats
  6+ Democratic gain
  6+ Republican gain
  3-5 Democratic gain
  3-5 Republican gain
  1-2 Democratic gain
  1-2 Republican gain
  no net change

Incumbents retiring

Democratic gains

Democratic holds

Republican gains

Republican holds

Incumbents defeated

Incumbents defeated in primary

  1. California's 8th congressional district: George P. Miller (D)
  2. California's 39th congressional district: John G. Schmitz (R)
  3. Colorado's 4th congressional district: Wayne Aspinall (D)
  4. Georgia's 1st congressional district: George Elliott Hagan (D)
  5. Michigan's 19th congressional district: Jack H. McDonald (R)
  6. Nevada's at-large congressional district: Walter S. Baring, Jr. (D)
  7. New Jersey's 13th congressional district: Cornelius Edward Gallagher (D)
  8. New York's 18th congressional district: Emanuel Celler (D)
  9. New York's 22nd congressional district: James H. Scheuer (D)
  10. Pennsylvania's 3rd congressional district: James A. Byrne (D)
  11. Pennsylvania's 22nd congressional district: William Sheldrick Conover (R)
  12. South Carolina's 6th congressional district: John L. McMillan (D)
  13. West Virginia's 4th congressional district: James Kee (D)

Incumbents defeated in general election

  1. Colorado's 1st congressional district: Mike McKevitt (R)
  2. Connecticut's 5th congressional district: John S. Monagan (D)
  3. Illinois's 10th congressional district: Abner J. Mikva (D)
  4. Indiana's 11th congressional district: Andrew Jacobs, Jr. (D)
  5. Iowa's 1st congressional district: Fred Schwengel (R)
  6. Iowa's 4th congressional district: John Henry Kyl (R)
  7. Massachusetts's 9th congressional district: Louise Day Hicks (D)
  8. New York's 26th congressional district: John G. Dow (D)
  9. Tennessee's 6th congressional district: William Anderson (D)
  10. Texas's 5th congressional district: Earle Cabell (D)
  11. Texas's 13th congressional district: Graham B. Purcell, Jr. (D)
  12. Utah's 2nd congressional district: Sherman P. Lloyd (R)
  13. Wisconsin's 7th congressional district: Alvin E. O'Konski (R)

Separate elections

Some special elections were held on days other than the November election.

Date District Incumbent Party First elected Reason and Results Candidates
January 7, 1972 Vermont At-large Robert Stafford Republican 1960 Resigned September 16, 1971 when appointed to the U.S. Senate
Republican Hold
Winner was re-elected in November.
Richard W. Mallary (R) 55.80%
J. William O'Brien (D) 37.60%
Doris Lake (LU) 4.70%
Anthony N. Doria (I) 1.89%
April 4, 1972 Alabama 3rd George W. Andrews Democratic March 14, 1944
Died December 25, 1971
Democratic hold
Winner did not run for re-election in November.
Elizabeth B. Andrews (D) Unopposed
(See Widow's succession)
April 4, 1972 Illinois 15 Charlotte T. Reid Republican 1962 Resigned October 7, 1971 to become Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission
Republican Hold
Winner was re-elected in November.
Cliffard D. Carlson (R) 54.79%
Tim L. Hall (D) 45.21%[1]
April 25, 1972 Pennsylvania 27 James G. Fulton Republican 1944 Died October 6, 1971
Republican Hold
Winner was re-elected in November.
William S. Conover (R) 51.05%
Douglas Walgren (D) 46.25%
Willard Holt (C) 2.70%[2]
September 30, 1972 Louisiana 7 Edwin Edwards Democratic October 2, 1965
Resigned May 9, 1972 when elected Governor of Louisiana
Democratic Hold
Winner was re-elected in November.
John Breaux (D) Unopposed[3]

November elections


Alabama was reapportioned from 8 to 7 seats and eliminated the old 3rd district, dividing it between the old 2nd and 4th and making compensating boundary changes elsewhere.[4]

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Alabama 1 Jack Edwards Republican 1964 Re-elected Jack Edwards (R) 76.5%
O. W. "Bill" McCrory (D) 17.8%
Thomas McAboy, Jr. (Nat Dem) 5.7%
Alabama 2 William Louis Dickinson Republican 1964 Re-elected William Louis Dickinson (R) 54.9%
Ben C. Reeves (D) 41.5%
Richard Boone (Nat Dem) 3.4%
Llewellyn B. Garth (Con) 0.3%
Elizabeth B. Andrews
Redistricted from 3rd
Democratic April 4, 1972 (Special) Retired
Democratic loss
Alabama 3 William Flynt Nichols
Redistricted from 4th
Democratic 1966 Re-elected William Flynt Nichols (D) 75.6%
Bob Kerr (R) 20.6%
John Ford (Nat Dem) 2.6%
James R. Connell (Proh) 1.3%
Alabama 4 Tom Bevill
Redistricted from 7th
Democratic 1966 Re-elected Tom Bevill (D) 69.6%
Ed Nelson (R) 30.0%
Daisy Williams (Proh) 0.5%
Alabama 5 Robert E. Jones, Jr.
Redistricted from the now-obsolete 8th district
Democratic 1947 Re-elected Robert E. Jones, Jr. (D) 74.2%
Dieter J. Schrader (R) 24.4%
Shirley Irwin (Nat Dem) 1.4%
Alabama 6 John Hall Buchanan, Jr. Republican 1964 Re-elected John Hall Buchanan, Jr. (R) 59.8%
Ben Erdreich (D) 35.6%
Al Thomas (Nat Dem) 2.5%
Edna L. Bowling (Proh) 1.2%
Dan Scott (Con) 0.9%
Alabama 7 Walter Flowers
Redistricted from 5th
Democratic 1968 Re-elected Walter Flowers (D) 84.8%
Lewis Black (Nat Dem) 14.0%
Hal Radue (Con) 1.1%


Incumbent Nick Begich won re-election three weeks after having disappeared in a plane crash October 16; challenger Don Young would later win a March special election after Begich was declared dead on December 29.

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Alaska At-large Nick Begich Democratic 1970 Re-elected Nick Begich (D) 56.2%
Don Young (R) 43.8%


Arizona was reapportioned from 3 seats to 4 and carved a new district in the Phoenix suburbs and the northeast from parts of the existing districts.[4]

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Arizona 1 John Jacob Rhodes Republican 1952 Re-elected John Jacob Rhodes (R) 57.3%
Gerald A. Pollock (D) 42.7%
Arizona 2 Mo Udall Democratic 1961 Re-elected Mo Udall (D) 63.5%
Gene Savoie (R) 36.5%
Arizona 3 Sam Steiger Republican 1966 Re-elected Sam Steiger (R) 63.0%
Ted Wyckoff (D) 37.0%
Arizona 4 None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
John Bertrand Conlan (R) 53.0%
Jack E. Brown (D) 47.0%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Arkansas 1 William Vollie Alexander, Jr. Democratic 1968 Re-elected William Vollie Alexander, Jr. (D) Unopposed
Arkansas 2 Wilbur Mills Democratic 1938 Re-elected Wilbur Mills (D) Unopposed
Arkansas 3 John P. Hammerschmidt Republican 1966 Re-elected John P. Hammerschmidt (R) 77.3%
Guy W. Hatfield (D) 22.7%
Arkansas 4 David Pryor Democratic 1966 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Democratic hold
Ray Thornton (D) Unopposed


California was reapportioned from 38 to 43 seats, adding one seat in the Bay Area, one in the Central Valley, and 3 in southern California;[4] three went to Democrats, two to Republicans. Despite a retirement and two lost renominations, both parties held their seats in this election, bringing the Democrats up from 20 seats to 23 and the Republicans up from 18 seats to 20.

