Curtis Grover Shake

Notable Facts

  • Served as the presiding judge in the Subsequent Nuremberg Proceedings to try Nazi war criminals


Indiana Senate
Daviess, Knox Counties
In office
Nov 3, 1926 to Jul 1, 1928

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Resigned
Indiana Supreme Court Justice
District 1
In office
Jan 4, 1938 to Jan 1, 1945

Party: Democratic
Assumed: Appointed by Governor
Left: Did Not Run
Curtis Grover Shake spent 8 years, 7 months, 27 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.


1928–Attorney General LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1928
James M. Ogden*, Republican, 785,663 votes
Curtis Grover Shake, Democratic, 614,410 votes
Charles A. Salyer, Prohibition, 3,969 votes
D. Lincoln Orlowski, Socialist, 3,318 votes
Out of 1,407,360 votes casts, the margin of victory was 171,253 (12.17%)
In the 1 races for which we have results, Curtis Grover Shake had a record of 0-1. That includes a record of 0-1 in 1 general election.