John Brademas

Notable Facts

  • Served as U.S. House Majority Whip (Democratic) from 1977-1981

Offices

U.S. House
District 3
In office
Jan 3, 1959 to Jan 3, 1981

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
John Brademas spent 22 years, 6 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the federal level.

Elections

1954–U.S. House (District 3) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1954
50.37%
Shepard J. Crumpacker, Jr. (i)*, Republican, 85,884 votes
49.18%
John Brademas, Democratic, 83,851 votes
 0.45%
Everett Monroe Mishler, Prohibition, 764 votes
Out of 170,499 votes casts, the margin of victory was 2,033 (1.19%)
1956–U.S. House (District 3) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1956
53.07%
F. Jay Nimtz*, Republican, 109,907 votes
46.93%
John Brademas, Democratic, 97,196 votes
Out of 207,103 votes casts, the margin of victory was 12,711 (6.14%)
1958–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1958
56.93%
John Brademas*, Democratic, 101,802 votes
43.07%
F. Jay Nimtz (i), Republican, 77,014 votes
Out of 178,816 votes casts, the margin of victory was 24,788 (13.86%)
1960–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1960
52.42%
John Brademas (i)*, Democratic, 115,070 votes
47.58%
F. Jay Nimtz, Republican, 104,430 votes
Out of 219,500 votes casts, the margin of victory was 10,640 (4.84%)
1962–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1962
51.90%
John Brademas (i)*, Democratic, 92,609 votes
48.10%
Charles W. Ainlay, Republican, 85,845 votes
Out of 178,454 votes casts, the margin of victory was 6,764 (3.80%)
1964–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1964
60.65%
John Brademas (i)*, Democratic, 121,209 votes
39.35%
Robert L. Miller, Republican, 78,642 votes
Out of 199,851 votes casts, the margin of victory was 42,567 (21.30%)
1966–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1966
55.77%
John Brademas (i)*, Democratic, 75,321 votes
44.23%
Robert A. Ehlers, Republican, 59,731 votes
Out of 135,052 votes casts, the margin of victory was 15,590 (11.54%)
1968–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1968
52.24%
John Brademas (i)*, Democratic, 94,452 votes
47.76%
William W. Erwin, Republican, 86,354 votes
Out of 180,806 votes casts, the margin of victory was 8,098 (4.48%)
1970–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1970
57.54%
John Brademas (i)*, Democratic, 87,064 votes
42.46%
Don M. Newman, Republican, 64,249 votes
Out of 151,313 votes casts, the margin of victory was 22,815 (15.08%)
1972–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1972
55.23%
John Brademas (i)*, Democratic, 103,949 votes
43.23%
Don M. Newman, Republican, 81,369 votes
 1.53%
Helen Calvin, American, 2,884 votes
Out of 188,202 votes casts, the margin of victory was 22,580 (12.00%)
1974–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1974
64.05%
John Brademas (i)*, Democratic, 89,306 votes
35.95%
Virginia R. Black, Republican, 50,116 votes
Out of 139,422 votes casts, the margin of victory was 39,190 (28.10%)
1976–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1976
56.90%
John Brademas (i)*, Democratic, 101,777 votes
43.10%
Thomas L. Thorson, Republican, 77,094 votes
Out of 178,871 votes casts, the margin of victory was 24,683 (13.80%)
1978–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1978
55.53%
John Brademas (i)*, Democratic, 64,336 votes
43.28%
Thomas L. Thorson, Republican, 50,145 votes
 1.19%
R. Craig Fisher, Libertarian, 1,381 votes
Out of 115,862 votes casts, the margin of victory was 14,191 (12.25%)
1980–U.S. House (District 3) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1980
54.98%
John Hiler*, Republican, 103,972 votes
45.02%
John Brademas (i), Democratic, 85,136 votes
Out of 189,108 votes casts, the margin of victory was 18,836 (9.96%)
In the 14 races we have results for, John Brademas had a record of 11-3. That includes a record of 11-3 in 14 general elections.