Ashbel Parson Willard

Notable Facts

  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 37th General Assembly (1852-1854)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 38th General Assembly (1854-1856)

Offices

Indiana House
Floyd County
In office
Dec 30, 1850 to Dec 1, 1851

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Lieutenant Governor
Statewide
In office
Jan 10, 1853 to Jan 12, 1857

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Ran For Other Office
Governor
Statewide
In office
Jan 12, 1857 to Oct 4, 1860

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Died
Ashbel Parson Willard spent 8 years, 7 months, 27 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1856–Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1856
51.29%
Ashbel Parson Willard*, Democratic, 117,971 votes
48.71%
Oliver P. Morton, Republican, 112,039 votes
Out of 230,010 votes casts, the margin of victory was 5,932 (2.58%)
In the 1 races we have results for, Ashbel Parson Willard had a record of 1-0. That includes a record of 1-0 in 1 general election.