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
California 1 Donald H. Clausen Republican 1963 Re-elected Donald H. Clausen (R) 62.2%
William Nighswonger (D) 34.1%
Jonathan T. Ames (PF) 3.7%
California 2 Harold T. Johnson Democratic 1958 Re-elected Harold T. Johnson (D) 68.3%
Francis X. Callahan (R) 28.6%
Dorothy D. Paradis (American) 3.1%
California 3 John E. Moss Democratic 1952 Re-elected John E. Moss (D) 69.9%
John Rakus (R) 30.1%
California 4 Robert L. Leggett Democratic 1962 Re-elected Robert L. Leggett (D) 67.4%
Benjamin Chang (R) 32.6%
California 5 Phillip Burton Democratic 1964 Re-elected Phillip Burton (D) 81.8%
Edlo E. Powell (R) 18.2%
California 6 William S. Mailliard Republican 1952 Re-elected William S. Mailliard (R) 52.0%
Roger Boas (D) 48.0%
California 7 Ron Dellums Democratic 1970 Re-elected Ron Dellums (D) 56.0%
Peter Hannaford (R) 38.0%
Frank V. Cortese (American) 6.0%
California 8 George Paul Miller Democratic 1944 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Pete Stark (D) 52.9%
Lew M. Warden, Jr. (R) 47.1%
California 9 Don Edwards Democratic 1962 Re-elected Don Edwards (D) 72.3%
Herb Smith (R) 25.2%
Edmon V. Kaiser (American) 2.6%
California 10 Charles S. Gubser Republican 1952 Re-elected Charles S. Gubser (R) 64.6%
B. Frank Gillette (D) 35.4%
California 11 None (District created) New seat
Democratic gain
Leo Ryan (D) 60.4%
Charles E. Chase (R) 37.0%
Nicholas W. Kudrovzeff (American) 2.6%
California 12 Burt L. Talcott Republican 1962 Re-elected Burt L. Talcott (R) 54.0%
Julian Camacho (D) 43.1%
Stanley K. Monteith (American) 2.9%
California 13 Charles M. Teague Republican 1954 Re-elected Charles M. Teague (R) 73.9%
Lester Dean Cleveland (D) 26.1%
California 14 Jerome R. Waldie Democratic 1966 Re-elected Jerome R. Waldie (D) 77.6%
Floyd E. Sims (R) 22.4%
California 15 John J. McFall Democratic 1956 Re-elected John J. McFall (D) Unopposed
California 16 Bernice F. Sisk Democratic 1954 Re-elected Bernice F. Sisk (D) 79.1%
Carol O. Harner (R) 20.9%
California 17 Pete McCloskey
Redistricted from 11th
Republican 1967 Re-elected Pete McCloskey (R) 60.2%
James Stewart (D) 39.8%
California 18 Bob Mathias Republican 1966 Re-elected Bob Mathias (R) 66.5%
Vincent J. Lavery (D) 33.5%
California 19 Chet Holifield Democratic 1942 Re-elected Chet Holifield (D) 67.2%
Kenneth M. Fisher (R) 27.9%
Joe Harris (PF) 4.9%
California 20 H. Allen Smith Republican 1956 Retired
Republican hold
Carlos Moorhead (R) 57.4%
John Binkley (D) 42.6%
California 21 Augustus F. Hawkins Democratic 1962 Re-elected Augustus F. Hawkins (D) 82.9%
Rayfield Lundy (R) 17.1%
California 22 James C. Corman Democratic 1960 Re-elected James C. Corman (D) 67.6%
Bruce P. Wolfe (R) 29.3%
Ralph L. Shroyer (PF) 3.1%
California 23 Del M. Clawson Republican 1963 Re-elected Del M. Clawson (R) 61.4%
Conrad G. Tuohey (D) 38.6%
California 24 John H. Rousselot Republican 1960/1970 Re-elected John H. Rousselot (R) 70.1%
Luther Mandell (D) 29.9%
California 25 Charles E. Wiggins Republican 1966 Re-elected Charles E. Wiggins (R) 64.9%
Leslie W. Craven (D) 31.9%
Alfred Romirez (American) 3.1%
California 26 Thomas M. Rees Democratic 1965 Re-elected Thomas M. Rees (D) 68.6%
Philip Robert Rutta (R) 27.9%
Mike Timko (PF) 3.5%
California 27 Barry Goldwater, Jr. Republican 1969 Re-elected Barry Goldwater, Jr. (R) 57.4%
Mark S. Novak (D) 42.6%
California 28 Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr. Republican 1960 Re-elected Alphonzo E. Bell, Jr. (R) 60.7%
Michael Shapiro (D) 37.5%
Jack Hampton (PF) 1.8%
California 29 George E. Danielson Democratic 1970 Re-elected George E. Danielson (D) 62.8%
Richard E. Ferraro (R) 33.5%
John W. Blaine (PF) 3.7%
California 30 Edward R. Roybal Democratic 1962 Re-elected Edward R. Roybal (D) 68.4%
Bill Brophy (R) 28.6%
Lewis McCammon (PF) 3.0%
California 31 Charles H. Wilson Democratic 1962 Re-elected Charles H. Wilson (D) 52.3%
Ben Valentine (R) 42.5%
Roberta Lynn Wood (PF) 5.2%
California 32 Craig Hosmer Republican 1952 Re-elected Craig Hosmer (R) 65.9%
Dennis Murray (D) 32.0%
John S. Donohue (PF) 2.2%
California 33 Jerry Pettis Republican 1966 Re-elected Jerry Pettis (R) 75.1%
Ken Thompson (D) 24.9%
California 34 Richard T. Hanna Democratic 1962 Re-elected Richard T. Hanna (D) 67.2%
John D. Ratterree (R) 28.9%
Lee R. Rayburn (AI) 3.9%
California 35 Glenn M. Anderson
Redistricted from 17th
Democratic 1968 Re-elected Glenn M. Anderson (D) 74.8%
Vernon E. Brown (R) 25.2%
California 36 None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
William M. Ketchum (R) 52.7%
Timothy Lemucchi (D) 43.5%
Bill Armour (American) 3.8%
California 37 None (District created) New seat
Democratic gain
Yvonne Brathwaite Burke (D) 73.2%
Gregg Tria (R) 24.7%
John Haag (PF) 2.1%
California 38 None (District created) New seat
Democratic gain
George Brown, Jr. (D) 56.3%
Howard J. Snider (R) 43.7%
California 39 John G. Schmitz
Redistricted from 35th
Republican 1970 Lost renomination
Republican hold
Andrew J. Hinshaw (R) 65.7%
John Woodland Black (D) 34.3%
California 40 Bob Wilson
Redistricted from 36th
Republican 1952 Re-elected Bob Wilson (R) 67.8%
Frank Caprio (D) 30.3%
Fritjof Thygeson (PF) 1.9%
California 41 Lionel Van Deerlin
Redistricted from 37th
Democratic 1962 Re-elected Lionel Van Deerlin (D) 74.1%
D. Richard Kau (R) 25.9%
California 42 None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
Clair W. Burgener (R) 67.4%
Bob Lowe (D) 29.2%
Armin R. Moths (American) 3.4%
California 43 Victor Veysey
Redistricted from 38th
Republican 1970 Re-elected Victor Veysey (R) 62.7%
Ernest Z. Robles (D) 37.3%


Colorado was reapportioned from 4 to 5 seats, constructing a new 5th district east and south of Denver.[4]

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Colorado 1 Mike McKevitt Republican 1970 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Patricia Schroeder (D) 51.6%
Mike McKevitt (R) 47.5%
Marie Pauline Serna (La Raza Unida) 0.8%
Fern Gapin (Socialist Workers) 0.2%
Colorado 2 Donald G. Brotzman Republican 1966 Re-elected Donald G. Brotzman (R) 66.3%
Francis W. Brush (D) 33.4%
Joel Houtman (Socialist Workers) 0.3%
Colorado 3 Frank Evans Democratic 1964 Re-elected Frank Evans (D) 66.3%
Chuck Brady (R) 33.7%
Colorado 4 Wayne N. Aspinall Democratic 1948 Lost renomination
Republican gain
James Paul Johnson (R) 51.0%
Alan Merson (D) 49.0%
Colorado 5 None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
William L. Armstrong (R) 62.3%
Byron L. Johnson (D) 36.5%
Pipp M. Boyls (L) 1.2%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Connecticut 1 William R. Cotter Democratic 1970 Re-elected William R. Cotter (D) 56.9%
Richard M. Rittenband (R) 41.9%
Charlie A. Burke (AI) 1.2%
Connecticut 2 Robert H. Steele Republican 1970 Re-elected Robert H. Steele (R) 65.9%
Roger Hilsman, Jr. (D) 34.1%
Connecticut 3 Robert Giaimo Democratic 1958 Re-elected Robert Giaimo (D) 53.3%
Henry A. Povinelli (R) 46.7%
Connecticut 4 Stewart McKinney Republican 1970 Re-elected Stewart McKinney (R) 63.1%
James P. McLoughlin (D) 36.9%
Connecticut 5 John S. Monagan Democratic 1958 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Ronald A. Sarasin (R) 51.2%
John S. Monagan (D) 48.8%
Connecticut 6 Ella T. Grasso Democratic 1970 Re-elected Ella T. Grasso (D) 60.2%
John F. Walsh (R) 39.8%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Delaware At-large Pierre S. du Pont IV Republican 1970 Re-elected Pierre S. du Pont IV (R) 62.5%
Norma Handloff (D) 36.9%
Robert G. LoPresti (American) 0.5%
Rachel Dickerson (Proh) 0.1%


Florida was reapportioned from 12 to 15 seats, adding a seat in central and two in south Florida.[4]

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Florida 1 Robert L. F. Sikes Democratic 1940 Re-elected Robert L. F. Sikes (D) Unopposed
Florida 2 Don Fuqua Democratic 1962 Re-elected Don Fuqua (D) Unopposed
Florida 3 Charles Edward Bennett Democratic 1948 Re-elected Charles Edward Bennett (D) 82.0%
John F. Bowen (R) 18.0%
Florida 4 William V. Chappell, Jr. Democratic 1968 Re-elected William V. Chappell, Jr. (D) 55.9%
P. T. 'Bud' Fleuchaus (R) 44.1%
Florida 5 None (District created) New seat
Democratic gain
Bill Gunter (D) 55.5%
Jack P. Insco (R) 44.5%
Florida 6 Bill Young
Redistricted from the 8th district
Republican 1970 Re-elected Bill Young (R) 76.0%
Michael O. Plunkett (D) 24.0%
Florida 7 Sam M. Gibbons
Redistricted from the 6th district
Democratic 1962 Re-elected Sam M. Gibbons (D) 68.0%
Robert A. Carter (R) 32.0%
Florida 8 James A. Haley
Redistricted from the 7th district
Democratic 1952 Re-elected James A. Haley (D) 57.8%
Roy Thomnpson, Jr. (R) 42.2%
Florida 9 Louis Frey, Jr.
Redistricted from the 5th district
Republican 1968 Re-elected Louis Frey, Jr. (R) Unopposed
Florida 10 None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
Louis A. Bafalis (R) 62.0%
Bill Sikes (D) 38.0%
Florida 11 Paul Rogers
Redistricted from the 9th district
Democratic 1954 Re-elected Paul Rogers (D) 60.2%
Joel Karl Gustafson (R) 39.8%
Florida 12 J. Herbert Burke
Redistricted from the 10th district
Republican 1966 Re-elected J. Herbert Burke (R) 62.8%
James T. Stephanis (D) 37.2%
Florida 13 None (District created) New seat
Democratic gain
William Lehman (D) 61.6%
Paul D. Bethel (R) 38.4%
Florida 14 Claude Pepper
Redistricted from the 11th district
Democratic 1962 Re-elected Claude Pepper (D) 67.6%
Evelio S, Estrella (R) 32.4%
Florida 15 Dante Fascell
Redistricted from the 12th district
Democratic 1954 Re-elected Dante Fascell (D) 56.8%
Ellis B. Rubin (R) 43.2%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Georgia 1 George Elliott Hagan Democratic 1960 Lost renomination
Democratic hold
Ronald 'Bo' Ginn (D) Unopposed
Georgia 2 Dawson Mathis Democratic 1970 Re-elected Dawson Mathis (D) Unopposed
Georgia 3 Jack Thomas Brinkley Democratic 1966 Re-elected Jack Thomas Brinkley (D) Unopposed
Georgia 4 Benjamin B. Blackburn Republican 1966 Re-elected Benjamin B. Blackburn (R) 75.9%
F. Odell Welborn (D) 24.1%
Georgia 5 Fletcher Thompson Republican 1966 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Democratic gain
Andrew Young (D) 52.8%
Rodney M. Cook (R) 47.2%
Georgia 6 John James Flynt, Jr. Democratic 1954 Re-elected John James Flynt, Jr. (D) Unopposed
Georgia 7 John W. Davis Democratic 1960 Re-elected John W. Davis (D) 58.3%
Charlie Sherrill (R) 41.7%
Georgia 8 W. S. Stuckey, Jr. Democratic 1966 Re-elected W. S. Stuckey, Jr. (D) 62.4%
Ronnie Thompson (R) 37.6%
Georgia 9 Phillip M. Landrum Democratic 1952 Re-elected Phillip M. Landrum (D) Unopposed
Georgia 10 Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. Democratic 1960 Re-elected Robert Grier Stephens, Jr. (D) Unopposed


