John A. Watkins

Notable Facts

  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 86th General Assembly (1948-1950)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 87th General Assembly (1950-1952)

Offices

Lieutenant Governor
Statewide
In office
Jan 10, 1949 to Jan 12, 1953

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Ran For Other Office
John A. Watkins spent 4 years, 3 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1948–Lieutenant Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1948
51.63%
John A. Watkins*, Democratic, 840,451 votes
47.03%
Rue J. Alexander, Republican, 765,541 votes
 0.85%
Orval L. Huffman, Prohibition, 13,883 votes
 0.39%
Charles C. Rohrer, Progressive, 6,314 votes
 0.06%
Roy L. Farr, Socialist, 988 votes
 0.04%
Charley Lynch, Socialist Labor, 632 votes
Out of 1,627,809 votes casts, the margin of victory was 74,910 (4.60%)
1952–Governor LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1952
55.68%
George N. Craig*, Republican, 1,075,685 votes
43.58%
John A. Watkins, Democratic, 841,984 votes
 0.65%
Lester N. Abel, Prohibition, 12,554 votes
 0.05%
Simon Boorda, Progressive, 920 votes
 0.04%
Charles Ginsberg, Socialist Labor, 726 votes
Out of 1,931,869 votes casts, the margin of victory was 233,701 (12.10%)
In the 2 races we have results for, John A. Watkins had a record of 1-1. That includes a record of 1-1 in 2 general elections.