Maurice Clifford Townsend

Notable Facts

  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 78th General Assembly (1932-1934)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 79th General Assembly (1934-1936)

Offices

Indiana House
Blackford, Grant Counties
In office
Nov 8, 1922 to Nov 5, 1924

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Lieutenant Governor
Statewide
In office
Jan 9, 1933 to Jan 11, 1937

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Ran For Other Office
Governor
Statewide
In office
Jan 11, 1937 to Jan 13, 1941

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Term Limited
Maurice Clifford Townsend spent 10 years, 4 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1928–U.S. House (District 11) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1928
54.11%
Albert R. Hall (i)*, Republican, 49,326 votes
45.89%
Maurice Clifford Townsend, Democratic, 41,836 votes
Out of 91,162 votes casts, the margin of victory was 7,490 (8.22%)
1932–Lieutenant Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1932
55.12%
Maurice Clifford Townsend*, Democratic, 860,924 votes
42.70%
Joseph B. Kyle, Republican, 666,943 votes
 1.21%
Samuel S. Condo, Socialist, 18,823 votes
 0.59%
Lynn C. Bisbee, Prohibition, 9,172 votes
 0.14%
Wenzel Stocker, Communist, 2,133 votes
 0.13%
Bert Decker, National, 2,089 votes
 0.12%
Henry E. Peterson, Socialist Labor, 1,817 votes
Out of 1,561,901 votes casts, the margin of victory was 193,981 (12.42%)
1936–Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1936
55.36%
Maurice Clifford Townsend*, Democratic, 908,494 votes
44.33%
Raymond Springer, Republican, 727,526 votes
 0.24%
Mario B. Tomisch, Socialist, 3,871 votes
 0.07%
Wenzel Stocker, Communist, 1,183 votes
Out of 1,641,074 votes casts, the margin of victory was 180,968 (11.03%)
1946–U.S. Senate (Class 1) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1946
54.91%
William Ezra Jenner*, Republican, 739,809 votes
43.36%
Maurice Clifford Townsend, Democratic, 584,288 votes
 1.56%
Elmer D. Riggs, Prohibition, 21,008 votes
 0.11%
John Marion Morris, Socialist Labor, 1,523 votes
 0.06%
Elmer G. Johnson, Communist, 806 votes
Out of 1,347,434 votes casts, the margin of victory was 155,521 (11.55%)
In the 4 races we have results for, Maurice Clifford Townsend had a record of 2-2. That includes a record of 2-2 in 4 general elections.