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Hawaii 1 Spark Matsunaga Democratic 1962 Re-elected Spark Matsunaga (D) 54.7%
Fred W. Rohlfing (R) 45.3%
Hawaii 2 Patsy Mink Democratic 1964 Re-elected Patsy Mink (D) 57.1%
Diana Hansen (R) 42.9%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Idaho 1 James A. McClure Republican 1966 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Republican hold
Steve Symms (R) 55.6%
Ed Williams (D) 44.4%
Idaho 2 Orval H. Hansen Republican 1968 Re-elected Orval H. Hansen (R) 69.2%
Willis H. Ludlow (D) 27.0%
John L. Thiebert (American) 3.8%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Illinois 1 Ralph H. Metcalfe Democratic 1970 Re-elected Ralph H. Metcalfe (D) 91.4%
Louis Coggs (R) 8.6%
Illinois 2 Morgan F. Murphy
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Democratic 1970 Re-elected Morgan F. Murphy (D) 75.0%
James E. Doyle (R) 25.0%
Illinois 3 None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
Robert P. Hanrahan (R) 62.3%
Daniel P. Coman (D) 37.7%
Illinois 4 Ed Derwinski Republican 1958 Re-elected Ed Derwinski (R) 70.5%
C. F. 'Bob' Dore (D) 29.5%
Illinois 5 John C. Kluczynski Democratic 1950 Re-elected John C. Kluczynski (D) 72.8%
Leonard C. Jarzab (R) 27.2%
Illinois 6 Harold R. Collier
Redistricted from the 10th district
Republican 1956 Re-elected Harold R. Collier (R) 61.2%
Michael R. Galasso (D) 38.8%
Illinois 7 George W. Collins
Redistricted from the 6th district
Democratic 1970 Re-elected George W. Collins (D) 82.8%
Thomas J. Lento (R) 17.2%
Illinois 8 Dan Rostenkowski Democratic 1958 Re-elected Dan Rostenkowski (D) 74.0%
Edward Stepnowski (R) 26.0%
Illinois 9 Sidney R. Yates Democratic 1964 Re-elected Sidney R. Yates (D) 68.3%
Clark W. Fetridge (R) 31.7%
Illinois 10 Abner J. Mikva
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Democratic 1968 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Samuel H. Young (R) 51.6%
Abner J. Mikva (D) 48.4%
Illinois 11 Frank Annunzio
Redistricted from the 7th district
Democratic 1964 Re-elected Frank Annunzio (D) 53.3%
John J. Hoellen (R) 46.7%
Roman C. Pucinski Democratic 1958 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Democratic loss
Illinois 12 Phil Crane
Redistricted from the 13th district
Republican 1969 Re-elected Phil Crane (R) 74.2%
Edwin L. Frank (D) 25.8%
Illinois 13 Robert McClory
Redistricted from the 12th district
Republican 1962 Re-elected Robert McClory (R) 61.5%
Stanley W. Beetham (D) 38.5%
Illinois 14 John N. Erlenborn Republican 1964 Re-elected John N. Erlenborn (R) 72.8%
James M. Wall (D) 27.2%
Illinois 15 Leslie C. Arends
Redistricted from the 17th district
Republican 1934 Re-elected Leslie C. Arends (R) 57.2%
Tim L. Hall (D) 42.8%
Cliffard D. Carlson Republican April 4, 1972
Republican loss
Illinois 16 John B. Anderson Republican 1960 Re-elected John B. Anderson (R) 71.9%
John E. Devine, Jr. (D) 28.1%
Illinois 17 None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
George M. O'Brien (R) 55.6%
John J. Houlihan (D) 44.4%
Illinois 18 Robert H. Michel Republican 1956 Re-elected Robert H. Michel (R) 64.8%
Steven L. Nordvall (D) 35.2%
Illinois 19 Tom Railsback Republican 1966 Re-elected Tom Railsback (R) Unopposed
Illinois 20 Paul Findley Republican 1960 Re-elected Paul Findley (R) 68.8%
Robert S. O'Shea (D) 31.2%
Illinois 21 William L. Springer
Redistricted from the 22nd district
Republican 1950 Retired
Republican hold
Edward Rell Madigan (R) 54.8%
Lawrence E. Johnson (D) 45.2%
Illinois 22 George E. Shipley
Redistricted from the 23rd district
Democratic 1958 Re-elected George E. Shipley (D) 56.5%
Robert B. Lamkin (R) 41.0%
Cleo A. Duzan (I) 2.4%
Illinois 23 Melvin Price
Redistricted from the 24th district
Democratic 1944 Re-elected Melvin Price (D) 75.1%
Robert Mays (R) 24.9%
Illinois 24 Kenneth J. Gray
Redistricted from the 21st district
Democratic 1954 Re-elected Kenneth J. Gray (D) 93.7%
Hugh Muldoon (I) 6.3%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Indiana 1 Ray J. Madden Democratic 1942 Re-elected Ray J. Madden (D) 56.9%
Bruce R. Haller (R) 43.1%
Indiana 2 Earl F. Landgrebe Republican 1968 Re-elected Earl F. Landgrebe (R) 54.7%
Floyd Fithian (D) 45.3%
Indiana 3 John Brademas Democratic 1958 Re-elected John Brademas (D) 55.2%
Don M. Newman (R) 43.2%
Helen Calvin (American) 1.5%
Indiana 4 J. Edward Roush Democratic 1970 Re-elected J. Edward Roush (D) 51.5%
Allan E. Bloom (R) 48.5%
Indiana 5 Elwood Hillis Republican 1970 Re-elected Elwood Hillis (R) 64.1%
Kathleen Z. Williams (D) 35.9%
Indiana 6 William G. Bray Republican 1950 Re-elected William G. Bray (R) 64.8%
David W. Evans (D) 35.2%
Indiana 7 John T. Myers Republican 1966 Re-elected John T. Myers (R) 61.6%
Warren P. Henegar (D) 38.4%
Indiana 8 Roger H. Zion Republican 1966 Re-elected Roger H. Zion (R) 63.4%
Richard L. Deen (D) 36.6%
Indiana 9 Lee H. Hamilton Democratic 1964 Re-elected Lee H. Hamilton (D) 62.9%
William A. Johnson (R) 37.1%
Indiana 10 David W. Dennis Republican 1968 Re-elected David W. Dennis (R) 57.2%
Philip R. Sharp (D) 42.8%
Indiana 11 Andrew Jacobs, Jr. Democratic 1964 Lost re-election
Republican gain
William H. Hudnut III (R) 51.2%
Andrew Jacobs, Jr. (D) 48.8%


Iowa was reapportioned from 7 seats to 6, dividing the old 5th district around Des Moines between its neighbors. Its incumbent, Neal Smith, won again in the south-central Iowa 4th district.[4]

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Iowa 1 Fred Schwengel Republican 1966 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Edward Mezvinsky (D) 53.4%
Fred Schwengel (R) 45.7%
Lee E. Foster (AI) 1.0%
Iowa 2 John C. Culver Democratic 1964 Re-elected John C. Culver (D) 59.2%
Theodore R. Ellsworth (R) 40.8%
Iowa 3 H. R. Gross Republican 1948 Re-elected H. R. Gross (R) 55.7%
Lyle D. Taylor (D) 44.3%
Iowa 4 Neal Smith
Redistricted from the 5th district
Democratic 1958 Re-elected Neal Smith (D) 59.2%
John Henry Kyl (R) 40.8%
John Henry Kyl Republican 1966 Lost re-election
Republican loss
Iowa 5 William J. Scherle
Redistricted from the 7th district
Republican 1966 Re-elected William J. Scherle (R) 55.3%
Tom Harkin (D) 44.7%
Iowa 6 Wiley Mayne Republican 1966 Re-elected Wiley Mayne (R) 52.5%
Berkley Bedell (D) 47.5%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Kansas 1 Keith Sebelius Republican 1968 Re-elected Keith Sebelius (R) 77.2%
Morris Coover (D) 21.6%
Daniel Scoggin (Proh) 1.2%
Kansas 2 William R. Roy Democratic 1970 Re-elected William R. Roy (D) 60.6%
Charles D. McAtee (R) 37.1%
Bert Falley (Con) 1.8%
David Scoggin (Proh) 0.5%
Kansas 3 Larry Winn Republican 1966 Re-elected Larry Winn (R) 71.0%
Charles Barsotti (D) 25.4%
Warren E. Redding (Con) 3.6%
Kansas 4 Garner E. Shriver Republican 1960 Re-elected Garner E. Shriver (R) 73.2%
John S. Stevens (D) 24.8%
Wayne Nobbs, Jr. (Proh) 2.0%
Kansas 5 Joe Skubitz Republican 1962 Re-elected Joe Skubitz (R) 72.3%
Lloyd L. Kitch, Jr. (D) 27.7%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Kentucky 1 Frank Stubblefield Democratic 1958 Re-elected Frank Stubblefield (D) 64.8%
Charles Thurman Banken, Jr. (R) 33.7%
John M. Katterjohn (I) 1.5%
Kentucky 2 William Huston Natcher Democratic 1953 Re-elected William Huston Natcher (D) 61.5%
J. C. Carter (R) 38.5%
Kentucky 3 Romano L. Mazzoli Democratic 1970 Re-elected Romano L. Mazzoli (D) 62.2%
Phil Kaelin, Jr. (R) 37.0%
William P. Chambers (American) 0.9%
Kentucky 4 Gene Snyder Republican 1966 Re-elected Gene Snyder (R) 73.8%
James W. Rogers (D) 26.2%
Kentucky 5 Tim Lee Carter Republican 1964 Re-elected Tim Lee Carter (R) 73.5%
Lyle L. Willis (D) 26.5%
Kentucky 6 William P. Curlin, Jr. Democratic 1971 Retired
Democratic hold
John B. Breckinridge (D) 52.4%
Laban P. Jackson (R) 46.8%
Thomas F. Lundeen (Peoples) 0.8%
Kentucky 7 Carl D. Perkins Democratic 1948 Re-elected Carl D. Perkins (D) 61.9%
Robert Holcomb (R) 38.1%


Louisiana stayed at eight house seats following the 1970 census, but the Eighth District's boundaries were radically altered. New governor Edwin W. Edwardsordered the district to take in territory far to the south and east of its traditional base of Alexandria, which included many African-American and progressive white voters. The change was largely regarded as an election deal between Edwards and former Rep. Gillis Long, who finished third in the Democratic Primary in the 1971 Louisiana Governor's Election. Long easily won back the Eighth District seat he lost in 1964.

