John Alfred McDowell Adair

Offices

Indiana House
Jay County
In office
Nov 5, 1902 to Nov 9, 1904

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
U.S. House
District 8
In office
Mar 4, 1907 to Mar 4, 1917

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Ran For Other Office
John Alfred McDowell Adair spent 12 years, 8 days in office in Indiana, including 10 years, 3 days at the federal level and 2 years, 5 days at the state level.

Elections

1906–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1906
51.39%
John Alfred McDowell Adair*, Democratic, 24,027 votes
42.31%
George W. Cromer (i), Republican, 19,783 votes
 4.32%
Frank D. Muse, Prohibition, 2,021 votes
 1.85%
George R. Gamble, Socialist, 866 votes
 0.13%
Charles T. W. Bartling, Socialist Labor, 60 votes
Out of 46,757 votes casts, the margin of victory was 4,244 (9.08%)
1908–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1908
52.49%
John Alfred McDowell Adair (i)*, Democratic, 29,259 votes
42.86%
Nathan Byrd Hawkins, Jr., Republican, 23,890 votes
 2.55%
Willard A. Bartlett, Prohibition, 1,422 votes
 2.08%
Wallace D. Wattles, Socialist, 1,157 votes
 0.02%
Nathan H. Baker, Independence, 11 votes
Out of 55,739 votes casts, the margin of victory was 5,369 (9.63%)
1910–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1910
51.84%
John Alfred McDowell Adair (i)*, Democratic, 25,455 votes
39.32%
Rollin Warner, Republican, 19,309 votes
 5.93%
Orville G. Overcarsh, Socialist, 2,910 votes
 2.91%
Carey Ayres, Prohibition, 1,429 votes
Out of 49,103 votes casts, the margin of victory was 6,146 (12.52%)
1912–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1912
46.48%
John Alfred McDowell Adair (i)*, Democratic, 23,530 votes
25.99%
E. C. Toner, Progressive, 13,157 votes
 16.39%
Isaiah Paxson Watts, Republican, 8,298 votes
 7.13%
Hunter McDonald, Socialist, 3,611 votes
 4.02%
J. Walter Gibson, Prohibition, 2,033 votes
Out of 50,629 votes casts, the margin of victory was 10,373 (20.49%)
1914–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1914
44.45%
John Alfred McDowell Adair (i)*, Democratic, 21,841 votes
26.78%
Albert H. Vestal, Republican, 13,160 votes
21.95%
H. L. Kitselman, Progressive, 10,785 votes
 4.00%
Max E. Matthews, Socialist, 1,965 votes
 2.83%
J. Walter Gibson, Prohibition, 1,390 votes
Out of 49,141 votes casts, the margin of victory was 8,681 (17.67%)
1916–Governor LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1916
47.81%
James P. Goodrich*, Republican, 337,831 votes
46.00%
John Alfred McDowell Adair, Democratic, 325,060 votes
 3.14%
William W. Farmer, Socialist, 22,156 votes
 2.19%
Alfred L. Mondy, Prohibition, 15,454 votes
 0.65%
Thomas A. Dailey, Progressive, 4,573 votes
 0.22%
Joseph B. Trunko, Socialist Labor, 1,553 votes
Out of 706,627 votes casts, the margin of victory was 12,771 (1.81%)
1924–U.S. House (District 8) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1924
55.78%
Albert H. Vestal (i)*, Republican, 51,864 votes
44.22%
John Alfred McDowell Adair, Democratic, 41,119 votes
Out of 92,983 votes casts, the margin of victory was 10,745 (11.56%)
In the 7 races we have results for, John Alfred McDowell Adair had a record of 5-2. That includes a record of 5-2 in 7 general elections.