Ira J. Chase

Notable Facts

  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 56th General Assembly (1888-1890)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 57th General Assembly (1890-1892)

Offices

Lieutenant Governor
Statewide
In office
Jan 13, 1889 to Nov 23, 1891

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Assumed Other Office
Governor
Statewide
In office
Nov 23, 1891 to Jan 9, 1893

Party: Republican
Assumed: Legal Succession
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
Ira J. Chase spent 3 years, 11 months, 27 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1888–Lieutenant Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1888
49.01%
Ira J. Chase*, Republican, 263,166 votes
48.61%
William R. Myers, Democratic, 261,011 votes
 1.87%
John W. Baxter, Prohibition, 10,066 votes
 0.51%
Hiram Maine, Union Labor, 2,737 votes
Out of 536,980 votes casts, the margin of victory was 2,155 (0.40%)
1892–Governor LOST
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, Ira J. Chase had a record of 1-1. That includes a record of 1-1 in 2 general elections.