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Louisiana 1 F. Edward Hebert Democratic 1940 Re-elected F. Edward Hebert (D) Unopposed
Louisiana 2 Hale Boggs Democratic 1946 Re-elected Hale Boggs (D) Unopposed
Louisiana 3 Patrick T. Caffery Democratic 1968 Retired
Republican gain
Dave Treen (R) 54.0%
J. Louis Watkins, Jr. (D) 46.0%
Louisiana 4 Joe Waggonner Democratic 1961 Re-elected Joe Waggonner (D) Unopposed
Louisiana 5 Otto Passman Democratic 1946 Re-elected Otto Passman (D) Unopposed
Louisiana 6 John Rarick Democratic 1966 Re-elected John Rarick (D) Unopposed
Louisiana 7 John Breaux Democratic September 30, 1972
Re-elected John Breaux (D) Unopposed
Louisiana 8 Speedy Long Democratic 1964 Retired
Democratic hold
Gillis William Long (D) 68.5%
S. R. Abramson (American) 16.8%
Roy C. Strickland (R) 14.6%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Maine 1 Peter N. Kyros Democratic 1966 Re-elected Peter N. Kyros (D) 59.4%
L. Robert Porteous, Jr. (R) 40.6%
Maine 2 William Hathaway Democratic 1964 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Republican gain
William Cohen (R) 54.4%
Elmer H. Violette (D) 45.6%


Maryland’s redistricting eliminated a seat in Baltimore in favor of an additional seat in the DC suburbs.[4]

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Maryland 1 William Oswald Mills Republican 1971 Re-elected William Oswald Mills (R) 70.5%
John R. Hargreaves (D) 29.5%
Maryland 2 Clarence Long Democratic 1962 Re-elected Clarence Long (D) 65.8%
John J. Bishop, Jr. (R) 34.2%
Maryland 3 Paul Sarbanes
Redistricted from the 4th district
Democratic 1970 Re-elected Paul Sarbanes (D) 69.7%
Robert D. Morrow (R) 30.3%
Edward Garmatz Democratic 1947 Retired
Democratic loss
Maryland 4 None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
Marjorie Holt (R) 59.4%
Werner Fornos (D) 40.6%
Maryland 5 Lawrence Hogan Republican 1968 Re-elected Lawrence Hogan (R) 62.9%
Edward T. Conroy (D) 37.1%
Maryland 6 Goodloe Byron Democratic 1970 Re-elected Goodloe Byron (D) 64.8%
Edward J. Mason (R) 35.2%
Maryland 7 Parren Mitchell Democratic 1970 Re-elected Parren Mitchell (D) 80.0%
Verdell Adair (R) 20.0%
Maryland 8 Gilbert Gude Republican 1966 Re-elected Gilbert Gude (R) 63.9%
Joseph G. Anastasi (D) 36.1%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Massachusetts 1 Silvio Conte Republican 1958 Re-elected Silvio Conte (R) Unopposed
Massachusetts 2 Edward Boland Democratic 1952 Re-elected Edward Boland (D) Unopposed
Massachusetts 3 Harold Donohue
Redistricted from the 4th district
Democratic 1946 Re-elected Harold Donohue (D) Unopposed
Massachusetts 4 Robert Drinan
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Democratic 1970 Re-elected Robert Drinan (D) 68.9%
Martin A. Linsky (R) 23.4%
John Collins (Ind Con) 7.7%
Massachusetts 5 Frank B. Morse Republican 1960 Resigned when appointed to United Nations
Republican hold
Paul W. Cronin (R) 53.4%
John Kerry (D) 44.7%
Roger Durkin (I) 1.8%
Massachusetts 6 Michael J. Harrington Democratic 1969 Re-elected Michael J. Harrington (D) 64.1%
James Brady Moseley (R) 35.9%
Massachusetts 7 Torbert H. MacDonald Democratic 1954 Re-elected Torbert H. MacDonald (D) 67.7%
Joan M. Aliberti (R) 32.3%
Massachusetts 8 Tip O'Neill Democratic 1952 Re-elected Tip O'Neill (D) 88.7%
John Powers (Socialist Workers) 11.3%
Massachusetts 9 Louise Day Hicks Democratic 1970 Lost re-election
Challenger joined Democratic caucus
Joe Moakley (Ind Con) 43.2%
Louise Day Hicks (D) 41.1%
Howard M. Miller (R) 14.2%
Jeanne Lafferty (I) 1.5%
Massachusetts 10 Margaret Heckler Republican 1966 Re-elected Margaret Heckler (R) Unopposed
Massachusetts 11 James A. Burke Democratic 1958 Re-elected James A. Burke (D) Unopposed
Massachusetts 12 Hastings Keith Republican 1958 Retired
Democratic gain
Gerry E. Studds (D) 50.3%
William D. Weeks (R) 49.7%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Michigan 1 John Conyers Democratic 1964 Re-elected John Conyers (D) 88.4%
Walter F. Girardot (R) 10.8%
Nina J. Hubbard (AI) 0.5%
Maceo Carl Dixon (Socialist Workers) 0.2%
Michigan 2 Marvin L. Esch Republican 1966 Re-elected Marvin L. Esch (R) 56.0%
Marvin R. Stempien (D) 43.3%
Henry W. Kroes, Jr. (AI) 0.7%
Michigan 3 Garry E. Brown Republican 1966 Re-elected Garry E. Brown (R) 59.2%
James T. Brignall (D) 39.9%
Marvin P. Lightvoet (AI) 0.9%
Michigan 4 J. Edward Hutchinson Republican 1962 Re-elected J. Edward Hutchinson (R) 67.3%
Charles Jameson (D) 32.7%
Michigan 5 Gerald Ford Republican 1948 Re-elected Gerald Ford (R) 61.1%
Jean McKee (D) 37.7%
Dwight W. Johnson (AI) 1.1%
Frank Girard (Soc-Lab) 0.1%
Alan Lee Maki (C) 0.07%
Michigan 6 Charles E. Chamberlain Republican 1956 Re-elected Charles E. Chamberlain (R) 50.6%
Robert Carr (D) 49.4%
Michigan 7 Donald Riegle, Jr. Republican 1966 Re-elected Donald Riegle, Jr. (R) 70.1%
Eugene L. Mattison (D) 29.9%
Michigan 8 R. James Harvey Republican 1960 Re-elected R. James Harvey (R) 59.3%
Jerome T. Hart (D) 39.4%
John B. Lipinski (AI) 1.3%
Michigan 9 Guy Vander Jagt Republican 1966 Re-elected Guy Vander Jagt (R) 69.4%
Lawrence H. Olson (D) 29.5%
De Loyd Glenn Hesselink (AI) 1.1%
Michigan 10 Elford Albin Cederberg Republican 1952 Re-elected Elford Albin Cederberg (R) 66.7%
Benjamin D. Graves (D) 30.9%
Richard Friske (AI) 2.4%
Michigan 11 Philip Ruppe Republican 1966 Re-elected Philip Ruppe (R) 69.4%
James E. McNamara (D) 29.8%
James P. Hoy (AI) 0.8%
Michigan 12 James G. O'Hara Democratic 1958 Re-elected James G. O'Hara (D) 50.8%
David Serotkin (R) 49.2%
Michigan 13 Charles Diggs Democratic 1954 Re-elected Charles Diggs (D) 85.6%
Leonard T. Edwards (R) 13.3%
Raymond D. Moon (AI) 0.6%
Nanci Kinker (Socialist Workers) 0.4%
Michigan 14 Lucien N. Nedzi Democratic 1961 Re-elected Lucien N. Nedzi (D) 54.9%
Robert V. McGrath (R) 45.1%
Michigan 15 William D. Ford Democratic 1964 Re-elected William D. Ford (D) 65.8%
Ernest C. Fackler (R) 32.9%
Aldi C. Fuhrmann (AI) 1.3%
Michigan 16 John D. Dingell, Jr. Democratic 1955 Re-elected John D. Dingell, Jr. (D) 68.1%
William Rostrom (R) 29.8%
Peter P. Gayner (AI) 2.2%
Michigan 17 Martha W. Griffiths Democratic 1954 Re-elected Martha W. Griffiths (D) 66.4%
Ralph E. Judd (R) 32.5%
Hector M. McGregor (AI) 0.8%
Christy L. Wallace (Socialist Workers) 0.3%
Michigan 18 None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
Robert J. Huber (R) 52.6%
Daniel S. Cooper (D) 47.4%
Michigan 19 William Broomfield
Redistricted from the 18th district
Republican 1956 Re-elected William Broomfield (R) 70.4%
George Montgomery (D) 28.6%
Henry Lloyd George (AI) 1.0%
Jack H. McDonald Republican 1966 Lost renomination
Republican loss


