Harold Willis Handley

Notable Facts

  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 88th General Assembly (1952-1954)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 89th General Assembly (1954-1956)

Offices

Indiana Senate
LaPorte, Starke Counties
In office
Nov 6, 1940 to Jan 12, 1942

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Resigned
Indiana Senate
LaPorte, Starke Counties
In office
Nov 3, 1948 to Nov 5, 1952

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Ran For Other Office
Lieutenant Governor
Statewide
In office
Jan 12, 1953 to Jan 14, 1957

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Ran For Other Office
Governor
Statewide
In office
Jan 14, 1957 to Jan 9, 1961

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Term Limited
Harold Willis Handley spent 13 years, 2 months, 8 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1952–Lieutenant Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1952
55.64%
Harold Willis Handley*, Republican, 1,069,780 votes
43.66%
E. Spencer Walton, Democratic, 839,360 votes
 0.67%
J. Ralston Miller, Prohibition, 12,795 votes
 0.04%
Vivienne C. Williams, Socialist Labor, 776 votes
Out of 1,922,711 votes casts, the margin of victory was 230,420 (11.98%)
1956–Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1956
55.61%
Harold Willis Handley*, Republican, 1,086,868 votes
43.97%
Ralph Tucker, Democratic, 859,393 votes
 0.35%
J. Ralston Miller, Prohibition, 6,791 votes
 0.06%
Merle L. Williams, Socialist Labor, 1,238 votes
Out of 1,954,290 votes casts, the margin of victory was 227,475 (11.64%)
1958–U.S. Senate (Class 1) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 4, 1958
56.47%
R. Vance Hartke*, Democratic, 973,636 votes
42.43%
Harold Willis Handley, Republican, 731,635 votes
 1.10%
John Stelle, Prohibition, 19,040 votes
Out of 1,724,311 votes casts, the margin of victory was 242,001 (14.04%)
In the 3 races we have results for, Harold Willis Handley had a record of 2-1. That includes a record of 2-1 in 3 general elections.