James Gray Read

Notable Facts

  • Served as Speaker of the House in the 24th General Assembly (1839-1840)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Senate President Pro Tempore in the 30th General Assembly (1846-1846)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Senate President Pro Tempore in the 33rd General Assembly (1848-1849)

Offices

Indiana House
Daviess, Martin Counties
In office
Nov 19, 1821 to Dec 2, 1822
Assumed: General Election
Indiana House
Daviess, Martin Counties
In office
Dec 1, 1823 to Jan 10, 1825
Assumed: General Election
Indiana House
Daviess, Martin Counties
In office
Dec 4, 1826 to Dec 5, 1831
Assumed: Interim Replacement
Left: Ran For Other Office
Indiana House
Clark County
In office
Dec 2, 1839 to Dec 6, 1841

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Ran For Other Office
Indiana Senate
Clark County
In office
Dec 6, 1841 to Dec 30, 1850

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
James Gray Read spent 18 years, 2 months, 26 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1831–Governor LOST
General Election–Monday, August 1, 1831
45.61%
Noah Noble*, 23,518 votes
40.73%
James Gray Read, 21,002 votes
 13.54%
Milton Stapp, 6,984 votes
 0.12%
James Scott, 61 votes
 0.00%
Robert Hanna, 1 votes
Out of 51,566 votes casts, the margin of victory was 2,516 (4.88%)
1834–Governor LOST
General Election–Monday, August 4, 1834
57.43%
Noah Noble (i)*, Whig, 36,773 votes
42.57%
James Gray Read, Democratic, 27,257 votes
 0.00%
Out of 64,031 votes casts, the margin of victory was 9,516 (14.86%)
In the 2 races we have results for, James Gray Read had a record of 0-2. That includes a record of 0-2 in 2 general elections.