Matthew Empson Welsh

Offices

Indiana House
Knox County
In office
Nov 6, 1940 to Nov 8, 1944

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Indiana Senate
Daviess, Knox Counties
In office
Nov 3, 1954 to Aug 11, 1960

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Resigned
Governor
Statewide
In office
Jan 9, 1961 to Jan 11, 1965

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Term Limited
Matthew Empson Welsh spent 13 years, 9 months, 15 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1960–Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1960
50.39%
Matthew Empson Welsh*, Democratic, 1,072,717 votes
49.30%
Crawford F. Parker, Republican, 1,049,540 votes
 0.28%
J. Ralston Miller, Prohibition, 5,892 votes
 0.04%
Herman A. Kronewitter, Socialist Labor, 816 votes
Out of 2,128,965 votes casts, the margin of victory was 23,177 (1.09%)
1972–Governor LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1972
56.77%
Otis Ray Bowen*, Republican, 1,203,903 votes
42.46%
Matthew Empson Welsh, Democratic, 900,489 votes
 0.40%
Berryman S. Hurley, Indiana American Independent, 8,525 votes
 0.30%
Finley C. Campbell, Peace and Freedom, 6,278 votes
 0.08%
John Marion Morris, Socialist Labor, 1,652 votes
Out of 2,120,847 votes casts, the margin of victory was 303,414 (14.31%)
In the 2 races we have results for, Matthew Empson Welsh had a record of 1-1. That includes a record of 1-1 in 2 general elections.