Joseph Gilbert Candidate

Born: July 10, 1865
London County
Resided: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hennepin County
Death: January 14, 1956
Gender: Man
Occupation: Newspaper columnist and retired editor
Political Party: Farmer-Labor
Notes: Gilbert came to the United States in 1884. He was one of the founders of the Farmer-Labor movement in Minnesota. He was convicted in May 1918 of interfering and discouraging enlistment in the U.S. military and naval forces and was imprisoned until 1922.
Sources: Minnesota Historical Society Death Certificate Index (1956-MN-019650). Minneapolis Star Journal, July 29, 1942 (p. 18).
Photo of Joseph Gilbert
Photo of Joseph Gilbert
Minneapolis Morning Tribune, January 16, 1956 (p. 1).

Election Details

Number of state/federal offices sought Number of campaigns Number of winning campaigns
1 2 1
Date Election Stage Party Votes Percent Result
11/03/1942 U.S. House, District 05 General Farmer-Labor 18,566 19.46% Lost
09/08/1942 U.S. House, District 05 Primary Farmer-Labor 8,030 51.39% Won