Charles A. Halleck

Notable Facts

  • Served as U.S. House Majority Leader (Republican) from 1947-1949
  • Served as U.S. House Majority Leader (Republican) from 1953-1955
  • Served as U.S. House Minority Leader (Republican) from 1959-1965

Offices

U.S. House
District 2
In office
Feb 5, 1935 to Jan 3, 1969

Party: Republican
Assumed: Special Election
Left: Did Not Run
Charles A. Halleck spent 33 years, 11 months, 6 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the federal level.

Elections

1935–U.S. House (District 2) WON
Special Election–Tuesday, January 29, 1935
52.74%
Charles A. Halleck*, Republican, 50,324 votes
47.26%
George R. Durgan, Democratic, 45,089 votes
Out of 95,413 votes casts, the margin of victory was 5,235 (5.48%)
1936–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1936
51.51%
Charles A. Halleck (i)*, Republican, 73,072 votes
48.16%
Hugh A. Barnhart, Democratic, 68,318 votes
 0.18%
Winston Roberts, Socialist, 257 votes
 0.14%
Silas Goodrich, Union Labor, 204 votes
Out of 141,851 votes casts, the margin of victory was 4,754 (3.35%)
1938–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1938
57.82%
Charles A. Halleck (i)*, Republican, 79,304 votes
42.18%
Homer Stonebraker, Democratic, 57,860 votes
Out of 137,164 votes casts, the margin of victory was 21,444 (15.64%)
1940–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1940
58.07%
Charles A. Halleck (i)*, Republican, 87,652 votes
41.93%
James Otis Cox, Democratic, 63,290 votes
Out of 150,942 votes casts, the margin of victory was 24,362 (16.14%)
1942–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1942
61.24%
Charles A. Halleck (i)*, Republican, 63,120 votes
38.76%
Emmett Ferguson, Democratic, 39,943 votes
Out of 103,063 votes casts, the margin of victory was 23,177 (22.48%)
1944–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1944
61.56%
Charles A. Halleck (i)*, Republican, 78,061 votes
37.94%
James Otis Cox, Democratic, 48,103 votes
 0.50%
John W. Root, Prohibition, 636 votes
Out of 126,800 votes casts, the margin of victory was 29,958 (23.62%)
1946–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1946
61.32%
Charles A. Halleck (i)*, Republican, 66,423 votes
37.71%
Margaret A. Afflis, Democratic, 40,847 votes
 0.97%
Fessenden W. Lough, Prohibition, 1,047 votes
Out of 108,317 votes casts, the margin of victory was 25,576 (23.61%)
1948–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1948
55.23%
Charles A. Halleck (i)*, Republican, 71,907 votes
43.97%
Theodore J. Smith, Democratic, 57,245 votes
 0.79%
Fessenden W. Lough, Prohibition, 1,032 votes
Out of 130,184 votes casts, the margin of victory was 14,662 (11.26%)
1950–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1950
57.23%
Charles A. Halleck (i)*, Republican, 74,872 votes
42.16%
Dale E. Beck, Democratic, 55,153 votes
 0.61%
Lee R. Cory, Prohibition, 797 votes
Out of 130,822 votes casts, the margin of victory was 19,719 (15.07%)
1952–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1952
63.29%
Charles A. Halleck (i)*, Republican, 94,795 votes
36.07%
L. Dewey Burham, Democratic, 54,025 votes
 0.63%
Ross J. McLennan, Prohibition, 947 votes
Out of 149,767 votes casts, the margin of victory was 40,770 (27.22%)
1954–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1954
59.59%
Charles A. Halleck (i)*, Republican, 73,717 votes
40.41%
James H. Berg, Democratic, 49,996 votes
Out of 123,713 votes casts, the margin of victory was 23,721 (19.18%)
1956–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1956
62.23%
Charles A. Halleck (i)*, Republican, 94,852 votes
37.43%
Thurman Charles Crook, Democratic, 57,049 votes
 0.34%
J. O. Johnston, Prohibition, 525 votes
Out of 152,426 votes casts, the margin of victory was 37,803 (24.80%)
1958–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1958
52.23%
Charles A. Halleck (i)*, Republican, 71,933 votes
47.77%
George H. Bowers, Democratic, 65,792 votes
Out of 137,725 votes casts, the margin of victory was 6,141 (4.46%)
1960–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1960
57.46%
Charles A. Halleck (i)*, Republican, 95,920 votes
42.21%
George H. Bowers, Democratic, 70,464 votes
 0.33%
Earl F. Dodds, Prohibition, 553 votes
Out of 166,937 votes casts, the margin of victory was 25,456 (15.25%)
1962–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1962
57.60%
Charles A. Halleck (i)*, Republican, 82,971 votes
42.40%
John J. Murray, Democratic, 61,076 votes
Out of 144,047 votes casts, the margin of victory was 21,895 (15.20%)
1964–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1964
52.89%
Charles A. Halleck (i)*, Republican, 88,204 votes
47.11%
John C. Raber, Democratic, 78,566 votes
Out of 166,770 votes casts, the margin of victory was 9,638 (5.78%)
1966–U.S. House (District 2) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1966
57.50%
Charles A. Halleck (i)*, Republican, 97,161 votes
42.50%
Ralph G. McFadden, Democratic, 71,825 votes
Out of 168,986 votes casts, the margin of victory was 25,336 (15.00%)
In the 17 races we have results for, Charles A. Halleck had a record of 17-0. That includes a record of 16-0 in 16 general elections, and 1-0 in 1 special election.