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Minnesota 1 Al Quie Republican 1958 Re-elected Al Quie (R) 70.7%
Charles S. Thompson (DFL) 29.3%
Minnesota 2 Ancher Nelsen Republican 1958 Re-elected Ancher Nelsen (R) 57.1%
Charlie Turnbull (DFL) 42.9%
Minnesota 3 Bill Frenzel Republican 1970 Re-elected Bill Frenzel (R) 62.9%
Jim Bell (DFL) 31.3%
Donald H. Wright (Taxpayers) 5.8%
Minnesota 4 Joseph Karth Democratic 1958 Re-elected Joseph Karth (DFL) 72.4%
Steve Thompson (R) 27.6%
Minnesota 5 Donald M. Fraser Democratic 1962 Re-elected Donald M. Fraser (DFL) 65.8%
Allan Davisson (R) 24.4%
Norm Selby (Taxpayers) 7.7%
William E. Peterson (Socialist Workers) 2.1%
Minnesota 6 John Zwach Republican 1966 Re-elected John Zwach (R) 51.0%
Richard M. Nolan (DFL) 49.0%
Minnesota 7 Bob Bergland Democratic 1970 Re-elected Bob Bergland (DFL) 59.0%
Jon O. Haaven (R) 41.0%
Minnesota 8 John Blatnik Democratic 1946 Re-elected John Blatnik (DFL) 75.9%
Edward Johnson (R) 24.1%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Mississippi 1 Jamie L. Whitten
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Democratic 1941 Re-elected Jamie L. Whitten (D) Unopposed
Mississippi 2 Thomas Abernethy
Redistricted from the 1st district
Democratic 1942 Retired
Democratic hold
David R. Bowen (D) 61.9%
Carl Butler (R) 34.7%
Robert J. Coleman (I) 2.5%
Norman Smith (I) 0.9%
Mississippi 3 Gillespie V. Montgomery
Redistricted from the 4th district
Democratic 1966 Re-elected Gillespie V. Montgomery (D) Unopposed
Mississippi 4 Charles H. Griffin
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Democratic 1968 Retired
Republican gain
Thad Cochran (R) 47.9%
Ellis B. Bodron (D) 44.0%
Eddie L. McBride (I) 8.2%
Mississippi 5 William M. Colmer Democratic 1932 Retired
Republican gain
Trent Lott (R) 55.3%
Ben Stone (D) 44.2%
Earnest J. Creel (I) 0.5%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Missouri 1 Bill Clay Democratic 1968 Re-elected Bill Clay (D) 64.0%
Richard O. Funsch (R) 36.0%
Missouri 2 James W. Symington Democratic 1968 Re-elected James W. Symington (D) 63.5%
John W. 'Jack' Cooper, Jr. (R) 36.5%
Missouri 3 Leonor Sullivan Democratic 1952 Re-elected Leonor Sullivan (D) 69.3%
Albert Holst (R) 30.4%
Charles H. Byford (I) 0.3%
Missouri 4 William J. Randall Democratic 1959 Re-elected William J. Randall (D) 57.4%
Raymond E. Barrows (R) 42.6%
Missouri 5 Richard Bolling Democratic 1948 Re-elected Richard Bolling (D) 62.8%
Vernon E. Rice (R) 35.6%
Stella Sollars (I) 1.6%
Missouri 6 William Raleigh Hull, Jr. Democratic 1954 Retired
Democratic hold
Jerry Litton (D) 54.6%
Russell Sloan (R) 45.4%
Missouri 7 Durward Gorham Hall Republican 1960 Retired
Republican hold
Gene Taylor (R) 63.7%
Bill Thomas (D) 36.3%
Missouri 8 Richard Howard Ichord, Jr. Democratic 1960 Re-elected Richard Howard Ichord, Jr. (D) 62.1%
David R. Countie (R) 37.9%
Missouri 9 William L. Hungate Democratic 1964 Re-elected William L. Hungate (D) 66.5%
Robert L. Prange (R) 33.5%
Missouri 10 Bill Burlison Democratic 1968 Re-elected Bill Burlison (D) 64.3%
Marion Francis Svendrowski (R) 35.7%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Montana 1 Richard G. Shoup Republican 1970 Re-elected Richard G. Shoup (R) 53.7%
Arnold Olsen (D) 46.3%
Montana 2 John Melcher Democratic 1969 Re-elected John Melcher (D) 76.1%
Dick Forester (R) 23.9%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Nebraska 1 Charles Thone Republican 1970 Re-elected Charles Thone (R) 64.2%
Darrel E. Berg (D) 35.8%
Nebraska 2 John Y. McCollister Republican 1970 Re-elected John Y. McCollister (R) 63.9%
Patrick L. Cooney (D) 36.1%
Nebraska 3 David T. Martin Republican 1960 Re-elected David T. Martin (R) 69.6%
Warren Fitzgerald (D) 30.4%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Nevada At-large Walter S. Baring, Jr. Democratic 1956 Lost renomination
Republican gain
David Towell (R) 52.2%
James Bilbray (D) 47.8%

New Hampshire

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
New Hampshire 1 Louis C. Wyman Republican 1966 Re-elected Louis C. Wyman (R) 72.9%
Chester E. Merrow (D) 27.1%
New Hampshire 2 James Colgate Cleveland Republican 1962 Re-elected James Colgate Cleveland (R) 67.9%
Charles B. Officer (D) 32.1%

New Jersey

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
New Jersey 1 John E. Hunt Republican 1966 Re-elected John E. Hunt (R) 52.5%
James J. Florio (D) 47.0%
Raymond V. S. Miller (I) 0.2%
Dominic W. Doganiero (Soc-Lab) 0.1%
Gerrit Hoogenrad (S) 0.1%
New Jersey 2 Charles W. Sandman, Jr. Republican 1966 Re-elected Charles W. Sandman, Jr. (R) 65.7%
John D. Rose (D) 34.3%
New Jersey 3 James J. Howard Democratic 1964 Re-elected James J. Howard (D) 53.0%
William F. Dowd (R) 47.0%
New Jersey 4 Frank Thompson Democratic 1954 Re-elected Frank Thompson (D) 58.0%
Peter P. Garibaldi (R) 42.0%
New Jersey 5 Peter Frelinghuysen, Jr. Republican 1952 Re-elected Peter Frelinghuysen, Jr. (R) 62.0%
Frederick M. Bohen (D) 38.0%
New Jersey 6 Edwin B. Forsythe Republican 1970 Re-elected Edwin B. Forsythe (R) 62.8%
Francis P. Brennan (D) 36.1%
Ida C. Ebert (I) 0.6%
Bernardo S. Doganiero (Soc-Lab) 0.5%
New Jersey 7 William B. Widnall Republican 1950 Re-elected William B. Widnall (R) 57.9%
Arthur J. Lesemann (D) 39.9%
Martin E. Wendelken (I) 2.1%
New Jersey 8 Robert A. Roe Democratic 1970 Re-elected Robert A. Roe (D) 63.1%
Walter E. Johnson (R) 36.9%
New Jersey 9 Henry Helstoski Democratic 1964 Re-elected Henry Helstoski (D) 55.8%
Alfred D. Schiaffo (R) 44.2%
New Jersey 10 Peter W. Rodino, Jr. Democratic 1948 Re-elected Peter W. Rodino, Jr. (D) 79.7%
Kenneth C. Miller (R) 20.3%
New Jersey 11 Joseph G. Minish Democratic 1962 Re-elected Joseph G. Minish (D) 57.5%
Milton A. Waldor (R) 39.7%
Philip R. Nicolaus (I) 1.5%
James R. Klimaski (Peoples) 1.3%
New Jersey 12 Florence P. Dwyer Republican 1956 Retired
Republican hold
Matthew John Rinaldo (R) 63.5%
Jerry Fitzgerald English (D) 36.2%
Stanley Bogus (I) 0.4%
New Jersey 13 Cornelius Edward Gallagher Democratic 1958 Lost renomination
Republican gain
Joseph J. Maraziti (R) 55.7%
Helen Meyner (D) 42.9%
Samuel Golub (I) 1.4%
New Jersey 14 Dominick V. Daniels Democratic 1958 Re-elected Dominick V. Daniels (D) 61.2%
Richard T. Bozzone (R) 34.3%
Edward F. Zampella (I) 3.1%
Perfecto Oyola (I) 0.9%
Vincent J. Carrino (I) 0.5%
New Jersey 15 Edward J. Patten Democratic 1962 Re-elected Edward J. Patten (D) 52.3%
Fuller H. Brooks (R) 47.7%

New Mexico

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
New Mexico 1 Manuel Lujan, Jr. Republican 1968 Re-elected Manuel Lujan, Jr. (R) 55.7%
Eugene Gallegos (D) 44.3%
New Mexico 2 Harold L. Runnels Democratic 1970 Re-elected Harold L. Runnels (D) 72.2%
George E. Presson (R) 27.8%

