Frederick R. Van Nuys

Notable Facts

  • Served as Senate President Pro Tempore in the 69th General Assembly (1914-1916)

Offices

Indiana Senate
Madison County
In office
Nov 6, 1912 to Nov 8, 1916

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
U.S. Senate
Class 3
In office
Mar 4, 1933 to Jan 25, 1944

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Died
Frederick R. Van Nuys spent 14 years, 10 months, 28 days in office in Indiana, including 10 years, 10 months, 25 days at the federal level and 4 years, 3 days at the state level.

Elections

1932–U.S. Senate (Class 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1932
55.57%
Frederick R. Van Nuys*, Democratic, 870,053 votes
42.26%
James E. Watson (i), Republican, 661,750 votes
 1.20%
Forrest Wallace, Socialist, 18,724 votes
 0.60%
Allison E. Wrentmore, Prohibition, 9,406 votes
 0.14%
William Townsend, Communist, 2,123 votes
 0.12%
Ralph Green, National, 1,869 votes
 0.12%
Evartt Edward Bailey, Socialist Labor, 1,825 votes
Out of 1,565,750 votes casts, the margin of victory was 208,303 (13.31%)
1938–U.S. Senate (Class 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1938
49.85%
Frederick R. Van Nuys (i)*, Democratic, 788,386 votes
49.52%
Raymond Eugene Willis, Republican, 783,189 votes
 0.44%
Herman L. Seeger, Prohibition, 6,905 votes
 0.13%
Louis E. Roebuck, Socialist Labor, 2,026 votes
 0.06%
Miles Blansett, Communist, 984 votes
Out of 1,581,490 votes casts, the margin of victory was 5,197 (0.33%)
In the 2 races we have results for, Frederick R. Van Nuys had a record of 2-0. That includes a record of 2-0 in 2 general elections.