Lee Hamilton

Offices

U.S. House
District 9
In office
Jan 3, 1965 to Jan 3, 1999

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Did Not Run
Lee Hamilton spent 34 years, 8 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the federal level.

Elections

1964–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1964
54.41%
Lee Hamilton*, Democratic, 74,939 votes
45.59%
Earl Wilson (i), Republican, 62,780 votes
Out of 137,719 votes casts, the margin of victory was 12,159 (8.82%)
1966–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1966
53.83%
Lee Hamilton (i)*, Democratic, 89,392 votes
46.17%
John W. Lewis, Republican, 76,661 votes
Out of 166,053 votes casts, the margin of victory was 12,731 (7.66%)
1968–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1968
54.42%
Lee Hamilton (i)*, Democratic, 102,707 votes
45.58%
Robert Dean Garton, Republican, 86,012 votes
Out of 188,719 votes casts, the margin of victory was 16,695 (8.84%)
1970–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1970
62.50%
Lee Hamilton (i)*, Democratic, 104,599 votes
37.50%
Richard Bernard Wathen, Republican, 62,772 votes
Out of 167,371 votes casts, the margin of victory was 41,827 (25.00%)
1972–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1972
62.91%
Lee Hamilton (i)*, Democratic, 122,698 votes
37.09%
William A. Johnson, Republican, 72,325 votes
Out of 195,023 votes casts, the margin of victory was 50,373 (25.82%)
1974–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1974
71.07%
Lee Hamilton (i)*, Democratic, 117,648 votes
28.93%
Delson Cox, Jr., Republican, 47,881 votes
Out of 165,529 votes casts, the margin of victory was 69,767 (42.14%)
1976–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1976
100.00%
Lee Hamilton (i)*, Democratic, 136,056 votes
Out of 136,056 votes casts, the margin of victory was 136,056 (100.00%)
1978–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1978
65.63%
Lee Hamilton (i)*, Democratic, 99,727 votes
34.37%
Frank I. Hamilton, Jr., Republican, 52,218 votes
Out of 151,945 votes casts, the margin of victory was 47,509 (31.26%)
1980–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1980
64.37%
Lee Hamilton (i)*, Democratic, 136,574 votes
35.63%
George Meyer, Jr., Republican, 75,601 votes
Out of 212,175 votes casts, the margin of victory was 60,973 (28.74%)
1982–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1982
67.07%
Lee Hamilton (i)*, Democratic, 121,094 votes
32.42%
Floyd Coates, Republican, 58,532 votes
 0.51%
Stephen Arnold, Citizens, 913 votes
Out of 180,539 votes casts, the margin of victory was 62,562 (34.65%)
1984–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1984
65.14%
Lee Hamilton (i)*, Democratic, 137,018 votes
34.54%
Floyd Coates, Republican, 72,652 votes
 0.32%
Douglas S. Boggs, Libertarian, 670 votes
Out of 210,340 votes casts, the margin of victory was 64,366 (30.60%)
1986–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1986
71.90%
Lee Hamilton (i)*, Democratic, 120,586 votes
27.67%
Robert Walter Kilroy, Republican, 46,398 votes
 0.43%
Douglas S. Boggs, Libertarian, 719 votes
Out of 167,703 votes casts, the margin of victory was 74,188 (44.23%)
1988–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1988
70.72%
Lee Hamilton (i)*, Democratic, 147,193 votes
29.28%
Floyd Coates, Republican, 60,946 votes
Out of 208,139 votes casts, the margin of victory was 86,247 (41.44%)
1990–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1990
68.99%
Lee Hamilton (i)*, Democratic, 107,526 votes
31.01%
Floyd Coates, Republican, 48,325 votes
Out of 155,851 votes casts, the margin of victory was 59,201 (37.98%)
1992–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1992
69.68%
Lee Hamilton (i)*, Democratic, 160,980 votes
30.32%
Michael E. Bailey, Republican, 70,057 votes
Out of 231,037 votes casts, the margin of victory was 90,923 (39.36%)
1994–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1994
52.03%
Lee Hamilton (i)*, Democratic, 91,459 votes
47.97%
Jean Leising, Republican, 84,315 votes
Out of 175,774 votes casts, the margin of victory was 7,144 (4.06%)
1996–U.S. House (District 9) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1996
56.47%
Lee Hamilton (i)*, Democratic, 128,123 votes
42.51%
Jean Leising, Republican, 96,442 votes
 1.02%
Diane L. Feeney, Libertarian, 2,307 votes
Out of 226,872 votes casts, the margin of victory was 31,681 (13.96%)
In the 17 races we have results for, Lee Hamilton had a record of 17-0. That includes a record of 17-0 in 17 general elections.