New York

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
New York 1 Otis G. Pike Democratic 1960 Re-elected Otis G. Pike (D) 52.5%
Joseph H. Boyd, Jr. (R) 36.9%
Robert D. L. Gardiner (Con) 9.5%
Robert P. Samek (Lib) 1.1%
New York 2 James R. Grover, Jr. Republican 1962 Re-elected James R. Grover, Jr. (R) 65.8%
Fern Coste Dennison (D) 32.7%
Robert Atlas (Lib) 1.5%
New York 3 None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
Angelo D. Roncallo (R) 53.1%
Carter F. Bales (D) 37.6%
Lawrence P. Russo (Con) 7.6%
Leo E. James (Lib) 1.7%
New York 4 Norman F. Lent
Redistricted from the 5th district
Republican 1970 Re-elected Norman F. Lent (R) 62.4%
Elaine B. Horowitz (D) 36.0%
Aaron Schein (Lib) 1.7%
New York 5 John W. Wydler
Redistricted from the 4th district
Republican 1962 Re-elected John W. Wydler (R) 62.4%
Ferne M. Steckler (D) 31.7%
Vincent A. Joy (Con) 3.6%
Paul F. Harper (Lib) 1.8%
Hedda Garza (Socialist Workers) 0.4%
New York 6 Lester L. Wolff
Redistricted from the 3rd district
Democratic 1964 Re-elected Lester L. Wolff (D) 51.5%
John T. Gallagher (R) 48.5%
Seymour Halpern Republican 1958 Retired
Republican loss
New York 7 Joseph P. Addabbo Democratic 1960 Re-elected Joseph P. Addabbo (D) 75.0%
John E. Hall (R) 20.6%
Frank O. Wuertz (Con) 4.4%
New York 8 Benjamin Stanley Rosenthal Democratic 1962 Re-elected Benjamin Stanley Rosenthal (D) 64.7%
Frank LaPina (R) 35.3%
New York 9 James J. Delaney Democratic 1948 Re-elected James J. Delaney (D) 93.4%
Loretta R. Gressey (Lib) 6.6%
New York 10 Mario Biaggi
Redistricted from the 24th district
Democratic 1968 Re-elected Mario Biaggi (D) 93.9%
Michael S. Bank (Lib) 6.1%
New York 11 Frank J. Brasco Democratic 1966 Re-elected Frank J. Brasco (D) 63.9%
Melvin Solomon (R) 31.3%
Jessie I. Levine (Lib) 4.8%
New York 12 Shirley Chisholm Democratic 1968 Re-elected Shirley Chisholm (D) 87.9%
John Coleman (R) 9.7%
Martin S. Shepherd, Jr. (Con) 1.6%
John C. Hawkins (Socialist Workers) 0.7%
New York 13 Bertram L. Podell Democratic 1968 Re-elected Bertram L. Podell (D) 65.2%
Joseph F. Marcucci (R) 25.5%
Leonard M. Simon (Lib) 5.3%
Michael P. Gioia (C) 4.1%
New York 14 John J. Rooney Democratic 1944 Re-elected John J. Rooney (D) 53.9%
Allard K. Lowenstein (Lib) 28.1%
Francis S. Voyticky (R) 17.5%
James Mendietta (Socialist Workers) 0.5%
New York 15 Hugh L. Carey Democratic 1960 Re-elected Hugh L. Carey (D) 52.2%
John F. Gangemi (R) 43.0%
Franklin C. Jones (Con) 3.3%
Carl Saks (Lib) 1.6%
New York 16 Emanuel Celler
Redistricted from the 10th district
Democratic 1922 Lost renomination
Defeated as Liberal
Democratic hold
Elizabeth Holtzman (D) 65.6%
Nicholas R. Macchio, Jr. (R) 22.9%
Emanuel Celler (Lib) 7.0%
William Sampol (Con) 4.6%
New York 17 John M. Murphy
Redistricted from the 16th district
Democratic 1962 Re-elected John M. Murphy (D) 60.3%
Mario D. Belardino (R) 39.7%
New York 18 Ed Koch
Redistricted from the 17th district
Democratic 1968 Re-elected Ed Koch (D) 69.9%
Jane Pickens Langley (R) 29.3%
Rebecca Finch (Socialist Workers) 0.8%
New York 19 Charles B. Rangel
Redistricted from the 18th district
Democratic 1970 Re-elected Charles B. Rangel (D) 96.0%
Marshall L. Dodge III (Con) 2.3%
Bobby R. Washington (Socialist Workers) 0.9%
Jose Stevens (C) 0.8%
New York 20 Bella Abzug
Redistricted from the 19th district
Democratic 1970 Re-elected Bella Abzug (D) 55.7%
Priscilla Ryan (Lib) 28.0%
Annette Flatto Levy (R) 11.7%
Harvey J. Michelman (Con) 4.1%
Joanna Misnik (Socialist Workers) 0.4%
William Fitts Ryan Democratic 1960 Died in office
Democratic loss
New York 21 Herman Badillo Democratic 1970 Re-elected Herman Badillo (D) 86.9%
Manuel A. Ramos (R) 11.4%
Lillian Immediato (Con) 1.7%
New York 22 Jonathan Brewster Bingham
Redistricted from the 23rd district
Democratic 1964 Re-elected Jonathan Brewster Bingham (D) 76.5%
Charles A. Averello (R) 23.5%
James H. Scheuer Democratic 1964 Lost renomination
Democratic loss
New York 23 Peter A. Peyser
Redistricted from the 25th district
Republican 1970 Re-elected Peter A. Peyser (R) 50.4%
Richard Ottinger (D) 49.6%
New York 24 Ogden R. Reid
Redistricted from the 26th district
Democratic 1962 Re-elected Ogden R. Reid (D) 52.2%
Carl A. Vergari (R) 47.8%
New York 25 Hamilton Fish IV
Redistricted from the 28th district
Republican 1968 Re-elected Hamilton Fish IV (R) 71.6%
John Burns III (D) 26.9%
Robert P. Falisey (Lib) 1.4%
New York 26 John G. Dow
Redistricted from the 27th district
Democratic 1970 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Benjamin A. Gilman (R) 47.7%
John G. Dow (D) 39.3%
Yale Rapkin (C) 12.9%
New York 27 Howard W. Robison
Redistricted from the 33rd district
Republican 1958 Re-elected Howard W. Robison (R) 62.2%
David H. Blazer (D) 29.8%
Patrick M. O'Neil (Con) 5.2%
William J. Osby (Lib) 2.9%
New York 28 Samuel S. Stratton
Redistricted from the 29th district
Democratic 1958 Re-elected Samuel S. Stratton (D) 80.0%
John F. Ryan, Jr. (R) 20.0%
New York 29 Carleton J. King
Redistricted from the 30th district
Republican 1960 Re-elected Carleton J. King (R) 69.9%
Harold B. Gordon (D) 30.1%
New York 30 Robert C. McEwen
Redistricted from the 31st district
Republican 1964 Re-elected Robert C. McEwen (R) 66.0%
Ernest J. Labaff (D) 34.0%
New York 31 Alexander Pirnie
Redistricted from the 32nd district
Republican 1958 Retired
Republican hold
Donald J. Mitchell (R) 51.0%
Robert Castle (D) 39.1%
Franklin Nichols (Action) 6.2%
John T. Buckley (Lib) 3.7%
New York 32 James M. Hanley
Redistricted from the 35th district
Democratic 1964 Re-elected James M. Hanley (D) 57.2%
Leonard C. Koldin (R) 42.8%
New York 33 John H. Terry
Redistricted from the 34th district
Republican 1970 Retired
Republican hold
William F. Walsh (R) 71.4%
Clarence Kadys (D) 28.6%
New York 34 Frank Horton
Redistricted from the 36th district
Republican 1962 Re-elected Frank Horton (R) 72.1%
Jack Rubens (D) 23.5%
Richard E. Lusink (Con) 2.8%
Rafael Martinez (Lib) 1.6%
New York 35 Barber Conable
Redistricted from the 37th district
Republican 1964 Re-elected Barber Conable (R) 67.9%
Terence J. Spencer (D) 28.4%
Terence C. Brennan (Con) 2.6%
Alicia Burgos (Lib) 1.1%
New York 36 Henry P. Smith III
Redistricted from the 40th district
Republican 1964 Re-elected Henry P. Smith III (R) 57.3%
Max McCarthy (D) 42.7%
New York 37 Thaddeus J. Dulski
Redistricted from the 41st district
Democratic 1958 Re-elected Thaddeus J. Dulski (D) 72.2%
William F. McLaughlin (R) 27.8%
New York 38 Jack Kemp
Redistricted from the 39th district
Republican 1970 Re-elected Jack Kemp (R) 73.2%
Anthony P. LoRusso (D) 26.8%
New York 39 James F. Hastings
Redistricted from the 38th district
Republican 1968 Re-elected James F. Hastings (R) 71.9%
Wilbur White, Jr. (D) 28.1%

North Carolina

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
North Carolina 1 Walter B. Jones, Sr. Democratic 1966 Re-elected Walter B. Jones, Sr. (D) 68.8%
J. Jordan Bonner (R) 31.2%
North Carolina 2 Lawrence H. Fountain Democratic 1952 Re-elected Lawrence H. Fountain (D) 71.6%
Erick P. Little (R) 28.4%
North Carolina 3 David N. Henderson Democratic 1960 Re-elected David N. Henderson (D) Unopposed
North Carolina 4 Nick Galifianakis Democratic 1966 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Democratic hold
Ike Franklin Andrews (D) 50.4%
Jack Hawke (R) 49.6%
North Carolina 5 Wilmer Mizell Republican 1968 Re-elected Wilmer Mizell (R) 64.8%
Brooks Hays (D) 35.2%
North Carolina 6 L. Richardson Preyer Democratic 1968 Re-elected L. Richardson Preyer (D) 93.9%
Lynwood Bullock (American) 6.1%
North Carolina 7 Alton Lennon Democratic 1956 Retired
Democratic hold
Charlie Rose (D) 60.4%
Jerry C. Scott (R) 38.7%
Alvis H. Ballard (American) 0.9%
North Carolina 8 Earl B. Ruth Republican 1968 Re-elected Earl B. Ruth (R) 60.2%
Richard Clark (D) 39.8%
North Carolina 9 Charles R. Jonas Republican 1952 Retired
Republican hold
James G. Martin (R) 58.9%
James Beatty (D) 41.1%
North Carolina 10 James T. Broyhill Republican 1962 Re-elected James T. Broyhill (R) 72.5%
Paul L. Beck (D) 27.5%
North Carolina 11 Roy A. Taylor Democratic 1960 Re-elected Roy A. Taylor (D) 59.6%
Jesse I. Ledbetter (R) 40.4%

North Dakota

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
North Dakota At-large Mark Andrews
Redistricted from the 1st district
Republican 1963 Re-elected Mark Andrews (R) 72.7%
Richard Ista (D) 27.1%
Kenneth C. Gardner (I) 0.2%
Arthur A. Link
Redistricted from the 2nd district
Democratic 1970 Retired to run for Governor
Democratic loss


