Robert J. Aley

Offices

Supt. of Public Instruction
Statewide
In office
Mar 15, 1909 to Jan 1, 1910

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Resigned
Robert J. Aley spent 9 months, 22 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1906–Supt. of Public Instruction LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1906
50.07%
Fassett A. Cotton (i)*, Republican, 289,756 votes
44.77%
Robert J. Aley, Democratic, 259,064 votes
 3.41%
William O. Bailey, Prohibition, 19,730 votes
 1.33%
Oren C. McDonald, Socialist, 7,702 votes
 0.26%
Fred Beach, Socialist Labor, 1,503 votes
 0.16%
William E. Hurley, People's (Populist), 922 votes
Out of 578,677 votes casts, the margin of victory was 30,692 (5.30%)
1908–Supt. of Public Instruction WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1908
47.86%
Robert J. Aley*, Democratic, 339,581 votes
47.75%
Lawrence McTurnan, Republican, 338,819 votes
 2.38%
Monroe Vayhinger, Prohibition, 16,891 votes
 1.73%
Alvin L. Heim, Socialist, 12,290 votes
 0.14%
Morris Wiles, People's (Populist), 1,015 votes
 0.08%
Alma Kirkham, Socialist Labor, 589 votes
 0.06%
Mavourneen B. Morris, Independence, 407 votes
Out of 709,592 votes casts, the margin of victory was 762 (0.11%)
In the 2 races for which we have results, Robert J. Aley had a record of 1-1. That includes a record of 1-1 in 2 general elections.