William E. Cox

Offices

U.S. House
District 3
In office
Mar 4, 1907 to Mar 4, 1919

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
William E. Cox spent 12 years, 3 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the federal level.

Elections

1906–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1906
49.34%
William E. Cox*, Democratic, 18,606 votes
48.13%
George H. Hester, Republican, 18,151 votes
 2.13%
Theodore J. Shrode, Prohibition, 802 votes
 0.40%
Frank S. Goodman, Socialist, 151 votes
Out of 37,710 votes casts, the margin of victory was 455 (1.21%)
1908–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1908
54.87%
William E. Cox (i)*, Democratic, 24,139 votes
43.11%
John W. Lewis, Republican, 18,966 votes
 1.27%
George E. Flanigan, Prohibition, 559 votes
 0.71%
Joseph W. Schwartz, Socialist, 314 votes
 0.03%
David J. Murr, Independence, 12 votes
Out of 43,990 votes casts, the margin of victory was 5,173 (11.76%)
1910–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1910
58.35%
William E. Cox (i)*, Democratic, 21,670 votes
40.31%
Harry C. Poindexter, Republican, 14,969 votes
 1.13%
William B. Lewis, Prohibition, 419 votes
 0.21%
A. J. Wells, Socialist, 78 votes
Out of 37,136 votes casts, the margin of victory was 6,701 (18.04%)
1912–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1912
51.52%
William E. Cox (i)*, Democratic, 23,150 votes
22.36%
William D. Barnes, Republican, 10,049 votes
22.27%
S. G. Wilkinson, Progressive, 10,005 votes
 2.65%
John Zahnd, Socialist, 1,192 votes
 1.20%
H. W. White, Prohibition, 538 votes
Out of 44,934 votes casts, the margin of victory was 13,101 (29.16%)
1914–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1914
56.35%
William E. Cox (i)*, Democratic, 23,679 votes
29.17%
Edgar D. Bush, Republican, 12,260 votes
 12.72%
Lawson Nichols Mace, Progressive, 5,344 votes
 0.98%
C. H. Noblett, Prohibition, 411 votes
 0.79%
Unknown Candidate, Socialist, 330 votes
Out of 42,024 votes casts, the margin of victory was 11,419 (27.18%)
1916–U.S. House (District 3) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1916
52.09%
William E. Cox (i)*, Democratic, 24,738 votes
45.97%
John Homer Edwards, Republican, 21,831 votes
 1.08%
Alvin L. Ogle, Prohibition, 511 votes
 0.58%
William D. Bartle, Socialist, 277 votes
 0.28%
William Wagoner, Progressive, 134 votes
Out of 47,491 votes casts, the margin of victory was 2,907 (6.12%)
1918–U.S. House (District 3) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1918
50.32%
James W. Dunbar*, Republican, 20,556 votes
48.94%
William E. Cox (i), Democratic, 19,989 votes
 0.74%
Alvin L. Ogle, Socialist, 302 votes
Out of 40,847 votes casts, the margin of victory was 567 (1.38%)
In the 7 races for which we have results, William E. Cox had a record of 6-1. That includes a record of 6-1 in 7 general elections.