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Ohio 1 William J. Keating Republican 1970 Re-elected William J. Keating (R) 70.3%
Karl F. Heiser (D) 29.7%
Ohio 2 Donald D. Clancy Republican 1960 Re-elected Donald D. Clancy (R) 62.8%
Penny Manes (D) 37.2%
Ohio 3 Charles W. Whalen, Jr. Republican 1966 Re-elected Charles W. Whalen, Jr. (R) 76.2%
John W. Lelak, Jr. (D) 23.8%
Ohio 4 William Moore McCulloch Republican 1947 Retired
Republican hold
Tennyson Guyer (R) 62.7%
Dimitri Nicholas (D) 37.3%
Ohio 5 Del Latta Republican 1958 Re-elected Del Latta (R) 72.7%
Bruce Edwards (D) 27.3%
Ohio 6 Bill Harsha Republican 1960 Re-elected Bill Harsha (R) Unopposed
Ohio 7 Clarence J. Brown Jr. Republican 1965 Re-elected Clarence J. Brown Jr. (R) 73.3%
Dorothy Frank (I) 26.7%
Ohio 8 Walter E. Powell
Redistricted from the 24th district
Republican 1970 Re-elected Walter E. Powell (R) 52.2%
James D. Ruppert (D) 47.8%
Jackson Edward Betts Republican 1950 Retired
Republican loss
Ohio 9 Thomas L. Ashley Democratic 1954 Re-elected Thomas L. Ashley (D) 69.1%
Joseph C. Richards (R) 30.9%
Ohio 10 Clarence E. Miller Republican 1966 Re-elected Clarence E. Miller (R) 73.2%
Robert H. Whealey (D) 26.8%
Ohio 11 J. William Stanton Republican 1964 Re-elected J. William Stanton (R) 68.2%
Dennis M. Callahan (D) 31.8%
Ohio 12 Samuel L. Devine Republican 1958 Re-elected Samuel L. Devine (R) 56.1%
James W. Goodrich (D) 43.9%
Ohio 13 Charles Adams Mosher Republican 1960 Re-elected Charles Adams Mosher (R) 68.1%
John M. Ryan (D) 31.9%
Ohio 14 John F. Seiberling Democratic 1970 Re-elected John F. Seiberling (D) 74.4%
Norman W. Holt (R) 25.6%
Ohio 15 Chalmers P. Wylie Republican 1966 Re-elected Chalmers P. Wylie (R) 65.8%
Manley L. McGee (R) 31.4%
Edward Price (AI) 2.7%
Ohio 16 Frank T. Bow Republican 1950 Retired
Republican hold
Ralph Regula (R) 57.3%
Virgil L. Musser (D) 42.7%
Ohio 17 John M. Ashbrook Republican 1960 Re-elected John M. Ashbrook (R) 57.4%
Raymond C. Beck (D) 38.7%
Clifford J. Simpson (AI) 3.9%
Ohio 18 Wayne L. Hays Democratic 1948 Re-elected Wayne L. Hays (D) 70.2%
Robert Stewart (R) 29.8%
Ohio 19 Charles J. Carney Democratic 1970 Re-elected Charles J. Carney (D) 64.0%
Norman M. Parr (R) 36.0%
Ohio 20 James V. Stanton Democratic 1970 Re-elected James V. Stanton (D) 84.3%
Thomas E. Vilt (R) 11.9%
Richard B. Kay (AI) 3.8%
Ohio 21 Louis Stokes Democratic 1968 Re-elected Louis Stokes (D) 81.1%
James D. Johnson (R) 11.3%
Joseph Pirincin (Soc-Lab) 4.7%
Cecil Lampkins (I) 2.9%
Ohio 22 Charles Vanik Democratic 1954 Re-elected Charles Vanik (D) 63.9%
Donald W. Gropp (R) 32.6%
Thomas W. Lippitt (AI) 1.8%
Caryl A. Loeb (I) 1.7%
Ohio 23 William Edwin Minshall, Jr. Republican 1954 Re-elected William Edwin Minshall, Jr. (R) 49.4%
Dennis Kucinich (D) 47.3%
John O'Neill (Soc-Lab) 1.8%
Frederick D. Lyon (AI) 1.5%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Oklahoma 1 Page Belcher Republican 1950 Retired
Democratic gain
James Robert Jones (D) 55.5%
J. M. Hewgley (R) 44.5%
Oklahoma 2 Ed Edmondson Democratic 1952 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Democratic hold
Clem McSpadden (D) 71.1%
Emery H. Toliver (R) 28.9%
Oklahoma 3 Carl Albert Democratic 1946 Re-elected Carl Albert (D) 93.4%
Harold J. Marshall (I) 6.6%
Oklahoma 4 Tom Steed Democratic 1948 Re-elected Tom Steed (D) 71.3%
William E. Crozier (R) 28.7%
Oklahoma 5 John Jarman Democratic 1950 Re-elected John Jarman (D) 60.4%
Llewellyn L. Keller II (R) 39.6%
Oklahoma 6 John Newbold Camp Republican 1968 Re-elected John Newbold Camp (R) 72.7%
William Patrick Schmitt (D) 27.3%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Oregon 1 Wendell Wyatt Republican 1964 Re-elected Wendell Wyatt (R) 68.6%
Ralph E. Bunch (D) 31.4%
Oregon 2 Albert C. Ullman Democratic 1956 Re-elected Albert C. Ullman (D) Unopposed
Oregon 3 Edith Green Democratic 1954 Re-elected Edith Green (D) 62.5%
Mike Walsh (R) 37.5%
Oregon 4 John R. Dellenback Republican 1966 Re-elected John R. Dellenback (R) 62.6%
Charles O. Porter (D) 37.4%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Pennsylvania 1 William A. Barrett Democratic 1948 Re-elected William A. Barrett (D) 66.1%
Gus A. Pedicone (R) 33.2%
Nancy Streve (Socialist Workers) 0.7%
Pennsylvania 2 Robert N. C. Nix, Sr. Democratic 1958 Re-elected Robert N. C. Nix, Sr. (D) 70.1%
Frederick D. Bryant (R) 29.9%
Pennsylvania 3 William J. Green, III
Redistricted from the 5th district
Democratic 1964 Re-elected William J. Green, III (D) 63.3%
Alfred Marroletti (R) 36.2%
Anthony Monteiro (C) 0.5%
James A. Byrne Democratic 1952 Lost renomination
Democratic loss
Pennsylvania 4 Joshua Eilberg Democratic 1966 Re-elected Joshua Eilberg (D) 55.9%
William Pfender (R) 44.1%
Pennsylvania 5 John H. Ware III
Redistricted from the 9th district
Republican 1970 Re-elected John H. Ware III (R) 64.7%
Brower Yerger (D) 35.3%
Pennsylvania 6 Gus Yatron Democratic 1968 Re-elected Gus Yatron (D) 64.5%
Eugene W. Hubler (R) 34.6%
Frank E. Huet (Const) 1.0%
Pennsylvania 7 Lawrence G. Williams Republican 1966 Re-elected Lawrence G. Williams (R) 60.6%
Stuart S. Bowie (D) 39.4%
Pennsylvania 8 Edward G. Biester, Jr. Republican 1966 Re-elected Edward G. Biester, Jr. (R) 64.4%
Alan Williams (D) 35.6%
Pennsylvania 9 None (District created) New seat
Republican gain
Bud Shuster (R) 61.8%
Earl P. Collins (D) 38.2%
Pennsylvania 10 Joseph M. McDade Republican 1962 Re-elected Joseph M. McDade (R) 73.6%
Stanley R. Coveleskie (D) 26.4%
Pennsylvania 11 Daniel J. Flood Democratic 1954 Re-elected Daniel J. Flood (D) 68.3%
Donald B. Ayers (R) 31.7%
Pennsylvania 12 John P. Saylor
Redistricted from the 22nd district
Republican 1949 Re-elected John P. Saylor (R) 68.1%
Joseph Murphy (D) 31.9%
J. Irving Whalley Republican 1960 Retired
Republican loss
Pennsylvania 13 R. Lawrence Coughlin Republican 1968 Re-elected R. Lawrence Coughlin (R) 66.6%
Katherine L. Camp (D) 33.4%
Pennsylvania 14 William S. Moorhead Democratic 1958 Re-elected William S. Moorhead (D) 59.3%
Roland S. Catarinella (R) 40.4%
Ronald N. Henderson (C) 0.3%
Pennsylvania 15 Fred B. Rooney Democratic 1963 Re-elected Fred B. Rooney (D) 60.8%
Wardell F. Steigerwalt (R) 39.2%
Pennsylvania 16 Edwin D. Eshleman Republican 1966 Re-elected Edwin D. Eshleman (R) 73.5%
Shirley S. Garrett (D) 26.5%
Pennsylvania 17 Herman T. Schneebeli Republican 1960 Re-elected Herman T. Schneebeli (R) 72.2%
Donald J. Rippon (D) 26.6%
Andrew J. Watson (Const) 1.2%
Pennsylvania 18 H. John Heinz III Republican 1971 Re-elected H. John Heinz III (R) 72.8%
Douglas Walgren (D) 27.2%
Pennsylvania 19 George Atlee Goodling Republican 1966 Re-elected George Atlee Goodling (R) 57.5%
Richard P. Noll (D) 41.2%
Paul H. Leese (Const) 1.2%
Pennsylvania 20 Joseph M. Gaydos Democratic 1968 Re-elected Joseph M. Gaydos (D) 61.5%
William Hunt (R) 38.5%
Pennsylvania 21 John H. Dent Democratic 1958 Re-elected John H. Dent (D) 62.0%
Thomas H. Young (R) 38.0%
Pennsylvania 22 Thomas E. Morgan
Redistricted from the 26th district
Democratic 1944 Re-elected Thomas E. Morgan (D) 60.8%
James R. Montgomery (R) 39.2%
William Sheldrick Conover
Redistricted from the 27th district
Republican April 25, 1972
Lost renomination
Republican loss
Pennsylvania 23 Albert W. Johnson Republican 1963 Re-elected Albert W. Johnson (R) 56.5%
Ernest A. Kassab (D) 43.5%
Pennsylvania 24 Joseph P. Vigorito Democratic 1964 Re-elected Joseph P. Vigorito (D) 68.8%
Alvin W. Levenhagen (R) 31.2%
Pennsylvania 25 Frank M. Clark Democratic 1954 Re-elected Frank M. Clark (D) 55.8%
Gary A. Myers (R) 44.2%

Rhode Island

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Rhode Island 1 Fernand St. Germain Democratic 1960 Re-elected Fernand St. Germain (D) 62.4%
John M. Feeley (R) 34.7%
Walter J. Miska (I) 3.0%
Rhode Island 2 Robert Tiernan Democratic 1967 Re-elected Robert Tiernan (D) 63.1%
Donald P. Ryan (R) 36.9%

South Carolina

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
South Carolina 1 Mendel Jackson Davis Democratic 1971 Re-elected Mendel Jackson Davis (D) 54.5%
J. Sidi Limehouse III (R) 45.5%
South Carolina 2 Floyd Spence Republican 1970 Re-elected Floyd Spence (R) Unopposed
South Carolina 3 William Jennings Bryan Dorn Democratic 1950 Re-elected William Jennings Bryan Dorn (D) 75.2%
Roy Etheridge (R) 24.8%
South Carolina 4 James R. Mann Democratic 1968 Re-elected James R. Mann (D) 66.1%
Wayne N. Whatley (R) 33.9%
South Carolina 5 Thomas S. Gettys Democratic 1964 Re-elected Thomas S. Gettys (D) 60.9%
Lenard Phillips (R) 39.1%
South Carolina 6 John L. McMillan Democratic 1938 Lost renomination
Republican gain
Edward Lunn Young (R) 54.4%
John Jenrette (D) 45.6%

