Paul F. Dehnel Candidate

Born: March 4, 1884
Falkenberg, Brandenburg
Elbe-Elster County
Resided: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Hennepin County

Rochester, Minnesota
Olmsted County

Worthington, Minnesota
Nobles County
Death: June 8, 1946
Gender: Man
Occupation: Newspaper publisher
Political Party: Republican
Notes: Dehnel came to Fairfax, Minnesota with his family in 1891. Dehnel founded 21 newspapers in the state, 16 of which were still in existence at the time of his passing. He was charged with sedition for being critical of U.S. governmental policies prior to World War I and was later declared an enemy alien and interned at Fort Oglethorpe until the end of the war.
Sources: Minnesota Historical Society Death Certificate Index (1946-MN-020665). World War II Draft Registration Card (April 27, 1942). The Minneapolis Journal, June 12, 1938 (p. 10). Minneapolis Morning Tribune, June 10, 1946 (p. 13).
Photo of Paul F. Dehnel
Photo of Paul F. Dehnel
The Minneapolis Journal, June 12, 1938 (p. 10).

Election Details

Number of state/federal offices sought Number of campaigns Number of winning campaigns
3 7 0
Date Election Stage Party Votes Percent Result
06/20/1938 U.S. House, District 05 Primary Republican 594 1.96% Lost
06/15/1936 U.S. House, District 02 Primary Republican 861 3.85% Lost
06/18/1934 U.S. House, District 02 Primary Republican 5,575 31.10% Lost
06/16/1930 Governor Primary Republican 13,746 3.13% Lost
06/18/1928 State House, District 32 Primary Nonpartisan 908 4.81% Lost
11/03/1914 U.S. House, District 02 General Progressive 3,206 9.38% Lost
09/17/1912 U.S. House Primary Republican 10,965 7.53% Lost