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Indiana: Governors

Governors of Indiana, 1816-2020 (May be incomplete!)
Jonathan Jennings 1816-22 Ratliff Boon 1822 William Hendricks 1822-25 James Brown Ray 1825-31 Noah Noble 1831-37 David Wallace 1837-40 Samuel Bigger 1840-43 James Whitcomb 1843-48 Paris C. Dunning 1848-49 Joseph Albert Wright 1849-57 Ashbel P. Willard 1857-60 Abram Adams Hammond 1860-61 Henry S. Lane 1861 Oliver P. Morton 1861-67 Conrad Baker 1867-73 Thomas A. Hendricks 1873-77 James Douglas Williams 1877-80 Isaac P. Gray 1880-81 Albert G. Porter 1881-85 Isaac P. Gray 1885-89 Alvin P. Hovey 1889-91 Ira Joy Chase 1891-93 Claude Matthews 1893-97 James A. Mount 1897-1901 Winfield T. Durbin 1901-05 J. Frank Hanly 1905-09 Thomas R. Marshall 1909-13 Samuel M. Ralston 1913-17 James P. Goodrich 1917-21 Warren T. McCray 1921-24 Emmett F. Branch 1924-25 Edward L. Jackson 1925-29 Harry G. Leslie 1929-33 Paul V. McNutt 1933-37 M. Clifford Townsend 1937-41 Henry F. Schricker 1941-45 Ralph F. Gates 1945-49 Henry F. Schricker 1949-53 George N. Craig 1953-57 Harold W. Handley 1957-61 Matthew Welsh 1961-65 Roger D. Branigin 1965-69 Edgar D. Whitcomb 1969-73 Otis R. Bowen 1973-81 Robert D. Orr 1981-89 Evan Bayh 1989-97 Frank L. O'Bannon 1997-2003 Joseph E. Kernan 2003-05 Mitch Daniels 2005-13 Mike Pence 2013-17 Eric Holcomb 2017-

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1816: Thomas Posey, defeated.
  • 1822 Sep 12: Jonathan Jennings, resigned.
  • 1825: Isaac Newton Blackford, defeated.
  • 1837: John L. Dumont, defeated.
  • 1840: Tilghman A. Howard, defeated.
  • 1843: Samuel Bigger, defeated.
  • 1846: Stephen Selwyn Harding, defeated.
  • 1849: James Harrison Cravens, defeated.
  • 1852: James Harrison Cravens (Free Soil), defeated.
  • 1856: Oliver P. Morton, defeated.
  • 1860: Thomas A. Hendricks, defeated.
  • 1860 Oct 4: Ashbel P. Willard, died in office.
  • 1868: Thomas A. Hendricks, defeated.
  • 1872: Thomas M. Browne, defeated.
  • 1876: Benjamin Harrison (Rep), defeated.
  • 1880: Franklin Landers, defeated.
  • 1880 Nov 20: James Douglas Williams, died in office.
  • 1884: William H. Calkins, defeated.
  • 1888: John B. Milroy, defeated.
  • 1892: Ira Joy Chase, defeated; Claude Matthews (Dem), elected.
  • 1896: Benjamin F. Shively (Dem), defeated.
  • 1900: John W. Kern (Dem), defeated.
  • 1904: John W. Kern (Dem), defeated.
  • 1908: L. Ert Slack, defeated for nomination; James E. Watson (Rep), defeated.
  • 1912 Nov 5: Samuel M. Ralston (Dem), elected; Albert J. Beveridge (Progressive), defeated; Winfield T. Durbin (Rep), defeated; Stephen M. Reynolds (Socialist), defeated; William H. Hickman (Prohibition), defeated; James Matthew (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1916 Nov 7: James P. Goodrich (Rep), elected; John A. M. Adair (Dem), defeated; William W. Farmer (Socialist), defeated; Alfred L. Mondy (Prohibition), defeated; Thomas A. Dailey (Progressive), defeated; Joe B. Trunko (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1920 Nov 2: Warren T. McCray (Rep), elected; Carleton B. McCulloch (Dem), defeated; Andrew S. Hart (Socialist), defeated; James M. Zion (Farmer-Labor), defeated; Charles M. Kroft (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1924 May 6: Carleton B. McCulloch (Dem), nominated; Joseph M. Cravens (Dem), defeated in primary; Olin R. Holt (Dem), defeated in primary; Dale J. Crittenberger (Dem), defeated in primary; George R. Durgan (Dem), defeated in primary; Charles Batt (Dem), defeated in primary; Frank A. Priest (Dem), defeated in primary; James K. Risk (Dem), defeated in primary.
  • 1924 May 6: Edward L. Jackson (Rep), nominated; Samuel Lewis Shank (Rep), defeated in primary; Edward C. Toner (Rep), defeated in primary; Edgar D. Bush (Rep), defeated in primary; Ora D. Davis (Rep), defeated in primary; Elias W. Dulberger (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1924 Nov 4: Edward L. Jackson (Rep), elected; Carleton B. McCulloch (Dem), defeated; Francis M. Wampler (Socialist), defeated; Basil L. Allen (Prohibition), defeated.
  • 1928: Frederick Landis (Rep), defeated in primary; Charles W. Jewett (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1928 Nov 6: Harry G. Leslie (Rep), elected; Frank C. Dailey (Dem), defeated; Albert Stanley (Prohibition), defeated; Clarence E. Bond (Socialist), defeated; Cassimer Bereward (Socialist Labor), defeated; Harry W. Garner (Workers), defeated; Henry O. Shaw (National), defeated.
  • 1940: Henry F. Schricker (Dem), elected.
  • 1948: Henry F. Schricker (Dem), elected; John S. Gonas (Dem), defeated.
  • 1956: Ralph Tucker (Dem), defeated.
  • 1964: Robert E. Gates (Rep), defeated in primary.
  • 1964 Nov 3: Gordon A. Long (Socialist Labor), defeated.
  • 1968: Edgar D. Whitcomb (Rep), elected.
  • 1972: Otis R. Bowen, elected; Matthew Welsh (Dem), defeated.
  • 1976: Otis R. Bowen, elected.
  • 1980: Robert D. Orr, elected.
  • 1988: Evan Bayh (Dem), elected.
  • 1992: Evan Bayh (Dem), elected.
  • 1996 Nov 5: Frank L. O'Bannon, elected.
  • 2000: David M. McIntosh (Rep), defeated.
  • 2003 Sep 13: Frank L. O'Bannon, died in office.
  • 2016 Nov 8: Eric Holcomb (Rep), elected.
  • 2020 Jun 2: Woody Myers (Dem), nominated unopposed.
  • 2020 Jun 2: Eric Holcomb (Rep), nominated unopposed.
  • 2020 Nov 3: Eric Holcomb (Rep), elected; Woody Myers (Dem), defeated; Donald G. Rainwater II (Libertarian), defeated.
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