James B. Ray

Notable Facts

  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 9th General Assembly (1825-1825)

Offices

Indiana House
Franklin County
In office
Nov 19, 1821 to Dec 2, 1822
Assumed: General Election
Left: Ran For Other Office
Indiana Senate
Franklin County
In office
Dec 2, 1822 to Feb 12, 1825
Assumed: General Election
Left: Assumed Other Office
Governor
Statewide
In office
Feb 12, 1825 to Dec 7, 1831

Party: Independent
Assumed: Legal Succession
Left: Term Limited
James B. Ray spent 10 years, 20 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1825–Governor WON
General Election–Monday, August 1, 1825
53.24%
James B. Ray (i)*, 13,852 votes
46.76%
Isaac Newton Blackford, 12,165 votes
Out of 26,017 votes casts, the margin of victory was 1,687 (6.48%)
1828–Governor WON
General Election–Monday, August 4, 1828
39.53%
James B. Ray (i)*, 15,131 votes
32.00%
Israel Thompson Canby, 12,251 votes
28.47%
Harbin H. Moore, 10,898 votes
Out of 38,280 votes casts, the margin of victory was 2,880 (7.53%)
In the 2 races we have results for, James B. Ray had a record of 2-0. That includes a record of 2-0 in 2 general elections.