Ralph Wilbur Moss

Offices

Indiana Senate
Clay, Owen Counties
In office
Nov 9, 1904 to Nov 7, 1906

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Redistricting
Clay, Vigo Counties
In office
Nov 7, 1906 to Nov 4, 1908

Party: Democratic
Assumed: Redistricting
Left: Ran For Other Office
U.S. House
District 5
In office
Mar 4, 1909 to Mar 4, 1917

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Lost Reelection Bid
Ralph Wilbur Moss spent 11 years, 11 months, 28 days in office in Indiana, including 8 years, 2 days at the federal level and 3 years, 11 months, 26 days at the state level.

Elections

1908–U.S. House (District 5) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1908
48.91%
Ralph Wilbur Moss*, Democratic, 28,844 votes
46.40%
Howard Maxwell, Republican, 27,361 votes
 2.63%
William D. Van Horn, Socialist, 1,548 votes
 2.03%
Edward M. Woodard, Prohibition, 1,200 votes
 0.03%
Daniel C. Brackney, Independence, 17 votes
Out of 58,970 votes casts, the margin of victory was 1,483 (2.51%)
1910–U.S. House (District 5) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1910
51.63%
Ralph Wilbur Moss (i)*, Democratic, 25,916 votes
42.39%
Frank Tilley, Republican, 21,277 votes
 4.19%
James O'Neal, Socialist, 2,103 votes
 1.79%
Ernest R. Walter, Prohibition, 898 votes
Out of 50,194 votes casts, the margin of victory was 4,639 (9.24%)
1912–U.S. House (District 5) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1912
45.16%
Ralph Wilbur Moss (i)*, Democratic, 20,634 votes
26.25%
F. W. Blankenlaker, Republican, 11,995 votes
 18.10%
Joseph W. Amis, Socialist, 8,268 votes
 7.33%
William Houston, Progressive, 3,351 votes
 3.16%
John G. L. Myers, Prohibition, 1,444 votes
Out of 45,692 votes casts, the margin of victory was 8,639 (18.91%)
1914–U.S. House (District 5) WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1914
45.91%
Ralph Wilbur Moss (i)*, Democratic, 21,785 votes
36.99%
R. L. Shattuck, Republican, 17,552 votes
 11.07%
Otis E. Gulley, Progressive, 5,254 votes
 4.18%
James O'Neil, Socialist, 1,982 votes
 1.85%
E. G. Shouse, Prohibition, 877 votes
Out of 47,450 votes casts, the margin of victory was 4,233 (8.92%)
1916–U.S. House (District 5) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1916
40.60%
Everett Sanders*, Republican, 20,977 votes
39.26%
Ralph Wilbur Moss (i), Democratic, 20,285 votes
 17.16%
Eugene Victor Debs, Socialist, 8,866 votes
 2.97%
Dayton F. Haworth, Progressive, 1,536 votes
Out of 51,664 votes casts, the margin of victory was 692 (1.34%)
1918–U.S. House (District 5) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1918
50.49%
Everett Sanders (i)*, Republican, 20,271 votes
47.85%
Ralph Wilbur Moss, Democratic, 19,213 votes
 1.66%
J. Harvey Caldwell, Socialist, 668 votes
Out of 40,152 votes casts, the margin of victory was 1,058 (2.64%)
In the 6 races for which we have results, Ralph Wilbur Moss had a record of 4-2. That includes a record of 4-2 in 6 general elections.