Thomas Taggart

Offices

U.S. Senate
Class 3
In office
Mar 20, 1916 to Nov 7, 1916

Party: Democratic
Assumed: Appointed by Governor
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
Thomas Taggart spent 7 months, 22 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the federal level.

Elections

1916–U.S. Senate (Class 3) LOST
Special Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1916
47.66%
James E. Watson*, Republican, 335,193 votes
46.29%
Thomas Taggart, Democratic, 325,577 votes
 3.07%
Edward Henry, Socialist, 21,626 votes
 2.29%
William Hickman, Prohibition, 16,095 votes
 0.68%
John F. Clifford, Progressive, 4,798 votes
Out of 703,289 votes casts, the margin of victory was 9,616 (1.37%)
1920–U.S. Senate (Class 3) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1920
54.57%
James E. Watson (i)*, Republican, 681,854 votes
41.15%
Thomas Taggart, Democratic, 514,191 votes
 1.87%
Francis M. Wampler, Socialist, 23,395 votes
 1.34%
Francis J. Dillon, Farmer-Labor, 16,804 votes
 1.07%
Culla J. Vayhinger, Prohibition, 13,323 votes
Out of 1,249,567 votes casts, the margin of victory was 167,663 (13.42%)
In the 2 races for which we have results, Thomas Taggart had a record of 0-2. That includes a record of 0-1 in 1 general election, and 0-1 in 1 special election.