Wilbur Young

Offices

Supt. of Public Instruction
Statewide
In office
Mar 15, 1951 to Mar 15, 1959

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
Wilbur Young spent 8 years, 2 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1950–Supt. of Public Instruction WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1950
53.09%
Wilbur Young*, Republican, 838,131 votes
46.07%
Deane E. Walker (i), Democratic, 727,345 votes
 0.84%
Jasper A. Huffman, Prohibition, 13,248 votes
Out of 1,578,724 votes casts, the margin of victory was 110,786 (7.02%)
1952–Supt. of Public Instruction WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1952
54.81%
Wilbur Young (i)*, Republican, 1,052,517 votes
44.51%
Earl Morris Utterback, Democratic, 854,738 votes
 0.67%
Allison E. Wrentmore, Prohibition, 12,883 votes
Out of 1,920,138 votes casts, the margin of victory was 197,779 (10.30%)
1954–Supt. of Public Instruction WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1954
50.39%
Wilbur Young (i)*, Republican, 795,720 votes
48.91%
Herbert I. Lamb, Democratic, 772,276 votes
 0.70%
Jasper A. Huffman, Prohibition, 11,015 votes
Out of 1,579,011 votes casts, the margin of victory was 23,444 (1.48%)
1956–Supt. of Public Instruction WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1956
54.92%
Wilbur Young (i)*, Republican, 1,067,669 votes
44.68%
Earl Morris Utterback, Democratic, 868,594 votes
 0.33%
Allison E. Wrentmore, Prohibition, 6,479 votes
 0.06%
George Magdich, Socialist Labor, 1,181 votes
Out of 1,943,923 votes casts, the margin of victory was 199,075 (10.24%)
1958–Supt. of Public Instruction LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1958
55.35%
William Earl Wilson*, Democratic, 946,399 votes
43.93%
Wilbur Young (i), Republican, 751,226 votes
 0.72%
Allison E. Wrentmore, Prohibition, 12,352 votes
Out of 1,709,977 votes casts, the margin of victory was 195,173 (11.42%)
In the 5 races we have results for, Wilbur Young had a record of 4-1. That includes a record of 4-1 in 5 general elections.