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Indiana: Secretaries of State


Indiana Secretaries of State, 1816-1990 (May be incomplete!)
Robert A. New 1816-25 William W. Weeks 1825-29 William W. Wick 1825-29 James Morrison 1829-33 William Sheets 1833-37 William J. Brown 1837-41 William Sheets 1841-45 John H. Thompson 1845-49 Charles H. Test 1849-53 Nehemiah Hayden 1853-55 Erasmus B. Collins 1855-57 Daniel McClure 1857-59 Cyrus L. Dunham 1859-61 William A. Peelle 1861-63 James S. Athon 1863-65 Nelson Trusler 1865-69 Max F. A. Hoffman 1869-71 Norman Eddy 1871-72 John H. Farquhar 1872-73 William W. Curry 1873-75 John E. Neff 1875-79 John G. Shanklin 1879-81 Emanuel R. Hawn 1881-83 William R. Myers 1883-87 Charles F. Griffin 1887-91 Claude Matthews 1891-93 Myron D. King 1893 William R. Myers 1893-95 William D. Owen 1895-99 Union B. Hunt 1899-1903 Daniel E. Storms 1903-06 Fred A. Sims 1906-10 Lew G. Ellingham 1911-15 Homer L. Cook 1915-16 Edward L. Jackson 1917 William A. Roach 1917-21 Edward L. Jackson 1921-25 Fred Schortemeier 1925-29 Otto G. Fifield 1928-30 Frank Mayr, Jr. 1931-35 August G. Mueller 1935-39 James M. Tucker 1939-42 Maurice G. Robinson 1942-43 Rue J. Alexander 1943 John R. Walsh 1958 Larry Conrad 1970-78 Evan Bayh 1986-89 Sue Anne Gilroy 1990

Events and Candidates (may be incomplete!)

  • 1856: John W. Dawson, defeated.
  • 1858: William A. Peelle, defeated.
  • 1862: William A. Peelle, defeated.
  • 1886: Robert W. Miers, defeated.
  • 1888: Robert W. Miers, defeated.
  • 1890: Claude Matthews (Dem), elected.
  • 1896: Samuel M. Ralston (Dem), defeated; Silas Mercer Holcomb (Populist), defeated.
  • 1898: Samuel M. Ralston (Dem), defeated.
  • 1914: Edward L. Jackson, defeated.
  • 1916: Edward L. Jackson, elected.
  • 1966: Edgar D. Whitcomb (Rep), elected.
  • 1990: William H. Hudnut III, defeated.
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