James Whitcomb

Offices

Indiana Senate
Greene, Monroe, Owen Counties
In office
Dec 6, 1830 to Dec 1, 1834
Assumed: General Election
Left: Switched Parties
Greene, Monroe, Owen Counties
In office
Dec 1, 1834 to Dec 5, 1836

Party: Democratic
Assumed: Switched Parties
Governor
Statewide
In office
Dec 6, 1843 to Dec 26, 1848

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Assumed Other Office
U.S. Senate
Class 3
In office
Mar 4, 1849 to Dec 4, 1852

Party: Democratic
Assumed: Elected by Legislature
Left: Died
James Whitcomb spent 14 years, 9 months, 25 days in office in Indiana, including 3 years, 9 months, 2 days at the federal level and 11 years, 23 days at the state level.

Elections

1843–Governor WON
General Election–Monday, August 7, 1843
50.16%
James Whitcomb*, Democratic, 60,784 votes
48.45%
Samuel Bigger (i), Whig, 58,721 votes
 1.39%
Elizur Deming, Liberty, 1,683 votes
 0.00%
 0.00%
William Steele, 1 votes
Out of 121,190 votes casts, the margin of victory was 2,063 (1.71%)
1846–Governor WON
General Election–Monday, August 3, 1846
50.65%
James Whitcomb (i)*, Democratic, 64,104 votes
47.52%
Joseph Glass Marshall, Whig, 60,138 votes
 1.82%
Stephen C. Stevens, Liberty, 2,301 votes
 0.01%
Joseph S. Harding, 17 votes
 0.00%
John Burk, 2 votes
 0.00%
David Wallace, 1 votes
 0.00%
J. C. Stephenson, 1 votes
Out of 126,564 votes casts, the margin of victory was 3,966 (3.13%)
In the 2 races we have results for, James Whitcomb had a record of 2-0. That includes a record of 2-0 in 2 general elections.