Robert Dean Garton

Notable Facts

  • Served as Presiding Officer, Senate President Pro Tempore in the 102nd General Assembly (1980-1982)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Senate President Pro Tempore in the 103rd General Assembly (1982-1984)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Senate President Pro Tempore in the 104th General Assembly (1984-1986)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Senate President Pro Tempore in the 105th General Assembly (1986-1988)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Senate President Pro Tempore in the 106th General Assembly (1988-1990)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Senate President Pro Tempore in the 107th General Assembly (1990-1992)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Senate President Pro Tempore in the 108th General Assembly (1992-1994)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Senate President Pro Tempore in the 109th General Assembly (1994-1996)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Senate President Pro Tempore in the 110th General Assembly (1996-1998)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Senate President Pro Tempore in the 111th General Assembly (1998-2000)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Senate President Pro Tempore in the 112th General Assembly (2000-2002)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Senate President Pro Tempore in the 113th General Assembly (2002-2004)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Senate President Pro Tempore in the 114th General Assembly (2004-2006)

Offices

Indiana Senate
District 22
In office
Nov 4, 1970 to Nov 8, 1972

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Redistricting
District 41
In office
Nov 8, 1972 to Nov 8, 2006

Party: Republican
Assumed: Redistricted Into New District
Left: Lost Renomination Bid
Robert Dean Garton spent 36 years, 13 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1968–U.S. House (District 9) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1968
54.42%
Lee Hamilton (i)*, Democratic, 102,707 votes
45.58%
Robert Dean Garton, Republican, 86,012 votes
Out of 188,719 votes casts, the margin of victory was 16,695 (8.84%)
In the 1 races we have results for, Robert Dean Garton had a record of 0-1. That includes a record of 0-1 in 1 general election.