1946 United States Senate election in Indiana

The 1946 United States Senate election in Indiana took place on November 5, 1946. Incumbent Republican U.S. Senator Raymond E. Willis did not run for re-election. Former interim Senator William E. Jenner was elected over Governor of Indiana M. Clifford Townsend.

1946 United States Senate election in Indiana

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  WilliamJenner.jpg M. Clfford Townsend (Indiana governor).jpg
Nominee William E. Jenner M. Clifford Townsend
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 1,020,605 911,169
Percentage 52.44% 46.82%

U.S. senator before election

Raymond E. Willis
Republican

Elected U.S. Senator

William E. Jenner
Republican

Republican nominationEdit

CandidatesEdit

WithdrewEdit

Convention resultsEdit

1946 Indiana Republican convention[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican William E. Jenner 1,994 95.07%
Republican Charles M. La Follette 105 4.93%
Total votes 2,129 100.00%

General electionEdit

CandidatesEdit

  • William E. Jenner, former interim U.S. Senator (Republican)
  • Elmer G. Johnson (Communist)
  • John Marion Morris (Socialist Labor)
  • M. Clifford Townsend, former Governor of Indiana (Democratic)
  • Elmer D. Riggs (Prohibition)

ResultsEdit

1946 U.S. Senate election in Indiana[2]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican William E. Jenner 739,807 54.91%  4.46
Democratic M. Clifford Townsend 584,288 43.36%  5.83
Prohibition Elmer D. Riggs 21,008 1.56%  1.24
Socialist Labor John Marion Morris 1,523 0.11% N/A
Communist Elmer G. Johnson 806 0.06% N/A
Total votes 1,347,432 100.00%
Republican hold

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "GOP 'Old Guard' in State Still Political Bosses". Muncie Post-Democrat. 14 June 1946. p. 1.
  2. ^ http://clerk.house.gov/member_info/electionInfo/1946election.pdf[bare URL PDF]