E. Ross Adair

Offices

U.S. House
District 4
In office
Jan 3, 1951 to Jan 3, 1971

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
E. Ross Adair spent 20 years, 5 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the federal level.

Elections

1950–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1950
56.16%
E. Ross Adair*, Republican, 69,741 votes
43.12%
Edward H. Kruse, Jr. (i), Democratic, 53,550 votes
 0.72%
Lewis Black, Prohibition, 893 votes
Out of 124,184 votes casts, the margin of victory was 16,191 (13.04%)
1952–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1952
63.71%
E. Ross Adair (i)*, Republican, 95,613 votes
35.42%
Howard L. Morrison, Democratic, 53,154 votes
 0.88%
Claude Swartz, Prohibition, 1,320 votes
Out of 150,087 votes casts, the margin of victory was 42,459 (28.29%)
1954–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1954
59.81%
E. Ross Adair (i)*, Republican, 71,536 votes
39.61%
Fred W. Greene, Democratic, 47,384 votes
 0.58%
Fred W. Knott, Prohibition, 692 votes
Out of 119,612 votes casts, the margin of victory was 24,152 (20.20%)
1956–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1956
63.45%
E. Ross Adair (i)*, Republican, 96,532 votes
36.34%
F. Dean Bechtol, Democratic, 55,284 votes
 0.22%
Claude Swartz, Prohibition, 331 votes
Out of 152,147 votes casts, the margin of victory was 41,248 (27.11%)
1958–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1958
50.10%
E. Ross Adair (i)*, Republican, 69,745 votes
49.90%
W. Robert Fleming, Democratic, 69,478 votes
Out of 139,223 votes casts, the margin of victory was 267 (0.20%)
1960–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1960
58.16%
E. Ross Adair (i)*, Republican, 100,419 votes
41.84%
Byron McCammon, Democratic, 72,251 votes
Out of 172,670 votes casts, the margin of victory was 28,168 (16.32%)
1962–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1962
55.56%
E. Ross Adair (i)*, Republican, 80,693 votes
44.44%
Ronald R. Ross, Democratic, 64,553 votes
Out of 145,246 votes casts, the margin of victory was 16,140 (11.12%)
1964–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1964
52.08%
E. Ross Adair (i)*, Republican, 89,437 votes
47.92%
Max E. Hobbs, Democratic, 82,284 votes
Out of 171,721 votes casts, the margin of victory was 7,153 (4.16%)
1966–U.S. House (District 4) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1966
63.48%
E. Ross Adair (i)*, Republican, 94,457 votes
36.52%
J. Byron Hayes, Democratic, 54,331 votes
Out of 148,788 votes casts, the margin of victory was 40,126 (26.96%)
1968–U.S. House (District 4) WON
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) LOST
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%)
In the 11 races we have results for, E. Ross Adair had a record of 10-1. That includes a record of 10-1 in 11 general elections.