Winfield Kirkpatrick Denton

Offices

Indiana House
Vanderburgh County
In office
Nov 4, 1936 to Nov 4, 1942

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Ran For Other Office
U.S. House
District 8
In office
Jan 3, 1949 to Jan 3, 1953

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
U.S. House
District 8
In office
Jan 3, 1955 to Dec 30, 1966

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Resigned
Winfield Kirkpatrick Denton spent 22 years, 1 day in office in Indiana, including 16 years at the federal level and 6 years, 1 day at the state level.

Elections

1942–Secretary of State LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1942
54.22%
Rue J. Alexander*, Republican, 699,061 votes
44.91%
Winfield Kirkpatrick Denton, Democratic, 578,970 votes
 0.71%
George W. Holston, Prohibition, 9,186 votes
 0.16%
Gordon A. Long, Socialist Labor, 2,002 votes
Out of 1,289,219 votes casts, the margin of victory was 120,091 (9.31%)
1946–U.S. House (District 8) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1946
51.80%
Edward A. Mitchell*, Republican, 66,050 votes
47.28%
Winfield Kirkpatrick Denton, Democratic, 60,286 votes
 0.93%
C. Dana Malpass, Prohibition, 1,185 votes
Out of 127,521 votes casts, the margin of victory was 5,764 (4.52%)
1948–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1948
55.37%
Winfield Kirkpatrick Denton*, Democratic, 89,990 votes
44.07%
Edward A. Mitchell (i), Republican, 71,634 votes
 0.56%
Raymond M. Morris, Prohibition, 910 votes
Out of 162,534 votes casts, the margin of victory was 18,356 (11.30%)
1950–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1950
51.05%
Winfield Kirkpatrick Denton (i)*, Democratic, 78,750 votes
48.34%
Herman L. McCray, Republican, 74,573 votes
 0.61%
Raymond M. Morris, Prohibition, 939 votes
Out of 154,262 votes casts, the margin of victory was 4,177 (2.71%)
1952–U.S. House (District 8) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1952
52.55%
D. Bailey Merrill*, Republican, 98,226 votes
46.96%
Winfield Kirkpatrick Denton (i), Democratic, 87,770 votes
 0.49%
Raymond M. Morris, Prohibition, 915 votes
Out of 186,911 votes casts, the margin of victory was 10,456 (5.59%)
1954–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1954
52.13%
Winfield Kirkpatrick Denton*, Democratic, 82,264 votes
47.50%
D. Bailey Merrill (i), Republican, 74,960 votes
 0.37%
Charles W. Evans, Prohibition, 583 votes
Out of 157,807 votes casts, the margin of victory was 7,304 (4.63%)
1956–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1956
50.05%
Winfield Kirkpatrick Denton (i)*, Democratic, 95,699 votes
49.69%
D. Bailey Merrill, Republican, 95,003 votes
 0.26%
Raymond D. Morris, Prohibition, 504 votes
Out of 191,206 votes casts, the margin of victory was 696 (0.36%)
1958–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1958
61.49%
Winfield Kirkpatrick Denton (i)*, Democratic, 100,611 votes
38.51%
Franklin E. Katterjohn, Republican, 63,005 votes
Out of 163,616 votes casts, the margin of victory was 37,606 (22.98%)
1960–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1960
53.21%
Winfield Kirkpatrick Denton (i)*, Democratic, 108,058 votes
46.63%
Alvan V. Burch, Republican, 94,694 votes
 0.15%
J. C. Kelly, Prohibition, 310 votes
Out of 203,062 votes casts, the margin of victory was 13,364 (6.58%)
1962–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1962
55.68%
Winfield Kirkpatrick Denton (i)*, Democratic, 95,126 votes
44.32%
Earl J. Hesseman, Republican, 75,731 votes
Out of 170,857 votes casts, the margin of victory was 19,395 (11.36%)
1964–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1964
56.47%
Winfield Kirkpatrick Denton (i)*, Democratic, 109,134 votes
43.53%
Roger H. Zion, Republican, 84,135 votes
Out of 193,269 votes casts, the margin of victory was 24,999 (12.94%)
1966–U.S. House (District 8) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1966
51.09%
Roger H. Zion*, Republican, 94,924 votes
48.91%
Winfield Kirkpatrick Denton (i), Democratic, 90,887 votes
Out of 185,811 votes casts, the margin of victory was 4,037 (2.18%)
In the 12 races we have results for, Winfield Kirkpatrick Denton had a record of 8-4. That includes a record of 8-4 in 12 general elections.