Benjamin F. Shively

Offices

U.S. House
District 13
In office
Dec 1, 1884 to Mar 4, 1885

Party: National Anti-Monopolist
Assumed: Special Election
Left: Did Not Run
U.S. House
District 13
In office
Mar 4, 1887 to Mar 4, 1893

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Did Not Run
U.S. Senate
Class 3
In office
Mar 4, 1909 to Mar 14, 1916

Party: Democratic
Assumed: Elected by Legislature
Left: Died
Benjamin F. Shively spent 13 years, 3 months, 15 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the federal level.

Elections

1888–U.S. House (District 13) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1888
49.40%
Benjamin F. Shively (i)*, Democratic, 21,561 votes
48.59%
William Haynes, Republican, 21,206 votes
 2.01%
Abraham Huntsinger, Prohibition, 878 votes
Out of 43,645 votes casts, the margin of victory was 355 (0.81%)
1890–U.S. House (District 13) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1890
52.17%
Benjamin F. Shively (i)*, Democratic, 20,318 votes
45.23%
Henry D. Wilson, Republican, 17,614 votes
 2.17%
Robert H. Clark, Prohibition, 845 votes
 0.43%
John Y. Maughemar, People's (Populist), 166 votes
Out of 38,943 votes casts, the margin of victory was 2,704 (6.94%)
1896–Governor LOST
General Election–Sunday, November 8, 1896
50.93%
James Atwell Mount*, Republican, 320,932 votes
46.79%
Benjamin F. Shively, Democratic, 294,855 votes
 1.37%
Thomas Wadsworth, People's (Populist), 8,626 votes
 0.48%
Leander M. Crist, Prohibition, 2,997 votes
 0.40%
James G. Kingsbury, National, 2,500 votes
 0.04%
Philip H. More, Socialist, 283 votes
Out of 630,193 votes casts, the margin of victory was 26,077 (4.14%)
1906–U.S. House (District 13) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1906
47.96%
Abraham L. Brick (i)*, Republican, 23,360 votes
47.54%
Benjamin F. Shively, Democratic, 23,153 votes
 3.01%
Isaac G. Shaw, Prohibition, 1,468 votes
 1.49%
Charles R. Heath, Socialist, 724 votes
Out of 48,705 votes casts, the margin of victory was 207 (0.42%)
1914–U.S. Senate (Class 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1914
42.14%
Benjamin F. Shively (i)*, Democratic, 272,249 votes
35.10%
Hugh Thomas Miller, Republican, 226,766 votes
 16.81%
Albert Jeremiah Beveridge, Progressive, 108,581 votes
 3.36%
Stephen Reynolds, Socialist, 21,719 votes
 2.15%
Sumner W. Haynes, Prohibition, 13,860 votes
 0.45%
James Matthews, Socialist Labor, 2,884 votes
Out of 646,059 votes casts, the margin of victory was 45,483 (7.04%)
In the 5 races for which we have results, Benjamin F. Shively had a record of 3-2. That includes a record of 3-2 in 5 general elections.