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Newton County

Established: February 7, 1835
Named for: Sgt. John Newton
County seat: Kentland
County number: 56

Chronological listing of State Senators for Newton County
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# Office Holder Counties/District Party Tenure
1   Gustavus A. Everts LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, White, Jasper Whig Dec 5, 1836 to Dec 4, 1837
2   Charles William Cathcart Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, White, Jasper Democratic Dec 4, 1837 to Dec 7, 1840
3   Sylvanus Everts Benton, Lake, LaPorte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, White, Jasper Whig Dec 7, 1840 to Dec 6, 1841
4   Ezra Wright Jasper, Lake, Newton, Porter Republican Nov 5, 1862 to Nov 7, 1866
5   Firman Church Jasper, Lake, Newton, Porter Republican Nov 7, 1866 to Nov 4, 1868
   Jasper, Lake, Newton, Porter Republican Nov 4, 1868 to Nov 9, 1870
   Anson Wolcott Benton, Jasper, Newton, Pulaski, White Republican Nov 4, 1868 to Nov 9, 1870
7   Robert Starbuck Dwiggins Benton, Jasper, Newton, Pulaski, White Republican Nov 9, 1870 to Nov 4, 1874
8   George W. Major Benton, Jasper, Newton, White Indiana Independent Party Nov 4, 1874 to Nov 3, 1880
   Benton, Jasper, Newton Democratic Nov 3, 1880 to Nov 8, 1882
9   Frederick Hoover Benton, Jasper, Newton Democratic Nov 8, 1882 to Nov 3, 1886
10   Simon Parr Thompson Benton, Jasper, Newton Republican Nov 3, 1886 to Nov 5, 1890
11   William Warren Gilman Benton, Jasper, Newton Republican Nov 5, 1890 to Nov 7, 1894
12   Isaac Hull Phares Benton, Jasper, Newton Republican Nov 7, 1894 to Nov 9, 1898
13   Thomas William O'Connor Jasper, Newton, White Democratic Nov 9, 1898 to Nov 7, 1900
14   Eben Henry Wolcott Jasper, Newton, White Republican Nov 7, 1900 to Nov 9, 1904
15   Richard Curry McCain Jasper, Newton, White Republican Nov 9, 1904 to Nov 7, 1906
   Jasper, Newton, Starke, White Republican Nov 7, 1906 to Apr 22, 1908
   Vacant Jasper, Newton, Starke, White Apr 22, 1908 to Sep 18, 1908
16   Algie J. Law Jasper, Newton, Starke, White Democratic Sep 18, 1908 to Nov 4, 1908
17   Abraham Halleck Jasper, Newton, Starke, White Republican Nov 4, 1908 to Nov 6, 1912
18   Chester Arthur McCormick Jasper, Newton, Starke, White Democratic Nov 6, 1912 to Nov 8, 1916
19   Dwight M. Kinder Jasper, Lake, Newton, Porter Republican Nov 8, 1916 to Nov 6, 1918
20   William Brown Jasper, Lake, Newton, Porter Republican Nov 6, 1918 to Nov 8, 1922
   Jasper, Newton, Porter, Pulaski Republican Nov 8, 1922 to Nov 9, 1938
21   John Wilson Van Ness Jasper, Newton, Porter, Pulaski Republican Nov 9, 1938 to Nov 5, 1958
22   Earl Frederick Landgrebe Jasper, Newton, Porter, Pulaski Republican Nov 5, 1958 to Nov 4, 1964
   Jasper, Newton, Porter Republican Nov 4, 1964 to Nov 9, 1966
   District 2 Republican Nov 9, 1966 to Aug 30, 1968
   Vacant District 2 Aug 30, 1968 to Nov 6, 1968
23   Charles Borromeo Kleinkort District 2 Republican Nov 6, 1968 to Jan 17, 1972
   Vacant District 2 Jan 17, 1972 to Nov 8, 1972
24   James Arthur Gardner District 7 Republican Nov 8, 1972 to Nov 3, 1976
25   John (Jack) Martin Guy District 7 Republican Nov 3, 1976 to Nov 7, 1984
26   Ernest F. Niemeyer District 6 Republican Nov 3, 1982 to Nov 7, 1984
27   James Prather Jontz District 7 Democratic Nov 7, 1984 to Nov 18, 1986
   Vacant District 6 Nov 7, 1984 to Dec 4, 1984
   Vacant District 7 Dec 4, 1984 to Dec 6, 1986
28   Dorothy S. (Sue) Landske District 6 Republican Dec 6, 1986 to Nov 5, 2014
29   Rick Niemeyer District 6 Republican Nov 5, 2014 to Present