1951 Indianapolis mayoral election

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Indianapolis mayoral election, 1951

← 1947 November 6, 1951 1955 →
Turnout42.0%[1]
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Nominee Alex M. Clark Philip L. Bayt
Party Republican Democratic
Popular vote 68,415 54,744
Percentage 55.6% 44.4%

Mayor before election

Philip L. Bayt
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Alex M. Clark
Republican

The Indianapolis mayoral election of 1951 took place on November 6, 1951 and saw the election of Republican municipal court judge Alex M. Clark as mayor, defeating Democratic incumbent Philip L. Bayt.[1][2] Clark became one of the youngest mayors in Indianapolis' history.[3]

Results[edit]

Subsequent to losing the election, Bayt resigned as mayor one month before his term expired in order to accept an appointment as judge of Municipal Court 3.[2]

Indianapolis mayoral election, 1955[1]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Alex M. Clark 68,415 55.6
Democratic Philip L. Bayt (incumbent) 54,744 44.4
Turnout 123,159
Majority 13,671
Republican gain from Democratic

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bodenhamer, David J.; Barrows, Robert G. (1994). The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Indiana University Press. p. 1356 and 1357. ISBN 0-253-31222-1.
  2. ^ a b Bodenhamer, David J.; Barrows, Robert G. (1994). The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Indiana University Press. p. 312. ISBN 0-253-31222-1.
  3. ^ Bodenhamer, David J.; Barrows, Robert G. (1994). The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis. Indiana University Press. p. 445. ISBN 0-253-31222-1.


Preceded by
1947
Indianapolis mayoral election
1955
Succeeded by
1955