Finly H. Gray

Offices

U.S. House
District 6
In office
Mar 4, 1911 to Mar 4, 1917

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
U.S. House
District 10
In office
Mar 4, 1933 to Jan 3, 1939

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
Finly H. Gray spent 11 years, 10 months, 4 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the federal level.

Elections

1910–U.S. House (District 6) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1910
48.95%
Finly H. Gray*, Democratic, 23,740 votes
45.86%
William O. Barnard (i), Republican, 22,242 votes
 3.01%
Aaron Worth, Prohibition, 1,461 votes
 2.18%
William L. Parkins, Socialist, 1,057 votes
Out of 48,500 votes casts, the margin of victory was 1,498 (3.09%)
1912–U.S. House (District 6) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1912
43.90%
Finly H. Gray (i)*, Democratic, 19,987 votes
24.69%
William L. Risk, Republican, 11,242 votes
23.71%
Gierluf Jansen, Progressive, 10,797 votes
 4.68%
R. F. VanVorhis, Socialist, 2,129 votes
 3.03%
Mercer Brown, Prohibition, 1,378 votes
Out of 45,533 votes casts, the margin of victory was 8,745 (19.21%)
1914–U.S. House (District 6) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1914
41.90%
Finly H. Gray (i)*, Democratic, 18,731 votes
33.29%
P. J. Lynch, Republican, 14,880 votes
21.12%
Elbert Russell, Progressive, 9,443 votes
 1.92%
E. E. Worth, Prohibition, 859 votes
 1.76%
R. F. VanVorhis, Socialist, 788 votes
Out of 44,701 votes casts, the margin of victory was 3,851 (8.61%)
1916–U.S. House (District 6) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1916
48.60%
Daniel Webster Comstock*, Republican, 23,831 votes
46.61%
Finly H. Gray (i), Democratic, 22,853 votes
 2.44%
Ralph Gest, Socialist, 1,198 votes
 1.64%
Cuthbert L. Summerson, Prohibition, 804 votes
 0.70%
George R. Carter, Progressive, 344 votes
Out of 49,030 votes casts, the margin of victory was 978 (1.99%)
1917–U.S. House (District 6) LOST
Special Election–Tuesday, June 26, 1917
54.34%
Richard Nash Elliott*, Republican, 17,146 votes
45.66%
Finly H. Gray, Democratic, 14,410 votes
Out of 31,556 votes casts, the margin of victory was 2,736 (8.68%)
1932–U.S. House (District 10) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1932
51.95%
Finly H. Gray*, Democratic, 68,974 votes
47.75%
Ephraim F. Bowen, Republican, 63,398 votes
 0.29%
Max E. Matthews, Socialist, 389 votes
Out of 132,761 votes casts, the margin of victory was 5,576 (4.20%)
1934–U.S. House (District 10) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1934
51.45%
Finly H. Gray (i)*, Democratic, 64,939 votes
48.09%
Robert F. Murray, Republican, 60,693 votes
 0.28%
Eugene S. Lewis, Prohibition, 350 votes
 0.18%
Max E. Matthews, Socialist, 226 votes
Out of 126,208 votes casts, the margin of victory was 4,246 (3.36%)
1936–U.S. House (District 10) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1936
52.59%
Finly H. Gray (i)*, Democratic, 73,547 votes
47.41%
Clarence M. Brown, Republican, 66,299 votes
Out of 139,846 votes casts, the margin of victory was 7,248 (5.18%)
1938–U.S. House (District 10) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1938
53.48%
Raymond Springer*, Republican, 73,782 votes
46.52%
Finly H. Gray (i), Democratic, 64,176 votes
Out of 137,958 votes casts, the margin of victory was 9,606 (6.96%)
In the 9 races we have results for, Finly H. Gray had a record of 6-3. That includes a record of 6-2 in 8 general elections, and 0-1 in 1 special election.