Forest A. Harness

Offices

U.S. House
District 5
In office
Jan 3, 1939 to Jan 3, 1949

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
Forest A. Harness spent 10 years, 3 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the federal level.

Elections

1938–U.S. House (District 5) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1938
54.66%
Forest A. Harness*, Republican, 73,102 votes
45.34%
Glenn Griswold (i), Democratic, 60,643 votes
Out of 133,745 votes casts, the margin of victory was 12,459 (9.32%)
1940–U.S. House (District 5) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1940
54.69%
Forest A. Harness (i)*, Republican, 78,691 votes
45.31%
George W. Wolf, Democratic, 65,200 votes
Out of 143,891 votes casts, the margin of victory was 13,491 (9.38%)
1942–U.S. House (District 5) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1942
55.70%
Forest A. Harness (i)*, Republican, 80,464 votes
44.30%
Edward Cormacan Hays, Democratic, 63,989 votes
Out of 144,453 votes casts, the margin of victory was 16,475 (11.40%)
1944–U.S. House (District 5) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1944
53.06%
Forest A. Harness (i)*, Republican, 94,274 votes
45.14%
Bennett Hill Rockey, Democratic, 80,208 votes
 1.80%
Jasper A. Huffman, Prohibition, 3,206 votes
Out of 177,688 votes casts, the margin of victory was 14,066 (7.92%)
1946–U.S. House (District 5) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1946
55.03%
Forest A. Harness (i)*, Republican, 79,752 votes
42.34%
William W. Welsh, Democratic, 61,364 votes
 2.63%
A. W. Snyder, Prohibition, 3,810 votes
Out of 144,926 votes casts, the margin of victory was 18,388 (12.69%)
1948–U.S. House (District 5) LOST
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%)
In the 6 races for which we have results, Forest A. Harness had a record of 5-1. That includes a record of 5-1 in 6 general elections.