Robert Lee Rock

Notable Facts

  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 94th General Assembly (1964-1966)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 95th General Assembly (1966-1968)

Offices

Indiana House
Madison County
In office
Nov 3, 1954 to Nov 7, 1956

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Indiana House
Madison County
In office
Nov 5, 1958 to Nov 4, 1964

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Ran For Other Office
Lieutenant Governor
Statewide
In office
Jan 11, 1965 to Jan 13, 1969

Party: Democratic
Assumed: General Election
Left: Ran For Other Office
Robert Lee Rock spent 12 years, 9 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1964–Lieutenant Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1964
54.22%
Robert Lee Rock*, Democratic, 1,113,981 votes
45.50%
John M. Ryan, Republican, 934,800 votes
 0.28%
Harry C. Beamer, Prohibition, 5,666 votes
Out of 2,054,447 votes casts, the margin of victory was 179,181 (8.72%)
1968–Governor LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 5, 1968
52.72%
Edgar Doud Whitcomb*, Republican, 1,080,271 votes
47.13%
Robert Lee Rock, Democratic, 965,816 votes
 0.15%
Melvin E. Hawk, Prohibition, 2,985 votes
Out of 2,049,072 votes casts, the margin of victory was 114,455 (5.59%)
In the 2 races we have results for, Robert Lee Rock had a record of 1-1. That includes a record of 1-1 in 2 general elections.