Charles A. Greathouse

Offices

Supt. of Public Instruction
Statewide
In office
Jan 1, 1910 to Mar 15, 1917

Party: Democratic
Assumed: Appointed by Governor
Left: Did Not Run
Charles A. Greathouse spent 7 years, 2 months, 14 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1900–Supt. of Public Instruction LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1900
50.63%
Frank L. Jones (i)*, Republican, 332,008 votes
46.63%
Charles A. Greathouse, Democratic, 305,751 votes
 2.04%
Burt W. Ayres, Prohibition, 13,368 votes
 0.34%
M. A. Thorndyke, Social Democratic, 2,218 votes
 0.23%
William P. Beasley, People's (Populist), 1,476 votes
 0.10%
Oliver P. Stoner, Socialist Labor, 642 votes
 0.04%
Albert Carter, Union Reform, 245 votes
Out of 655,708 votes casts, the margin of victory was 26,257 (4.00%)
1910–Supt. of Public Instruction WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1910
47.92%
Charles A. Greathouse*, Democratic, 294,763 votes
45.86%
Samuel C. Ferrell, Republican, 282,132 votes
 3.10%
Janet Fennimore, Socialist, 19,048 votes
 2.66%
Walter S. Smith, Prohibition, 16,387 votes
 0.46%
Alma Kirkham, Socialist Labor, 2,806 votes
Out of 615,136 votes casts, the margin of victory was 12,631 (2.06%)
1912–Supt. of Public Instruction WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1912
43.31%
Charles A. Greathouse (i)*, Democratic, 276,994 votes
24.56%
Charles E. Spaulding, Progressive, 157,043 votes
23.16%
Samuel C. Farrell, Republican, 148,134 votes
 5.61%
Florence Wattles, Socialist, 35,859 votes
 2.92%
Alfred L. Mondy, Prohibition, 18,677 votes
 0.44%
Alma Kirkham, Socialist Labor, 2,844 votes
Out of 639,551 votes casts, the margin of victory was 119,951 (18.75%)
1914–Supt. of Public Instruction WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1914
42.69%
Charles A. Greathouse (i)*, Democratic, 267,467 votes
36.69%
Horace Ellis, Republican, 229,861 votes
 14.52%
John W. Kendall, Progressive, 90,982 votes
 3.47%
William McKown, Socialist, 21,722 votes
 2.19%
Clarence A. Mummart, Prohibition, 13,693 votes
 0.45%
John J. Burkhardt, Socialist Labor, 2,799 votes
Out of 626,524 votes casts, the margin of victory was 37,606 (6.00%)
In the 4 races for which we have results, Charles A. Greathouse had a record of 3-1. That includes a record of 3-1 in 4 general elections.