Ralph Eugene Updike, Sr.

Offices

Indiana House
Marion County
In office
Nov 8, 1922 to Nov 5, 1924

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Ran For Other Office
U.S. House
District 7
In office
Mar 4, 1925 to Mar 4, 1929

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
Ralph Eugene Updike, Sr. spent 5 years, 11 months, 29 days in office in Indiana, including 4 years, 1 day at the federal level and 1 year, 11 months, 28 days at the state level.

Elections

1924–U.S. House (District 7) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1924
59.95%
Ralph Eugene Updike, Sr.*, Republican, 94,751 votes
39.41%
Joseph P. Turk, Democratic, 62,279 votes
 0.64%
William O. Fogleson, Socialist, 1,010 votes
Out of 158,040 votes casts, the margin of victory was 32,472 (20.54%)
1926–U.S. House (District 7) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1926
52.13%
Ralph Eugene Updike, Sr. (i)*, Republican, 48,313 votes
47.63%
William D. Headrick, Democratic, 44,142 votes
 0.24%
Turner T. Marshall, Socialist, 223 votes
Out of 92,678 votes casts, the margin of victory was 4,171 (4.50%)
1928–U.S. House (District 7) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1928
51.51%
Louis Ludlow*, Democratic, 94,643 votes
48.04%
Ralph Eugene Updike, Sr. (i), Republican, 88,263 votes
 0.45%
Edward M. Lentz, Prohibition, 828 votes
Out of 183,734 votes casts, the margin of victory was 6,380 (3.47%)
In the 3 races we have results for, Ralph Eugene Updike, Sr. had a record of 2-1. That includes a record of 2-1 in 3 general elections.