William G. Bray

Offices

U.S. House
District 7
In office
Jan 3, 1951 to Jan 3, 1967

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Redistricting
District 6
In office
Jan 3, 1967 to Jan 3, 1975

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
William G. Bray spent 24 years, 6 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the federal level.

Elections

1950–U.S. House (District 7) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1950
49.97%
William G. Bray*, Republican, 68,885 votes
49.33%
James E. Noland (i), Democratic, 67,992 votes
 0.70%
Graydon E. Terbush, Prohibition, 966 votes
Out of 137,843 votes casts, the margin of victory was 893 (0.64%)
1952–U.S. House (District 7) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1952
56.10%
William G. Bray (i)*, Republican, 85,601 votes
43.40%
Thomas J. Courtney, Democratic, 66,218 votes
 0.50%
Maurice G. Murphy, Prohibition, 767 votes
Out of 152,586 votes casts, the margin of victory was 19,383 (12.70%)
1954–U.S. House (District 7) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1954
55.35%
William G. Bray (i)*, Republican, 75,608 votes
44.36%
George G. Gettinger, Democratic, 60,594 votes
 0.28%
Charlie Moore, Prohibition, 389 votes
Out of 136,591 votes casts, the margin of victory was 15,014 (10.99%)
1956–U.S. House (District 7) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1956
57.23%
William G. Bray (i)*, Republican, 87,635 votes
42.77%
Vernon R. Hill, Democratic, 65,482 votes
Out of 153,117 votes casts, the margin of victory was 22,153 (14.46%)
1958–U.S. House (District 7) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1958
53.78%
William G. Bray (i)*, Republican, 77,045 votes
46.22%
Thomas L. Lemon, Democratic, 66,217 votes
Out of 143,262 votes casts, the margin of victory was 10,828 (7.56%)
1960–U.S. House (District 7) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1960
60.13%
William G. Bray (i)*, Republican, 95,998 votes
39.87%
Thomas C. Cravens, Democratic, 63,646 votes
Out of 159,644 votes casts, the margin of victory was 32,352 (20.26%)
1962–U.S. House (District 7) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1962
57.81%
William G. Bray (i)*, Republican, 82,160 votes
42.19%
Elden Creasy Tipton, Democratic, 59,953 votes
Out of 142,113 votes casts, the margin of victory was 22,207 (15.62%)
1964–U.S. House (District 7) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1964
54.16%
William G. Bray (i)*, Republican, 84,427 votes
45.84%
Elden Creasy Tipton, Democratic, 71,461 votes
Out of 155,888 votes casts, the margin of victory was 12,966 (8.32%)
1966–U.S. House (District 6) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1966
65.73%
William G. Bray (i)*, Republican, 124,087 votes
33.55%
James M. Nicholson, Democratic, 63,342 votes
 0.72%
Henry W. Holt, Independent, 1,363 votes
Out of 188,792 votes casts, the margin of victory was 60,745 (32.18%)
1968–U.S. House (District 6) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1968
64.89%
William G. Bray (i)*, Republican, 142,207 votes
35.11%
Phillip L. Bayt, Democratic, 76,940 votes
Out of 219,147 votes casts, the margin of victory was 65,267 (29.78%)
1970–U.S. House (District 6) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1970
60.68%
William G. Bray (i)*, Republican, 115,113 votes
39.32%
Terrence D. Straub, Democratic, 74,599 votes
Out of 189,712 votes casts, the margin of victory was 40,514 (21.36%)
1972–U.S. House (District 6) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1972
64.82%
William G. Bray (i)*, Republican, 112,525 votes
35.18%
Dave Evans, Democratic, 61,070 votes
Out of 173,595 votes casts, the margin of victory was 51,455 (29.64%)
1974–U.S. House (District 6) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1974
52.43%
Dave Evans*, Democratic, 78,414 votes
47.57%
William G. Bray (i), Republican, 71,134 votes
Out of 149,548 votes casts, the margin of victory was 7,280 (4.86%)
In the 13 races we have results for, William G. Bray had a record of 12-1. That includes a record of 12-1 in 13 general elections.