Edgar D. Bush

Notable Facts

  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 70th General Assembly (1916-1918)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 71st General Assembly (1918-1920)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 76th General Assembly (1928-1930)
  • Served as Presiding Officer, Lt. Governor in the 77th General Assembly (1930-1932)

Offices

Lieutenant Governor
Statewide
In office
Jan 8, 1917 to Jan 10, 1921

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Did Not Run
Lieutenant Governor
Statewide
In office
Jan 14, 1929 to Jan 9, 1933

Party: Republican
Assumed: General Election
Left: Did Not Run
Edgar D. Bush spent 7 years, 11 months, 29 days in office in Indiana, all of it at the state level.

Elections

1914–U.S. House (District 3) LOST
General Election–Tuesday, November 3, 1914
56.35%
William E. Cox (i)*, Democratic, 23,679 votes
29.17%
Edgar D. Bush, Republican, 12,260 votes
 12.72%
Lawson Nichols Mace, Progressive, 5,344 votes
 0.98%
C. H. Noblett, Prohibition, 411 votes
 0.79%
Unknown Candidate, Socialist, 330 votes
Out of 42,024 votes casts, the margin of victory was 11,419 (27.18%)
1916–Lieutenant Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 7, 1916
47.87%
Edgar D. Bush*, Republican, 337,308 votes
46.00%
Mason Jenks Niblack, Democratic, 324,174 votes
 3.07%
Samuel S. Condo, Socialist, 21,623 votes
 2.20%
Albert Stanley, Prohibition, 15,479 votes
 0.64%
Milo J. Bowman, Jr., Progressive, 4,507 votes
 0.22%
William Holmes, Socialist Labor, 1,573 votes
Out of 704,664 votes casts, the margin of victory was 13,134 (1.87%)
1928–Lieutenant Governor WON
General Election–Tuesday, November 6, 1928
55.12%
Edgar D. Bush*, Republican, 776,811 votes
44.35%
Wilson Addison Drake, Democratic, 624,943 votes
 0.28%
Owen Weird, Prohibition, 3,983 votes
 0.24%
Jacob Mueller, Socialist, 3,321 votes
 0.01%
Elva C. King, National, 168 votes
Out of 1,409,226 votes casts, the margin of victory was 151,868 (10.77%)
In the 3 races for which we have results, Edgar D. Bush had a record of 2-1. That includes a record of 2-1 in 3 general elections.