John Hopkins Foster

Offices

Indiana House
Vanderburgh County
In office
Nov 9, 1892 to Nov 7, 1894

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
U.S. House
District 1
In office
May 16, 1905 to Mar 4, 1909

Party: Republican
Assumed: Special Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
John Hopkins Foster spent 5 years, 9 months, 17 days in office in Indiana, including 3 years, 9 months, 19 days at the federal level and 1 year, 11 months, 28 days at the state level.

Elections

1905–U.S. House (District 1) WON
Special Election–Tuesday, May 16, 1905
49.12%
John Hopkins Foster*, Republican, 15,423 votes
45.90%
Gustavus V. Menzies, Democratic, 14,412 votes
 3.12%
Alvin L. Heim, Socialist, 981 votes
 1.85%
Clarence Defur, Prohibition, 582 votes
Out of 31,398 votes casts, the margin of victory was 1,011 (3.22%)
1906–U.S. House (District 1) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1906
49.97%
John Hopkins Foster (i)*, Republican, 20,278 votes
46.72%
Gustavus V. Menzies, Democratic, 18,959 votes
 1.82%
Paul D. Strong, Socialist, 737 votes
 1.49%
Thomas H. Riggs, Prohibition, 604 votes
Out of 40,578 votes casts, the margin of victory was 1,319 (3.25%)
1908–U.S. House (District 1) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1908
48.32%
John W. Boehne, Sr.*, Democratic, 23,054 votes
48.14%
John Hopkins Foster (i), Republican, 22,965 votes
 2.51%
Paul D. Strong, Socialist, 1,199 votes
 1.00%
David W. Hull, Prohibition, 475 votes
 0.03%
John Hisgen, Independence, 16 votes
Out of 47,709 votes casts, the margin of victory was 89 (0.18%)
In the 3 races for which we have results, John Hopkins Foster had a record of 2-1. That includes a record of 1-1 in 2 general elections, and 1-0 in 1 special election.