William Robert Wood

Notable Facts

  • Served as Senate President Pro Tempore in the 62nd General Assembly (1900-1902)
  • Served as Senate President Pro Tempore in the 66th General Assembly (1908-1910)

Offices

Indiana Senate
Tippecanoe County
In office
Nov 4, 1896 to Nov 7, 1906

Party: Republican
Assumed: Special Election
Left: Redistricting
Benton, Tippecanoe Counties
In office
Nov 7, 1906 to Nov 4, 1914

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Ran For Other Office
U.S. House
District 10
In office
Mar 4, 1915 to Mar 4, 1933

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
William Robert Wood spent 36 years, 8 days in office in Indiana, including 18 years, 5 days at the federal level and 18 years, 3 days at the state level.

Elections

1914–U.S. House (District 10) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1914
45.36%
William Robert Wood*, Republican, 22,318 votes
36.04%
John B. Peterson (i), Democratic, 17,735 votes
 17.55%
William H. Ade, Progressive, 8,637 votes
 1.05%
E. A. Bush, Prohibition, 516 votes
Out of 49,206 votes casts, the margin of victory was 4,583 (9.32%)
1916–U.S. House (District 10) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1916
56.85%
William Robert Wood (i)*, Republican, 31,895 votes
41.13%
George E. Hershman, Democratic, 23,077 votes
 1.11%
Isaac S. Wade, Socialist, 622 votes
 0.84%
John G. Brown, Progressive, 471 votes
 0.07%
Ervin S. Whitmer, Prohibition, 39 votes
Out of 56,104 votes casts, the margin of victory was 8,818 (15.72%)
1918–U.S. House (District 10) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1918
61.43%
William Robert Wood (i)*, Republican, 26,384 votes
37.40%
George R. Kirschman, Democratic, 16,064 votes
 1.17%
Ervin S. Whitmer, Socialist, 504 votes
Out of 42,952 votes casts, the margin of victory was 10,320 (24.03%)
1920–U.S. House (District 10) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1920
65.49%
William Robert Wood (i)*, Republican, 62,438 votes
27.42%
Fred Barnett, Democratic, 26,139 votes
 5.33%
James H. McGill, Farmer-Labor, 5,086 votes
 1.75%
Burr A. Gott, Socialist, 1,670 votes
Out of 95,333 votes casts, the margin of victory was 36,299 (38.07%)
1922–U.S. House (District 10) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1922
59.17%
William Robert Wood (i)*, Republican, 45,590 votes
40.02%
William F. Spencer, Democratic, 30,835 votes
 0.81%
Frank Field, Socialist, 623 votes
Out of 77,048 votes casts, the margin of victory was 14,755 (19.15%)
1924–U.S. House (District 10) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1924
66.82%
William Robert Wood (i)*, Republican, 67,143 votes
33.18%
Harry O. Rhodes, Democratic, 33,344 votes
Out of 100,487 votes casts, the margin of victory was 33,799 (33.64%)
1926–U.S. House (District 10) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1926
68.23%
William Robert Wood (i)*, Republican, 52,286 votes
31.77%
Harry O. Rhodes, Democratic, 24,349 votes
Out of 76,635 votes casts, the margin of victory was 27,937 (36.46%)
1928–U.S. House (District 10) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1928
62.02%
William Robert Wood (i)*, Republican, 87,972 votes
37.98%
John W. Sobraske, Democratic, 53,874 votes
Out of 141,846 votes casts, the margin of victory was 34,098 (24.04%)
1930–U.S. House (District 10) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1930
53.30%
William Robert Wood (i)*, Republican, 53,702 votes
46.70%
Charles Judson Murphy, Democratic, 47,057 votes
Out of 100,759 votes casts, the margin of victory was 6,645 (6.60%)
1932–U.S. House (District 2) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1932
54.01%
George R. Durgan*, Democratic, 73,357 votes
45.57%
William Robert Wood (i), Republican, 61,897 votes
 0.41%
Robert L. McGinley, Socialist, 560 votes
Out of 135,814 votes casts, the margin of victory was 11,460 (8.44%)
In the 10 races we have results for, William Robert Wood had a record of 9-1. That includes a record of 9-1 in 10 general elections.