Joseph Nowak Candidate

Born: August 18, 1900
Resided: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hennepin County
Gender: Man
Occupation: Retired grocer
Political Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Notes: Novak was a candidate for Hennepin County Commissioner (1st District) in 1944 and 1948, Mayor of Minneapolis in 1953, 1959, and 1963, and Minneapolis Alderman (1st Ward) in 1961. Shortly after losing the 1953 campaign for mayor, Nowak was arrested for violating probation on a sentence of up to 10 years in prison for child abandonment. He had been wanted for 18 months.
Sources: World War II Draft Registration Card (undated). Minneapolis Morning Tribune, May 14, 1953 (p. 17). The Minneapolis Star, September 7, 1964 (p. B1).
Photo of Joseph Nowak
Photo of Joseph Nowak
Minneapolis Morning Tribune, May 14, 1953 (p. 17).

Election Details

Number of state/federal offices sought Number of campaigns Number of winning campaigns
1 1 0
Date Election Stage Party Votes Percent Result
09/08/1964 U.S. Senate Primary Democratic-Farmer-Labor 11,267 4.16% Lost