1938 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania

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United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 1938

← 1932 November 8, 1938 1944 →
  Jjdavis.jpg GeorgeHEarle.jpg
Nominee James J. Davis George Howard Earle III
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 2,086,931 1,694,367
Percentage 54.7% 44.4%

U.S. Senator before election

James J. Davis

Elected U.S. Senator

James J. Davis

The 1938 United States Senate election in Pennsylvania was held on November 8, 1938. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator James J. Davis successfully sought re-election, defeating Democratic nominee George Howard Earle III.

Major candidates




General election results[1]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican James J. Davis (incumbent) 2,086,931 54.70%
Democratic George Howard Earle III 1,694,367 44.41%
Socialist David H.H. Felix 20,155 0.53%
Prohibition Furest S. Van Valin 9,327 0.24%
Pathfinders Reginald B. Naugle 2,508 0.07%
Communist Pat Toohey 1,530 0.04%
N/A Others 104 0.00%


  1. ^ "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1938" (PDF). Office of the Clerk of the U.S. House. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
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