Samuel M. Ralston

Offices

Governor
Statewide
In office
Jan 13, 1913 to Jan 8, 1917

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Term Limited
U.S. Senate
Class 1
In office
Mar 4, 1923 to Oct 14, 1925

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Died
Samuel M. Ralston spent 6 years, 7 months, 8 days in office in Indiana, including 2 years, 7 months, 12 days at the federal level and 3 years, 11 months, 26 days at the state level.

Elections

1896–Secretary of State LOST
General Election–Sunday, November 8, 1896
50.93%
William D. Owen (i)*, Republican, 320,854 votes
46.78%
Samuel M. Ralston, Democratic, 294,748 votes
 1.38%
Silas M. Holcomb, People's (Populist), 8,665 votes
 0.48%
Henry C. Pitts, Prohibition, 3,006 votes
 0.39%
James E. Ellsworth, National, 2,476 votes
 0.04%
Frederick Adams, Socialist, 261 votes
Out of 630,010 votes casts, the margin of victory was 26,106 (4.15%)
1898–Secretary of State LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1898
49.99%
Union B. Hunt*, Republican, 286,643 votes
46.94%
Samuel M. Ralston, Democratic, 269,125 votes
 1.74%
Aaron Worth, Prohibition, 9,961 votes
 1.02%
Henry H. Morrison, People's (Populist), 5,867 votes
 0.31%
William Yochum, Socialist, 1,795 votes
Out of 573,391 votes casts, the margin of victory was 17,518 (3.05%)
1912–Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1912
42.95%
Samuel M. Ralston*, Democratic, 275,357 votes
25.91%
Albert Jeremiah Beveridge, Progressive, 166,124 votes
22.28%
Winfield T. Durbin, Republican, 142,850 votes
 5.53%
Stephen Reynolds, Socialist, 35,464 votes
 2.88%
William Hickman, Prohibition, 18,465 votes
 0.45%
James Matthews, Socialist Labor, 2,861 votes
Out of 641,121 votes casts, the margin of victory was 109,233 (17.04%)
1922–U.S. Senate (Class 1) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1922
50.86%
Samuel M. Ralston*, Democratic, 558,169 votes
47.80%
Albert Jeremiah Beveridge, Republican, 524,558 votes
 1.33%
William Henry, Socialist, 14,635 votes
Out of 1,097,362 votes casts, the margin of victory was 33,611 (3.06%)
In the 4 races we have results for, Samuel M. Ralston had a record of 2-2. That includes a record of 2-2 in 4 general elections.