Albert H. Vestal

Notable Facts

  • Served as U.S. House Majority Whip (Republican) from 1923-1931
  • Served as U.S. House Minority Whip (Republican) from 1931-1932

Offices

U.S. House
District 8
In office
Mar 4, 1917 to Apr 1, 1932

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Died
Albert H. Vestal spent 15 years, 1 month, 1 day in office in Indiana, all of it at the federal level.

Elections

1914–U.S. House (District 8) LOST
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–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1916
48.02%
Albert H. Vestal*, Republican, 26,135 votes
43.83%
Jacob F. Denny, Democratic, 23,854 votes
 4.31%
W. S. Whiting, Prohibition, 2,348 votes
 3.22%
Fred S. Hurlburt, Socialist, 1,753 votes
 0.61%
Carl W. Thompson, Progressive, 332 votes
Out of 54,422 votes casts, the margin of victory was 2,281 (4.19%)
1918–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1918
53.50%
Albert H. Vestal (i)*, Republican, 24,124 votes
43.07%
William Henry Eichhorn, Democratic, 19,421 votes
 3.43%
George S. Martin, Socialist, 1,548 votes
Out of 45,093 votes casts, the margin of victory was 4,703 (10.43%)
1920–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1920
56.79%
Albert H. Vestal (i)*, Republican, 54,416 votes
40.41%
Charles A. Paddock, Democratic, 38,725 votes
 2.32%
Russel C. Vorheese, Socialist, 2,226 votes
 0.48%
Harvey H. Harshman, Farmer-Labor, 460 votes
Out of 95,827 votes casts, the margin of victory was 15,691 (16.38%)
1922–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1922
52.16%
Albert H. Vestal (i)*, Republican, 43,470 votes
47.00%
John Wilson Tyndall, Democratic, 39,169 votes
 0.84%
Henry C. Becker, Socialist, 697 votes
Out of 83,336 votes casts, the margin of victory was 4,301 (5.16%)
1924–U.S. House (District 8) WON
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%)
1926–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1926
53.78%
Albert H. Vestal (i)*, Republican, 40,963 votes
46.22%
Claude C. Ball, Democratic, 35,205 votes
Out of 76,168 votes casts, the margin of victory was 5,758 (7.56%)
1928–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1928
58.33%
Albert H. Vestal (i)*, Republican, 59,704 votes
41.67%
Don C. Ward, Democratic, 42,645 votes
Out of 102,349 votes casts, the margin of victory was 17,059 (16.66%)
1930–U.S. House (District 8) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1930
50.01%
Albert H. Vestal (i)*, Republican, 44,203 votes
49.99%
Claude C. Ball, Democratic, 44,194 votes
Out of 88,397 votes casts, the margin of victory was 9 (0.02%)
In the 9 races we have results for, Albert H. Vestal had a record of 8-1. That includes a record of 8-1 in 9 general elections.