David Russell Bontrager

Notable Facts

  • Served as Senate President Pro Tempore in the 93rd General Assembly (1962-1964)

Offices

Indiana Senate
Elkhart County
In office
Nov 3, 1948 to Nov 4, 1964

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Ran For Other Office
David Russell Bontrager spent 16 years, 5 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1964–U.S. Senate (Class 1) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1964
54.33%
R. Vance Hartke (i)*, Democratic, 1,128,505 votes
45.33%
David Russell Bontrager, Republican, 941,519 votes
 0.27%
J. Ralston Miller, Prohibition, 5,708 votes
 0.06%
Casimer Kanczuzewski, Socialist Labor, 1,231 votes
Out of 2,076,963 votes casts, the margin of victory was 186,986 (9.00%)
In the 1 races we have results for, David Russell Bontrager had a record of 0-1. That includes a record of 0-1 in 1 general election.