Sherman Minton

Notable Facts

  • Served as U.S Senate Minority Leader (Democratic) from 1939-1941

Offices

U.S. Senate
Class 1
In office
Jan 3, 1935 to Jan 3, 1941

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
Sherman Minton spent 6 years, 2 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the federal level.

Elections

1934–U.S. Senate (Class 1) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1934
51.46%
Sherman Minton*, Democratic, 758,801 votes
47.48%
Arthur Raymond Robinson (i), Republican, 700,103 votes
 0.64%
Forrest Wallace, Socialist, 9,414 votes
 0.34%
Albert Jackman, Prohibition, 4,987 votes
 0.09%
Wenzel Stocker, Communist, 1,307 votes
Out of 1,474,612 votes casts, the margin of victory was 58,698 (3.98%)
1940–U.S. Senate (Class 1) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1940
50.45%
Raymond Eugene Willis*, Republican, 888,070 votes
49.13%
Sherman Minton (i), Democratic, 864,803 votes
 0.32%
Carl W. Thompson, Prohibition, 5,621 votes
 0.10%
John H. Kingsbury, Socialist, 1,751 votes
Out of 1,760,245 votes casts, the margin of victory was 23,267 (1.32%)
In the 2 races we have results for, Sherman Minton had a record of 1-1. That includes a record of 1-1 in 2 general elections.