1969 United States House of Representatives elections

Summary

1969 U.S. House of Representatives elections

← 1968 March 25, 1969 – November 25, 1969 1970 →

7 (out of 435) seats in the U.S. House of Representatives
218 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
  Speaker John McCormack.jpg Representative Gerald R. Ford, Jr. with his Sports Illustrated Silver Anniversary Award - NARA - 7064481.jpg
Leader John McCormack Gerald Ford
Party Democratic Republican
Leader since January 10, 1962 January 3, 1965
Leader's seat Massachusetts 9th Michigan 5th
Last election 243 seats 192 seats
Seat change Increase 3 Decrease 3
Seats up 2 5
Races won 5 2

There were seven special elections to the United States House of Representatives in 1969 to the 91st United States Congress.

List of elections

Elections are listed by date and district.

District Incumbent This race
Member Party First elected Results Candidates
Tennessee 8 Robert A. Everett Democratic 1958 (Special) Incumbent died January 26, 1969.
New member elected March 25, 1969.
Democratic hold.
  • Green tickY Ed Jones (Democratic) 47.64%
  • William J. Davis (American) 23.62%
  • Leonard C. Dunavant (Republican) 22.75%
  • James O. Lanier (Independent) 3.38%
  • O. W. Pickett (Independent) 2.04%[1]
Wisconsin 7 Melvin Laird Republican 1952 Incumbent resigned January 21, 1969 to become U.S. Secretary of Defense.
New member elected April 1, 1969.
Democratic gain.
  • Green tickY Dave Obey (Democratic) 51.65%
  • Walter John Chilsen (Republian) 48.35%[2]
California 27 Edwin Reinecke Republican 1964 Incumbent resigned January 21, 1969 to become Lieutenant Governor of California.
New member elected April 29, 1969.
Republican hold.
Montana 2 James F. Battin Republican 1960 Incumbent resigned February 27, 1969 to become Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity.
New member elected June 24, 1969.
Democratic gain.
  • Green tickY John Melcher (Democratic) 50.84%
  • William S. Mather (Republican) 48.56%
  • Derby C. Whitmer (American Independent) 0.60%[4]
Massachusetts 6 William H. Bates Republican 1960 (Special) Incumbent died June 22, 1969.
New member elected September 30, 1969.
Democratic gain.
New Jersey 8 Charles S. Joelson Democratic 1960 Incumbent resigned September 4, 1969 to become judge of Superior Court of New Jersey.
New member elected November 4, 1969.
Democratic hold.
  • Green tickY Robert A. Roe (Democratic) 49.21%
  • Gene Boyle (Republican) (Republican) 48.51%
  • Walter E. Johnson (Independent) 2.29%[6]
Illinois 13 Donald Rumsfeld Republican 1962 Incumbent resigned May 25, 1969 to become Director of the Office of Economic Opportunity.
New member elected November 25, 1969.
Republican hold.
  • Green tickY Phil Crane (Republican) 58.39%
  • Edward A. Warman (Democratic) 41.61%[7]

References

  1. ^ "Our Campaigns - TN District 8 - Special Election Race - Mar 25, 1969". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns - WI District 7 - Special Election Race - Apr 01, 1969". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  3. ^ "Our Campaigns - CA District 27 - Special Election Run-Off Race - Apr 29, 1969". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  4. ^ "Our Campaigns - MT District 2 - Special Election Race - Jun 24, 1969".
  5. ^ "Our Campaigns - MA District 6 - Special Election Race - Sep 30, 1969". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  6. ^ "Our Campaigns - NJ District 8 - Special Election Race - Nov 04, 1969". www.ourcampaigns.com.
  7. ^ "Our Campaigns - IL District 13 - Special Election Race - Nov 25, 1969".