1916 United States Senate election in Maryland

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1916 United States Senate election in Maryland

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  Joseph France, photo portrait head and shoulders.jpg David John Lewis, Harris-Ewing photo.jpg
Nominee Joseph I. France David John Lewis
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 113,662 109,740
Percentage 49.32% 47.62%

U.S. senator before election

Blair Lee I
Democratic

Elected U.S. Senator

Joseph I. France
Republican

The 1916 United States Senate election in Maryland was held on November 7, 1916.

Incumbent Democratic Senator Blair Lee I ran for election to a full term in office, but was defeated in the Democratic primary by U.S. Representative David John Lewis. Lewis went on to lose the general election to Republican Joseph I. France, a professor of medicine and former State Senator.

Democratic primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

1916 Democratic U.S. Senate primary[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic David John Lewis 34,038 44.34%
Democratic Blair Lee I (inc.) 34,801 45.33%
Democratic William Cabell Bruce 7,930 10.33%
Total votes 76,769 100.00%

Lee received more raw votes than Lewis did, but Lewis received a higher share of the unit vote at the State Convention.

Republican primary[edit]

Candidates[edit]

Results[edit]

1916 Republican U.S. Senate primary[2]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Joseph I. France 27,951 50.84%
Republican Phillips Lee Goldsborough 27,031 49.16%
Total votes 54,982 100.00%

General election[edit]

Results[edit]

1916 U.S. Senate election in Maryland[3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Joseph I. France 113,662 49.32% Increase12.34
Democratic David John Lewis 109,740 47.62% Decrease9.13
Prohibition James W. Frizzell 3,325 1.44% Increase0.23
Socialist Sylvester L. Young 2,590 1.12% Decrease0.29
Labor Robert E. Long 1,143 0.50% N/A
Total votes 230,460 100.00%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MD US Senate - D Primary". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  2. ^ "MD US Senate - R Primary". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 19 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Archives of Maryland, Volume 0127, Page 0258 - Maryland Manual, 1916-17". msa.maryland.gov.
  4. ^ "MD US Senate". OurCampaigns. Retrieved 19 June 2020.

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