Oliver P. Morton

Offices

Lieutenant Governor
Statewide
In office
Jan 14, 1861 to Jan 16, 1861

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Assumed Other Office
Governor
Statewide
In office
Jan 16, 1861 to Jan 23, 1867

Party: Republican
Assumed: Legal Succession
Left: Assumed Other Office
U.S. Senate
Class 3
In office
Mar 4, 1867 to Nov 1, 1877

Party: Republican
Assumed: Elected by Legislature
Left: Died
Oliver P. Morton spent 16 years, 8 months, 11 days in office in Indiana, including 10 years, 8 months, 1 day at the federal level and 6 years, 10 days at the state level.

Elections

1856–Governor LOST
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%)
1864–Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1864
53.72%
Oliver P. Morton (i)*, Republican, 152,273 votes
46.28%
Joseph McDonald, Democratic, 131,200 votes
Out of 283,473 votes casts, the margin of victory was 21,073 (7.44%)
In the 2 races we have results for, Oliver P. Morton had a record of 1-1. That includes a record of 1-1 in 2 general elections.