Henry Frederick Schricker

Notable Facts

  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 80th General Assembly (1936-1938)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 81st General Assembly (1938-1940)

Offices

Indiana Senate
LaPorte, Starke Counties
In office
Nov 9, 1932 to Nov 4, 1936

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

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Ran For Other Office
Governor
Statewide
In office
Jan 13, 1941 to Jan 8, 1945

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Term Limited
Governor
Statewide
In office
Jan 10, 1949 to Jan 12, 1953

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Term Limited
Henry Frederick Schricker spent 15 years, 11 months, 28 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1936–Lieutenant Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1936
55.93%
Henry Frederick Schricker*, Democratic, 902,228 votes
43.77%
Joseph B. Kyle, Republican, 705,964 votes
 0.23%
Polk Redmon, Socialist, 3,664 votes
 0.07%
James A. Wood, Jr., Communist, 1,144 votes
Out of 1,613,000 votes casts, the margin of victory was 196,264 (12.16%)
1940–Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1940
49.92%
Henry Frederick Schricker*, Democratic, 889,620 votes
49.69%
Glenn R. Hillis, Republican, 885,657 votes
 0.27%
Omer S. Whiteman, Prohibition, 4,869 votes
 0.08%
Mary Donavan Hapgood, Socialist, 1,455 votes
 0.04%
Herman Backus Barefield, Socialist Labor, 651 votes
Out of 1,782,252 votes casts, the margin of victory was 3,963 (0.23%)
1944–U.S. Senate (Class 3) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1944
50.23%
Homer Capehart*, Republican, 829,489 votes
48.91%
Henry Frederick Schricker, Democratic, 807,766 votes
 0.74%
George W. Holston, Prohibition, 12,213 votes
 0.12%
Mario B. Tomisch, Socialist, 1,917 votes
Out of 1,651,385 votes casts, the margin of victory was 21,723 (1.32%)
1948–Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1948
53.56%
Henry Frederick Schricker*, Democratic, 884,995 votes
45.14%
William Hobart Creighton, Republican, 745,892 votes
 0.82%
Clinton W. Spiecher, Prohibition, 13,582 votes
 0.38%
Walter Frisbie, Progressive, 6,259 votes
 0.06%
William Rabe, Sr., Socialist, 985 votes
 0.04%
Charles Ginsberg, Socialist Labor, 608 votes
Out of 1,652,321 votes casts, the margin of victory was 139,103 (8.42%)
1952–U.S. Senate (Class 1) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1952
52.44%
William Ezra Jenner (i)*, Republican, 1,020,605 votes
46.82%
Henry Frederick Schricker, Democratic, 911,169 votes
 0.65%
Carl W. Thompson, Prohibition, 12,734 votes
 0.05%
Carl Leon Eddy, Progressive, 891 votes
 0.04%
John Marion Morris, Socialist Labor, 719 votes
Out of 1,946,118 votes casts, the margin of victory was 109,436 (5.62%)
In the 5 races we have results for, Henry Frederick Schricker had a record of 3-2. That includes a record of 3-2 in 5 general elections.