Joseph Albert Wright

Offices

Indiana House
Parke County
In office
Dec 2, 1833 to Dec 1, 1834
Assumed: General Election
Left: Did Not Run
Indiana House
Parke County
In office
Dec 5, 1836 to Dec 4, 1837

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Indiana Senate
Parke County
In office
Dec 2, 1839 to Feb 24, 1840

Party: Democratic
Assumed: Special Election
Left: Resigned
U.S. House
District 7
In office
Mar 4, 1843 to Mar 4, 1845

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
Governor
Statewide
In office
Dec 5, 1849 to Jan 12, 1857

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Term Limited
U.S. Senate
Class 1
In office
Feb 24, 1862 to Jan 14, 1863

Party: Democratic
Assumed: Appointed by Governor
Left: Successor Elected
Joseph Albert Wright spent 12 years, 2 months, 21 days in office in Indiana, including 2 years, 10 months, 21 days at the federal level and 9 years, 4 months at the state level.

Elections

1849–Governor WON
General Election–Monday, August 6, 1849
52.27%
Joseph Albert Wright*, Democratic, 76,996 votes
45.64%
John A. Matson, Whig, 67,218 votes
 2.09%
James Harrison Cravens, Free Soil, 3,076 votes
 0.00%
Ephraim Traube, Write-In, 3 votes
Out of 147,293 votes casts, the margin of victory was 9,778 (6.63%)
1852–Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1852
54.61%
Joseph Albert Wright (i)*, Democratic, 92,576 votes
43.44%
Nicholas McCarty, Whig, 73,641 votes
 1.95%
Andrew L. Robinson, Free Soil, 3,303 votes
Out of 169,520 votes casts, the margin of victory was 18,935 (11.17%)
In the 2 races we have results for, Joseph Albert Wright had a record of 2-0. That includes a record of 2-0 in 2 general elections.