South Dakota

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
South Dakota 1 Frank E. Denholm Democratic 1970 Re-elected Frank E. Denholm (D) 60.5%
John Vickerman (R) 39.5%
South Dakota 2 James Abourezk Democratic 1970 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Republican gain
James Abdnor (R) 54.9%
Pat McKeever (D) 45.1%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Tennessee 1 Jimmy Quillen Republican 1962 Re-elected Jimmy Quillen (R) 79.4%
Bernard H. Cantor (D) 20.6%
Tennessee 2 John Duncan, Sr. Republican 1964 Re-elected John Duncan, Sr. (R) Unopposed
Tennessee 3 LaMar Baker Republican 1970 Re-elected LaMar Baker (R) 55.2%
Howard P. Sompayrac, Jr. (D) 41.8%
Sarah Delaney (American) 2.9%
Tennessee 4 Joe L. Evins Democratic 1946 Re-elected Joe L. Evins (D) 81.1%
Billy Joe Finney (R) 18.9%
Tennessee 5 Richard Fulton Democratic 1962 Re-elected Richard Fulton (D) 62.6%
Alfred T. Adams, Jr. (R) 36.8%
Scott Douglas III (I) 0.4%
Lee Galvani (I) 0.1%
Tennessee 6 William Anderson Democratic 1964 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Robin Beard (R) 55.3%
William Anderson (D) 43.1%
William N. Doss (American) 1.6%
Tennessee 7 Ed Jones
Redistricted from the 8th district
Democratic 1969 Re-elected Ed Jones (D) 70.5%
Stockton Adkins (R) 29.5%
Ray Blanton Democratic 1966 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Democratic loss
Tennessee 8 Dan Kuykendall
Redistricted from the 9th district
Republican 1966 Re-elected Dan Kuykendall (R) 55.4%
J. O. Patterson, Jr. (D) 44.1%
Louis L. Porter (I) 0.5%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Texas 1 Wright Patman Democratic 1928 Re-elected Wright Patman (D) Unopposed
Texas 2 John Dowdy Democratic 1952 Retired
Democratic hold
Charles Wilson (D) 73.8%
Charles O. Brightwell (R) 26.2%
Texas 3 James M. Collins Republican 1968 Re-elected James M. Collins (R) 73.3%
George A. Hughes, Jr. (D) 26.7%
Texas 4 Ray Roberts Democratic 1962 Re-elected Ray Roberts (D) 70.2%
James Russell (R) 29.8%
Texas 5 Earle Cabell Democratic 1964 Lost re-election
Republican gain
Alan Steelman (R) 55.7%
Earle Cabell (D) 44.3%
Texas 6 Olin E. Teague Democratic 1946 Re-elected Olin E. Teague (D) 72.6%
Carl Nigliazzo (R) 27.4%
Texas 7 William Reynolds Archer, Jr. Republican 1970 Re-elected William Reynolds Archer, Jr. (R) 82.3%
Jim Brady (D) 17.7%
Texas 8 Robert C. Eckhardt Democratic 1966 Re-elected Robert C. Eckhardt (D) 64.6%
Lewis Emerich (R) 34.7%
Susan Ellis (Socialist Workers) 0.7%
Texas 9 Jack Brooks Democratic 1952 Re-elected Jack Brooks (D) 66.2%
Randolph C. Reed (D) 33.8%
Texas 10 J. J. Pickle Democratic 1963 Re-elected J. J. Pickle (D) 91.2%
Mellissa Singler (Socialist Workers) 8.8%
Texas 11 William R. Poage Democratic 1936 Re-elected William R. Poage (D) Unopposed
Texas 12 Jim Wright Democratic 1954 Re-elected Jim Wright (D) Unopposed
Texas 13 Bob Price
Redistricted from the 18th district
Republican 1966 Re-elected Bob Price (R) 54.8%
Graham B. Purcell, Jr. (D) 45.2%
Graham B. Purcell, Jr. Democratic 1962 Lost re-election
Democratic loss
Texas 14 John Andrew Young Democratic 1956 Re-elected John Andrew Young (D) Unopposed
Texas 15 Kika de la Garza Democratic 1964 Re-elected Kika de la Garza (D) Unopposed
Texas 16 Richard C. White Democratic 1964 Re-elected Richard C. White (D) Unopposed
Texas 17 Omar Burleson Democratic 1946 Re-elected Omar Burleson (D) Unopposed
Texas 18 None (District created) New seat
Democratic gain
Barbara Jordan (D) 80.6%
Paul Merritt (R) 18.2%
Emmanuel Barrera (Socialist Workers) 1.2%
Texas 19 George H. Mahon Democratic 1934 Re-elected George H. Mahon (D) Unopposed
Texas 20 Henry B. Gonzalez Democratic 1961 Re-elected Henry B. Gonzalez (D) 96.9%
Steve Wattenmaker (Socialist Workers) 3.1%
Texas 21 O. C. Fisher Democratic 1942 Re-elected O. C. Fisher (D) 56.8%
Doug Harlan (R) 43.2%
Texas 22 Robert R. Casey Democratic 1958 Re-elected Robert R. Casey (D) 70.2%
Jim Griffin (R) 29.0%
Frank Peto (I) 0.8%
Texas 23 Abraham Kazen, Jr. Democratic 1966 Re-elected Abraham Kazen, Jr. (D) Unopposed
Texas 24 None (District created) New seat
Democratic gain
Dale Milford (D) 65.1%
Courtney G. Roberts (R) 34.9%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Utah 1 K. Gunn McKay Democratic 1970 Re-elected K. Gunn McKay (D) 55.4%
Robert K. Wolthuis (R) 42.0%
L. S. Brown (American) 2.6%
Utah 2 Sherman P. Lloyd Republican 1966 Lost re-election
Democratic gain
Douglas W. Owens (D) 48.9%
Sherman P. Lloyd (R) 39.4%
Bruce R. Bangerter (AI) 11.7%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Vermont At-large Richard W. Mallary Republican January 7, 1972
Re-elected Richard W. Mallary (R) 65.0%
William H. Meyer (D) 35.0%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Virginia 1 Thomas N. Downing Democratic 1958 Re-elected Thomas N. Downing (D) 78.1%
Kenneth D. Wells (R) 21.9%
Virginia 2 G. William Whitehurst Republican 1968 Re-elected G. William Whitehurst (R) 73.4%
L. Charles Burlage (D) 26.6%
Virginia 3 David E. Satterfield III Democratic 1964 Re-elected David E. Satterfield III (D) Unopposed
Virginia 4 Watkins Moorman Abbitt Democratic 1948 Retired
Republican gain
Robert Daniel (R) 47.1%
Robert E. Gibson (D) 37.5%
Robert R. Hardy (I) 7.1%
Others 5.1%
John G. Vonetes (I) 3.3%
Virginia 5 Dan Daniel Democratic 1968 Re-elected Dan Daniel (D) Unopposed
Virginia 6 Richard Harding Poff Republican 1952 Resigned to become justice of Supreme Court of Virginia
Republican hold
M. Caldwell Butler (R) 54.6%
Willis M. Anderson (D) 39.2%
Roy R. White (I) 6.2%
Virginia 7 J. Kenneth Robinson Republican 1970 Re-elected J. Kenneth Robinson (R) 66.2%
Murat Williams (D) 33.8%
Virginia 8 William L. Scott Republican 1966 Retired to run for U.S. Senate
Republican hold
Stanford Parris (R) 44.4%
Robert F. Horan (D) 37.8%
William R. Durland (I) 13.7%
Robert E. Harris (I) 4.1%
Virginia 9 William C. Wampler Republican 1966 Re-elected William C. Wampler (R) 71.9%
Zane Dale Christian (D) 26.4%
Nicholas Ventura (I) 1.7%
Virginia 10 Joel T. Broyhill Republican 1952 Re-elected Joel T. Broyhill (R) 56.3%
Harold O. Miller (D) 43.7%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Washington 1 Thomas Pelly Republican 1952 Retired
Republican hold
Joel Pritchard (R) 50.3%
John Hempelmann (D) 49.1%
Craig Honts (Socialist Workers) 0.7%
Washington 2 Lloyd Meeds Democratic 1964 Re-elected Lloyd Meeds (D) 60.4%
Bill Reams (R) 39.6%
Washington 3 Julia Butler Hansen Democratic 1960 Re-elected Julia Butler Hansen (D) 66.3%
R. C. McConkey (R) 33.7%
Washington 4 Mike McCormack Democratic 1970 Re-elected Mike McCormack (D) 52.1%
Steward Bledsoe (R) 47.9%
Washington 5 Tom Foley Democratic 1964 Re-elected Tom Foley (D) 81.3%
Clarice L. R. Privette (R) 18.7%
Washington 6 Floyd Verne Hicks Democratic 1964 Re-elected Floyd Verne Hicks (D) 72.1%
Thomas C. Lowry (R) 27.9%
Washington 7 Brock Adams Democratic 1964 Re-elected Brock Adams (D) 87.6%
J. J. 'Tiny' Freeman (R) 12.4%

West Virginia

District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
West Virginia 1 Bob Mollohan Democratic 1968 Re-elected Bob Mollohan (D) 69.4%
George E. Kapnicky (R) 30.6%
West Virginia 2 Harley O. Staggers Democratic 1948 Re-elected Harley O. Staggers (D) 70.3%
David Dix (R) 29.7%
West Virginia 3 John M. Slack, Jr. Democratic 1958 Re-elected John M. Slack, Jr. (D) 63.7%
T. David Higgins (R) 36.3%
West Virginia 4 Ken Hechler Democratic 1958 Re-elected Ken Hechler (D) 61.0%
Joe Neal (R) 39.0%
James Kee
Redistricted from the 5th district
Democratic 1964 Lost renomination
Democratic loss


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Wisconsin 1 Les Aspin Democratic 1970 Re-elected Les Aspin (D) 64.4%
Merrill E. Stalbaum (R) 34.9%
Charles J. Fortner (American) 0.7%
Wisconsin 2 Robert W. Kastenmeier Democratic 1958 Re-elected Robert W. Kastenmeier (D) 68.2%
J. Michael Kelly (R) 31.4%
Lavern F. Krohn (American) 0.5%
Wisconsin 3 Vernon Wallace Thomson Republican 1960 Re-elected Vernon Wallace Thomson (R) 54.7%
Walter Thoresen (D) 44.6%
Keith Ellison (American) 0.7%
Wisconsin 4 Clement J. Zablocki Democratic 1948 Re-elected Clement J. Zablocki (D) 75.7%
Phillip D. Mrozinski (R) 22.8%
Eugene Annell (American) 1.5%
Wisconsin 5 Henry S. Reuss Democratic 1954 Re-elected Henry S. Reuss (D) 77.3%
Frederick Van Hecke (R) 20.4%
George Sprague (American) 1.7%
R. Julian Chapman (I) 0.6%
Wisconsin 6 William A. Steiger Republican 1966 Re-elected William A. Steiger (R) 65.8%
James A. Adams (D) 32.0%
Valeria M. Sitter (AI) 2.1%
Wisconsin 7 Dave Obey Democratic 1969 Re-elected Dave Obey (D) 62.8%
Alvin E. O'Konski (R) 37.2%
Alvin E. O'Konski
Redistricted from the 10th district
Republican 1942 Lost re-election
Republican loss
Wisconsin 8 John W. Byrnes Republican 1944 Retired
Republican hold
Harold Vernon Froehlich (R) 50.4%
Robert J. Cornell (D) 48.5%
Clyde Bunker (American) 1.1%
Wisconsin 9 Glenn R. Davis Republican 1964 Re-elected Glenn R. Davis (R) 61.4%
Ralph A. Fine (D) 36.7%
George Reed (American) 1.9%


District Incumbent Party First
Result Candidates
Wyoming At-large Teno Roncalio Democratic 1970 Re-elected Teno Roncalio (D) 51.7%
William Kidd (R) 48.3%


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