John Edward Roush

Offices

Indiana House
Huntington County
In office
Nov 3, 1948 to Nov 8, 1950

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
U.S. House
District 5
In office
Jan 3, 1959 to Jan 3, 1969

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Redistricting
U.S. House
District 4
In office
Jan 3, 1971 to Jan 3, 1977

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
John Edward Roush spent 18 years, 10 days in office in Indiana, including 16 years, 5 days at the federal level and 2 years, 5 days at the state level.

Elections

1958–U.S. House (District 5) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1958
53.68%
John Edward Roush*, Democratic, 97,184 votes
46.32%
John Valentine Beamer (i), Republican, 83,852 votes
Out of 181,036 votes casts, the margin of victory was 13,332 (7.36%)
1960–U.S. House (District 5) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1960
50.00%
George O. Chambers, Republican, 106,882 votes
50.00%
John Edward Roush (i)*, Democratic, 106,870 votes
Out of 213,752 votes casts, the margin of victory was 12 (0.00%)
1962–U.S. House (District 5) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1962
51.64%
John Edward Roush (i)*, Democratic, 92,264 votes
48.36%
George O. Chambers, Republican, 86,403 votes
Out of 178,667 votes casts, the margin of victory was 5,861 (3.28%)
1964–U.S. House (District 5) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1964
55.18%
John Edward Roush (i)*, Democratic, 114,252 votes
44.82%
John Richard Feighner, Republican, 92,802 votes
Out of 207,054 votes casts, the margin of victory was 21,450 (10.36%)
1966–U.S. House (District 5) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1966
51.11%
John Edward Roush (i)*, Democratic, 76,176 votes
48.89%
Kenneth Bowman, Republican, 72,873 votes
Out of 149,049 votes casts, the margin of victory was 3,303 (2.22%)
1968–U.S. House (District 4) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1968
51.42%
E. Ross Adair (i)*, Republican, 98,977 votes
48.58%
John Edward Roush (i), Democratic, 93,515 votes
Out of 192,492 votes casts, the margin of victory was 5,462 (2.84%)
1970–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1970
51.87%
John Edward Roush*, Democratic, 86,582 votes
48.13%
E. Ross Adair (i), Republican, 80,326 votes
Out of 166,908 votes casts, the margin of victory was 6,256 (3.74%)
1972–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1972
51.50%
John Edward Roush (i)*, Democratic, 100,327 votes
48.50%
Allan Everett Bloom, Republican, 94,492 votes
Out of 194,819 votes casts, the margin of victory was 5,835 (3.00%)
1974–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1974
51.86%
John Edward Roush (i)*, Democratic, 83,604 votes
46.54%
Walter Paul Helmke, Sr., Republican, 75,031 votes
 1.60%
Donald L. Harris, American, 2,584 votes
Out of 161,219 votes casts, the margin of victory was 8,573 (5.32%)
1976–U.S. House (District 4) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1976
54.37%
Dan Quayle*, Republican, 107,762 votes
44.59%
John Edward Roush (i), Democratic, 88,361 votes
 1.04%
Gail E. Gran, American, 2,060 votes
Out of 198,183 votes casts, the margin of victory was 19,401 (9.78%)
In the 10 races we have results for, John Edward Roush had a record of 8-2. That includes a record of 8-2 in 10 general elections.