William E. Lee Candidate

Born: January 8, 1852
Alton, Illinois
Madison County
United States
Resided: Long Prairie, Minnesota
Todd County
Death: November 16, 1920
Gender: Man
Occupation: Banker
Political Party: Republican
Offices Held: Long Prairie Justice of the Peace. Todd County Register of Deeds (1877-1880). State Representative: HD 39 (1885-1889); HD 46 (1893-1895).
Notes: Lee served as Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives from 1893 to 1895. He unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for Governor in 1896.
Sources: Minnesota Historical Society Death Certificate Index (1920-MN-016111). Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. The Minneapolis Morning Tribune, November 17, 1920 (p. 1).
Photo of William E. Lee
Photo of William E. Lee
The Minneapolis Morning Tribune, November 17, 1920 (p. 1).

Election Details

Number of state/federal offices sought Number of campaigns Number of winning campaigns
2 4 2
Date Election Stage Party Votes Percent Result
11/03/1914 Governor General Republican 143,730 41.87% Lost
06/16/1914 Governor Primary Republican 102,757 52.64% Won
09/17/1912 Governor Primary Republican 40,571 24.73% Lost
11/08/1892 State House, District 46 General Republican 3,281 11.12% Won