David Wallace

Notable Facts

  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 16th General Assembly (1831-1832)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 17th General Assembly (1832-1833)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 18th General Assembly (1833-1834)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 19th General Assembly (1834-1835)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 20th General Assembly (1835-1836)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 21st General Assembly (1836-1837)

Offices

Indiana House
Franklin County
In office
Dec 1, 1828 to Dec 5, 1831
Assumed: General Election
Lieutenant Governor
Statewide
In office
Dec 7, 1831 to Dec 6, 1837

Party: Whig
Assumed: General Election
Left: Ran For Other Office
Governor
Statewide
In office
Dec 6, 1837 to Dec 9, 1840

Party: Whig
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Renomination Bid
U.S. House
District 6
In office
Mar 4, 1841 to Mar 4, 1843

Party: Whig
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
David Wallace spent 14 years, 9 days in office in Indiana, including 2 years at the federal level and 12 years, 9 days at the state level.

Elections

1837–Governor WON
General Election–Monday, August 7, 1837
55.51%
David Wallace*, Whig, 46,067 votes
44.48%
John Dunmount, Democratic, 36,915 votes
 0.00%
Gamaliel Taylor, 3 votes
 0.00%
Jeremiah Roe, 2 votes
 0.00%
 0.00%
Out of 82,989 votes casts, the margin of victory was 9,152 (11.03%)
1846–Governor LOST
General Election–Monday, August 3, 1846
50.65%
James Whitcomb (i)*, Democratic, 64,104 votes
47.52%
Joseph Glass Marshall, Whig, 60,138 votes
 1.82%
Stephen C. Stevens, Liberty, 2,301 votes
 0.01%
Joseph S. Harding, 17 votes
 0.00%
John Burk, 2 votes
 0.00%
David Wallace, 1 votes
 0.00%
J. C. Stephenson, 1 votes
Out of 126,564 votes casts, the margin of victory was 3,966 (3.13%)
In the 2 races we have results for, David Wallace had a record of 1-1. That includes a record of 1-1 in 2 general elections.