Claude Matthews

Offices

Indiana House
Vermillion County
In office
Nov 8, 1876 to Nov 6, 1878

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Secretary of State
Statewide
In office
Jan 16, 1891 to Jan 9, 1893

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Assumed Other Office
Governor
Statewide
In office
Jan 9, 1893 to Jan 11, 1897

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Term Limited
Claude Matthews spent 7 years, 11 months, 25 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1890–Secretary of State WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1890
48.98%
Claude Matthews*, Democratic, 233,881 votes
44.88%
Milton Trusler, Republican, 214,302 votes
 3.63%
Martin V. Kindle, People's (Populist), 17,354 votes
 2.51%
Brazillai M. Blount, Prohibition, 12,006 votes
Out of 477,543 votes casts, the margin of victory was 19,579 (4.10%)
1892–Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1892
47.45%
Claude Matthews*, Democratic, 260,601 votes
46.18%
Ira J. Chase (i), Republican, 253,625 votes
 4.01%
Leroy Templeton, People's (Populist), 22,017 votes
 2.36%
Aaron Worth, Prohibition, 12,960 votes
Out of 549,203 votes casts, the margin of victory was 6,976 (1.27%)
In the 2 races we have results for, Claude Matthews had a record of 2-0. That includes a record of 2-0 in 2 general elections.