Homer Capehart

Offices

U.S. Senate
Class 3
In office
Jan 3, 1945 to Jan 3, 1963

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
Homer Capehart spent 18 years, 4 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the federal level.

Elections

1944–U.S. Senate (Class 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1944
50.23%
Homer Capehart*, Republican, 829,489 votes
48.91%
Henry Frederick Schricker, Democratic, 807,766 votes
 0.74%
George W. Holston, Prohibition, 12,213 votes
 0.12%
Mario B. Tomisch, Socialist, 1,917 votes
Out of 1,651,385 votes casts, the margin of victory was 21,723 (1.32%)
1950–U.S. Senate (Class 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1950
52.81%
Homer Capehart (i)*, Republican, 844,303 votes
46.35%
Alex M. Campbell, Democratic, 741,025 votes
 0.84%
Lester N. Abel, Prohibition, 13,396 votes
Out of 1,598,724 votes casts, the margin of victory was 103,278 (6.46%)
1956–U.S. Senate (Class 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1956
55.21%
Homer Capehart (i)*, Republican, 1,084,262 votes
44.39%
Claude Raymond Wickard, Democratic, 871,781 votes
 0.34%
Carl W. Thompson, Prohibition, 6,685 votes
 0.06%
Gordon A. Long, Socialist Labor, 1,258 votes
Out of 1,963,986 votes casts, the margin of victory was 212,481 (10.82%)
1962–U.S. Senate (Class 3) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1962
50.30%
Birch E. Bayh, II*, Democratic, 905,491 votes
49.70%
Homer Capehart (i), Republican, 894,547 votes
Out of 1,800,038 votes casts, the margin of victory was 10,944 (0.60%)
In the 4 races we have results for, Homer Capehart had a record of 3-1. That includes a record of 3-1 in 4 general elections.