Richard Osborne Ristine

Notable Facts

  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 92nd General Assembly (1960-1962)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 93rd General Assembly (1962-1964)

Offices

Indiana Senate
Montgomery, Putnam Counties
In office
Nov 8, 1950 to Aug 29, 1960

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

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Ran For Other Office
Richard Osborne Ristine spent 13 years, 9 months, 26 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1960–Lieutenant Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 8, 1960
50.02%
Richard Osborne Ristine*, Republican, 1,055,794 votes
49.71%
Earl Morris Utterback, Democratic, 1,049,327 votes
 0.27%
Waldo E. Yeater, Prohibition, 5,660 votes
Out of 2,110,781 votes casts, the margin of victory was 6,467 (0.31%)
1964–Governor LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1964
56.18%
Roger D. Branigin*, Democratic, 1,164,620 votes
43.48%
Richard Osborne Ristine, Republican, 901,342 votes
 0.28%
Chester G. Bohannan, Prohibition, 5,771 votes
 0.06%
Gordon A. Long, Socialist Labor, 1,182 votes
Out of 2,072,915 votes casts, the margin of victory was 263,278 (12.70%)
In the 2 races we have results for, Richard Osborne Ristine had a record of 1-1. That includes a record of 1-1 in 2 general elections.