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Whitley County

Established: February 7, 1835
Named for: Col. William Whitley
County seat: Columbia City
County number: 92

Chronological listing of State Senators for Whitley County
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# Office Holder Counties/District Party Tenure
1   William Griffith Ewing Adams, Allen, Wells, Whitley Whig Dec 3, 1838 to Dec 6, 1841
2   Ebenezer Mattoon Chamberlain Elkhart, Kosciusko, Whitley Democratic Dec 6, 1841 to Dec 5, 1842
3   William B. Mitchell Elkhart, Kosciusko, Whitley Democratic Dec 5, 1842 to Jun 11, 1844
   Vacant Elkhart, Kosciusko, Whitley Jun 11, 1844 to Dec 2, 1844
4   Matthew Rippey Elkhart, Kosciusko, Whitley Democratic Dec 2, 1844 to Dec 1, 1845
5   Abraham Cuppy Elkhart, Kosciusko, Whitley Democratic Dec 1, 1845 to Dec 7, 1846
   Elkhart, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Whitley Democratic Dec 7, 1846 to Jan 18, 1847
   Vacant Elkhart, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Whitley Jan 18, 1847 to Dec 6, 1847
6   Elias Murray Huntington, Kosciusko, Whitley Democratic Dec 6, 1847 to Dec 4, 1848
7   Henry Day Huntington, Kosciusko, Whitley Whig Dec 4, 1848 to Dec 1, 1851
8   Thomas Washburn Kosciusko, Noble, Whitley Democratic Dec 1, 1851 to Nov 3, 1852
9   Samuel D. Hall Noble, Kosciusko, Whitley Democratic Nov 3, 1852 to Nov 8, 1854
10   John Weston Kosciusko, Noble, Whitley Indiana People's Party Nov 8, 1854 to Nov 5, 1856
   Kosciusko, Noble, Whitley Republican Nov 5, 1856 to Nov 3, 1858
11   James Richard Slack Huntington, Whitley Democratic Nov 3, 1858 to Nov 5, 1862
12   Alexander Jackson Douglass Huntington, Whitley Democratic Nov 5, 1862 to Nov 7, 1866
13   Wilson Smith Huntington, Whitley Democratic Nov 7, 1866 to Nov 4, 1868
14   Adams Y. Hooper Kosciusko, Whitley Republican Nov 4, 1868 to Nov 6, 1872
15   Charles Warner Chapman Kosciusko, Whitley Republican Nov 6, 1872 to Nov 8, 1876
16   Walter Olds Kosciusko, Whitley Republican Nov 8, 1876 to Nov 3, 1880
17   Robert Clark Bell Allen, Whitley Democratic Nov 3, 1880 to Nov 5, 1884
18   Eli W. Brown Allen, Whitley Democratic Nov 5, 1884 to Nov 3, 1886
19   Isaiah Burritt McDonald Allen, Whitley Democratic Nov 3, 1886 to Nov 7, 1888
20   Frederick Jabez Hayden Allen, Whitley Democratic Nov 7, 1888 to Nov 9, 1892
21   Ochmig Bird Allen, Whitley Democratic Nov 9, 1892 to Nov 7, 1894
22   James E. McDonald Noble, Whitley Democratic Nov 7, 1894 to Nov 4, 1896
23   Louis J. Bobilya Allen, Whitley Democratic Nov 4, 1896 to May 27, 1897
   Vacant Allen, Whitley May 27, 1897 to Nov 9, 1898
24   Franklin J. Heller Huntington, Whitley Democratic Nov 9, 1898 to Nov 5, 1902
25   Harmon Montgomery Purviance Huntington, Whitley Republican Nov 5, 1902 to Nov 7, 1906
26   John W. Orndorf Huntington, Whitley Republican Nov 7, 1906 to Nov 9, 1910
27   Jacob Gibson LaMont Huntington, Whitley Democratic Nov 9, 1910 to Nov 4, 1914
28   Marion Hiram Maston Huntington, Whitley Democratic Nov 4, 1914 to Nov 6, 1918
29   Oliver Kline Huntington, Whitley Republican Nov 6, 1918 to Nov 8, 1922
30   John Conrad Crosby Huntington, Whitley Democratic Nov 8, 1922 to Nov 3, 1926
31   Oliver Kline Huntington, Whitley Republican Nov 3, 1926 to Nov 5, 1930
32   R. Frank Raber Huntington, Whitley Democratic Nov 5, 1930 to Nov 7, 1934
33   Lawrence Edward Carlson Huntington, Whitley Republican Nov 7, 1934 to Nov 4, 1942
34   Clifford Funderburg Huntington, Whitley Republican Nov 4, 1942 to Nov 8, 1950
35   Carl John Moldenhauer Huntington, Whitley Republican Nov 8, 1950 to Nov 5, 1958
36   Ferre Dale Barrett Huntington, Whitley Democratic Nov 5, 1958 to Nov 7, 1962
37   Galen Alvin Colclesser Huntington, Whitley Republican Nov 7, 1962 to Nov 4, 1964
   Huntington, Noble, Whitley Republican Nov 4, 1964 to Nov 9, 1966
38   Gene E. Snowden District 8 Republican Nov 9, 1966 to Nov 8, 1972
   District 17 Republican Nov 8, 1972 to Aug 22, 1983
   Vacant District 17 Aug 22, 1983 to Sep 14, 1983
39   Harold (Potch) Hugh Wheeler District 17 Republican Sep 14, 1983 to Nov 6, 2002
40   Gary (Doc) Dillon District 17 Republican Nov 6, 2002 to Nov 3, 2010
41   Jim Banks District 17 Republican Nov 3, 2010 to Dec 5, 2014
42   Amanda Banks District 17 Republican Dec 5, 2014 to May 8, 2015
43   Jim Banks District 17 Republican May 8, 2015 to Nov 9, 2016
   Vacant District 17 Nov 9, 2016 to Dec 6, 2016
44   Andy Zay District 17 Republican Dec 6, 2016 to Present