1961 United States House of Representatives elections

Summary

There were seven special elections to the United States House of Representatives in 1961, during 87th United States Congress.

District Incumbent This race
Member Party First elected Results Candidates
Arkansas 6 William F. Norrell Democratic [data unknown/missing] Incumbent died February 15, 1961.
New member elected April 18, 1961.
Democratic hold.
  • Green tickY Catherine Dorris Norrell (Democratic) 43.1%
  • John H. Jones (Democratic) 25.1%
  • M. C. Lewis (Democratic) 23.2%
  • James F. Cross (Democratic) 7.3%
  • Sam D. Carson (Democratic) 1.3%
Arizona 2 Stewart Udall Democratic [data unknown/missing] Incumbent resigned January 18, 1961, to become U.S Secretary of the Interior.
New member elected May 2, 1961.
Democratic hold.
  • Green tickY Mo Udall (Democratic) 51.0%
  • Mac C. Matheson (Republican) 49.0%
Pennsylvania 16 Walter M. Mumma Republican [data unknown/missing] Incumbent died February 25, 1961.
New member elected May 16, 1961.
Republican hold.
  • Green tickY John C. Kunkel (Republican) 65.6%
  • Kathryn Z. Vanderslice (Democratic) 34.4%
Tennessee 1 B. Carroll Reece Republican [data unknown/missing] Incumbent died March 19, 1961.
New member elected May 16, 1961.
Republican hold.
  • Green tickY Louise Goff Reece (Republican) 62.9%
  • William W. Faw (Democratic) 33.2%
  • Leland A. Davis (Republican) 3.9%
Texas 20 Paul J. Kilday Democratic [data unknown/missing] Incumbent resigned September 24, 1961, to become judge of United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces.
New member elected November 4, 1961.
Democratic hold.
  • Green tickY Henry B. González (Democratic) 54.6%
  • John W. Goode (Republican) 44.0%
  • Ernest T. Cude (Democratic) 0.9%
  • G. H. Allen (Democratic) 0.3%
  • Norman Brock (Democratic) 0.2%
Michigan 1 Thaddeus M. Machrowicz Democratic [data unknown/missing] Incumbent resigned September 18, 1961, to become judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
New member elected November 7, 1961.
Democratic hold.
Louisiana 4 Overton Brooks Democratic [data unknown/missing] Incumbent died September 16, 1961.
New member elected December 19, 1961.
Democratic hold.
  • Green tickY Joe Waggonner (Democratic) 54.5%
  • Charlton H. Lyons Sr. (Republican) 45.5%

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