1926 United States Senate special election in Indiana

The 1926 United States Senate special election in Indiana was held on November 2, 1926, to complete the unexpired term of Senator Samuel M. Ralston, who died on October 14, 1925. Interim Republican Senator Arthur Raymond Robinson, who had been appointed to fill the seat, was re-elected to finish the term over Democrat Evans Woollen.

1926 United States Senate special election in Indiana

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Nominee Arthur Robinson Evans Woollen
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 519,401 496,540
Percentage 50.62% 48.40%

U.S. senator before election

Arthur Raymond Robinson

Elected U.S. Senator

Arthur Raymond Robinson


In October 1925, incumbent Senator Samuel Ralston died in office. Governor Edward L. Jackson appointed Arthur Raymond Robinson to fill the seat until a successor could be duly elected, with the election scheduled for November 2, 1926. The winner would finish Ralston's term ending in 1929.

General electionEdit


  • William O. Fogleson (Socialist)
  • Arthur Raymond Robinson, interim appointee Senator (Republican)
  • Albert Stanley (Prohibition)
  • Evans Woollen, banker, former football coach, and candidate for U.S. Representative in 1896 (Democratic)


1926 U.S. Senate special election in Indiana[1][2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Arthur R. Robinson (incumbent) 519,401 50.62%  2.82
Democratic Evans Woollen 496,540 48.40%  2.47
Prohibition Albert Stanley 5,205 0.51% N/A
Socialist William O. Fogleson 4,864 0.47%  0.86
Total votes 1,026,010 100.00%
Republican hold

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives (1927). "Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 5, 1926" (PDF). U.S. Government Printing Office.
  2. ^ "Our Campaigns – IN US Senate Race – July 03, 1926". www.ourcampaigns.com.