1973 United States House of Representatives elections

Five members of the U.S. House of Representatives were elected in special elections in 1973.

District Vacator Reason for change Successor Date of successor's
formal installation[a]
Illinois 7th Vacant Rep. George W. Collins (D) died during previous congress. Democratic hold. Cardiss Collins (D) June 5, 1973
Alaska at-large Nick Begich (D) Lost in a plane crash and declared dead pursuant to H.Res. 1 on January 3, 1973.
New member elected March 6, 1973. Republican gain.
Don Young March 6, 1973
Louisiana 2nd Hale Boggs (D) Lost in a plane crash and declared dead pursuant to H.Res. 1 on January 3, 1973. Democratic hold. Lindy Boggs (D) March 20, 1973
Maryland 1st William Mills (R) Committed suicide May 24, 1973. Republican hold. Robert Bauman (R) August 21, 1973

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This is the date the member was seated or an oath administered, not necessarily the same date her/his service began.