John R. Walsh

Offices

U.S. House
District 5
In office
Jan 3, 1949 to Jan 3, 1951

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
Secretary of State
Statewide
In office
Dec 1, 1958 to Dec 1, 1960

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
John R. Walsh spent 4 years, 1 day in office in Indiana, including 2 years at the federal level and 2 years, 1 day at the state level.

Elections

1948–U.S. House (District 5) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1948
51.94%
John R. Walsh*, Democratic, 91,861 votes
46.77%
Forest A. Harness (i), Republican, 82,730 votes
 1.29%
Ralph G. Stallsmith, Prohibition, 2,281 votes
Out of 176,872 votes casts, the margin of victory was 9,131 (5.17%)
1950–U.S. House (District 5) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1950
54.14%
John Valentine Beamer*, Republican, 91,929 votes
45.28%
John R. Walsh (i), Democratic, 76,878 votes
 0.59%
Ralph G. Stallsmith, Prohibition, 994 votes
Out of 169,801 votes casts, the margin of victory was 15,051 (8.86%)
1954–U.S. House (District 5) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1954
53.12%
John Valentine Beamer (i)*, Republican, 88,428 votes
46.24%
John R. Walsh, Democratic, 76,972 votes
 0.65%
Ralph G. Stallsmith, Prohibition, 1,074 votes
Out of 166,474 votes casts, the margin of victory was 11,456 (6.88%)
1958–Secretary of State WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1958
55.29%
John R. Walsh*, Democratic, 945,230 votes
43.94%
Frank A. Lenning (i), Republican, 751,260 votes
 0.77%
J. Ralston Miller, Prohibition, 13,238 votes
Out of 1,709,728 votes casts, the margin of victory was 193,970 (11.35%)
In the 4 races we have results for, John R. Walsh had a record of 2-2. That includes a record of 2-2 in 4 general elections.