Rue J. Alexander

Offices

Secretary of State
Statewide
In office
Dec 1, 1942 to Dec 1, 1946

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Term Limited
Lieutenant Governor
Statewide
In office
Apr 14, 1948 to Jan 10, 1949

Party: Republican
Assumed: Appointed by Governor
Left: Did Not Run
Rue J. Alexander spent 4 years, 8 months, 28 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1942–Secretary of State WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1942
54.22%
Rue J. Alexander*, Republican, 699,061 votes
44.91%
Winfield Kirkpatrick Denton, Democratic, 578,970 votes
 0.71%
George W. Holston, Prohibition, 9,186 votes
 0.16%
Gordon A. Long, Socialist Labor, 2,002 votes
Out of 1,289,219 votes casts, the margin of victory was 120,091 (9.31%)
1944–Secretary of State WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1944
51.81%
Rue J. Alexander (i)*, Republican, 853,279 votes
47.34%
Charles Francis Fleming, Democratic, 779,619 votes
 0.74%
Fessenden W. Lough, Prohibition, 12,181 votes
 0.10%
Walter O. Nehring, Socialist, 1,724 votes
Out of 1,646,803 votes casts, the margin of victory was 73,660 (4.47%)
1948–Lieutenant Governor LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 2, 1948
51.63%
John A. Watkins*, Democratic, 840,451 votes
47.03%
Rue J. Alexander, Republican, 765,541 votes
 0.85%
Orval L. Huffman, Prohibition, 13,883 votes
 0.39%
Charles C. Rohrer, Progressive, 6,314 votes
 0.06%
Roy L. Farr, Socialist, 988 votes
 0.04%
Charley Lynch, Socialist Labor, 632 votes
Out of 1,627,809 votes casts, the margin of victory was 74,910 (4.60%)
In the 3 races we have results for, Rue J. Alexander had a record of 2-1. That includes a record of 2-1 in 3 general elections.