Winifred McDermott Candidate

Born: March 17, 1891
Swift County
United States
Resided: Clontarf, Minnesota
Swift County
Death: July 14, 1928
Gender: Woman
Occupation: Former school teacher
Political Party: Democrat
Notes: Prior to the 1926 general election, McDermott, the Democratic nominee for Clerk of the Supreme Court, married Roy A. Perrizo and thus legally changed her name to Winifred Perizzo (or, Mrs. Roy A. Perrizo). It was the first time such an occurrence had happened in Minnesota politics so it was unclear which name should be placed on the November ballot. The Assistant Attorney General Chester S. Wilson stated the nominee could have her name printed either way.
Sources: Minnesota Historical Society Death Certificate Index (MN-1928-015643). United States Census, 1920. Minneapolis Daily Sar, September 4, 1926 (p. 2).
Photo of Winifred McDermott
Photo of Winifred McDermott
Minneapolis Daily Sar, September 4, 1926 (p. 2).

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
11/02/1926 Clerk of the Supreme Court General Democrat 61,952 9.82% Lost